One of the hosts, Caroline Stuart, spoke at the start of the event, which is held in teepees in rolling fields, in Aynho, Northants.
She told the gathering of Paraplanners: “It’s the sixth Powwow, which is amazing.
“I’m fortunate enough to have been to all of them and I remember the first one.
“I didn’t really fee comfortable at professional events and didn’t really get involved, then I heard about this Powwow and I went along.
“I was not like anything I’d ever been to before.
“Somebody said something I didn’t quite agree with and, for the first time, I spoke up and now I’m hosting it and it’s incredible.
She added: “Now, six years on, it is a force of nature, it's a collaborative, it’s put on by Paraplanners for Paraplanners.”
Today’s event is set to feature a number of expert speakers, including the FCA’s Chris Hewitt, who will talk about DB reviews and transfers.
The Western-themed event features campfires and face paint to accompany the informal ‘unconference’ discussions.
This year’s Paraplanners Powwow began last night when Paraplanners met ahead of the event for a meal – or ‘Chowwow’.
• Financial Planning Today will feature coverage of the event throughout the day so check back with us regularly.