Conference & Awards 2019


Setting tomorrow's standards starts today...

Setting Tomorrow's Standards an experience tailored especially for the financial services sector to, inspire, educate, and connect.


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8.30AM Registrations open - Doors close 9am
9AM Conference Opening
Rawdon Christie, MC, and Lyn McMorran, Financial Services Federation Executive Director.
Commerce and Consumer Affairs Minister
An exclusive update from the Minister regarding the Commerce and Consumer Affairs portfolio, including progress of the Credit Contracts Legislation Bill and a Q&A.

9.35AM Setting the Scene: Oliver Hartwich, New Zealand Initiative Executive Director
One of New Zealand's leading political and economic commentators, Oliver will provide an insightful breakdown of the current political and economic climate, locally and globally, one-year-out from NZ's Election 2020.
Morning Tea

The big lens on ethics, conduct and culture - panel discussion

Local and international leaders unpick this shift in focus, and why all business must take notice, featuring:
Kirsten Patterson, Chief Executive, Institute of Directors
Helen Gordon - Executive Director, Australian Finance Industry Association
Dr Jeffrey Stangl, Massey University, Expertise in Banking, Finance and Investment, and trainer in Ethics

Chaired by FSF Executive Committee Member Michelle Herlihy, General Counsel and Country Manager NZ, Custom Fleet.

11.50AM Measuring Conduct and Culture in Your Business
Knowing your organisation has good conduct and culture is one thing - but being able to show it has is another. KPMG Senior Manager Conduct and Regulation, Kate Stewart, whose report Conduct: success will mean exceeding clear expectations featured in last year's KPMG FIPS Survey, will discuss expectations following the RBNZ/FMA review, and open the toolbox for measuring.
1.15pM Julie Raine - Truly Understanding Diversity
Civil Engineer and qualified life coach Julie Raine has spent over 30 years in the international engineering sector, but on her first day of work at age 17, Julie had no idea of the challenges she would face as a young woman in the industry. The Women of Influence Finalist has since helped countless professionals and companies in resilience, leadership, and truly understanding and benefiting from workplace diversity.
Regulatory Discussiob - Legal Eagles on the Changes Ahead
Chapman Tripp finance Senior Associate Luke Ford, and Buddle Findlay Partner Scott Abel, discuss the sector's state of regulation, including the Credit Contracts Legislation Amendment Bill and AML/CFT, with a Q&A from the floor.
Chaired by FSF Executive Dorector, Lyn McMorran.
3pM Afternoon Tea
3.15pM New Zealand's Most Trusted Brands - Panel Discussion
Representatives from three of New Zealand's most trusted brands share insight into their brand's journey to this accolade, and maintaining customer trust. featuring: Mike Durkin, Resene Paints NZ CFO; Andrew Davis, Managing Director - Marketing and Business Technology at Toyota NZ Limited; and Todd Hunter, CEO of Turners Automotive Group.
Chaired by FSF Executive Committee Chair Mark Mountcastle, CEO of Avanti Finance.

4pM Sam Johnson, Founder of the Student Volunteer Army
Social entrepreneur and former Young New Zealander Sam Johnson is most well-known for founding the Student Volunteer Army after the Christchurch earthquakes. Sam is now Executive Director of the SVA Foundation, and a member of Westpac Bank Sustainability Panel. Known for his unwavering dedication to building projects that bring positive social change though teamwork, resilience, and overcoming conflict, Sam is keen to share how his work around fostering engagement and a volunteer culture can be applied to your business.
4.50PM Conference Wrap-Up
5.45pM Avanti Cocktail Hour
7.20PM Gala Dinner and "Crediting Excellence" Awards

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