Program

Download the 2018 program PDF here.

Pre-Events: Tuesday 13 November 

2.00pm – 5.00pm Registration opens
Hall H Foyer
3.00pm – 5.00pm Exhibitor bump in
3.00pm – 6.30pm Innovation Tour
Tonsley Innovation District
ASFA Leadership Symposium
National Wine Centre of Australia
Invitation only.

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Pre-Conference events are not included in the Conference registration fee.
Program times subject to change.

Day one: Wednesday 14 November

7.30am – 8.45am ASFA Conference VIP Breakfast
E1
8.00am Registration opens
Ground floor, ACC
9.00am Super Expo opens
Super Expo – Hall H
10.00am – 11.00am Official opening
Acknowledgment of Country: Chris Tamwoy
Chair’s welcome: Dr Michael Easson AM, Independent Chair, ASFA
Welcome to host city: The Hon. Rob Lucas MLC, SA Treasurer
Assistant Treasurer’s address: The Hon. Stuart Robert MP, Assistant Treasurer

Opening keynote
Dr Martin Fahy, Chief Executive Officer, ASFA
Hall C

11.00am – 11.55am Keynote one
Civil rights and social justice: A personal reflection

Kathleen Kennedy Townsend, American Attorney and 1st female Lt. Governor Maryland (USA)
Hall C

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12.00pm – 1.00pm Opening Lunch
Super Expo – Hall H
Accreditation Lunch
Guest speaker: Kathleen Kennedy Townsend, American Attorney and 1st female Lt. Governor Maryland (USA)
Fellows of ASFA, Associates of ASFA, Trustee Fellows, Trustee Associates and ASFA AIFs invited.
E1 & E2
ASFA Emerging Leaders Speed Networking Lunch
Riverbank Room 1
1.05pm – 2.35pm Keynote two
Geopolitics: Inside the corridors of power
The Hon. Alexander Downer AC, Former Australian High Commissioner to the United Kingdom

Keynote three
Globalisation and finance at the crossroads
Dr Adrian Blundell-Wignall, Former Director of Enterprise and Financial Affairs, OECD (France)

Keynote four
Global pension trends – a UK perspective
Prof. David Blake, Director, Pensions Institute, Cass Business School, City University of London and Chairman, Square Mile Consultants (UK)

Facilitator: Jacqui Maddock, Head of Media, BlueChip Communication
Hall C

2.40pm – 3.10pm Afternoon tea
Super Expo – Hall H
Meet the author
Dr Adrian Blundell-Wignall
Super Expo – Hall H
ASFA Annual General Meeting
ASFA members invited.
E1 & E2
3.15pm – 4.55pm Keynote five
The power of human ingenuity and imagination
Michael Casey, Senior Advisor for the Digital Currency Initiative, MIT Media Lab (USA)

Keynote six
Earning trust: Suddenly imperative
Stephen Covey, Trust Expert, Executive Thought Leader and #1 Bestselling Author (USA) (via pre-recorded video)
Martha Rogers, Author, Speaker & CX Expert (USA)

Facilitator: Nicolette Rubinsztein, Chair, 2018 Keynote Advisory Group
Hall C

5.00pm – 6.00pm Networking Drinks
Super Expo – Hall H
Book signing
Michael Casey
Super Expo – Hall H

Program times subject to change.

Day two: Thursday 15 November 

7.00am – 8.10am Women in Super Breakfast
Guest speaker: Linda Zeelie, Former COO, Statewide Super
Foyer A & B
8.00am Registration and Super Expo opens
8.25am – 9.30am Parallel sessions 1A–1E
9.35am – 10.40am Parallel sessions 2A–2E
10.45am – 11.10am Morning tea
Super Expo – Hall H
Book signing
Martha Rogers
Bec Brideson
Super Expo – Hall H
11.15am – 12.20pm Industry oration: Leadership in times of change
Michael Dwyer AM (Fellow of ASFA), Chief Executive Officer, First State Super and ASFA Director

Keynote seven
Leadership through adversity
Bill McNabb, Chairman and former Chief Executive, Vanguard (USA)
Access via Super Expo, Hall H

12.20pm – 12.50pm Keynote eight
The future structure of the industry
Panellists:
The Hon. Nick Sherry, Chief Executive Officer, Sherry and Associates International
Helen Rowell, Deputy Chairman, APRA
Rosemary Vilgan, Chairperson, Commonwealth Bank Group Staff Superannuation Fund
Facilitator: Dr Martin Fahy, Chief Executive Officer, ASFA
Access via Super Expo, Hall H

12.55pm – 1.45pm

Lunch
Super Expo – Hall H
Book signing
Joanna Maxwell
Super Expo – Hall H
ASFA Committee and Council Lunch
Invitation only.
Foyer A & B

1.50pm – 2.55pm

Parallel sessions 3A–3E

3.00pm – 4.05pm

Parallel sessions 4A–4E

4.10pm – 4.35pm

Afternoon tea
Super Expo – Hall H
Book signing
Maggie Beer
Super Expo – Hall H
4.45pm – 6.00pm Exhibitor bump out

4.40pm – 5.45pm

Parallel sessions 5A–5E
7.00pm – midnight ASFA Conference Dinner
Includes pre-dinner drinks
Halls L, M, N, O

Program times subject to change.

Day three: Friday 16 November 

7.00am – 8.15am Christians in Super Prayer and Encouragement Breakfast
Riverbank Room 1
8.00am Registration opens
8.45am – 9.55am Chair’s closing remarks and launch of the 2019 ASFA Conference
Dr Michael Easson AM, Independent Chair, ASFA

Keynote nine
Mike Baird: In conversation
Mike Baird, Chief Customer Officer – Consumer Banking, NAB

Facilitator: Dr Martin Fahy, Chief Executive Officer, ASFA
Halls L, M, N, O
9.55am – 10.45am Keynote ten
Irresistible vs forgettable   
Adam Alter, Associate Professor of Marketing, NYU Stern School of Business (USA)
Facilitator: Dr Martin Fahy, Chief Executive Officer, ASFA
Halls L, M, N, O
10.45am – 12.00pm Grand Finale Brunch
Communication, collaboration and indomitable spirit
Dr Richard Harris OAM, Doctor and Thai cave rescue diver
Dr Gill Hicks AM MBE FRSA, Published author and 2005 London bombing survivor

Facilitator: Russell Mason (Fellow of ASFA), Lead Superannuation Advisory Partner, Deloitte, Deputy Chair, 2018 Conference Program Committee and member, 2018 Keynote Advisory Group
Halls L, M, N, O

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Program times subject to change.