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Italian Confidential - Day 2

by Melissa Gielnik4 minute read

Day two of the AFG High Flyers Annual Conference takes on a more serious tone, with all of the key lender partners delivering presentations to brokers.

Personally, I thought all the presentations were exceptional this year.

Each lender spoke about their unique plans for the broker channel - doing so in a detailed yet humourous way.

CBA’s Kathy Cummings kicked off the presentations, educating brokers on productivity. Her presentation was accompanied by clips from the movie The Traveller. It was refreshingly light and enjoyable.


ANZ’s Keiran Evans then took the opportunity to reinforce to brokers how experienced the broker support team are at ANZ, with more than 130 years' experience between them.

The lender also spoke about growth and how we, as brokers, can increase our conversion ratios. This conversation was then finished with an Italian serenade. The presentation had just the right amount of light heartedness.

AFG’s passionate Chris Slater then spoke about AFG Home Loans and its journey from here. He capped off the presentation by running through it again in Italian.

As rumoured, Ian Rakhit did sing a short ditty, pleasing everyone with his rendition of the classic hit ‘That’s Amore’.

The hilarious and talented head of broker sales at Bankwest managed to get across some of the bank’s key messaging in a particularly entertaining way. Great work Raks!

Westpac’s presentation made the mind boggle, prodding brokers to think outside the square with the use of holograms.

As usual, the Macquarie boys had us all in hysterics.

They showed us clips from James Bond, The Godfather and The Bourne Identity – all of which had their faces superimposed over the various actors’ faces.

They followed their very special film clips with an amazing duet.

Once the formal presentations concluded, we headed off to enjoy the rest of the day with a walking tour of the beautiful city of Venice and a traditional Italian lunch. Bellissimo!

Tomorrow, we have more activities and adventures planned. Can’t wait to tell you all about it!

Til Then,

Ciao, Melissa.

****Fun fact - "pizza" is a universal word - unchanged in any language!!! *****

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