Our industry conferences were particularly engaging this year, especially with all the new products and people entering our industry. WAISC Niagara was held September 16 & 17, and WAISC Vancouver was held November 12. Both were a great success with a total of approximately 700 attendees and were put on by Radius. We always look forward to these conferences as it is a time to speak with industry and Advisors and gather great information to further professional development.
Keynote speakers included President and Founder of NEMA, Craig Skauge, as well as bestselling author Robert Gignac. Craig Skauge gave a great speech about ‘Half Pregnant Harmonization’ and the potential effects of the cooperative regulator proposal. Robert Gignac spoke about the importance of the role of the Advisor, and how to interact with clients in a way that makes them comfortable and increases their chances of financial success with alternative products.
Other excellent sessions were held over these two conferences. There was the ever popular ‘Capital Introduction Showcase,’ where presenters get seven minutes to talk about new and exciting alternative product solutions. New product trends were discussed and the much evolving regulator environment in which we all have to navigate.
We thank everyone who participated this year and are looking forward to seeing you at WAISC Niagara (in September) and a WAISC Vancouver (in October) 2015! For more information please visit WAISC.com or nemaonline.ca.