Programme

Pre-Conference Event - Wednesday 21st June 2017

19:00  BBQ and refreshments

Day One: Thursday 22nd June 2017

08:30  Registration, Tea / Coffee, Exhibition and Networking

09:45  Welcome from Christine Sinclair, Convenor of Money Advice Scotland & Introduction to Conference Chair, Liz Barclay, Broadcaster and Producer

09:55  Introduction to Conference - Yvonne MacDermid OBE, Chief Executive, Money Advice Scotland

10:05  Keynote Speakers:
  • Stephen Blackman, Principal Economist, Royal Bank of Scotland, Modern lives: debt and the Scottish Family
  • Elaine Kempson CBE, Professor Emeritus, University of Bristol

11:15  Tea / Coffee, Exhibition and Networking

11:45  Workshops, Session 1

  • Student Support Review, Scottish Government 
  • The Banking Standards Board - what does good banking culture look like to customers?
  • Financial lives of people on low incomes, Glasgow Caledonian University
  • Pension Reform - new guidance, MALG

13:00  Lunch

14:00  Keynote Speakers
  • Lee Usher, Computershare
  •  Chris Boyland, Scottish Government, New social security powers in Scotland

14:50  The BIG Debate - "Is financial education the panacea for debt problems?" 

(Featuring Iona Bain, founder of Young Money Blog, journalist, speaker & author of Spare Change, and Jim Lally, Education Scotland)

15:35  Tea / Coffee, Exhibition and Networking

15:55 Workshops, Session 2 

  • Student Support Review, Scottish Government
  • The Banking Standards Board - what does good banking culture look like to customers?
  • Financial lives of people on low incomes, Glasgow Caledonian University
  • Pension Reform - new guidance, MALG

17:15 Day 1 closes 

19:00  Civic Reception, supported by Perth & Kinross Council

19:30  Gala Dinner & Grand Prize Draw 

Day Two: Friday 23rd June 2017

09:15  Registration, Tea / Coffee, Exhibition and Networking

09.55  Opening of Conference, Day 2 - Liz Barclay, Conference Chair

10:00  The BIG Discussion - The Standard Financial Statement

10:45  Keynote Speaker

  • Dr. Jim McCormick, Joseph Rowntree Foundation

11:15  Tea / Coffee, Exhibition and Networking

11:45  Taster Session 1:

  • Pioneer Credit Union - developing innovative services within a credit union
  • Stepchange Debt Charity - Annual Year book - what has changed over the years?
  • Policy at Money Advice Scotland - how can we influence change?
  • Trading Standards Scotland, Financial scams - looking out for those around us

12:15 Taster Session 2:

  • Pioneer Credit Union - developing innovative services within a credit union
  • Stepchange Debt Charity - Annual Year book - what has changed over the years?
  • Policy at Money Advice Scotland - how can we influence change?
  • Trading Standards Scotland, Financial scams - looking out for those around us

13:00  Plenary Session 

Conference closes.

13:15 Lunch and Goodbyes

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