Conference of Major Superannuation Funds

The Conference of Major Super Funds (CMSF)

What you missed at CMSF 2019

CMSF19 was held from 13 – 15 March at the Gold Coast Convention & Exhibition centre. And this year, the focus was on navigating the competitive industry landscape and overcoming the challenges we face in super today.

Over the three action-packed days, we heard from a diverse panel of local and international speakers, as they unpacked learnings to come out of the Royal Commission, the latest AI trends and much more.

Watch the video below to see why CMSF is the flagship event in profit-to-member super.

Follow @aistbuzz on Twitter and search #CMSF19 to see how the event unfolded.

Download the full program and view our confirmed speakers today.


“From the opening Plenary with Ian Silk’s discussion on the future of super and lessons from the Royal Commission to conversations around culture, innovation, the importance of data and how AI might assist funds in the future, there was plenty to hear, learn and discuss. I was fortunate to have a few of my younger colleagues from First State Super who experienced their first CMSF this year so it was wonderful to share their initiation into the conference world.”

Lisa Collins, Head of Business Development, First State Super

“Just wanted to pass on my thanks and congratulations for running another great conference, we certainly got a lot of value from it.”

Damien Beddoes, Chief Executive Officer, Cook Islands National Superannuation Fund

ME Learning Lab

Industry experts took to the stage at a purpose-built theatrette inside the CMSF Central Exhibition Hall. From this intimate 50-seater venue, they hosted idea sharing sessions throughout the conference.


Improve your health at CMSF

Whether you’re a regular runner, occasional walker or want to try your first ever yoga class, you’re invited to join conference delegates and get healthy at CMSF.



Attending CMSF can earn you to up to 12.5 hours CPD. Members automatically receive the total amount of session hours attended at the event.

A statement of attendance is sent on request by completing the CPD Request form available at the Conference Registration Desk. Become an AIST Member.

CMSF Photo Gallery

Check out highlights from last year's conference in our Flickr album.


Speaker/Chair Gifts

Each speaker and chair will be thanked for their contribution with a donation to First Nations Foundation on their behalf.

First Nations Foundation is a not for profit organisation with a passion for building a better financial future for First Australians. They achieve this by improving financial inclusion for Indigenous Australians, training in financial literacy and assisting the financial services sector to enhance their products.

These donations will support the Big Koori Super Days Out – Indigenous community events to help first Australians find their lost super, consolidate accounts, and become educated about the benefits that super offers.

Despite more than 25 years of compulsory superannuation, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people have poorer superannuation outcomes than non- Indigenous Australians – including significantly lower balances at retirement. 

AIST is supporting the First Nations Foundation in line with its commitment to reconciliation and our mission to provide a better retirement outcome for all Australians. 

For more information about First Nations Foundation or to make a donation please visit