“Amazing, Amazing, Amazing” The tour far exceeded my expectations and was worth every cent of my investment. Made some great connections with the Australian contingent plus the world-class speakers. The information and discussions we had have definitely enabled us all to bring back new information for the Australian broker market.
This was by far the best learning experience I have had. The speakers they had were from a diverse range of areas in the finance industry that all came with a wealth of knowledge. You can only learn so much in a group session, but the way it was structured allowed us to ask more personalised questions and really learn from their industry overseas. The content was fantastic as it really prepared everyone’s minds for what is likely to come in Australia.
The personal access to key people allowed me to network and build my knowledge base considerably. On the flip side, the attendees represented a cross-section of the Australian mortgage industry that was equally as impressive and that has resulted in a number of key business relationships that have generated real business for us.
Visiting a market that has experienced significant changes in regulation has provided a fascinating look at what potentially lies in store for our own industry and helps shape the thinking on how we prepare for such change. The agenda read as first-class and provided access to leaders across the spectrum of the industry.
There was nothing that was not considered – from location and social events, to content and quality of guest speakers. Due to the connections made and the information gained from the tour, I have implemented new systems to automate my processes, introduced new revenue streams and now have more contacts within our industry to help me become an even better broker.
Not only was it a fantastic opportunity to network with industry peers, but the tour also connected us with some of the most influential finance minds. Hearing their challenges and experiences has really positioned our firm to cope better with the potential threat of increased regulation.