SPARK National Conference

Join us at the SPARK National Conference, the retirement services industry's leading event for the nation's top marketing, sales, administration and record keeping 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 Advisers and Third Party Administrators who serve our industry.

SPARK is one of the oldest and most prestigious organizations that serve retirement plan professionals.  Our membership is comprised of a broad array of individuals from more than 250 companies serving the retirement plan community.

Sessions Will Include:

Conference agenda will include three specialty tracks for: 401(k) Plan Providers, Financial Advisers and TPA's
  • DOL Update, Fred Wong, Employee Benefits Security Administration, Department of Labor 
  • Understanding Your Fiduciary Role, Fred Reish, Drinker Biddle & Reath, LLP
  • Washington Update, Steve Saxon, Groom Law Group
  • 403(b) Plans Legal Update, Bob Architect, VALIC and
    Evan Giller, Giller & Calhoun
  • The Current State and Resulting Complications of Technology in Recordkeeping, Billy Morris, and Kenneth Hanson, SunGard
  • Plan Adviser Roundtable, Steve Cronin, Ascensus - Other panelists to be announced
  • WANTED: Employers Committed to Steering America Clear of Retirement Crisis, Kevin Crain, Bank of America Merrill Lynch and Mary Dineen, DuPont Company

Attendee Benefits:

  • Participate in interactive sessions on marketing, operations, investment and distribution issues.
  • Learn how current and pending legislation and regulations will affect your business
  • Receive Continuing Education Credits
  • Network with peers from all segments of the industry
  • Exhibition Hall featuring the latest products, services and technology in the industry

Sponsor & Exhibitor Benefits:

  • Promote your products and services to new prospects
  • Increase your industry profile
  • Network with industry leaders
  • Enhance your brand and product awareness
  • Meet with key industry media representatives

For additional information, contact Marlene D. Jung, CPA at 860-658-5058 or



Gold Sponsors

Silver Sponsors
Broadridge T.Row Price Broadridge Matrix
Other Sponsors
AXA Equitable WyStar Knowledgement GE Asset Management Sun Trust Ascensus
Mesirow Guardian GE Asset Management
Oppenheimerunds Ascensus Columbia Management
ADP Retirement Solutions The Bancorp Bank Envisage Information Systems LLC BlackRock BridgePoint J.P. Morgan Pimco
Media Sponsors
Pensions and Investments PBenefits Link