Growing financial confidence & wellbeing in Aotearoa

Concurrent Breakfast Sessions

  7.15AM - 8.30AM

Your choice of breakfast session to kick off the first day at the FSC Conference 2022. There's a focus on FinTech, Women in Super or Regulation to choose from.

PITCH PERFECT
WOMEN IN SUPER
LEADING LAWYERS

Pitch Perfect

The next Tech Superstar

The Financial Services Council aims to fuel innovation in the sector and Pitch Perfect sparks that flame. In this breakfast session, hear from the latest innovators in the tech world and vote for your winning pitch. The winners will be invited to pitch their innovation on the main plenary stage later on that day. Find out more here.

Women in Super

The conference opening breakfast that shouldn't be missed!

Consistently scoring in the top FSC conference events, as rated by attendees, Women in Super will continue to challenge the status quo. Women in Super Chair, Tracey Cross will lead a breakfast discussion on key industry issues.

Leading Lawyers

The big issues in regulation

A key workstream of the FSC, this session will take a look at the main issues in New Zealand financial services regulation, in this panel with leading lawyers.


Main Plenary

  8.40AM - 10.50AM

Join us for the first session of the morning with keynote political speakers and industry panelists on the main platform.

WELCOME
POLITICAL KEYNOTE 1
IN THE SPOTLIGHT 1
PANEL DISCUSSION 1

FSC Conference Pōwhiri and Karakia

  8.40AM - 9.00AM

Following your choice of breakfast session, our MC will open the FSC Conference 2022, the first in person conference since 2019.

Political Keynote 1 and Fireside Chat

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  9.00AM - 9.30AM

In our first Political Keynote, we welcome Deputy Prime Minister Grant Robertson to give insights pre and post pandemic, and a look toward Aotearoa 2025. Following the presentation will be a fireside chat with political reporter Jack Tame, to delve deeper into the key issues.

In the Spotlight 1

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  9.30AM - 9.45AM

Growing the financial confidence of New Zealanders

In this first Ted-style talk of the day, we reflect on the how the financial services community is working together to deliver the FSC vision and conference theme to grow the financial confidence of New Zealanders.

Panel Discussion 1

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  9.45AM - 10.45AM

Climate and sustainability: The world on fire?

The climate emergency is now mainstream, and  world leaders agree targets to mitigate climate change are necessary. Hon James Shaw, Minister of Climate Change, will open the session with an address before sitting down with our panel to look at climate issues through different lenses.


  10.50AM - 11.20AM   Morning Tea

Time to stretch your legs, grab a coffee and meet the conference sponsors in the exhibition area.

 

This year we are proud to be promoting tech firms in our sector disrupting and changing our thinking through tech, as well as Made In New Zealand where we are supporting local producers in the Made In New Zealand marketplace. 

 


  11.20AM - 12.55PM

The next session of the morning welcomes regulatory keynote speaker Samantha Barrass, CEO of the Financial Markets Authority (FMA) and industry panelists on the main platform.

REGULATORY KEYNOTE 1
PANEL DISCUSSION 2
IN THE SPOTLIGHT 2

Regulatory Keynote 1 & Fireside Chat

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  11.20AM - 11.50AM

Outlook 2025 with FMA CEO Samantha Barrass, followed by a fireside chat with political reporter Jack Tame, to delve further into the key issues raised.

Panel Discussion 2

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  11.55AM - 12.40PM

Chief Economist Session: In turbulent times, what holds for the economy?

In this session, Chief Economists from across the sector will discuss the economic state of New Zealand and the world, reflecting on the challenges we face and debating the cost of living crisis, inflation, investments and the impacts they are having.

In the Spotlight 2

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  12.40PM - 12.55PM

Pitch Perfect Winners

Selected by the audience at the Pitch Perfect Breakfast earlier in the day, our FinTech winners are invited to pitch their innovative tech products and solutions.


Lunch 

  12.55PM - 1.45PM

Mix and mingle in the exhibition area , with Tech Alley and visit the Made In New Zealand marketplace over lunch. We are also running sector specific lunches for invited guests.

PROFESSIONAL ADVICE
LADUCA

Professional Advice

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Join speakers from the sector regulator and government departments to debate the future of the advice sector, including growth strategies for the new advice environment. 

LADUCA

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We invite LADUCA members to debate the top issues facing the underwriting community, including mental health, genetics, transgender and other emerging topics affecting this specialised sector.


Breakout Sessions

  1.45PM - 2.45PM

In the first of our sector specific breakout sessions, we are pleased to offer specialist panels covering Insurance, Investment and KiwiSaver, FinTech and Professional Advice.

INVESTMENT 1
LIFE INSURANCE 1
HEALTH INSURANCE 1
FINTECH 1
PROFESSIONAL ADVICE 1

Investment 1

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Does financial literacy start at home or school?

Growing financial confidence and capability is the topic of this session, exploring financial and investment education to support financial literacy in schools and iwi, with a particular focus on KiwiSaver. Speakers include Victoria Harris from The Curve, Te Waka McLeod from Ka Uruora and Tista Lythe from Te Ara Ahunga Ora.

 

Life Insurance 1

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Life insurance 2030: The global future of life Insurance - impacts, opportunities, challenges.

The future of life insurance: what's in store? In this session the panel will debate the future of life insurance from macro, international and strategic levels, including debating government proposals such as the recently proposed New Zealand Income Insurance Scheme (NZIIS).

Health Insurance 1

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Is the future of health artificial intelligence and 3-D?

Here, Professor Tim Woodfield, leader of the Christchurch Regenerative Medicine and Tissue Engineering (CReaTE) Group at the University of Otago, will take attendees on a  journey of discovery into 3D Biofabrication and Additive Manufacturing of biomaterial scaffolds and titanium medical devices.

FinTech 1

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The future of open finance and fintech in New Zealand

The panel will start by discussing open finance products that already exist in New Zealand. Then we'll cover the incoming Consumer Data Right legislation, and what it means for consumers and financial service providers.

Professional Advice 1

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Unlocking consumer demand through growth and transformation

This panel will debate growth strategies through M&A, capital structure and digital/technology in the first topic in the Professional Advice stream. The panel will debate digital marketing, digital advice, and portals for self-administration.


  2.45PM - 3.45PM

In the second of the conference four breakout sessions, we are pleased to offer specialist panels covering Insurance, Investment and KiwiSaver, FinTech, Professional Advice and the first conference themed breakout, Growing.

INVESTMENT 2
LIFE & HEALTH INSURANCE 1
GROWING 1
FINTECH 2
PROFESSIONAL ADVICE 2

Investment 2

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Positioning portfolios in very uncertain times

Investing uncertainty: Positioning portfolios and access to markets, jumping into issues such as Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) issues in investing, investment platforms and technology.

Life & Health Insurance 1

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Is consumer change driving regulatory change? The impacts on consumers of global and regional regulatory change

In this joint life and health insurance panel, we debate what’s happening in regulation locally and globally, alongside the impact of regulation on consumers here and globally.

Growing 1

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The great resignation or the great opportunity?

With Covid-19 changing the shape of the world of work, the panel will discuss the great resignation, or the great opportunity, and how employers and employees are facing into new challenges.

FinTech 2

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Data & Digital Technology as Solutions for ESG

Join this interactive FinTechNZ session and work with progressive industry participants to shape your own solution that makes tackling climate change (from climate disclosures reporting to creating positive impacts) more practicable.

Professional Advice 2

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Headwinds, tailwinds and navigating change - FAP leaders forum

And last, but not least, join this Professional Advice FAP leaders forum of experts discussing how we position the industry for growth, the key issues facing FAPs and how to solve them.


  3.45PM - 4.15PM Afternoon Tea

Time to stretch your legs again, grab afternoon tea and meet the conference sponsors in the exhibition area before heading to the sundowner main platform session.

This year we are proud to be promoting tech firms in our sector disrupting and changing our thinking through tech, as well as Made In New Zealand where we are supporting local producers in the Made In New Zealand marketplace. 


Sundowner Sessions

  4.15PM - 5.30PM

Join us back in the main platform for our closing sundowner sessions, before we head to the Gala Awards Dinner.

IN THE SPOTLIGHT 3
KEYNOTE 1
DAY ONE WRAP

In the Spotlight 3

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  4.15PM - 4.30PM

The Future of Health

Dr Stephen Childs is the Chief Medical Officer at Southern Cross, and in this third spotlight, will shine a light on the future of the health system in New Zealand.

Keynote 1

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  4.30PM - 5.00PM

In our most highly rated sessions at past conferences, we invite to the stage the first of our two inspiration keynote speakers, to take us our of the financial services sector and challenge us to think more broadly.

Day One Wrap

  5.00PM - 5.15PM

To close out the day, our MC takes us through their highlights and will preview Thursday's sessions.


Pre-dinner Wine Tasting and Gala Awards Dinner

 

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  6.30PM - MIDNIGHT

This year, we are pleased to welcome Heinrich Storm, expert winemaker at Waiheke's Goldie Estate, for pre-dinner wine tasting and canapes.

The Gala Awards Dinner follows, and this year we will be pleased to welcome award winners to the stage, followed by a chance to enjoy colleagues company and entertainment.