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Concurrent Breakfast Sessions

7.30AM - 8.30AM

Your choice of breakfast session to kick off the first day at the FSC24 Conference. Choose to focus on FinTech, Women in Super or our Workplace Savings session.

WOMEN IN SUPER
FINTECH
WORKPLACE SAVINGS

Breakfast 1: Breaking the myths of women working in financial services

We look to the challenges of attracting women and others into a diverse and rewarding financial services sector.

Breakfast 2: Too quick, or not quick enough? Financial inclusion through technology

With technology continuing to drive at pace, is it quick enough to help New Zealanders today, or are we still waiting to reap the benefit?

Breakfast 3: Workplace Savings

Legal and practical issues update

Designed for those working in the workplace savings and restricted schemes sector, we explore the issues facing those managing and supporting schemes.


Main Plenary

8.45AM - 10.45AM 

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

WELCOME
POLITICAL KEYNOTE 1
THROUGH THE CONSUMER'S EYES 1
PANEL DISCUSSION 1

FSC Conference Pōwhiri and Karakia

8.45AM - 9.00AM

Following your choice of breakfast session, our MCs will open the FSC24 Conference.


 

 

Political Keynote 1 and Fireside Chat

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9.00AM - 9.30AM

In our first Political Keynote, we welcome insights from our new political leaders. We look across the next four year term and delve deeper into the key issues.

Through the Consumer's Eyes 1

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9.30AM - 9.40AM

How diverse is financial services?

In this first customer Ted-style talk of the day, we will hear from a consumer viewpoint how they perceive financial services through a Diversity, Equity and Inclusion lens.

Panel Discussion 1

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9.40AM - 10.45AM

CONSUMER RESILIENCE & PROSPERITY

In this session, the panel debate the main conference topic and ask if New Zealanders are truly resilient and how we, as an industry, can support NZ consumers to prosper through policy and education.


10.45AM - 11.10AM  Morning Tea

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

 


11.10AM - 12.45PM

The next session of the morning welcomes our regulatory keynote speaker, followed by our second panel of the day, focusing on the economy and how the challenges we face might be affecting the sector's ability to build consumer resilience and prosperity.

REGULATORY KEYNOTE 1
THROUGH THE CONSUMER'S EYES 2
PANEL DISCUSSION 2

Regulatory Keynote 1 & Fireside Chat

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11.10AM - 11.40AM

Outlook 2030 with the industry regulator, and a chance to delve deeper into the key issues via a fireside chat.

Through the Consumer's Eyes 2

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11.40AM - 11.55PM

How diverse is financial services?

In this second customer Ted-style talk of the day, we will hear from a consumer viewpoint, why they sought out and took advice, and the benefits they have found.

Panel Discussion 2

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11.55AM - 12.45PM

Chief Economist Session: Will we see 2% again?

In this session, Chief Economists from across the sector will discuss the economic state of New Zealand and the world. The panel will reflect on the challenges we face, and debate the cost of living crisis, inflation, investments, local events and global challenges, and the impacts they are having.


Lunch 

12.45PM - 1.45PM

Mix and mingle in the exhibition area over lunch or attend a sector specific lunch session.

PROFESSIONAL ADVICE
LADUCA

Professional Advice

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FAPs and the age of consolidation: How to keep advice personal

As FAPs grow, how will the financial advice market consolidate, and how do we ensure that advice remains personal, accessible and relevant to the everyday Kiwi.

LADUCA

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Topic to be confirmed

The lunch will focus in on the key underwriting issues of the day, including a reflection on last year's session about the rise of AI and how the shift is starting to take hold.


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, HealthTech and Professional Advice.

INVESTMENT AND KIWISAVER 1
HEALTH INSURANCE 1
LIFE INSURANCE 1
PROFESSIONAL ADVICE 1
HEALTHTECH

Investment and KiwiSaver 1

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Tweaking KiwiSaver or full-scale review?

In this session, the panel debates the proposed changes to KiwiSaver by the Government and ask, is it time for wholesale reform?

Health Insurance 1

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Removing barriers - Taxing the wrong benefits

With employer-based schemes seen as a positive to support health and wellbeing, the panel will identify the barriers and debate ways to solve protection for employees through injury or sickness.

Life Insurance 1

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One of the most underinsured nations: Affordability and advice

With research highlighting that NZ is one of the most underinsured nations in the OECD, what is it that makes NZ so unique? Or is it a matter of 'It'll be right?'

Professional Advice 1

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The critical role of the advice sector: Driving trust

As technology improves productivity and the new financial advice regime is embedded into New Zealand, what are the lessons of delivering professional financial advice in 2024 and how can it drive trust and access for more Kiwis?

HealthTech

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Healthtech innovation in NZ

With Healthtech driving innovation at apace, are the public and private systems aligned to take the best advantage to help NZers age well?


2.45PM - 3.45PM

In the second of the conference breakout sessions, we are pleased to offer specialist panels covering Insurance, Investment and KiwiSaver, Regulation and Diversity & Inclusion. 

INVESTMENT AND KIWISAVER 2
HEALTH INSURANCE 2
LIFE INSURANCE 2
DIVERSITY & INCLUSION
REGULATION

Investment and KiwiSaver 2

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The demographics: NZ in 30 years - Will a government pension exist?

With over 65s set to double in the next 30 years, we look into the demographic shape of NZ now and in the future, and debate the need to drive a cross-party policy on retirement age and social pensions for all.

Health Insurance 2

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Skills transfer: How can the private sector help ease the burden on the public system?

In this final health session of the conference, the panel identify where the opportunities lie for collaboration and how both sectors can work in harmony to utilise skills, knowledge and capabilities for better health outcomes across NZ.

Life Insurance 2

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The famous New Zealand Pothole analogy: A consumer's view

If our road is a path toward investing for a dignified retirement, then potholes represent life's bumps along the way. Life insurance products can fill those holes when times get tough. This session looks to consumer stories of how insurance (or not) having has affected their journey so far.

Diversity and Inclusion

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Resilience & Prosperity for Gen Alpha

Often finding it the most financially tough, research shows that  younger generations appear less engaged in finances. In this session, we ask, with financial capability in schools programmes now in place, and Government commitment to further support it, what's going to shift the dial for Gen Alpha?

Regulation

Membership

 

Topic to be confirmed

In this session, we focus on key regulatory changes in New Zealand.


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.


Sundowner Keynote

4.15PM - 5.00PM

Join us back in the main platform for our closing sundowner keynote speech, where we invite a futurist to stretch our thinking in financial services to the future, followed by our day 1 wrap.

THROUGH THE CONSUMER'S EYES 3
GUEST SPEAKER AND DAY ONE WRAP

Through the Consumer's Eyes 3

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4.15PM - 4.35PM

Why managing investments is so hard

In this final customer Ted-style talk of the day, we will hear from a consumer viewpoint, how they perceive investment, the barriers, the benefits and the pitfalls.

Guest speaker and day one wrap

4.35PM - 5.00PM

To close out the day, we invite our guest speaker to the stage before our MCs take us through their highlights of the day and preview Thursday's sessions.


Pre-dinner drinks and FSC Awards Gala Dinner

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6.30PM - MIDNIGHT

The FSC Awards Gala Dinner follows pre-dinner drinks, and this year we will be pleased to welcome award winners to the stage, followed by a chance to share the company of colleagues, peers, and enjoy some entertainment.