In a letter to members, Godfrey Nti, FPI Chief Executive Officer explains.
"The FPI 2018 Professionals Convention
You are probably wondering why we haven’t sent you the communication about the FPI Professionals Convention for 2018!
This year, we set out to improve on the quality, quantity and variety of CPD programmes available to you our members. Better still, in doing this, we envisaged to assure that we provide these CPD offerings to you for free where possible (as in the case of the 11 free webinars that you are entitled to as a loyal member of FPI) or at affordable rates.
On account of the short timeframe from the 2017 FPI convention, from 28 October 2017 to 10 June 2018; and companies approached currently reviewing budgets - resulting in a deferral of sponsorships until 2019, we had to consider other alternatives. Despite our best efforts, we have exhausted all avenues to ensure that this event could be made affordable to members.
After consulting with the FPI Board of Directors as well as the Board of FPI Centre for Professional Development Pty LTD, we have taken a decision to regrettably cancel the 2018 FPI Professionals Convention and to rather take the time in ensuring that we put together a pre-eminent, but affordable, convention in 2019. My team and I have already started work in this regard. We will share more information about the programme in due course.
Other CPD offerings for 2018
We are pleased to inform you that FPI’s subsidiary, FPI Centre for Professional Development is to effectuate an exceptional line-up of CPD programmes, that we believe you will find beneficial. Whether you are aiming to accumulate CPD points for FPI’s CPD Scheme, the newly implemented FAIS CPD Scheme, or embarking on ongoing learning as every professional should, we trust that you will be able to find enough in their offering to satisfy the demand.
You can view the variety of CPD programmes available to you at www.fpi.co.za/cpd_events.
FPI 2018 Awards Gala Dinner
We are pleased to inform you that we will still be hosting a stand-alone FPI Awards Gala Dinner event on Wednesday, 22 August 2018, where we will be recognising the new winners in all of FPI ’s awards categories, including the much coveted FPI Financial Planner of the Year Award.
More details on this event will be communicated shortly. We encourage you all to diarise the date and clear your diaries to join us for this event.
Who to contact?
For more information or to send us your comments, email firstname.lastname@example.org and for a list of upcoming CPD events, email email@example.com or visit www.fpi.co.za/cpd_events.
Godfrey Nti | FPI Chief Executive Officer"