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ASPPA WBLF: It's Not Too Late!

Early registration for the 2017 ASPPA Women Business Leaders Forum has been extended to this Friday, May 12. Don’t miss your chance to save. You won’t regret it.

The ASPPA WBLF will be held in Denver, CO at the Brown Palace Hotel June 5-8. This conference is a gathering of some of the best, brightest and most innovative and collaborative women business leaders in the compliance consulting and retirement plan service industry. It is a premiere event designed to offer business leaders, owners and/or managers new ideas for growing their businesses and making them thrive in an ever-changing industry. It is attended by business leaders dedicated to improving our industry. This is accomplished through presentations from nationally recognized speakers and through the roundtable breakout sessions where participants share openly in a collaborative atmosphere about their experiences, ideas, opportunities and solutions.

The WBLF is a small, intimate conference that offers the opportunity for all participants to get to
know one another and develop relationships that extend far beyond the days that we gather together each June. It offers the opportunity to develop contacts with leaders in our industry who can be called upon for ideas, assistance and sharing of information long after the conference itself is over.

Each business represented at the conference differs from the others. The types of service providers range from large regional TPA firms to small local firms, large daily record keepers to balance forward only firms, or firms that only work with vendor platforms or partner with daily record keepers. Both producing and nonproducing firms are represented, as are CPA firms who offer administration, some who specialize in auditing plans, firms who primarily do DB work, and those who only do DC work. However, even though all of the firms come in different shapes and sizes, each leader of her firm has unique ideas and solutions for managing her firm and growing it. Those ideas are openly shared with other attendees.

Every year I am able to take away multiple ideas that have helped me to build, grow and ignite my business. I have developed relationships and friendships with peers in my industry that I may not have had the opportunity to develop at a larger conference. It is a unique experience that cannot be found at any other conference. The openness with which people share, the welcoming attitude of all of the attendees and the smaller, more intimate environment make this conference one that I never miss.

If you are interested in attending, please register now. Once you attend you will never want to miss it again. You will reap the rewards long into the future. You can download the full agenda and register for the conference here.

Shannon M. Edwards, ERPA, QPA, QKA, is president of TriStar Pension Consulting.