COG Asset Finance Broker’s Conference – The Wrap-Up

Car brokers, COG Aggregation

After a three-year hiatus, the 2022 COG Asset Finance Broker’s Conference was back, bigger and better than ever! Held on 6 – 7 October at the impeccable Sheraton Grand Mirage Resort on the Gold Coast, we saw over 330 asset finance industry members gather to Grow, Learn and Connect. Our largest conference ever. 

We were lucky enough to hear from a number of engaging keynote speakers who educated and entertained our broker members and lender partners. 

  • General the Honourable Sir Peter Cosgrove AK AC (MIL) CVO MC (RETD) 
  • Peter FitzSimons 
  • Dr Keith Suter AM 
  • James Slattery from Slattery Asset Advisory, Auctions and Valuations 
  • David Carson from Compliance One 

The COG Aggregation team also delivered some important updates: 

  • Andrew Bennett, Group CEO, COG Financial Services Ltd delivered the Welcome Address, gave an overview on the group’s financial performance in FY22 and summarised the many growth opportunities in the asset finance sector in the coming years. 
  • Mark Rayson, Head of COG Aggregation Services presented a business and systems update. He announced the merger of COG’s two standalone aggregation arms, Platform Finance and CFG, into the one unified business – COG Aggregation. Plus, the launch of the latest features within our new and improved client management and loan application system – COG Connect.

Sessions and Awards

We held several panel sessions that encouraged interaction and questions from our delegates. Special thanks to the Commonwealth Bank for hosting their informative panel with our CEO Ryan Young and for being our Day 1 Diamond Sponsor. 

Our broker-only Group Lender Panel session on Day 2 was hosted by Caroline Grima, Head of COG Broker Services and was joined by representatives from Metro Finance, Pepper Money and Westpac.  

At the end of the Day 2 sessions, 11 buses took our 330 delegates to our visit and interact with our 39 lenders at our Asset Finance Trade Expo at the Gold Coast Convention Centre. Every lender went the extra mile to deliver a fun and interesting environment to talk all things asset finance. 

The AFBC22 culminated with our Awards Gala on the final night. The ballroom was transformed, and we were thoroughly entertained by our event emcee Sam McCool and band The Baker Boys. We are very thankful to Westpac for sponsoring our Awards Night and for being our Day 2 Diamond Sponsor. 

Our Head of Strategic Partnerships, Damian Mantini, took to the stage to congratulate our deserving finalists and to present the 2022 COG Asset Finance Awards to six very deserving winners 


Recognising the Group’s largest funding partner in FY22 (highest settled volume) 



Recognising the Group’s fastest growing funder in FY22 (in terms of absolute volumes compared to FY21) 

Pepper Money 


Mykolas Kaliacius – QLD

Damian Hatchley – WA

Narelle Bruni – VIC/SA/TAS
Pepper Money 

Mark Hoban  – NSW/ACT
Metro Finance 

We thank everyone that attended AFBC22 and made it as memorable and successful as it was! Here are a few of the happy snaps to keep the memories alive. We can’t wait for the next COG Asset Finance Broker’s Conference. 

The Highlights Reel