World Cup winning rugby coach Sir Clive Woodward and two former
pensions ministers are amongst a high profile list of insightful
and inspirational speakers set to headline the Personal Finance
Society's (PFS) flagship conference in Birmingham later this
Delegates who attend A Festival of Financial Planning
in November will gain access to Woodward's insights on developing a
winning mindset, while former pensions ministers Baroness Ros
Altmann and Sir Steve Webb will outline their expectations for the
next phase of the UK's pensions evolution.
Thousands of delegates and around 100 exhibitors are expected to
descend on Birmingham's National Exhibition Centre on
7th-8th November for the Festival,
representing an unprecedented gathering of the country's
professional personal finance community.
PFS chief executive Keith Richards said more than 1,000
delegates had already registered for the event, which will showcase
the latest innovations from leading business and lifestyle brands,
and encourage attendees to join in a range of interactive leisure
and entertainment side activities.
"Initial demand for the event has been phenomenal and
demonstrates the appetite to experience something different from
the norm. We're expecting this to increase even further now that
we're able to release more details about this exciting new Festival
concept," he said.
"We are truly breaking new ground with this year's Festival of
Financial Planning.Where else can you gain insights into policy
from recent pensions ministers, regulators and market experts, and
then jump behind the wheel of a Tesla Model S?"
Held over one and a half days, the Festival will be true to its
name, offering much more than the usual conference experience.
Entertainment, live music and a village green will all be on offer,
with more than 70 workshops, panel discussions and keynote sessions
to be run concurrently, allowing attendees to tailor their own
individual programme and enjoy their own unique Festival
JP Morgan Asset Management chief market strategist Stephanie
Flanders and 7IM founder Justin Urquhart Stewart will explain the
likely impact of Brexit on the financial planning sector, while
Richard Mullender will share his experiences as a former hostage
and crisis negotiator at Scotland Yard. Acclaimed author Paul
Armson will offer insights on delivering a compelling client value
The event is also innovating in other ways, including its
dedicated Festival Radio, powered by Informed Choice's award
winning Chartered financial planner Martin Bamford.
Complimentary tickets to A Festival of Financial Planning are
available to both PFS members and guests. For more information or
to book your place please visit: www.pfsfestival.org