2019 FPA of Georgia Regional Symposium

May 08, 2019
7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre
2800 Cobb Galleria Pkwy
Atlanta, GA 30339
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FPA of Georgia’s Annual Regional Symposium is only a few weeks away!

For 2019, your Local Chapter is shaking things up for our Regional Symposium!


Join us at the Cobb Energy Center Wednesday May 8th, from 7:00 -4:00.

We will have this beautiful venue all to ourselves for networking, enjoying our speakers and earning valuable CE credit for your CFP® & GA Insurance Certifications.

Enjoy education and catered cuisine.

Register Today and Receive a free copy of Amanda Messer's Book!



You’re used to the great technical and industry sessions from years past…our changes are designed to build on this momentum.

Atlanta is nationally competitive in attracting and developing business on a global scale. 

Esteemed professionals working to bring business to our state will share with our planners what’s new and exciting in our community and what to expect in the future.

So…this year, we are adding to the mix a new track (AKA the inside track) featuring local business and economic initiatives.

Come get a pulse on the explosive growth close to home; where you, your clients and their families live, work and play.  What’s downtown today could be worldwide in a few years! 



(Coffee and refreshments will also be served)

We’ll kick off the day with an amazing speaker, Amanda Messer, who will remind us of our purpose –serving clients.

Amanda Messer, Because I Said I Would


From there, we have speakers on three distinct breakout tracks:

 Local Business, Tax & Politics and Practice Management



LOCAL BUSINESS: Local Today, Global Tomorrow.


    Blake Patton         Jane McCracken

Atlanta Startup Culture: A Macro and Micro Look – a Panel Discussion with Blake Patton of Tech Square Ventures and Jane McCracken of the ATDC (startup incubator at Georgia Tech)


Super Hero Flicks, Trap Music and Credit Scores; Why Atlanta is on Top of the Tech & Creative World –  Presented by Grant Wainscott from the Metro Atlanta Chamber of Commerce 

Doug Shipman, Woodruff Arts Center

The Arts As An Economic Engine – Doug Shipman, CEO of Woodruff Arts Center, presents on the economic impact of the arts in Atlanta and our Region

Michael Hughes, Cobb Community Development Agency

Featured Lunch Presentation:

Atlanta Business Initiatives-  Michael Hughes of the Cobb Community Development Agency



TAX & POLITICS: What’s Changed & What Remains?

Matthew Peurach

Capital Gains Defense? Try Opportunity Zones – Matt Peurach of Morris, Manning and Martin weighs in on this exciting new area of the 2018 tax reform

Hale Sheppard

Assets Overseas? Be Prepared Or Be Penalized – Hale Sheppard speaks on International Tax Issues and Enforcement

Bob Sellers

What’s Happening in Washington – Bob Sellers gives a political update

Rebecca Gunn

Economic Update- Rebecca Gunn gives an Economic Update



Fuel your Growth.

Maria Quinn

 Retaining Heirs: Connecting with the Next Generation with Maria Quinn of Vanguard

Steve Phillips

The Advisor Playbook: Perfecting and Elevating the Client Experience - Pareto Practice Management with Steve Phillips

Harlan Accola

Harlan Accola of Fairway Mortgage will wrap up the day with Planning for the Baby Boomer:  Trends in Baby Boomer Homeownership


Registration is open!  


(Seating is limited and you don’t want to miss it.)

Register by May 3rd to receive a special early bird date, and a free copy of Amanda Messer's Book!

We look forward to seeing you on May 8th at the Cobb Energy Center!

Register Here


Event Agenda- CE Approved Courses Are Marked


$220.00 FPA Member Ticket

$320.00 Guest Ticket

$110.00 Student Registration
$145.00 after 07:00 pm May 3