Symposium 2022 Corporate Delegates

November 17th & 18th


The Event

In mid to late November each year, the members of the Profession of Independent Financial Advisers, the financial advice community, and other stakeholders come together from all over the country to PIFA’s Symposium for the opportunity to rub shoulders, network and take home unique and thought-leading content delivered by passionate and engaging speakers.

This year, at PIFA’s 2022 national event, ‘Reuniting Advisers’, we celebrate the end of two years of ‘global conference lockdown’ at the landmark Ovolo Nishi hotel, in Canberra’s New Acton precinct.

Financial Advisers, their support teams, and industry stakeholders are all invited to join us at this year’s event to enjoy the strong sense of community and comradeship we enjoy as supporters of the concept of the Gold Standard of IndependenceTM.

The Opportunity for Corporate Delegates​

This year, for the first time, PIFA warmly extends an invitation to corporate service providers who would like the opportunity to meet delegates who are predominantly AFSL owners and the ‘decision-makers’ in their financial planning businesses. 

Corporate Delegates have the chance to get an insight into the world of the genuinely independent adviser; how their work is not about product but more about strategic outcomes for their clients.  This is how corporate service providers can be so valuable to the genuinely independent financial adviser.

Corporate Delegate Package

The PIFA annual national Symposium Corporate Delegate Package offers the following:

    • NETWORKING OPPORTUNITIES: Build relationships at all three intimate settings by having the opportunity to talk directly with the principals of AFSL’s who are the decision makers.


    • BRANDING OPPORTUNITIES: Display your corporate banner stand at the Welcome Drinks on Thursday night, all day in the conference room of the Symposium on Friday as well as the dining room of the Delegate dinner on Friday night. We also invite you to distribute your corporate brochure and or branded merchandise in the Delegate Symposium Tote Bag which each delegate will receive.


  • LEAD OPPORTUNITIES: Circulate and distribute corporate business cards to delegates at all three events and gain access to full delegate attendee list.


  • $2,990+GST – 2 tickets to the Thursday night Welcome Drinks, full day Symposium and Delegate Dinner on Friday night.
  • $750+GST – per additional corporate delegate from the same company

For exclusivity in your field, please get in touch with Susannah Kulincevic at PIFA on 02 6162 0391.

A bit about PIFA

PIFA created the Gold Standard of IndependenceTM to help financial advisers in Australia practice without conflicts of interest. Members of PIFA do not accept commissions as forms of payment for their services, are forbidden from charging asset-based fees, and have no ties to product manufacturers/issuers. PIFA also guides Australians on how to identify financial advice that is in their best interests and how to find Financial Advisers who practice this way. To become a Corporate Delegate at the 2022 PIFA Symposium, please download and complete a registration form.

For more information, please contact Susannah Kulincevic on 02 6162 0391.

Friday November 26, 2021 @ 2:30pm AEDT
Steve Prendeville: Founder & director of Forte Asset Solutions, Forte Licensing Solutions & Forte Consulting Solutions

M&A Trends and Selling for Top Dollar

It might be years into the future before you plan to sell your Financial Planning business, but did you know that its what you do NOW that is going to help you get top dollar in 5 or even 10 years time? A detailed analysis of the M&A trends shows why some FP practices are selling for top dollar while other owners barely get an ROI? What are successful vendors doing differently?

Tuesday November 30, 2021 @ 2:30pm AEDT
Member Stories

Tales from the Trenches #1: "I Dodged a Bullet that day"

What are your funniest (and saddest!) stories and how have they shaped you into the FP practitioner you are today? Join us for an open mic session — share your experiences and pick up those pearls of wisdom as your listen to your colleagues share theirs. They say that what doesn’t kill you makes you stronger and you get plenty of opportunities like that running a financial planning practice! Whether it is the client story no one will ever believe or the antics of your poster-child-from-hell former employee, we all have had these experiences what would you like to share about what you learned?

Thursday December 2, 2021 @ 2:30PM AEDT
Damian Seaton: Managing Director of Cyber Audit Team & Executive Committee member of the Australian Information Security Association (AISA)

My client has been hacked. I think it may be my fault.

According to the Australian Cyber Security Centre (ACSC), during the 2020-21 financial year, cyber-attacks on Australian businesses resulted in a data breach being reported every 8 minutes, resulting in over $33b in self-reported losses. Financial planners are a lucrative target for criminals, particularly when planners operate their businesses from home, without the usual corporate security and other business infrastructure.

ASIC have taken a much stronger stance against Directors’ and Officers’ within the financial sector, and are actively pursuing AFSL holders, Authorised Representatives, and Financial Planners who fail to implement adequate systems, resources and policies, which were reasonably required to manage cybersecurity risk and enhance cyber resilience.

Join us and discover what you can do to protect your clients, your liability and reputation, as well as your livelihood.

Monday December 6, 2021 @ 12:00pm AEDT
Keith Salmon: Executive Coach & Marketing Strategist, On-camera director, coach & story consultant of Quantum Client Attraction and Keith Salmon Coaching.

How to tell your story and win clients for life

There’s an old saying: your experience is someone else’s antidote. The story of how you came to be where you are today has enormous power both for you and for your clients. When you properly capture the passion of your story you earn the right to apply its lessons for the benefit of your clients. Learn how to unlock that magic because its the key to being paid just for being who you are today. Join this session and discover the art of telling your own story, of translating your own hero’s journey succinctly and compellingly in an increasingly noisy market place.

Wednesday December 8, 2021 @ 2:30PM AEDT
Dr. Paul Moran: Behavioural Finance Expert and CEO of IFactFind

Who’s the expert in the room anyway

FASEA has set new baseline standards ethical conduct and education for the industry. FASEA is about to be disbanded, though, and replaced by another regulator who should be setting the standards the legislators or us, the members of this profession? As a profession we expect more than just meeting the minimum legal standards, were about setting standards that are aspirational, for all members of industry to follow. Join this session and have your say about defining best practice as experts, rather than leaving it to the bureaucrats.

Friday December 10, 2021 @ 2:30pm AEDT
Member Stories

Tales from the Trenches #2: "Getting the pricing so wrong, it nearly killed me."

Its happened to us all: overservicing the bottomless pit of demands from the less than ideal client. Another open mic session featuring contributions from your colleagues that are certain to resonate with you bringing you to tears either of joy or despair!

Friday December 10, 2021 @ 3:30pm AEDT
Pledge ceremony

Pledge ceremony

Each year at the annual symposium we invite financial advisers – members and non-members alike – to publicly recite the Members’ Pledge. The Pledge is an uplifting affirmation owned by you, a leader in the Independent Financial Adviser Profession. Join us at this special event to close our Symposium.

Click here to view the pledge.