December 12th, 2016
We held our final Conference at Lorne in Victoria last week, and it was a huge success! Staged over five weeks in November and December, the Connective Excellence Awards formed part of our state based Conference series, which welcomed more than 500 member brokers and over 260 lender partners across every mainland state in the country.
This is the first year we have run state based Conferences as part of the Connective Learning Program, and our new approach and conference format was very well received by all attendees.
As Australia’s largest aggregator, we wanted to ensure all our members had the opportunity to attend a Connective Conference, evidenced by the fact that over 50% of all attendees had not attended our Conference in the past.
The overwhelming feedback we have received to date clearly shows just how valuable it was for local brokers to connect with one another, their local Connective support team and local lender BDMs, and make meaningful, long lasting relationships.
Each Conference was held over two days and featured insightful and engaging keynote speakers, valuable networking opportunities, as well as new initiatives including the Connective Hackathon, which tasked brokers and lenders to workshop solutions for challenges that brokers face on a daily basis.
A highpoint of each Conference was the Gala Awards Night, providing a platform to celebrate the success of the Connective Excellence Award winners for 2016, and allowing our members to have their achievements and hard work recognised amongst their local broker and lender network.
Winners for the 2016 state based Connective Excellence Awards