James Prosser launches Financial Services Expo
The Financial Services Expo 2013 will take place on the 1st and 2nd October at Old Billingsgate, in the heart of the City of London. It has been designed to be an event which works for the entire financial services sector in a post-RDR and MMR implementation period and will seek to mirror how advisers conduct business in the new era of the Financial Conduct Authority.
James Prosser, director of Front Events, said: “FSE is a new exhibition for a new marketplace. With the considerable regulatory changes of the RDR and MMR it’s been our aim to put together an exhibition which is fit for purpose and reflects the work of today’s FCA-regulated adviser. In planning this event we have taken guidance from advisers and the wider industry about what they want from an exhibition. Feedback has been clear and the most important factors for delegates have been identified as location, education, and the range of exhibitors. We have therefore produced an exhibition which delivers in all these areas.
“Placing the exhibition in the heart of the City of London makes it truly accessible whilst we are very pleased to be working with AMI, IMLA and the IFA Centre to deliver a conference programme which has something for everyone. We have also engaged with potential exhibitors and believe we have an attractive proposition which offers delegates access to those lenders and providers that are key to their businesses. Our exhibitor list is growing by the day and we already have a very strong line-up which has those operators who are ‘best in show’ across all seven zones.
“FSE has been designed to be cutting edge, market leading and fully comprehensive. We believe any adviser active in financial services will benefit from visiting the exhibition and are certain they will leave with a range of information and contacts designed to help them thrive in this new regulatory environment. We therefore look forward to welcoming the financial services community to Old Billingsgate in October.”
FSE will be split into seven specific zones to promote an enhanced delegate experience. They are: mortgages; commercial; protection; distribution; legal; technology; and alternative lending – each zone will be colour-coded and the aim is to cover the broadest range of financial products and services that are available to advisers.
FSE will also offer a packed conference programme put together and run by three leading trade bodies: the Association of Mortgage Intermediaries; the Intermediary Mortgage Lenders’ Association and IFA Centre. The full list of seminar programmes will be released soon and will cover training, regulatory updates, lender and provider presentations, and a ‘network parade’.
The exhibition has already received strong support from across the financial services industry and exhibitors already confirmed for FSE 2013 include: Barclays/Woolwich, Nationwide Building Society/The Mortgage Works; Virgin Money; Accord; Aldermore; Coventry Building Society; Friends Life; Precise Mortgages; PMS and Mortgage Advice Bureau.