What You Need to Know
- FPA, SALT and Inside ETFs conferences are scheduled as in-person events.
- Morningstar's investment conference will be hybrid, including in-person and virtual presentations.
- Exchange, a new ETF conference, is set for Feb. 2022 in Miami.
In-person events for financial advisors will be making a comeback starting this September so long as federal and state guidelines allow them. Several, however, may be hybrid, combining on-site and virtual presentations and attendance.
The FPA is moving “full steam ahead on planning an in-person annual conference in Columbus, Ohio, on Sept. 22-24,” said a spokesman, adding that the organization will continue to pay attention to government guidelines and make adjustments if needed.
SkyBridge Capital’s SALT conference, which focuses on alternative investments, is also scheduled to be an in-person annual event, but far from its usual venue. Its annual conference is set for the Javits Center in New York City from Sept. 13 to Sept. 15, instead of the Bellagio in Las Vegas.
Anthony Scaramucci, the firm’s founder, said he chose his hometown this year because “New York is going to be coming back and I want to be part of it.” The conference will accommodate as many people as allowed on-site, and if that’s limited, will mix in-person and virtual events. “Everything is conditioned upon health and safety,” Scaramucci said.
Morningstar says its annual investment conference is set for Sept. 22-24 at McCormick Place Convention Center in Chicago, its usual venue, but will be “a hybrid event that reflects our gradual steps into a post-pandemic world.” Sessions will be available in person and online.