Like many, the SMSF Day events over the past few years moved to a virtual event whilst we navigated through the COVID-19 pandemic period. There were many benefits to delivering online and throughout this period we’ve had great support in delivering education online. However, there’s nothing quite like that face-to-face interaction that is a hallmark of our events. It was for this very reason that I was resolute in my decision to deliver our SMSF Day 2022 events across Australia – get back on the road and share ideas and strategies that you can go back and apply straight away with your SMSF clients.
The results and feedback from attendees validated this decision – 170+ registrations in total across 5 locations, making these events a huge success! We’ve had the opportunity to re-connection with long time members, connect directly for the first time with new members, and engage with plenty of clients that generally utilise the Smarter SMSF platform (on a PAYG basis).
Our survey data has provided us with some fantastic insights about the feedback from attendees, including:
- More than 80% of attendees said that the day exceeded their expectations
- Over 93% of attendees said that they would very likely attend an SMSF Day event in the future
Here’s what some of the attendees told us in their feedback about the events:
“Aaron did a great job as presenter. Clear, concise and engaging in every session.”
Catherine Hughes, KDA Group
“The sessions were FANTASTIC as always. Thank you!”
Poonam Di iorio, Carbon Group
“Aaron’s presenting skills are always first class, second to none in this space.”
Dale Abbott, McWhirter & Leong
“Aaron is an excellent presenter – so engaging and knowledgeable. Sitting through an all day seminar with a single presenter would normally be boring/draining but I was interested for the whole day.”
Kylie Sergeant, 360Private
“Good to be back at face to face sessions and they really do beat webinars.”
David Pozzecco, DFP Super Fund Audit
“Great session as always, very professionally conducted and presented. Would not have known poor Aaron was operating on limited sleep if hadn’t told us. Great effort Aaron.”
Rob Petagna, Argentum Consulting
“It was great to once again attend a face to face event. Aaron was an excellent presenter. It was a stimulating event.”
Greg Brennan, Brennan Sloan
Thank you to our event partners
Delivering as an online course
We have had a successful run with the SMSF day events, however there have been a few casualties along the way with attendees – people unable to attend due to illness, and even locations where tickets sold out (capacity limits). Whilst we had resisted the temptation to host this virtually, we have decided that we will now record all sessions from the SMSF Day and make these available to purchase as an online course – we will not be hosting a ‘live’ virtual event, rather pre-recording for you to access at any time.
More details of the how you can purchase the course will be made available shortly on the SMSF Day event page.
Please note that we are aiming for the course to be available online from Monday, 22 August. The early bird price of this course is $330 (incl. GST), with the price to increase to $385 (incl. GST) from that release date. We do provided the following offers for our attendees and members:
- Attendees – access is being provided complimentary to you
- Staff members of attendees – a discounted price of $198 (incl. GST) per person to access the course (for CPD purposes)
- Members (who did not attend) – a discounted price of $198 (incl. GST) to access the course.
If you attended one of our events, a special thank-you for helping make them a success! We do hope you’ve gone back into your practice with some new ideas and things you can apply directly with your SMSF clients. To those that were thinking about it, you now have an opportunity to purchase these session online and make sure you don’t miss out on attending these live events in 2023.
We truly do believe that smart people learn together.