- 27 Nov 2023
In the dynamic realm of finance, attending industry conferences is not just an option; it’s a strategic move towards growth, innovation, and personal and professional development. This sentiment was vividly echoed at the recent SFG National Conference and Awards in the tropical paradise of Port Douglas.
So why have industry conferences? Do they matter?
As industry leaders, our commitment to excellence extends beyond our daily operations. It involves staying abreast of industry trends, fostering innovation, and building a team that thrives on knowledge and inspiration. Industry conferences like the SFG National event offer a rich tapestry of experiences, from captivating speakers to engaging panel sessions and unique team-building activities.
Last weekend I had the absolute pleasure of inviting my team to come along to the SFG National Conference and awards presentation in Port Douglas and it really did not disappoint. It kicked off with a bang on Day 1, immersing attendees in mind-bending experiences with Anthony Laye’s mind reading and Bastien Treptel’s IT hacking skills. The inspirational keynote by explorer Justin Jones set the tone for a conference focused on pushing boundaries. The day concluded with a Lender Panel Session that deepened our industry insights, followed by a laid-back Tropical beach BBQ—a stellar start to an industry event!
Day 2 commenced with sunrise reflections on Four Mile Beach, setting the stage for profound insights. Australian racing legend Craig Lowndes shared his success journey, complemented by sessions with young trailblazers and industry leaders. Award-winning Engagement & Thought Leader, Dan Gregory, enriched our perspectives on connected purpose and creativity. The day culminated with anticipation for the SFG National Awards.
An absolute triumph! -celebrating Success and Camaraderie
Under the starlit skies of Port Douglas, the SFG National Awards unfolded on Day 3. The moment of pride arrived as I’m very humbled to report on receiving the coveted WA Broker of the Year award. A testament to a year marked by dedication, expertise, and outstanding achievements. The awards ceremony was a fitting conclusion to an eventful year and a prelude to the exciting prospects of 2024.
To cap off the celebration, attendees relished the SFG High Achievers Event, a blend of sophistication and relaxation. A visit to the Devil Thumbs Distillery and the Trinity Beach Palace set the stage for a delightful long-table lunch, marked by laughter, camaraderie, and shared successes. It was a day of acknowledgment, not just for individual achievements but for the collective triumphs of the finance & mortgage community on what has been a tumultuous year.
In closing, a heartfelt thank you to the entire SFG Team for orchestrating a weekend of learning, recognition, and celebration. As we raise a toast to 2024, we carry with us the lessons learned, the bonds forged, and the inspiration gained from the SFG National Conference and Awards—a pivotal milestone in our journey toward continued success. Cheers to a year of growth, collaboration, and prosperity!