2018 SPARK Forum - The Breakers - Palm Beach, FL

Save the Date: November 4-6, 2018

Join us at the SPARK Forum, the retirement services industry's leading event for the nation's top marketing, sales, administration and recordkeeping professionals. Attendees include representatives from national banks, insurance companies, mutual fund complexes, investment firms, third party administrators, benefit consulting organizations and financial advisory firms. We have a comprehensive agenda designed to meet the needs of not only 401(k) Plan Providers, but also Financial Advisors and Third Party Administrators.

We are in the process of building a comprehensive agenda. We look forward to sharing it soon.

We'll be covering the following hot topics:

  • Behavioral governance
  • Blockchain in the retirement industry
  • ERISA litigators panel
  • Advisor panel
  • Plan sponsor panel
  • Engaging Millennials
  • Legislative & regulatory update
  • State fiduciary standards
  • How to select an advisor
  • HSAs and retirement
  • Financial Wellness
  • Retirement income
  • Privacy laws
  • Healthcare costs in retirement
  • Participant survey findings & insights
  • Crisis management

Our agenda includes comprehensive tracks to drill down on your biggest leadership challenges in these core areas:

  • Operations
  • Data security
  • Plan advisor
  • Legislative and regulatory



The conference tees off with a golf tournament on Sunday. We have an 8 AM check-in for warmup on the putting green and driving range. Coffee and danish provided. Scramble, shot gun start at 9 AM. Sunday evening festivities begin at 6 PM with a cocktail reception in the Services Exhibition area where the industry's leading vendors will showcase the latest products and services.

On Monday, breakfast begins at 7 AM in the Services Exhibition, with opening remarks and the first conference session starting at 8 AM. Sessions continue throughout the day, ending at 4:30 PM. A cocktail reception with exhibitors beginning at 5 to 7 PM wraps up the day's activities.

Tuesday gets underway with breakfast in the Services Exhibition at 7 AM, followed by opening remarks and sessions beginning at 8 AM.  The conference concludes at 1 PM. 

For more information about sponsorship and speaking opportunities, contact Marlene Jung at 860-658-5058 or marlene@sparkinstitute.org.

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