Synchron will play host to eight New Zealand financial services industry professionals at its annual NextGen bootcamp in Rotorua this week.  

The New Zealand guests will join 64 other delegates, which include young Synchron advisers and Australian business development professionals, along with other Australian industry professionals, in what is the first NextGen to be held offshore.

Synchron Director, Don Trapnell, said the decision to host NextGen in New Zealand was influenced by the fact that the country is currently reviewing the regulation and structure of its financial services industry.

“New Zealand is going through the process of its own version of financial services reform and we are interested to see how it is tackling it. Having been subject to a wide range of ongoing reform in Australia over a long period of time, we are also happy to share our experiences with our special guests.”

This year’s bootcamp features two expert trainers: marketing guru, Paul McCarthy, who specialises in helping small businesses grow their brands, and productivity expert, Donna Hanson, who will be demonstrating how advisers can maximise the capabilities already sitting within their existing Microsoft technology – ie. Word, Excel, Powerpoint and Office. 

“NextGen also features a strong team building focus and includes a range of challenging physical activities which are designed to help break down barriers between advisers and other finance professionals,” Mr Trapnell said. 

Now in its 13th year, Synchron’s NextGen is specifically designed for financial advisers and industry professionals under the age of 40.