CONFERENCE UPDATE

In light of the recent spike in COVID cases, we have made the tough but right decision to postpone the FCVic conference until later in the year.
We are working on new dates, most likely late September or mid-October, we will keep you updated as they are confirmed.
The intention is to move the conference in it's current format with a few minor tweaks to the program.
If you are already registered to attend, no action is required at this time.  Once the dates are finalised we will send an email with next steps, including registrations, accommodation already booked etc.
 
Please keep an eye out for updates next week and if you then have any questions, please email us for assistance.
We understand you are disappointed, we were so close.  However, we look forward to seeing ALL of you later in the year.
Stay safe.
The FCVic Team
 

Welcome to the FCVic Conference 2022

Financial Counselling Victoria invites you to join us at the FCVic Conference 2022.

Conveniently located at the Pullman on the Park in Melbourne, the conference will take place later in the year with dates to be confirmed.   

This three-day event aims to reconnect the Victorian Financial Counselling sector as we explore best practice pathways to collaborate with clients and industry across all sectors to support, educate and empower those doing it tough. Following a long hiatus and given the significant health and economic turmoil we experienced during 2020 & 2021, we have adopted a revised conference theme of ‘Recovery. Resilience. Reconnection'.  

We are renewing the conference program to ensure currency in the trending themes.  The FCVic Conference is the premier financial counselling event in Victoria and over the course of three days will:

  • Deliver a program that is topical, engaging and highly interactive (visit the Program page for more information)
  • Engage expert speakers and session facilitators to build on current knowledge bases and extend thinking
  • Provide the platform to unite our growing membership base and support our new student members
  • Host a large number of exhibitors from all corners of the sector to ensure those critical coalface discussions and cross-sector ‘think-tank’ type conversations are given voice, and
  • Enjoy informal networking events as we reconnect and celebrate our sector champions

The Conference this year will be an opportunity to continue developing financial counselling as a profession which aims, ultimately, to empower people who are in hardship.

With significant unemployment and increasing poverty due to loss of the Jobseeker COVID supplement, we need to start thinking about people’s financial situations in public health terms. Financial public health means recognising that poverty, hardship and vulnerability affect individuals, families and communities and have to be seen as things that affect us all.

Our collective interest is best served by providing strong non-judgemental support to those in hardship, and by developing systems that reduce and eliminate people’s exposure to financial hardship and poverty. 

The FCVic Team looks forward to your company at the Pullman on the Park in Melbourne on the new dates.

FCVic Conference COVID-19 Policy

From November 2021, until further notice, all attendees (whether staff, members or invited guests) at FCVic events, meetings or functions will be required to provide evidence upon arrival that they are fully vaccinated or have a certified medical exemption from being vaccinated to gain entry to the event.

In most instances, this will be a requirement of the venue itself, and attendees must adhere to and comply with the terms and conditions of entry set out by the venue. Where the venue is FCVic’s office at 179 Queen Street Melbourne, or elsewhere under FCVic’s direct control, this is the policy that applies, and entry may be denied if neither full vaccination nor medical exemption can be verified.

FCVic will continue to monitor Victorian Government public health directions and guidelines for entry to events, and will update this policy as necessary, and notify registered attendees of any significant changes to these requirements. 

If you have registered to attend the conference but will not be fully vaccinated by the conference date, please contact Melanie Keenan to discuss options.

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Speakers

The team at FCVic are working to bring you a great line up of expert speakers at the conference.  As we invite and confirm session and plenary speakers we will continue to add their details and bios.  

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