Together Towards Tomorrow - 2016 PAA & IFA Conference

The 'Together Towards Tomorrow' National Advisers Conference 2016 has been announced by the PAA and IFA.

To be held on Thursday 28th and Friday the 29th of July 2016 at the SkyCity Convention Centre.

Registration opens Monday the 18th of January 2016.

A few things you can expect at the event:

  • Five advice specific spotlight sessions
  • 10 business and personal development sessions
  • Six plenary speakers and panels sessions


PAA News

The PAA recently co-hosted the Professional Development Roadshows with the IFA at ten different locations around the country. They focused on communication, including: (1) understanding clients needs in order to communicate more effectively, (2) preparing effective written communication, and (3) how your communication can turn clients into advocates.

If your CPD plan includes these areas for development, you may be eligible to claim structured credits for each session attended at the Roadshow.  Visit for more information.

The New Mortgage Adviser Refresher Workshop covers:

1) Primary legislative obligations, including the Responsible Lending Code.

2) Best Practice documentation: demonstrating suitability and providing sufficient information for clients to make an informed decision.

3) Practical feedback on a client file (within Privacy Act disclosure): one-on-one practical guidance on the effectiveness of documentation and best practice tips on processes in place.

If you’re new to mortgage advice, the PAA Refresher workshop is a fast and effective way to bring your practical experience back to the classroom for further development.

Take a day out to consolidate your experience with this highly practical refresher workshop. Next opportunity: 11 November 2015, PAA Support Office, Auckland.

IFA and PAA Plan another joint conference

The concept of a National Adviser Conference works well, we think, so we were delighted to hear that the IFA and PAA are planning another joint conference. But I am conscious that our view is focused on being able to reach and talk with a large group of advisers all at the same time. You might have different priorities. So please drop me a line if you have a strong opinion on whether there should or should not be a joint conference. Link