Fidelity Life announces impressive speaker line up for Engage 2023 conference.

Fidelity Life announces impressive speaker line up for Engage 2023 conference.

Media release

3 July 2023

New Zealand’s largest locally owned and operated life insurer Fidelity Life has announced an impressive line up of speakers for its sold out adviser conference, Engage 2023, in September.

Fidelity Life Chief Sales and Service Officer Bronwyn Kirwan says excitement is building as the company prepares to deliver a fantastic conference for advisers in its 50th year.

“Engage this year coincides with our 50th year in business, and advisers have been with us every step of the way, so there’s certainly a lot to celebrate.

“But it’s just as important to look forward to what’s next: a new era, a new landscape, a new shared future. With that in mind, we’ve curated an awesome speaker line up that’s guaranteed to both challenge and inspire advisers to take their businesses to the next level.”

Fidelity Life Engage 2023 speakers include:

Jessica Brady - the face of a new era of young and dynamic advice entrepreneurs. One of Australia’s 50 Most Influential Advisers, she’ll inspire you to seize the possibilities of new platforms and new models capable of reaching larger and more diverse customer audiences.

Kaila Colbin - the 2022 Kea World Class New Zealand Friend of New Zealand award winner, Kaila’s the leadership guru who partnered with 14-time rugby champions the Crusaders on a renowned high-performance leadership programme.

David Beaton - whether its financial advice or boutique gin distilling, David Beaton is a business-building ninja obsessed with using technology and process redesign to optmise profit and take business performance to the next level.

Angus Woods - what started as an organisation with a vision for consumers to rate financial advisers, Adviser Ratings has evolved into one of the largest owners of financial services data assets in Australia. Angus Woods’ story is a glimpse of the new breed of industry powerbrokers using data solutions to take advisers – and insurers – to the next level.

Other guests include former senior minister Steven Joyce, who will provide on point political insights ahead of the upcoming election, and MC for the event, entertainer Jackie Clarke.

Adding to the line up to preview some exciting upcoming initiatives for advisers are Fidelity Life Acting CEO Ian Clancy, Chief Sales and Service Officer Bronwyn Kirwan, Chief Information Officer Billy Miller and Chief Customer Officer Peter Doherty.

Engage is Fidelity Life’s flagship annual conference for advisers, and this year will be hosted in two locations, Christchurch on 12-13 September, followed by Auckland on 20-21 September.