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New for 2019: The Financial Services Council present the 2019
Emerging Leaders Towards Wellbeing Conference Pathway


A warm welcome to Towards Wellbeing, the theme for the 2019 Financial Service Council and Workplace Savings NZ Conference on the 11 and 12 September 2019 in Auckland. The conference is fast earning the reputation as one of the flagship conferences of the Financial Services Sector in New Zealand, known for leading edge content and speakers and provoking debates around the key issues affecting the sector.

The Emerging Leader pathway is a day of targeted conference sessions that have been developed to provide relevant content to emerging leaders in financial services and who are planning to be the future managers and leaders of the sector.

The conference gives those on the emerging leaders pathway the chance to attend sessions on new tech, career wellbeing, resilience and ways of working. As an emerging leader delegate, you will also get the opportunity to network with industry and regulatory leaders and hear about the issues facing the financial services sector in New Zealand and globally.

Join us on the Emerging Leader Pathway:
  1. Are you a young financial services professional or do you have a young financial services professional in your team that is:
  2. •  at the top of their game and on the fast track?
    •  demonstrating outstanding commitment and achievements in the Financial Services Industry, and
    •  looking to widen their experience and knowledge in the sector?

11 September 2019 - Emerging Leaders Pathway

7.15am Pitch Perfect Breakfast
Be the first to see the latest tech ideas at the Tech Alley Pitch Perfect breakfast. It's your chance to listen to then vote for the new start-up tech businesses that pitch the most exciting and industry changing new technology.

9.00am Main Platform Debates
Head into the main platform for the morning to hear from New Zealand's politicians, regulators and industry leaders debate wellbeing, conduct and culture - see the full programme here. This includes morning tea and the chance to meet tech alley and Towards Wellbeing sponsors.

1.00pm Emerging Leaders Lunch - Resilience at Work with Kathryn Jackson
Join other Emerging Leaders for a lunchtime workshop with author, coach and consultant Kathryn Jackson. During the shaky years of the Christchurch earthquakes, Kathryn was presented with a unique opportunity to work alongside several academic teams who were studying organisational resilience. This led her to an accidental specialism in exploring wellbeing and resilience at work, which she recently turned into a book called Resilience at Work; Practical Tools for Career Success. 

2.00pm Helping NZ optimise their financial wellbeing
Our social licence – our reputation and participation in the wider community is of the utmost importance to us. This stream examines the practical ways the complexity of modern financial life intersects with consumer needs at different stages in life.

3.00pm Building your career in Financial Services
Learn about the choices you can make to build better organisational capability and a successful career. Hear from industry leaders on how they have got to where they are today, the professionalism and ethics challenges they have faced along the way, and how they look after their wellbeing so they can keep being successful.

4.20pm Re-join the Main Platform Debates

Hear from Kendall Flutey, the Young New Zealander of the Year and founder of Banqer, followed by a wrap up of the day.

*Timings are subject to change

Why not celebrate the FSC Awards at the Gala Dinner on 11 September? Cocktails and the Gala Awards Dinner can be added to your one day ticket for just $150 at the checkout. Like the look of the programme for day two? Join us for the full two-day conference including cocktails and the Gala Awards Dinner for just $1250.


The Financial Services Council is a non-profit member organisation and the voice of the financial services sector in New Zealand. Our 35 members comprise 95% of the life insurance market in New Zealand, and manage funds of more than $47.5bn. Members include the major insurers in life, disability and income insurance, fund managers, KiwiSaver, professional services and technology providers to the financial services sector. Find out more at and follow us on twitter.


Workplace Savings NZ is a not-for-profit apolitical membership organisation representing the interests of employers who offer workplace retirement savings schemes, their trustees and their members, other retirement scheme managers and supervisors, retirement savings industry service providers and professional advisers. WSNZ’s membership embraces all types of retirement schemes (KiwiSaver, workplace savings and superannuation schemes) and participants who are public and corporate, union-sponsored and industry-based. Find out more at

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