Pre-Conference Event - Wednesday 20th June 2018

18:45  BBQ and refreshments

Day One: Thursday 21st June 2018

08:30  Registration, tea/coffee, exhibition and networking

09:45  Welcome and introduction

  • Christine Sinclair, Convenor of Money Advice Scotland

  • Fergus Muirhead, Conference Chair, writer and broadcaster

09:55  Introduction to conference themeYvonne MacDermid OBE, Chief Executive, Money Advice Scotland

10:10  Keynote Speakers:

  • Thom Kenrick, Royal Bank of Scotland

  • Maggie Craig, Financial Conduct Authority

11:10  Tea/coffee, exhibition and networking

11:40  Workshops, Session 1

  • Co-location and partnership working (Scotcash) 

  • Technology and the benefits for clients, (Monzo) 

  • The cost of a child report/cost of the school day, (CPAG) 

  • New code of practice (Payplan/CSA)

12:45  Lunch

13:45  Keynote Speakers

  • Sian Williams, Toynbee Hall

  • Darren ‘Loki’ McGarvey (rapper and author of ‘Poverty Safari’)

14:50  How You See Me, How You Don't: From Wreck to World Champion in a Week, and Back Again

  • Dan Holloway in conversation with Chris Fitch

15:35  Tea/coffee, exhibition and networking

15:55 Workshops, Session 2 

  • Repeated as above

17:10 Close of day 1 

19:00  Civic Reception

19:30  Gala Dinner & Grand Prize Draw 


Day Two: Friday 22nd June 2018

09:00  Registration, tea/coffee, exhibition and networking

09.30  Opening of conference, day 2

09:35  Keynote Speakers

  • Lee Usher - Computershare
  • Russell Gunson, IPPR Scotland

10:20  The BIG Discussion - The future of debt advice funding in Scotland 

  • Charles Counsell, Money Advice Service

  • Lorraine King, Scottish Government 

11:15  Tea/coffee, exhibition and networking

11:45  Taster Session 1

  • Regulatory updates, (AiB)

  • Financial inclusion for older people, (Age Scotland) 

  • Housing legislation updates workshop (Shelter)

  • Support for Mortgage Interest update (DWP)

12:20 Taster Session 2

  • Repeated as above

13:00  Plenary Session 

Conference closes.

13:15 Lunch and goodbyes

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