FSE London organisers confirm seminar line-up

The organisers of the Financial Services Expo have confirmed the line-up for this year’s London show, which will take place over 24 and 25 September.

In July Mortgage Strategy revealed Front Events, the show’s organiser, had revamped this year’s show to give it more of a focus on business owners.

The sessions will include a Mortgage Advice Bureau session looking at the key skills required to grow a successful business.

A specialist lending theatre put together by the Association of Mortgage Intermediaries will involve a panel debate on the impact of second-charge lending, including participants from Brightstar, Freedom Finance, John Charcol, Precise Mortgages and Shawbrook Bank. The session will also include a buy-to-let market masterclass.

A retirement planning session from the Equity Release Council and Personal Finance Society will involve presentations from Aviva, Key Retirement Solutions, Partnership, Prudential and Saga, discussing the equity release market and long-term care options.

The Protection session will look at the past mistakes of the protection market and key industry questions, such as whether critical illness has become too complicated. Speakers will include Bright Grey, CIExpert, Panacea Adviser, PruProtect, Scottish Widows and Social Advisers.

As confirmed in July the keynote speaker will be Jamil Qureshi, who has coached many world-famous sports teams and chief executives of global companies.

Event-organiser Front Events has confirmed a list of exhibitors including Barclays, Lloyds Banking Group, Nationwide Building Society, Santander and Simplybiz. The Financial Conduct Authority will also be exhibiting at the event.

Front Events chairman John Malone says: “These new theatres and presentations, spread over the two days of the exhibition, provide a complete overview for advisers looking for new markets and seeking a competitive edge.

“It promises to be a packed show for all concerned and we are certain that all delegates will leave with plenty of information to ensure their businesses go from strength to strength.”

Front Event director James Prosser launched the FSE last year after leaving Clarion Events, where he ran the Mortgage Business Expo.