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Invite to Thinking Forward - IFA 2012 Conference
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What will a successful professional adviser look like in the future?
What tools, knowledge and mind-set will he or she need to have?
In a world of 2,000 AFAs and 5,000 RFAs, how will they succeed and stand out?

That’s what the Institute’s 2012 Forum will focus on. Here’s your opportunity to be a part. Conferences have often been little more than a series of technical training sessions. However, the institute’s 2012 Forum will be different. We’ll be taking advantage of the one thing only a gathering of several hundred of the country’s premier advisers can achieve – creating a forum for innovation, for discussion, and where attendees can help drive the direction of the advisory profession for the next ten years and beyond.

To help us, we are bringing to you key thinkers from New Zealand and overseas, to present and lead discussions on key aspects of our profession. One whole afternoon, dedicated to “Pathways to 2020”, will be given over to a series of presentations and panel commentary on key themes with a wrap up by Steve Helmich.

We are also offering all attendees a bundled conference + accommodation package – a first for Institute conferences at a very attractive cost. For the first time ever, the entire conference – programme, accommodation and dinner – will be held in the one venue. This will not only encourage attendance, it will create a real spirit of togetherness, and create more opportunities for advisers to network.

We’ll also feature:
• Workshops and forums on key areas
• Repeats of key business sessions
• A shorter, punchier 2-day main conference, held Wednesday and Thursday
• RETURN of the highly successful Investment and Risk Masterclasses the day prior to the main conference

On behalf of the 2012 Conference Committee it is our pleasure to welcome you to the 2012 IFA Conference. We are committed to you, as an attendee, to get a great return on your investment!

We are also deeply grateful for the business and financial support of our commercial partners for this Conference. We appreciate the investment of their sponsorship, time, energy, resources and particularly of their people. We are committed to ensuring that they too get great value for money.

See you there!



Jordi Garcia
2012 IFA Conference Committee