Melbourne to host SMSF Expo in 2018

Melbourne will host Victoria’s first SMSF Expo in 2018, the SMSF Association has announced.

The SMSF Expo, which is supported by the SMSF Association (SMSFA), will run from Friday April 27 to Sunday April 29 at the Melbourne Exhibition Centre. The expo is focused on being a ‘one-stop shop’ – bringing together existing and potential SMSF trustees with industry professionals and superannuation services providers.

SMSFA CEO John Maroney said: “The SMSF Expo is an exciting concept, especially with evidence showing more people will opt for an SMSF as their superannuation vehicle of choice in the coming years.”

“It’s critical that people with an SMSF or considering setting up a fund explore the market fully and engage with product and service providers that best suit their needs. The SMSF Expo is the ideal setting for this to happen.”

“Our research shows that trustees are thirsty for information. A recent trustee survey about what they wanted from the Association found that the top two priority areas were education and information on SMSF structure and compliance, followed by access to different asset classes and SMSF service providers.”

“Having more than 14 years’ experience of providing quality education and information to the SMSF sector, the opportunity for the Association to be involved in an SMSF Expo catering for a trustee audience is invaluable,” said Mr Maroney.

The SMSF Expo is being organised by Exhibitions and Events Australia. Managing Director Jane Ford said: “Exhibitions provide a unique opportunity for businesses to display product, present what is new and different, develop contacts, foster business relationships and sell services to a targeted audience of buyers.”

“Therefore, the SMSF Expo is the ideal vehicle to showcase and grow the self-managed superannuation fund sector.”

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