The SMSF Virtual Day 2020 is the fifth version of our SMSF technical day and is shaping up to be our most exciting one yet. Whilst we ordinarily enjoy the opportunity to travel and conduct these event face-to-face around Australia, the entire team at Smarter SMSF is putting together a virtual event that will ensure you have a highly interactive and valuable day.
Here’s 10 reasons why you should attend:
1. Invest in your own knowledge (even in your pajamas)
Keeping your knowledge up-to-date in an ever changing landscape remains the number 1 challenge for professionals working with SMSFs. The SMSF Virtual day provides attendees with the ability to keep up-to-date with the latest issues and strategies, but more importantly provides practical insights that you can go back and immediately apply to your SMSF clients or within your business.
2. Your clients need you now more than ever
We know that 2020 for most people has been tough and now more than ever in the current economic environment, your clients need support to help navigate through this period of uncertainty.
The SMSF Virtual day through a broad range of sessions will help you to identify many important issues and key opportunities that you can look to add value back into your SMSF client base.
3. Up to 10 CPD hours
As an Accredited Educator with the SMSF Association, Smarter SMSF expects to award up to 10 hours of CPD where attendees watch all sessions, read the workbooks prepared for some sessions and complete the CPD assessment that will also be available. For many this amounts to a quarter of your ongoing professional body obligations.
CPD hours will be awarded for FASEA, the Tax Practitioner’s Board, with the SMSF Association, the major accounting bodies (CPA, CAANZ, IPA), and for those needing to meet their SMSF Audit Hours.
4. We’ve put together a fantastic agenda and line up of industry speakers
One of the advantages of moving to a virtual event is that we have been able to bring together an exciting line-up of experts across the SMSF, accounting, audit, actuarial and legal industries.
This provides you with the ability to learn about different topics from different speakers, with different perspectives – whether you’re a financial adviser understanding the latest contribution strategies, or how the latest audit measures will impact your clients, the SMSF Virtual day gives you important context across all sessions as we explore many of the hottest topics shaping the SMSF sector today.
We are also excited to have the ATO’s Assistant Commissioner – SMSF Segment for the final session of the day for a Q&A discussion with Aaron Dunn on what is shaping the Regulator’s focus as we head towards 2021.
5. Interact with our speakers as part of a live Q&A after each session
We know how important it is to interact with speakers at an event, which is why we have created a Q&A hub within our virtual event that allows you to interact with our speakers from all sessions to discuss any further questions that you may have.
All attendees will also have the ability to send questions through to us before the event so that these particular issues can be explored as part of a session. You can take a look at our ‘meet the speaker’ videos that are being put together to understand more about what will be covered in different sessions.
6. Live event, with access to 30 November
A jam packed agenda, with a range of concurrent sessions means that you can’t get to every session on the day. We also know for our Perth friend’s a 9:00am start in Melbourne is a 6:00am start in WA, and I’m sure there’ll be other emergencies throughout the day – but don’t fear, not only do you get access to the events on the day, you will have the ability to watch any or all of the sessions right through to 30 November 2020 on the SMSF Day virtual hub.
7. We’ve got an amazing platform to deliver an epic virtual event!
Once we realised that the postponed SMSF day events from earlier in 2020 weren’t going to go ahead face-to-face, our attention turned to delivering an event that we know would uphold the extremely high level of feedback that we get from attendees in joining us each year.
We searched far and wide to find a virtual event platform that would allow us to not just deliver training, but a fully immersive event that beyond our live stage and breakout sessions includes:
- a lobby to find out everything you need to make your experience an enjoyable one,
- the ability to connect with the more than 200 expected attendees, sharing ideas and new relationships,
- to engage with our event partners in the Expo and why they are important to your future success
- to have a bit of fun, through gamification where we will show a leader board of people engaged with the event, with some great prizes to be on offer.
Importantly, there’s no software to download. You simply need to login and join us for the sessions on the day.
8. Connect with over 200 of your peers!
As mentioned above, our Virtual event hub will provide you with an opportunity to connect with a range of like-minded individuals working within the SMSF industry. Whilst it’s a virtual event, it won’t stop you from connecting with others, including the ability to collaborate together with things like case studies, assessments and more.
We can only promise that you’ll get as much out of it as you’re prepared to put into connecting with your peers, event partners and speakers at the SMSF Virtual day event!
9. There’s no pitch… just technical content with practical outcomes
We’re focused on running an event where you’ll get tremendous value out of our training day. Unlike some sessions you might attend that are more of a sales pitch that CPD, the SMSF Virtual Day will fill your knowledge bucket ‘full to the brim’. That’s our guarantee… if you’re not happy with the quality of the technical content, we’ll simply refund your ticket price.
But don’t just take our word for it. A key fact is that 98% of attendees to last year’s SMSF day events responded that they would come back to a future SMSF Day event hosted by Smarter SMSF.
10. Be a part of the Smarter SMSF community
One of the great things about the SMSF day events is that it provides the opportunity to overlay a practical approach to technical issues and strategies with your SMSF clients. At Smarter SMSF, our document platform and other tools allow for our members to leverage our SMSF specialisation within their firm so that they can focus on what they do best.
We’ve got some of the exciting new developments to share as part of these sessions that can help you to succeed in the business of SMSF.
For more information and to register, visit the SMSF Virtual Day 2020 event page.