Better Business 2018 Programme


Registration opens


Welcome - Philip Macalister, TMM Publisher


Economic Update - Tony Alexander, BNZ

Housing Cycle Outlook: Auckland flattened out two years ago, the rest of NZ will eventually follow, but what are the key forces which will guide markets through to the next period of above average price rises?


Housing Market Update - Nick Goodall, CoreLogic

A fresh and informative view of the NZ Property market: Drawing on macro-economic data as well as CoreLogic’s unique datasets, Nick looks beyond what you hear in the media to provide the whole picture with what’s going on in the property market and where it’s likely heading. Headline topics such as investor activity and the construction industry are key focuses as we head towards the end of 2018.


Morning Tea Break


Regulation - Sharon Corbett & Glen Hildreth, MBIE

MBIE to provide an update on developments in relation to the new financial advice regulatory regime: Sharon and Glen have been leading the review of the Financial Advisers Act since it commenced in 2015.


Regulation - Angus Dale Jones, Financial Advice Code Working Group

The latest version of The Code


File Invite Spotlight


Lunch Break


Practice Management - Trevor Slater, Financial Dispute Resolution Service

How to be more appealing to the Banks as a mortgage broker: In this session Trevor Slater will lead a discussion on how you can make yourself more appealing to the prime lenders so that you’re seen as an asset and someone they want on their side.  Trevor will talk about ways of ‘selling yourself’, letting go of the angst and working within the rules of the game.  You will also hear from some of our industry leading brokers on how they overcome these challenges


Marketing - Paul Watkins

How 4-C's have replaced the 4-P's of Marketing: Clients live on their phones and Facebook and website stalk their professional advisers, so have your marketing activities changed to meet the consumer’s new thinking?


Afternoon Tea Break


Young Advisers Panel


Applause Spotlight


Wrap up - Philip Macalister








For Code purposes, if the CPD event meets an identified learning need in the adviser’s 2018 Annual Professional Plan, this event will qualify for up to 4.5 hours of structured CPD as defined by the Code of Professional Conduct for AFAs.