Financial Services Council annual conference returns

Big program for first face-to-face event since 2019

Financial Services Council annual conference returns

There is just one week to go until the Financial Services Council’s flagship financial services conference.

This year’s in-person conference is the first to be held by the FSC since 2019. The theme is “Grow the Financial Confidence and Wellbeing of New Zealanders”.

It will be hosted at The Cordis Hotel in Auckland on September 21 and 22 and so far more than 500 delegates have registered.

Attendees will engage with local and international experts in two days of inspiring discussion and conversation about the future of the financial services industry in New Zealand. Sponsors for the 2022 conference include ANZ, Westpac and platinum sponsor Trustees Executors.

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FSC CEO Richard Kilpin (pictured above) said he was looking forward to meeting members and industry stakeholders face to face.

“The appetite for in-person engagement is huge and our delegates are looking forward to connecting face to face for two days of inspiring sessions and actionable insights,” Kilpin said. “We pride ourselves on being the flagship conference for the financial services sector in New Zealand and our impressive line-up of speakers for 2022 is a testament to the calibre of content and discussion that will be taking place. This is one that no one in the industry wants to miss.”

Kilpin said there was a stellar line-up of speakers who would be taking to the stage at this year’s conference.

“There are over 90 speakers who will be speaking across the two-days in 46 sessions,” he said. “Highlights will include keynote addresses from Minister of Finance Grant Robertson, Financial Markets Authority chief executive Samantha Barrass, Opposition finance spokesperson Nicola Willis and RBNZ deputy governor Christian Hawkesby.” 

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Other speakers who are headlining the conference include Minister of Climate Change James Shaw. There will also be a panel discussion about growing New Zealander’s financial wellbeing, involving Southern Cross Health Society CEO Nick Astwick, Fidelity Life CEO Melissa Cantell, BNZ executive - customer, products and services Karna Luke and ANZ managing director Fiona McKenzie.

“We will have inspiring keynotes and industry-wide discussions, there will be focused sessions delving into KiwiSaver, investment and funds, life and health insurance and workplace savings,” Kilpin said.

“There will also be a gala dinner on September 21 where we recognise and celebrate the outstanding achievements and contributions of individuals, teams and businesses in the financial services industry by showcasing the positive impact made across the sector and New Zealand at large.”