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Financial Capability Summit

Posted to Financial Capability on 04-06-2015

One of the highlights of the year is fast approaching for the Commission for Financial Capability: a two-day summit at the start of July.

SMALL SUMMIT LOGOThere will be something to appeal to everyone involved in the world of financial capability, starting with our keynote speaker Professor Elaine Kempson.

Elaine is a UK-based, internationally-known and respected authority on consumer financial issues. Much of her work looks at the consumer perspective, but she has also undertaken research into financial services provision and advice services for consumers.

She will be revealing more about her latest work and her thoughts on the most effective ways of helping people build their financial capability.

Elaine will be taking part in a Behaviour Change Programme Development workshop, as well as speaking during the summit day on Friday July 3.

Other workshops include one for educators to find out more about the assessment and moderation of NZQA unit standards in Personal Financial Management.

It will feature guest speaker Miles Larbey on Australia’s approach to vocational programmes as part of their national financial literacy strategy.

Anyone who provides access to financial advice for their products and services will benefit from a workshop to review the FA Act. It will include an update from MBIE and a look-ahead to the next steps that are being planned.

KiwiSaver providers will find the Investor Education workshop invaluable. They will be able to learn more about the impact their massages can have: find out what is working, what isn’t and what else needs to be done to improve financial wellbeing.

Pasifika business leaders will be giving their insight into the unique Pasifika world of economic success and how to be a part of this, at the Pasifika session. It will feature the Minister of Pacific Peoples, Sam Peseta Lotu-Iinga.

There will also be a training workshop for facilitators to hear experiences, stories and participant feedback from the current CFFC workplace programmes.

These, and others, will be held on Thursday July 2 at three locations in Auckland’s CBD, followed by the full summit at the Pullman Hotel the next day.

Day two, the summit itself, will feature a line-up of outstanding guest speakers, challenging panels, audience Q&As and three “In the Chair” sessions featuring TV business journalist Michael Wilson, who’ll be putting the spotlight on three guests from very different backgrounds.

The day will cover the philosophical, the frontline and the long-term, wrapping with a speech from the Minister of Commerce, Paul Goldsmith.

Registration is open and more details are available here >


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