The Event


26-28 March 2023, Perth

Please note - The Steadfast Convention is now fully booked.

Available sessions

  • 26 Sunday, March
    • Convention Registration 2:00 PM - 6:00 PM Registration Desk Level 1 - Perth Convention Centre
    • Coaches will be departing from 6pm at Perth Convention Centre 6:00 PM - 6:45 PM Registration Desk Level 1 - Perth Convention Centre More info
      26 Mar 2023
      Coaches to travel from Convention Centre to Perth Yacht Club for the Welcome function. Last Coach 6:46pm.
    • Steadfast Welcome Function 7:00 PM - 11:00 PM Royal Perth Yacht Club
  • 27 Monday, March
    • Registration and Breakfast - Monday 7:15 AM - 8:15 AM Steadfast Marketplace More info
      27 Mar 2023
      Registration on Level 1 at Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre in front of the Marketplace entry. Breakfast will be served from 7:30 am – 8:15 am.
    • Broker Only session 8:30 AM - 10:00 AM Plenary- Theatre More info
      27 Mar 2023
      Robert co-founded Steadfast and has over 52 years’ experience in the insurance industry. He was voted the second most influential person in insurance by Insurance News, and was awarded the ACORD Rainmaker Award in 2014. Robert is a Qualified Practising Insurance Broker, a Fellow of NIBA, a Senior Associate of ANZIIF, a Certified Insurance Professional, Graduate member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and is the Chair of the ACORD Board in New York. Robert is also a Director of ASX-listed Johns Lyng Group Limited and not-for-profit organisation KidsXpress. Robert Kelly co-founded Steadfast in 1996 to provide insurance-related quality advice and service, leading the company to become the largest general insurance broker network and underwriting agency group in Australasia and an ASX 100 listed company. He recently received the prestigious award of Member of the Order of Australia (AM) in the Queen's Birthday 2022 Honours List.
    • Monday Morning Tea 10:00 AM - 10:40 AM Steadfast Marketplace
    • Broker Only Session continued 10:40 AM - 12:10 PM Plenary- Theatre
    • Monday Lunch 12:10 PM - 1:25 PM Steadfast Marketplace
    • Convention Opening 1:25 PM - 1:40 PM Plenary- Theatre
    • Kim Beazley AC 1:40 PM - 2:20 PM Plenary- Theatre More info
      27 Mar 2023
      The Honourable Kim Beazley AC was the 33rd Governor of Western Australia. Prior to being installed as Governor, he had dedicated almost three decades to a career in Federal Parliament, representing the WA seats of Brand and Swan. In 2009, Mr Beazley was awarded the Companion of the Order of Australia for service to the Parliament of Australia through contributions to the development of government policies in relation to defence and international relations, and as an advocate for Indigenous people, and to the community. He was born in Perth, Western Australia. He completed a Bachelor of Arts and Master of Arts at the University of Western Australia. In 1973, he was awarded the Rhodes Scholarship for Western Australia and completed a Masters of Philosophy at Oxford University. Mr Beazley was a Minister in the Hawke and Keating Labor Governments (1983-1996) holding, at various times, the portfolios of Defence, Finance, Transport and Communications, Employment Education and Training, Aviation, and Special Minister of State. From 1995 to 1996, he was Deputy Prime Minister and Leader of the Australian Labor Party and Leader of the Opposition from 1996 to 2001, and 2005 to 2006. Mr Beazley served on parliamentary committees, including the Joint Intelligence Committee and the Joint Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade Committee. After his retirement from politics in 2007, Mr Beazley was appointed Winthrop Professor in the Department of Politics and International Relations at The University of Western Australia. In July 2008 he was appointed Chancellor of the Australian National University, a position he held until December 2009. Mr Beazley took up an appointment as Ambassador to the United States of America in February 2010. He served as Ambassador until January 2016. Upon returning to Australia from Washington in 2016, Mr Beazley was appointed as President of the Australian Institute for International Affairs (2016-17), Co-Chairman of the Australian American Leadership Dialogue (2016-18), Distinguished Fellow at the Australian Strategic Policy Institute, and a Director and Distinguished Fellow at the Perth USAsia Centre.
    • Industry Panel 2:20 PM - 3:00 PM Plenary- Theatre More info
      27 Mar 2023
      Join us for a thought-provoking industry panel session featuring our industry leaders who provide their opinions on key issues impacting the current insurance industry landscape. Moderated by Steadfast Founder, Managing Director & CEO, Robert Kelly, join us with panellists: • Jenny Bax, CEO, Underwriting Agencies Council. • Alexandra Hordern, General Manager of Regulatory Policy, Insurance Council of Australia. • Phil Kewin, CEO, NIBA. In this session, the industry experts will cover a range of topics such as: • What’s next in respect to the Quality of Advice Review & what this means for brokers. • Impact on Insurers from climate, claims & investment in mitigation & what this means for brokers & clients. • The increasing role of Underwriting Agencies • How the industry prepares for generational change across insurance professionals. • Emerging market trends and what does the next five years look like for insurers, underwriting agencies & regulators. • An opportunity for Q&A. • Agencies and brokers • Opportunity for questions moderated through the convention app / Slido
    • Monday Afternoon Tea 3:00 PM - 3:40 PM Steadfast Marketplace
    • Stephen Scheeler 3:40 PM - 4:20 PM Plenary- Theatre More info
      27 Mar 2023
      The world has gone digital, but Australian business risk is falling behind. As advisor, mentor and speaker, Stephen Scheeler partners with Australia's business leaders to help them master digital strategy, culture & leadership, and build innovative, global, billion-dollar businesses. As a speaker, Stephen has a unique ability to excite audiences on the power of technology, the future of business and the new paradigm of 21st-century leadership. He is an inspiring personality on the highest-profile stages – including TEDx, the Australian Governance Summit and AMP Amplify – and is a member of the Prime Minister’s Knowledge Nation 100, top innovation leaders in Australia.
    • Steadfast - ANZIIF Outstanding Insurance Professional Award & Goldseal Student of the Year Award 4:20 PM - 4:30 PM Plenary- Theatre
    • Networking Drinks 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM Steadfast Marketplace
    • Gold Sponsor Social Function 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
  • 28 Tuesday, March
    • Registration and Breakfast - Tuesday 7:45 AM - 8:50 AM Steadfast Marketplace More info
      28 Mar 2023
      Registration on Level 1 at Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre in front of the Marketplace entry. Breakfast will be served from 7:30 am – 8:15 am.
    • Dr Jana Pittman 9:00 AM - 9:45 AM Plenary- Theatre More info
      28 Mar 2023
      She will take you on a journey through the peaks and troughs that helped shape her career and build her into who she is today. Recognition: Two times World Champion, four times Commonwealth Champion, in the sport of athletics, Jana Pittman personifies resilience and determination. When continuing injuries hampered her althetics career it could have signalled retirement, so she swapped the track for the ice. Jana joined the Australian Women’s bobsleigh team, to become the first women to represent Australia in both a Summer and Winter Olympic games. Outside of sport Jana has completed a Bachelor of Medicine & Surgery and a Masters of Reproductive Medicine, she is now a practising Doctor in the field of Women’s Health. In 2021 Jana joined the cast of Channel 7’s SAS Australia making it to the last day and the only woman remaining in the final four recruits. With Jana’s passion for women’s health Jana is an ambassador for the ‘Australian Cervical Cancer Foundation’ and writes a regular column in New Idea. Jana is a mother to six children, having recently given birth to twins!
    • Abbas Nazari 9:45 AM - 10:20 AM Plenary- Theatre More info
      28 Mar 2023
      Abbas Nazari is a former Afghan refugee who fled the Taliban in 2001. Abbas was one of more than 400 asylum seekers who were rescued by the Norwegian container ship, the MV Tampa, in the Indian Ocean as they sought asylum in Australia in 2001. After being denied asylum in Australia and held offshore for weeks by Australian special forces, Abbas and his family were eventually resettled in New Zealand. Having arrived as an eight year old with no English, Abbas went on to place third in the New Zealand Spelling Bee a few years later, play representative rugby, and graduated from the University of Canterbury with a Bachelors in Diplomacy and International Relations. In 2019 he was awarded a Fulbright scholarship where he has just completed a Master's at Georgetown University in Washington DC. While in the United States, Abbas wrote and published his family memoir, After The Tampa: From Afghanistan to New Zealand which has received critical acclaim and become a number 1 New Zealand bestseller. As a speaker, Abbas shares his journey, his experiences of thriving in a foreign country, and some lessons learned along the way.
    • Tuesday Morning Tea 10:20 AM - 11:00 AM Steadfast Marketplace
    • Sponsor Sessions

      • Allianz: Gold Sponsor Breakout Session 11:00 AM - 11:40 AM River View Room 5
      • Hollard: Gold Sponsor Breakout Session 11:00 AM - 11:40 AM Plenary- Theatre
      • IQumulate Premium Funding : Gold Sponsor Breakout Session 11:00 AM - 11:40 AM River View Room 4
      • Vero: Gold Sponsor Breakout Session 11:00 AM - 11:40 AM M2 and M3
      • CGU: Gold Sponsor Breakout Session 11:50 AM - 12:30 PM River View Room 4
      • Chubb: Gold Sponsor Breakout Session 11:50 AM - 12:30 PM M2 and M3
      • QBE: Gold Sponsor Breakout Session 11:50 AM - 12:30 PM River View Room 5
      • Zurich: Gold Sponsor Breakout Session 11:50 AM - 12:30 PM Plenary- Theatre
    • Tuesday Lunch 12:30 PM - 1:45 PM Steadfast Marketplace
    • Breakout Sessions

      • Selling your client’s risk versus buying insurance 1:45 PM - 2:25 PM M2 and M3
      • The why and how to develop a client segmentation strategy 1:45 PM - 2:25 PM M1
      • Trends in Triage Claims 1:45 PM - 2:25 PM River View Room 4
      • Why of Cybercrime 1:45 PM - 2:25 PM River View Room 5
      • Selling your client’s risk versus buying insurance. 2:35 PM - 3:15 PM M2 and M3
      • The why and how to develop a client segmentation strategy. 2:35 PM - 3:15 PM M1
      • Trends in Triage Claims. 2:35 PM - 3:15 PM River View Room 4
      • Why of Cybercrime. 2:35 PM - 3:15 PM River View Room 5
    • Tuesday Afternoon Tea 3:15 PM - 3:55 PM Steadfast Marketplace
    • Kate Ceberano 3:55 PM - 4:40 PM Plenary- Theatre More info
      28 Mar 2023
      Fronting pop funk band ‘I’m Talking’, Kate notched up 5 consecutive hit singles and a Platinum debut album ‘Bear Witness’ (The 100 Best Australian Albums). The year was 1986 and Michael Hutchence from INXS won Most Popular Male Artist and Kate won Most Popular Female Artist at the Countdown Awards. Kate has barely drawn breath since, racking up 28 albums over 35 years whilst effortlessly moving around genres. With 3 x ARIA awards and 7 nominations for Best Female Artist, and dozens of other major awards, Kate is Australian entertainment royalty. She has starred in seminal productions of Jesus Christ Superstar and South Pacific, had her own tonight show ‘Kate Ceberano & Friends’ on the ABC TV, won Dancing With The Stars, first Australian woman inducted into the Australian Songwriters Association (ASA) Hall of Fame in 2014, awarded Order of Australia in 2016 for services to the arts and charity, curated the Adelaide Cabaret Festival for three record breaking years, just to name a few of her milestones. Kate Ceberano is a bona fide national treasure, possessing one of the great voices of her generation. Long may she run. Kate will released SWEET INSPIRATION, on 5 February 2021 with Sony Music Australia. The album, which Kate has been produced, features the new songs, (written by Kate in lockdown) - ‘Hold On’ and ‘Sweet Inspiration’.
    • Sponsor Prizes and Close 4:40 PM - 5:10 PM Plenary- Theatre
    • Ballroom Foyer Pre - Dinner Drinks 6:30 PM - 7:00 PM Ballroom Foyer
    • Cirque Spectacular Gala Dinner 7:00 PM - 12:00 AM Ballroom - Perth Convention & Exhibition Centre More info
      28 Mar 2023
      Dress code: Cocktail Attire

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