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30 firms to support

30 major life offices, portals, fund-supermarkets and technology companies have committed to support the second major event, to be held in London on September 5.

Five new exhibitors – IntelliFlo, Easylink, Morningstar and Canon UK – will be are using the event as a platform for their launch into the IFA market.

Over 450 adviser delegates attended the Manchester launch event in June and more are expected for the London event, to be held in the Lawrence Hall of the Royal Horticultural Halls.

The event is free to all financial intermediaries and their staff, with online registration and full event information available on the event&#39s website

28 live seminars and presentations will be given during the London, one-day event, with a keynote presentation from Microsoft and many high-profile speakers including Scottish Equitable&#39s Stewart Ritchie OBE on latest pensions developments, Origo&#39s Sandy Neilson on e-commerce, Norwich Union&#39s Nigel Hopwood on changing the sales process for protection, and Fensham&#39s John Baxter on managing the transition to fees.

Nicola Mitchell, event director of, says: “We are delighted that so many new companies have come forward to increase the support for the second event. Feedback from Manchester was very positive, with many IFAs saying how pleased they were that the industry had, at last, come together to provide an event which really met the needs of their business, giving solid solutions, free training and constructive advice – without any sales pressure. London will be a particularly spectacular event with such an excellent venue and some really impressive guest speakers.”

Following the success of the launch event, Microsoft UK has now confirmed its sponsorship of

all four shows in 2002. Likewise, Origo will be sponsoring the Cyber Caffcopy; at each

event, which forms the central focus of the main auditorium, providing internet access,

product demonstrations and a central information point.


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