3,000 SMSF trustees and other visitors are expected to attend the inaugural SMSF Expo being held at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre over three days, starting April 27. The event will cover a range of topics of interest to SMSF trustees, with a focus on investment issues.
SMSF Association CEO John Maroney said the Association and Exhibitions & Events Australia had put together an exciting program that will appeal to SMSF trustees, irrespective of where they are on their SMSF journey.
“The focus is on investment issues because that’s where we believe the interest lies; trustees are having to make decisions in volatile markets, as well as a low interest rate environment, and are looking for quality information and advice on how best to navigate these challenging times,” he said.
“While historically many SMSF trustees have limited their investments to fully franked blue-chip shares, cash and term deposits, and property, there is now a growing interest in a wider range of asset classes where there is often a need to get specialist advice, and this forum will assist in giving guidance to that process.”
Minister for Revenue and Financial Services Kelly O’Dwyer and ATO Deputy Commissioner for Superannuation James O’Halloran are two of the Expo’s scheduled speakers, in addition to presentations by SMSF and superannuation experts.