Getting the most out of 2017's National Advisers Conference

by NZ Adviser26 Apr 2017
The PAA and IFA have joined forces for the second consecutive year, to co-host the  National Advisers Conference 2017.

The conference theme this time is The Value of Advice and will take place at SkyCity Convention Centre in Auckland on 3-4 August 2017.

“It’s a big theme in response to changing times in our industry,” associations stated in a release. “The Value of Advice. What does it mean to you? What does it mean to your clients today, and what will it mean to them in the years to come?” 

The conference will tackle the ‘what’s next’ question for advice, advisers and their clients and includes 8 CPD hours, 6 keynote speakers and 16 adviser sessions to choose from. 

“The conference offers plenty of opportunities to soak-up insight on the big theme, and sessions that tackle key challenges advisers face in running a successful advice business. And of course, we’ll be once again celebrating excellence and announcing the 2017 winners of the Adviser Awards at the Gala Dinner.” 

The conference team shared their top six tips to get the most out of this year’s event: 
1.    Register early and save
2.    Take some time to think about what you want to get out of the sessions you’ve chosen – you might even like to pre-prepare some questions for the speakers. And don’t miss the opportunity to chat with a speaker after a session – seize the moment!
3.    Relationships, relationships, relationships: Conference is an exceptional opportunity to create new connections, and just as important, to strengthen existing relationships. Catch-up with colleagues; learn from each other’s experience; talk referral… 
4.    An opportunity for face-to-face time with many of the providers you work with - in one spot at one time - doesn’t come around often enough. Make the most of your time in the Sponsors area; find out about new innovations in product design and client needs; learn about what’s coming up in the industry and product development; get answers to your specific questions, and of course, enjoy the goodies, competitions and experiences offered on-stand. 
5.    Think about how you’re going to record and action the array of insights you’ll glean during the sessions you attend. There’s plenty to take in over a two-day Conference so it helps to plan how you’re going to apply the ‘wow’ moments and take-aways when you get back to the office. 
6.    Make the most of Socialising: Sure, Conference is all about getting value that will have a positive impact on your business; but let’s not forget, it’s also a great opportunity for socialising, having a laugh, getting the dancing shoes on and just generally enjoying your involvement in an exceptional industry.

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