Monday, 23 September 2013 10:59
Just days to go to 'Back to the Future' IFP Annual Conference
More than 600 people are set to attend the three-day IFP Conference which begins on 30 September at the 5 Star Celtic Manor Resort near Newport, South Wales.
Excitement is mounting as the event - seen by many as the Financial Planning gathering of the year – draws near with delegates from all over UK and as far afield as Australia heading to south Wales. Accommodation in the main hotel sold out many months ago but organisers have said that anyone interested in attending should get in touch for details of any last minute cancellations.
This year's conference is themed around the topic of 'Back to the Future' and looks at how Financial Planners can learn from the past and build on new strategies.
Keynote speakers include Bill Bachrach, former MI5 chief Eliza Manningham-Buller, Mike Kellard from AXA Wealth and 'The Standards Guy' Dennis Mills. More than 50 companies and organisations will be taking space in the large exhibition area too.
Track sessions are divided into fundamentals, development, innovation and knowledge. The fundamentals track is a new idea being tried out as it features a former David Norton award winner speaking with a former IFP President on what it takes to be successful.
Track speakers include Michelle Hoskin from Standards International, Tony Wickenden from Technical Connection, Paul Etheridge from Prestwood, Chris Davies from Engage and Daniel Richards from Insight Marketing.
As well as the main sessions, there are structured CPD sessions, the exhibition, welcome events, a gala dinner and an exclusive session for Accredited Financial Planning Firms.
Delegates who have already booked their spaces should have pre-registered which sessions they want to attend. All sessions are accredited for IFP structured CPD.
Katherine Morgans, IFP events director, said: "With just a week to go until the conference, the final preparations are being made at IFP HQ for the arrival of over 600 attendees at the Celtic Manor Resort for this year's 'Back to the Future' conference. The majority are Financial Planners and Paraplanners from the UK but we will also be welcoming delegates from as far away as South Africa and Australia along with supporters, speakers and guests.
"If you're attending, make sure you've done your homework – check the details of your booking, join the IFP conference LinkedIn group and make sure you know what's happening when. If you're coming to the dinner – pack your DJ! Visit the planning ahead page to make sure you're ready.
"For the IFP team, the event is a huge undertaking but it's one that we all get stuck into. The buzz is always tremendous and for us it's great to be able to catch up with so many of our members and supporters in one place. We look forward to seeing everyone!"
For the latest information on the event go to: www.financialplannng.org.uk and follow the event links.
• Don't miss daily news coverage of the conference on Financial Planner Online, on Twitter @FPM_Online and in print in Financial Planner magazine following the conference.
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