FSE London unveils four seminar sessions

The event, which will take place at Old Billingsgate in the City of London on the 24 and 25 of September, is split into different zones, with the AMI/IMLA seminar theatre returning to cover residential lending.

The specialist lending theatre will include a panel debate on the impact of second-charge lending with Brightstar, Freedom Finance, John Charcol, Precise and Shawbrook, while there will also be a buy-to-let masterclass session and a specialist lending overview covering bridging, secured loans and micro mortgages.

At the Mortgage Advice Bureau business skills theatre delegates will be given an insight into how successful individuals operate to fine tune their skills. It will feature high profile speaker Jamil Qureshi in addition to MAB’s chief executive Peter Brodnicki and head of learning and development David Bedlow.

The retirement planning theatre, which has been put together by the Equity Release Council and the Personal Finance Society, will feature interactive and panel sessions. There will be presentations from Aviva, the Equity Release Council, Key Retirement Solutions, Partnership, the PFS, Prudential and Saga.

The protection theatre meanwhile, which has been put together by protection expert Roger Edwards, features speakers from Bright Grey, CIExpert, Panacea Adviser, Pru Protect, Scottish Widows and Social Advisers.

John Malone, chairman of Front Events, said: “We are not a business to stand still and it has been absolutely evident to us that as the financial services industry changes, so should our exhibitions.

“This is why we have introduced these four brand new seminar theatres at FSE London in order to reflect the changing nature of the market and to ensure we can offer interesting and relevant content to all our adviser delegates.

“These presentations are very far from provider product sales pitches and our aim is to outline the key market opportunities that are available and to provide advisers with the information and tools they need to either become active in these areas or to bolster their existing proposition.”

The retirement planning theatre sessions will include the themes ‘the changing face of retirement; retirement income – where now?’, ‘equity release – dispelling the myths’ ‘and long-term care – why you should care’.

The protection theatre will cover ‘defining the future of the protection market from the lessons of the past’, ‘has critical illness become too complex and how can we make it work for clients?’ and ‘does future protection growth depend on the ‘social financial adviser’?’

Malone added: “These new theatres and presentations, spread over the two days of the exhibition, provide a complete overview for advisers looking for new markets and seeking a competitive edge.

“It promises to be a packed show for all concerned and we are certain that all delegates will leave with plenty of information to ensure their businesses go from strength to strength.”

FSE London has already attracted high profile exhibitors including Barclays/Woolwich, Lloyds Banking Group, Nationwide Building Society/The Mortgage Works, Santander, Simplybiz and The Financial Conduct Authority.