Growing financial confidence & wellbeing in Aotearoa
The Cordis Hotel, Auckland, on 21 and 22 September 2022

FSC. Conference 2022

The FSC. Conference 2022 theme reflected the FSC. Vision to ‘Grow the Financial Confidence and Wellbeing of New Zealanders’.

Our 2022 theme built on those from previous conferences including ReGenerations, and acted as our guide as we continue our journey through uncertain pandemic and economic times.

We  welcomed over 645 delegates, sponsors and speakers back in person to the FSC. Conference 2022 at The Cordis Hotel in Auckland over the 21 + 22 September 2022.

Read the FSC. Conference 2022 day 1 and day 2 wraps below.

Day 1      Day 2


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Thank you to our Sponsors

"My first experience and I hope many more to come. So many learnings in work and life, and so much to take forward for myself, my role and my colleagues."

"Diverse speakers, delegate experience end-to-end, networking opportunities, sense of optimism about the industry's contribution."

"The level of topics and speakers was amazing. Organisation, direction and assurance was great. Food, hospitality and service second to none."

"The energy, diversity of attendees, variety of content and presenters, and the obvious camaraderie over the 2 days. Good balance of political, regulator, supervisors, industry players."

"The FSC conference (this year in particular) has been a phenomenal forum and I am so thrilled to have participated."

"Every session I attended was wholesome, insightful, thought provoking, profoundly engaging and very well planned and organised."

"It was truly a treat to hear the speakers (the calibre was just outstanding) and ALL the topics/ issues tabled were extremely relevant and useful for the consumption of the audience."

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FSC. Conference Theme 2022

The distinctive Whanake (Cabbage Tree) is one of the most familiar sights across the New Zealand countryside and is often planted to mark trails and boundaries.

The trees played an important part in both Māori and pākehā (New Zealanders of non-Māori descent) cultures being used by Māori for food, fibre and medicine, for example making kete (or baskets), mats and clothing. Early pākehā settlers used the trunk of the Cabbage Tree to line chimneys for their huts due to its fire-resistance, the leaves for kindling and the roots for brewing beer.

In Māori culture, Whanake means to move onwards, upwards, to grow, to spring up, develop and rise and reflects our FSC. Conference 2022 theme, Growing the Financial Confidence and Wellbeing In Aotearoa.

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FSC. Conference 2022 Content

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Tech Alley and Pitch Perfect 2022

Tech Alley is marketplace where attendees could meet with pioneering FinTech, InsurTech, HealthTech, EduTech and RegTech Kiwi companies, learn about their products and understand how they could help enhance their businesses and the financial services sector.

Tech Alley was located as part of the main sponsorship and partner exhibition area. 

The Financial Services Council aims to fuel innovation in the sector and Pitch Perfect sparks that flame. All startup tech companies and Tech Alley attendees were welcome to pitch their tech at our breakfast session on 21 September, and the winners were invited to pitch their innovation on the main plenary stage later that day. Congratulations to SugarWallet and YaRKEN for winning Pitch Perfect 2022.

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Thank you to our Tech Alley and Pitch Perfect partner

FSC. Conference 2022 Updates

Hon James Shaw and 'The World on Fire?' panel at FSC. Conference 2022
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Hon James Shaw and 'The World on Fire?' panel at FSC. Conference 2022

October 3, 2022 1 min read
Chief Economist Session at FSC. Conference 2022
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Chief Economist Session at FSC. Conference 2022

September 28, 2022 1 min read
FSC research shows financial confidence has risen – but is a perfect storm brewing?
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FSC research shows financial confidence has risen – but is a perfect storm brewing?

September 21, 2022 3 min read

The Voices of Hope

The Financial Services Council and Voices of Hope have formed a wonderful partnership over the past few years and we were delighted to announce them as our charity partner for the 2022 Conference.

The work they do to create and implement change for mental health through stories of lived experience, is so incredibly important on an individual, communal and global scale. All donations make a huge difference to the work Voices of Hope do and are greatly appreciated.

To make a donation, please visit the fundraising page. We really appreciate all donations.

Click the link to buy ‘Stop Surviving, Start Fighting’, the bestselling book written by Voices of Hope’s Co-Founder Jazz Thornton.


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