Date: 06.12.19

Cetera’s Connect National Financial Advisor Conference Awarded Bronze Stevie Award

Cetera’s Connect18 conference, a premier conference for financial professionals was awarded a 2019 Bronze Stevie® Award for the live event conferences category at the 17th Annual American Business Awards®. The winners were presented their awards on June 11 at a banquet in New York.

“Connect18 was a special milestone because it was the first-ever national conference comprised of Cetera’s entire network of advisors, strategic partners and home office leadership, said Michael Zuna, Chief Marketing Officer of Cetera. “Themed for advisors, by advisors, we’re thrilled for this recognition and want to credit the Connect advisory board comprised of financial advisors who worked alongside Cetera to create a truly unique experience for attendees.”

Unique live elements included financial advisor Q&A with featured keynote speakers, a theatre-in-the-round stage, live music, interactive entertainment and an unprecedented opportunity to rally its network around a single big idea: the Advice-Centric Experience®. Tools and technology were launched to aid in enhancing the delivery of financial advice for advisors and their clients.

Connect19, themed “A Mile Above”, will once again bring together Cetera advisors in a three-day networking, information and experiential event in Denver, July 22-25.

Presented annually, the Stevie Awards receive 12,000 entries each year from organizations in more than 70 nations. Honoring organizations of all types and sizes and the people behind them, the Stevies recognize outstanding performances in the workplace worldwide. Learn more about the Stevie Awards at Winners were determined by the average scores of more than 150 professionals worldwide in seven specialized judging committees.

About Cetera Financial Group®

Cetera Financial Group, Inc. ("Cetera") is a leading network of independent firms empowering the delivery of professional financial advice to individuals, families and company retirement plans across the country through trusted financial advisors and financial institutions. Cetera is one of the largest independent financial advisor networks in the nation by number of advisors, as well as a leading provider of retail services to the investment programs of banks and credit unions.

Through its multiple distinct firms, Cetera offers independent and institutions-based advisors the benefits of a large, established broker-dealer and registered investment adviser, while serving advisors and institutions in a way that is customized to their needs and aspirations. Advisor support resources offered through Cetera include award-winning wealth management and advisory platforms, comprehensive broker-dealer and registered investment adviser services, practice management support and innovative technology. For more information, visit

“Cetera Financial Group” refers to the network of independent firms encompassing, among others, Cetera Advisors, Cetera Advisor Networks, Cetera Investment Services (marketed as Cetera Financial Institutions), Cetera Financial Specialists, First Allied Securities and Summit Brokerage Services. All firms are members FINRA/SIPC.