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 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.

Registration Opens Soon

June 1-2, 2017 - Gaylord National Resort, National Harbor, MD

Hear from Washington insiders and industry experts on current legislative and regulatory initiatives, record keeping developments, investment trends and participant communication topics, among others.

The SPARK National Conference gets underway Thursday, June 1 with breakfast at 7:00 AM in the Services Exhibition, followed by opening remarks at 8:00 AM.  Sessions continue throughout the day and wrap up with a cocktail reception with exhibitors from 5:00 to 7:00 PM.  The conference continues on Friday with breakfast in the Services Exhibition at 7:15 AM, followed by opening remarks and sessions beginning at 8:15 AM.  The conference ends at 1:00 PM. 

Who Should Attend?

The SPARK National Conference presents outstanding educational and networking opportunities for a broad array of companies and executives, including:

  • Recordkeeping Administrators
  • Investment Advisors and Management
  • TPA Owners and Management
  • Independent Record Keepers
  • Fund Companies and Investment Managers
  • 403(b) Service Providers
  • Sales and Marketing Executives and Managers
  • Product Development Executives
  • Financial Advisors and RIAs
  • Government Affairs Representatives
  • Legal, Risk Management and Compliance Professionals

Attendee Benefits

  • Network with peers from all segments of the industry
  • 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 for ARPC, ARPS and ASPPA accreditations

Sponsorship and Exhibit Opportunities

The SPARK National Conference also provides opportunities for sponsors and exhibitors to:

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

Breakfast and Cocktail receptions and other networking events will be held in the Exhibition area.

For more information about the conference, including sponsorships, exhibiting and speaking opportunities, contact Marlene Jung at 860-658-5058 or marlene@sparkinstitute.org.