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FSC national conference returns for 2018

01 May 2018

The Financial Services Council and Workplace Savings NZ are delighted to announce the return of their national conference for 2018. ‘Shaping Futures’ is the showcase event for the New Zealand financial services industry and will be in held in Auckland on 6 and 7 September.

“The inaugural conference last year was a huge success and this year’s event is shaping up to be even better and bigger”, said FSC CEO, Richard Klipin.

“There is so much going on in financial services currently and the Shaping Futures conference will provide an opportunity for professionals from across our industry to debate the big issues, hear from key stakeholders, and to celebrate excellence among their peers.

“Consumers are at the heart of any industry, and understanding consumer demand means we can shape the future and drive the best outcomes for NZ Inc. This year’s conference focusses on the real people the industry serves, bringing together consumer insights and industry experience across a challenging and inspirational two-day programme.

“Over the two days attendees will have the opportunity to meet and hear from senior political leaders, important industry regulators such as the FMA and the Reserve Bank, and a range of keynote speakers focused on shaping the future of the financial services industry.”

Guest speakers confirmed for the event include the Minister of Finance, the Hon Grant Robertson, and the inspirational Jake Bailey with his incredible story ‘Standing on the Shoulders of Giants’.

Workstreams cover investments, insurance and consumer insights with sessions including:

• Responsible investing – the shape of things to come
• KiwiSaver – how it’s shaping up for consumers
• Mental health – shifting mind-sets
• Insurance - connecting better with consumers
• Financial capability and education for younger people
• How to market and develop products for Millennials

“I’m also really pleased that both the Workplace Savings and the Financial Services Council Awards will again be a feature of the conference with the winners due to be announced at a Gala Dinner on the first night.

“These awards showcase excellence in our industry and give the winners an opportunity to be recognised by their colleagues and peers.

“The Shaping Futures conference is a great opportunity for the FSC and Workplace Savings community to come together, gain world class insights, and challenge each other to shape their futures in the best possible way. 2017 was a sell-out and I know this year will be no different”, Mr Klipin concluded.

Early Bird tickets are now available, and for more information and to book now, visit


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