Financial Services Expo opens for registrations
This is the first year of the expo which is the brainchild of Front Events which is headed up by James Prosser who has 13 years experience in the expo field.
Prosser, director of Front Events, said: “Since first unveiling FSE in June the team have received plenty of encouraging feedback from key industry figures and visitor registrations now opening is another exciting phase of the gestation period.
“2013 has represented something of a crossroads for advisers what with RDR being implemented, the Financial Conduct Authority assuming regulatory control of the market and MMR looming ever closer so it feels like the perfect time to launch an event that caters for intermediaries across the financial services sphere.”
The exhibition has received support from across the financial services industry in terms of exhibitors and sponsors with NatWest Intermediary Solutions and Santander two of the latest names to join a roster that already includes Barclays/Woolwich, BM Solutions, Halifax, Nationwide and Virgin Money.
The event will host a seminar programme put together by the Association of Mortgage Intermediaries, the Intermediary Mortgage Lenders Association and IFA Centre while the Mortgage Advice Bureau plans to host a series of protection-led sessions.
The seminar programme will consist of training, regulatory and lending updates enabling attendees to fulfil their Continuing Professional Development requirements.
FSE will be split into seven specific zones; mortgages; commercial; protection; distribution; legal; technology; and alternative lending with the aim being to cover the broadest range of financial products and services that are available to advisers.
Prosser added: “The wealth of exhibitors and sponsors wanting to become involved with FSE proves that the industry was primed for a new type of event and we are confident this reaction will be mirrored by strong registration numbers. “Delegates can be assured that attending the event will not only afford them the unrivalled opportunity to meet the best of breed providers across a number of sectors but also the chance to network with their peers to discuss the evolution of the adviser’s role in the evolving economic landscape.”
Prosser said the seminar programme, due to be unveiled next month, promises to be educational and informative offering guidance in changing times.
Visitors who would like to attend Financial Services Expo 2013 can do so by registering at: www.financialservicesexpo.co.uk.