Pre-Conference Event - Wednesday 20th June 2018

18:45  BBQ and refreshments


Day One: Thursday 21st June 2018

08:30  Registration, tea/coffee, exhibition and networking

09:45  Welcome and introduction

  • Christine Sinclair, Convenor of Money Advice Scotland

  • Fergus Muirhead, Conference Chair, writer and broadcaster

09:55  Introduction to conference themeYvonne MacDermid OBE, Chief Executive, Money Advice Scotland

10:10  Keynote Speakers:

  • Sian Williams, Toynbee Hall

  • Speaker TBC, Royal Bank of Scotland

11:20  Tea/coffee, exhibition and networking

11:50  Workshops, Session 1

  • Embedding of advice services (TBC) 

  • Technology and the benefits for clients, (Monzo) 

  • The cost of a child report/cost of the school day, (CPAG) 

  • New code of practice (Payplan/CSA)

13:00  Lunch

14:00  Keynote Speakers

  • Maggie Craig, Head of Scotland, FCA

  • Darren ‘Loki’ McGarvey (rapper and author of ‘Poverty Safari’)

14:50  An audience with Chris Fitch, Bristol University Personal Finance Research Centre/Money Advice Trust

15:35  Tea/coffee, exhibition and networking

15:55 Workshops, Session 2 

  • Repeated as above

17:10 Close of day 1 

19:00  Civic Reception

19:30  Gala Dinner & Grand Prize Draw 


Day Two: Friday 22nd June 2018

09:15  Registration, tea/coffee, exhibition and networking

09.55  Opening of conference, day 2

10:00  Keynote Speaker

  • Russell Gunson, IPPR Scotland

10:45  The BIG Discussion - The future of debt advice funding in Scotland 

  • Charles Counsell, Money Advice Service

  • Lorraine King, Scottish Government 

11:15  Tea/coffee, exhibition and networking

11:45  Taster Session 1

  • Regulatory updates, (AiB)

  • Financial inclusion for older people, (Age Scotland) 

  • Housing legislation updates workshop TBC

  • SMI update TBC

12:15 Taster Session 2

  • Repeated as above

13:00  Plenary Session 

Conference closes.

13:15 Lunch and goodbyes

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