CAFBA Annual Conference and National & Broker Finance Awards

30 August 2019
Grand Hyatt Melbourne
Contact Name
Tracey Embleton
Contact Phone
0417 871 912
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Join us in Melbourne for the prestigious CAFBA 2019 Annual Conference, followed by the National Broker and Financier Awards Dinner.

CAFBA Annual Conference

Date: Friday 30 August 2019
Venue: Grand Hyatt Melbourne
Level 8, 123 Collins Street, Melbourne

8.30am – Registration
1.30pm – Lunch
2.30pm – Conference End

Tickets: Attendance to the Conference is complimentary, but please note that registration is essential to take advantage of this offer.
*Please note that the conference is for Brokers only

CLICK HERE to register!

Keynote Speaker: Dominic Thurbon

Dominic Thurbon is a change agent who has worked with companies and communities around Australia and the world to help them crack the code for driving innovation, future-proofing their workforce and developing brands that really matter. Provocative, dynamic and thought leading, he is a keynote speaker who likes nothing more than to disrupt current thinking and encourage his audiences to ‘drive’, rather than ‘manage’ change.

As co-founder and Chief Creative Officer at Karrikins Group - a fast-growth consulting firm with over 120 staff delivering projects across 13 countries reaching almost one million people a year - Dom has applied his expertise in community strategy, corporate responsibility and innovation to design some of the largest education and behavior change programs in the world. With global clients that include Apple, Commonwealth Bank, Lexus, Microsoft and IBM, Dom’s approach has been proven multiple times.

Dom has led research on bestsellers published in over 15 countries and is co-author of the bestselling Matter: How to Become the Obvious Choice.

National & Broker Finance Awards

The CAFBA 2019 National Broker and Financier Awards will be held in the evening following the CAFBA Conference.

Date: Friday 30 August 2019

Venue: Grand Hyatt Melbourne
Savoy Ballroom - Level 8
123 Collins Street, Melbourne

6.30pm – Pre-dinner drinks
7.00pm – Awards night
12.00am – Event end 


Early Bird Ticket: $88.00
To take advantage of this discount, enter the code ‘EBD’ when registering. Please note that Early Bird Tickets are only available up until July 1.

Standard Ticket: $110.00

CLICK HERE to register!

Meet your Master of Ceremonies: Greg Ward

As a professional MC, Greg has hosted, facilitated, moderated and performed at over 1,000 events across a career spanning 22 years. During this time Greg has presented to more than half a million people in 13 countries throughout Europe, North & South America, Asia, Oceania and Australasia and looks forward to joining the CAFBA members for this year’s event.



CAFBA 2019 Broker and Financier Award Nominations are Open!

We are very pleased to announce that nominations for the 2019 National Broker and Financer Awards have now opened for all CAFBA Full and Associate members!

The CAFBA Awards night is the ONLY industry awards night for brokers and lenders in the commercial and asset finance space in Australia. We encourage all members to vote in the awards and recognise Financiers and Business Development Managers that you work with every day.  

This year there will also be an exciting additional award: Women in Leadership Achiever award, for one of the recipients of the prestigious CAFBA Women in Leadership scholarships.

In previous years the Financier of the Year winners were announced at the CAFBA Christmas Cocktail functions. However, this year all winners will be announced at the CAFBA Awards Night in Melbourne on 30th August. This will be a night not to be missed!

Nominate yourself, a colleague or your firm for one of the categories below:

Individual Awards 

  • Broker of the Year (National) - Click here to nominate
  • Emerging Broker of the Year (National) - Click here to nominate 

Firm Awards

  • Firm of the Year (National) – more than 5 brokers - Click here to nominate 
  • Firm of the Year (National) – 5 or less brokers - Click here to nominate 
  • Emerging Broker Firm of the Year - Click here to nominate 
  • Women in Leadership Award * - Click here to nominate 

Financier of the Year Awards

  • Financier of the Year Award - Click here to nominate 

Key dates

Online Submission: Tuesday - 2 July 2019 

Submissions close: Friday - 2 August 2019

Finalists Announced: Friday - 16 August 2019

Winners Announced: 30 August, at the CAFBA 2019 National Awards Gala Dinner

Judging Process

To ensure professionalism and transparency, a judging panel made up of respected industry professionals from the major lending institutions will be chosen to adjudicate the nominations. The submissions will be assessed with the adherence to CAFBA Professional Standards and strategic direction, such as education and diversity.

Whilst volume is one category question, it is not the sole determinant, and is included to merely assess the bona fides of each entrant. Each judge will be asked to score each category out of 10, with the highest score used to determine the winner of each award. 

All responses are kept strictly confidential and are only seen by the Secretariat.