The Financial Services Councils of Australia and New Zealand are pleased to announce the first ever Trans-Tasman Strategic Leaders Summit for the financial sector, to be held on 5-7 March 2024 in Auckland.

Richard Klipin, CEO of FSC New Zealand said: “This is an exciting first for the financial services sector, a regional leadership summit that will take a global focus to financial services policy and regulation.”

“The Strategic Leaders Summit will cover all the sectors our associations represent, superannuation and Kiwisaver, funds management, insurance, and financial advice, and bring regulators and political leaders across the region into the discussion.”

Blake Briggs, CEO of the FSC Australia said: “The joint FSC regional summit will mark a step change in curation of collaborative industry events across the financial services sector.

“The Strategic Leaders Summit will allow industry leaders to network and collaborate on a regional stage, particularly for organisations and service providers with a global footprint that operate, or are looking to operate, in both Australia and New Zealand, and across the Asia-Pacific.”

Great content makes great conferences, and the Summit program is currently being curated by the associations’ members with speaker announcements, including political, regulatory and industry leading insights, to be made in the lead up to the event.

The event will feature keynote addresses, panel discussions and workshop sessions, and a Gala Dinner, ensuring delegates gain access, knowledge and practical insights into the shared issues facing our region; the future of financial advice regulation, the impacts of climate change on investing, sustainable retirement solutions, insurance and the economic uncertainty in our region.

Partnership opportunities

The Strategic Leaders Summit will also provide partnership opportunities for organisations to showcase the latest software, products and technical solutions to the financial services industry. This will enable delegates to stay up to date with cutting edge developments and explore opportunities to enhance their offerings to clients. Partnership interest is invited by contacting David Bishop at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for New Zealand or Sharon Sherry at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and Prue Roberts at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for Australia.

More information will be available on the Summit website


Save the date

5-7 March 2024 at The Cordis Hotel in Auckland, a six-star event and accommodation venue.

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Media enquiries:

For media enquiries in Australia: Ben McAlary at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 0417 351 724

For media enquiries in New Zealand: Richard Klipin, Chief Executive Officer, 021 0233 5414 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

About the Financial Services Council Australia 

The FSC is a peak body which sets mandatory Standards and develops policy for more than 100 member companies in one of Australia’s largest industry sectors, financial services. Our Full Members represent Australia’s retail and wholesale funds management businesses, superannuation funds, life insurers and financial advice licensees. Our Supporting Members represent the professional services firms such as ICT, consulting, accounting, legal, recruitment, actuarial and research houses. The financial services industry is responsible for investing more than $3 trillion on behalf of over 15.6 million Australians. The pool of funds under management is larger than Australia’s GDP and the capitalisation of the Australian Securities Exchange and is one of the largest pools of managed funds in the world.

About the Financial Services Council New Zealand 

As the voice of the sector, the Financial Services Council is a non-profit member organisation with a vision to grow the financial confidence and wellbeing of New Zealanders. FSC members commit to delivering strong consumer outcomes from a professional and sustainable financial services sector. Our 110+ members manage funds of more than $95bn and pay out claims of $2.8bn per year (life and health insurance). Members include the major insurers in life, health, disability and income insurance, fund managers, KiwiSaver and workplace savings schemes (including restricted schemes), professional service providers, and technology providers to the financial services sector. 

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