SMSF Association Media Release
07 August 2017
Melbourne will host Victoria’s first Self-Managed Super Fund Expo focused on a “one-stop shop” where superannuation service providers will meet SMSF trustees, new clients considering setting up an SMSF, and industry professionals.
The SMSF Expo is supported by the SMSF Association, Australia’s leading independent, professional body representing Australia’s self-managed super fund sector. The Expo will run from Friday 27 to Sunday 29 April 2018 at the Melbourne Exhibition Centre.
SMSF Association CEO John Maroney says: “The SMSF Expo is an exciting concept, especially with evidence showing more people will opt for an SMSF as their superannuation vehicle of choice in the coming years.
“It’s critical that people with an SMSF or considering setting up a fund explore the market fully and engage with product and service providers that best suit their needs. The SMSF Expo is the ideal setting for this to happen.
“Our research shows that trustees are thirsty for information. A recent trustee survey about what they wanted from the Association found that the top two priority areas were education and information on SMSF structure and compliance, followed by access to different asset classes and SMSF service providers.
“Having more than 14 years’ experience of providing quality education and information to the SMSF sector, the opportunity for the Association to be involved in an SMSF Expo catering for a trustee audience is invaluable.”
The event is organised by Exhibitions and Events Australia, the nation’s largest exhibition organiser of consumer events, renowned for its innovative, exciting shows and for delivering stakeholders a high return on investment.
Managing Director of Exhibitions and Events Australia, Jane Ford, says: “Exhibitions provide a unique opportunity for businesses to display product, present what is new and different, develop contacts, foster business relationships and sell services to a targeted audience of buyers.
“Therefore, the SMSF Expo is the ideal vehicle to showcase and grow the self-managed superannuation fund sector.”
With 100 exhibitors, workshops and seminars, the Expo will feature products and services from leading Fund Managers, Financial Planners, Administrators, Auditors, Legal & Estate Planners, Investments, Associations, Statutory Authorities, Accountants, Banking and Finance and Insurance.
Tailored for the consumer and the trade, visitors will find everything they need to make informed decisions and keep up to date with the SMSF sector.