Friday, 27 September 2013 13:33
IFP's 'Back to the Future' Annual Conference starts on Monday
The UK's leading Financial Planning event, the sell out three day IFP Conference, will get under way on Monday morning.
More than 600 attendees are expected to take part in the IFP Annual Conference 'Back to the Future' which begins on 30 September at the 5 Star Celtic Manor Resort near Newport, South Wales.
The event will attract Financial Planners from all over the UK and internationally including delegates from Australia and the US.
Financial Planner Online will be bringing you extensive daily news coverage every day during the conference plus conference highlights and live coverage on Twitter @fpm_online using the conference hashtag #IFPconf.
More than 50 leading providers will be exhibiting at the event which is head lead sponsored by AXA Wealth and Architas.
Tina Weeks, event chairman, said: "It’s been a huge effort by a great team of people but we’re really looking forward to getting together again. The camaraderie is exceptional and the event is always a special one for Financial Planners and Paraplanners.”
Sue Whitbread, IFP communications director, added: "Support for the conference this year has far exceeded our expectations and the programme is packed with learning and knowledge sharing.
"We're confident this will be our best ever conference and the momentum created will move the profession forward. We're very grateful to all our sponsors and corporate members for backing the event and to attendees for booking early "It should be a great event with lots of learning and time for fun and networking too. Good luck to all those short listed for IFP awards too!"
For full details of the conference programme go to www.financialplanning.org.uk and click on the Events menu.
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 post-RDR strategies.
Keynote speakers will include Bill Bachrach, former MI5 chief Eliza Manningham-Buller, Mike Kellard from AXA Wealth and 'The Standards Guy' Dennis Mills. More than 100 high calibre speakers and experts will be taking part in the event and sharing their knowledge.
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.
• 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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