This 7th annual two day event will investigate, dissect & disentangle this minefield of issues with prominent thought leaders and practitioners across all stakeholder groups providing invaluable collective insights and expertise, in content rich solo and panel sessions, with candid discussion crossing over ideological divides encouraged. Attend this event to listen, learn and contribute to the ongoing discussion to forge the best way forward to ensure fair, secure and sustainable outcomes for the Australian retiree sector.
Australia is facing a retirement adequacy dilemma of tsunami proportions with 35% of the population aged over 60 by 2025. This wave of people transiting across and in retirement is expanding rapidly, presenting with diverse needs & expectations, placing immeasurable demands on a system stretched to cope adequately enough to provide optimal financial outcomes and living standards for all. Compounding the problem is Australia’s high life expectancy rate posing the threat of retirees outliving their savings, in addition to the increasingly uncertain times Australians are living in.
Australia’s once buoyant economy is now stalling and with the FSI under increased scrutiny resulting from the Hayne & Productivity Commission reports, and ever changing reforms, Australians are feeling unsettled, from those trying to navigate the complexity of retirement financial decision making and associated risks, to even the most disengaged starting to question and lose confidence in the industry. Broken down further, various cohorts ranging from disadvantaged groups with minimal savings and low super balances feeling condemned to face retirement in poverty to younger generations struggling to save sufficiently through changing work structures, high house prices and living costs. Along with older retirees facing ageism discrimination, declining health and costly health and aged care, & stresses of living in a high tech, digital world, these pressing issues are all fuelling the need to urgently address and find workable and sustainable solutions.
Who should attend
Senior personnel from Superfunds, SMFS, financial advisers, insurance providers, government, agencies, banks, regulators, lawyers, retirement income consultants, advocacy groups,academics, researchers, industry commentators, software service providers.