Special events

To make the most of industry-wide representation at the Conference, ASFA is hosting events for specific groups of delegates to network and discuss issues important to them.

ASFA Leadership Symposium

ASFA Leadership Symposium



Moshe A. Milevsky
Professor of Finance at Schulich School of Business, York University (Canada)
Susan Thorp
Professor of Finance and Associate Dean, Research, The University of Sydney Business School


Jeremy Cooper
Chairman, Retirement Income, Challenger, member, ASFA Super System Design and 2019 Conference Committee


Nick Callil
Head of Retirement Solutions, Australia, Willis Towers Watson and member, 2019 Conference Committee
Jacki Ellis
Portfolio Manager – Retirement Strategy, First State Super
Louise Aracas
Senior Product Manager, Retirement, AustralianSuper

The ASFA Leadership Symposium is a high-level strategic presentation and workshop held prior to the Conference. This symposium will provide senior industry leaders with access to one of our leading keynote speakers in an intimate learning environment where the formal presentation is followed by some dynamic group exercises.

Attendance at this event is by invitation only.

When Tuesday 12 November
3.00pm – 5.45pm. Followed by drinks 5.45pm – 6.30pm.
Where KPMG
Level 36
Tower Two, Collins Square
727 Collins Street
Docklands VIC 3008
Price (inc GST) $594
CPD points Three CPD points for members of ASFA’s Professional Accreditation Program.
Venue partner KPMG
Event partner Challenger

Accreditation Luncheon




Annabel Crabb
Journalist, Commentator and Author

This Luncheon has become an important tradition for ASFA’s accredited members, offering them an exclusive networking luncheon with their peers from around the country. This year will feature The Hon. Julie Bishop in a wide-ranging conversation with Annabel Crabb.

Who should attend? This event is open to Conference delegates who are Fellows of ASFA, Associates of ASFA, Trustee Fellows, Trustee Associates and ASFA AIFs only.

When Wednesday 13 November
12.00pm – 12.55pm
Where Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre
Meeting Rooms 219 & 220
Price Complimentary
CPD points One CPD point for members of ASFA’s Professional Accreditation Program.
Dialogue in the Dark

Dialogue in the Dark

About In an ASFA Conference first, three of the parallel sessions on Thursday will be held in complete darkness. Dialogue in the Dark workshops comprise of individual and team activities and are delivered by professional facilitators with blindness or low vision.

The temporary loss of one key sense can develop a person’s emotional intelligence and social competence, while highlighting the importance of effective communication, leadership, and trust. These workshops are designed to challenge assumptions, overcome limitations, and discover hidden potential.

Dialogue in the Dark is presented in partnership with Guide Dogs Australia.

When Thursday 14 November
This session will take place across three time slots on Thursday. Please ensure you register for only one of the three timeslots.
8.30am – 9.40am Dialogue in the Dark: Session One
11.45am – 12.55pm Dialogue in the Dark: Session Two
2.05pm – 3.15pm Dialogue in the Dark: Session Three
Where Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre
Meeting Room 209
Registration REGISTER HERE

Pre-registration is required for these sessions. Numbers are limited.

Partnered and delivered by Bravura Solutions Guide Dogs Victoria
Building super solutions with LEGO workshop

Workshop: Building super solutions with LEGO® SERIOUS PLAY®



Georgina Lee
Head of Innovation, Growth and Experience, Mercer
Michael Fearne
Founder of Pivotal Play and an expert in LEGO® Serious Play®

How could a humble LEGO® brick become a powerful business tool used to solve some of superannuation’s most complex challenges? Find out in this immersive, interactive, ideas-fuelled workshop.

Open to all delegates, through the powerful LEGO® SERIOUS PLAY® methodology, this session brings together passionate individuals from across the industry to inject innovative thinking and new ways of working to how we might tackle our future – together.

When Thursday 14 November
8.30am – 11.00am

Please note this session will be held across the first two parallel timeslots on Thursday.

Where Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre
Meeting Room 211
Registration REGISTER HERE

Pre-registration is required for this session. Numbers are limited.

Move Well

Move Well session


AIA Vitality is the science-backed health and wellbeing program that rewards its members for making healthy lifestyle choices. And this year we’re very excited to show you what living healthier, longer, better lives can look like.

As the official Wellness Partner for the 2019 ASFA Conference, AIA Vitality will be hosting a morning Move Well session on 14 November before the day’s program. Designed to get you limbered up and alert for the main event, our organised run and yoga class will cater to all fitness levels. Participation is free, with registration details to come – stay tuned!

When Thursday 14 November
6.00am registration for a 6.30am start.
Concludes at 7.45am.
Includes a light breakfast
Where Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre and surrounds
Registration REGISTER HERE
Partnered by AIA Vitality
Women in Super Breakfast

Women in Super Breakfast

About The Women in Super Breakfast, supported by ASFA, is a popular tradition at the ASFA Conference.

For more details about the event, click here.

When Thursday 14 November
7.00am – 8.10am
Where Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre
Stand up networking: Foyer 2.6
Presentation: Meeting Room 212
Price Women in Super member: $45
Non-member: $60
Registration REGISTER HERE

ASFA Committee and Council Lunch

About This Lunch is ASFA’s chance to bring together our various committees and chairs from across the country as we thank them for their commitment throughout the year.
When Thursday 14 November
1.05pm – 1.55pm
Where Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre
Meeting Room 211

Christians in Super Breakfast

About The Christians in Super Breakfast, supported by ASFA, has been held in conjunction with the ASFA Conference for a number of years. The guest speakers at this year’s event are Michael Clancy, Chief Executive Officer, Qantas Super and Brian Rosner, Principal, Ridley College.

Christians in Super events are open to anyone regardless of their beliefs.

When Friday 15 November
7.15am – 8.45am
Where Mercer
Tower One, Collins Square, 727 Collins St, Melbourne
Price $10
Registration REGISTER HERE