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Check out the 2019 programme for the Towards Wellbeing Conference

Welcome to Towards Wellbeing programme, the Financial Services Council and Workplace Savings NZ Conference on 11th and 12th September 2019 at the Pullman Hotel in Auckland. Save $$ with Earlybird tickets, available until 31 May 2019.

This page will be updated as we finalise more details about the Conference in the coming weeks.

If you have any questions of feedback, please get in touch

2019 speakers

We are excited to outline some of our main platform speakers below. For more information about each speaker, click on their image.

Hon Grant Robertson
Minister for Finance

Angela Menti

Minister Kris Faafoi
Commerce and Consumer Affairs Minister

Rob Flannagan
Chair, FSC

Featured Speaker:
Kendall Flutey, CEO Banqer
Kendall is the 2019 Young New Zelander of the Year. The Award gives special recognition to honour and encourage our leaders of tomorrow and promote youth leadership.
Kendall will take to the main platform to talk about her inspirational career and experience not only in winning the Award, but setting up Banqer to improve the financial literacy of New Zealand.
She is on a mission to teach kids about money. She left a secure job in IT to create Banqer, an online educational programme that helps young New Zealanders develop financial literacy skills.
Banqer is now used by more than 300 primary and intermediate classrooms nationwide. The programme teaches children concepts around income, interest on savings, tax, property investment and insurance.

Amy Adams
Spokesperson for Finance, National Party

Richard Klipin

Rob Everett

 Main Platform

This year’s main platform will showcase our  Government, Regulators and Industry Leaders, debating the key issues of the day. The keynotes, topics and debates this year include:

- Main Platform Panel 1 - Wellbeing in Aotearoa: Is Wellbeing the silver bullet to rethinking prosperity in New Zealand?

- Main Platform Panel 2 - Conduct and Culture: Governance, Trust and Reputation -  Ensuring the best for all New Zealanders.

- Main Platform Panel 3 - Diversity, Leadership & Change: Tapping into the talent in New Zealand.

- Main Platform Panel 4 - Towards Prosperity: Trade, investments, innovation and exports – the clever country at the top of the world.


Brand new for 2019 are additional workstreams to reflect the different communities in Financial Services. There will be four breakout sessions in each workstream and delegates can choose which one they would like to attend.


The insurance stream is designed for insurance professionals and will focus on the key issues facing the Life Insurance sector locally, regionally and globally.  Some of the key sessions will address learnings from the conduct and culture review, genomics, health and welltech and what keeps New Zealanders awake at night.


Developed for those delegates working in claims and underwriting, the LADUCA stream is a programme that will delve into medical and insurance risk, genomics and the use of robots in the future of underwriting.

Investments and KiwiSaver

The Investments and KiwiSaver stream is designed for investment professionals and will focus on key Investments and KiwiSaver issues. Topics include creating the best super system in the world, restricted schemes and sustainable retirement insights from across the globe.

Licensed Independant Trustees (LITs)

Licensed Independent Trustees is a new focused stream for 2019, investigating the various roles LITs undertake on Boards as well as introducing debate about global influences on governance, investment and investment decisions.


New for 2019, the wellbeing workstream will focus on the different aspects of Wellbeing, including a focus on consumer financial wellbeing and building trust when service fails as well as an a focus on ethical leadership internally and a glimpse into the future of tech for wellbeing.

Tech Alley 2019


Tech Alley is going to be bigger and better at the Towards Wellbeing Conference in 2019. It’s the place for Fintech, Insuretech, Healthtech, Edutech and Regtech companies to meet with the Financial Services Market and pitch their products and services.

If you are a tech businesses and you have a story to tell to the Financial Services market, watch the welcome to Tech Alley video and contact us to find out more.


We are grateful for the broad market support, and thank you to the following sponsors. Get in touch to find out more about sponsoring the Towards Wellbeing Conference 2019.

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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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