Digital Future Adviser Event launches to provide support during COVID-19

Jessica Bird

April 17, 2020

With the inaugural Future Adviser Event (FAE) series scheduled to launch in London and Manchester later this year, 6 May 2020 will see the launch of the online-only Digital Future Adviser Event.

This is aimed at helping advisers stay on top of market changes, and providing help, support and guidance during the current lockdown.

The event will feature webinar-style sessions corresponding with elements of the physical FAE show, including:

  • 30-minute educational slots featuring speakers from more2life and Mortgage Advice Bureau;
  • 15-minute fintech demonstrations from SortRefer and Kowledge Bank;
  • Seminar sessions led by Johnny Timpson, protection specialist at Scottish Widows;
  • A marketing hub where experts from Paradigm and A=Square 1 Media will help shape client communications.

Laura Calcroft, host of the FAE, said: “The current lockdown due to COVID-19 means that the Future Adviser Event has been rescheduled for later this year – but we believe advisers need the support and guidance our event offers more than ever as the market changes rapidly in response to the coronavirus outbreak.

“Launching a wholly online event means that we can connect with advisers who are working remotely across the country and showcase what the Future Adviser Event has to offer, ahead of our physical events later this year.

“Technology has always been at the forefront of the advice market and this event is no different – we look forward to seeing you online next month!”

Peter Brodnicki, CEO of event sponsor Mortgage Advice Bureau, added: “It makes absolute sense to offer a completely online event and Mortgage Advice Bureau are very pleased to be taking part.

“We are aiming to bring some thought-provoking insights to the table in terms of the interactive sessions we’ll be delivering.

“We’ll be covering two distinct areas of learning, firstly helping business leaders to adapt in the current landscape and the second focus is protection.

“In terms of supporting people with the day-to-day running of a business, we will discuss how to lead in a remote environment, getting productivity right by focusing on outcomes rather than hours spent on tasks and supporting employees with wellbeing and keeping teams unified.

“Our protection experts will then cover how advisers can launch and run income protection campaigns, as well as focusing on the key sales techniques in terms of how you position protection over the phone with clients.

“Our educational sessions will be discussion-led and include practical things that everyone can take advantage of.”

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