Specialist-only sessions a highlight of 2020 SMSFA National Conference

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Specialist-only sessions will be a major highlight of the SMSF Association National Conference in 2020.

These sessions will be returning to the 2020 conference, after they were “hugely popular” at the 2018 and 2019 conferences, said SMSF Association CEO John Maroney.

The sessions will include DBA Lawyers’ Special Counsel Bryce Figot examining the technical aspects of running a business in an SMSF.

“All the feedback says this session is highly valued by our Specialist members, and we’re confident this will be the case again with Bryce offering his insights into what is a significantly important issue for many SMSF specialists,” Maroney said.

“Also, by popular demand, there will be twice as many workshops next year as there were in 2019, with members appreciating the opportunity to interact with expert speakers and their peers. Topics will include death benefits, ageing clients and advice, and audit.”

In addition to sessions covering updates to SMSF rules and business practices, the 2020 conference will also include a “new advice, practice and regulatory stream where issues such as best business practice, ethics, client-best interest, and complaints resolution will be put under the microscope.”

Over 1,600 delegates attended the 2019 National conference, and the SMSF Association is confident that the 2020 conference will be “just as successful with a long list of expert speakers participating”.

“It’s not all work. Each day of the National Conference will end with a premium social function, allowing delegates to network in a relaxed environment. Wednesday and Thursday will end with a themed stand-up cocktail function that will surprise, and the Charter Hall Final Day Luncheon will conclude with an exciting keynote speaker,” said Maroney.

The 2020 SMSF Association National Conference is being held at the Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre from 19-21 February 2020.

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