Mind the debt - who is falling through the gaps?
Money Advice Scotland is delighted to present its 27th Annual Conference & Exhibition, hosted at Crieff Hydro Hotel, Perthshire ~ Thursday 2nd & Friday 3rd June 2016
Our well-established Annual Conference and Exhibition returns to the beautiful surroundings of Crieff Hydro as we aim to deliver another stacked and stimulating programme for you. This year, we are delighted to bring you keynote addresses from Robert Skinner, Chief Executive of the Lending Standards Board, and Professor Elaine Kempson, Emeritus Professor at the University of Bristol, with a few names still to be added to the bill. In addition, our range of workshops, panel sessions and exhibitions will ensure you get the chance to engage directly on the issues that matter most across the money and debt advice sector.
Our theme this year is in acknowledgement of the worrying upsurge in consumer debt and the risks that this may bring for vulnerable consumers in particular. The current economic outlook raises far more questions than answers. Growth has made a tentative return to the economy, but concerns remain that this is being underpinned by rising personal debt which, in turn, is unsustainable. Total consumer credit debt has increased by 9.1 per cent in the last twelve months alone. With personal debt rising to levels last seen in the run-up to the financial crisis, is a corresponding rise in problem debt imminent? Are people borrowing to meet basic living costs? Have we learned from the mistakes of the past? These questions and more will be up for debate as we seek to bring together everyone involved in matters of credit and debt to assess the potential dangers facing consumers and creditors alike, discuss solutions and share cross-sector knowledge.
Since our Conference in 2015, Money Advice Scotland has enjoyed another industrious and successful year as we continue to strive to be the driving force towards financial wellbeing for the people of Scotland. Our projects continue to go from strength to strength. Conference offers you the chance to learn more about our current work, but also provides the unparalleled opportunity to network with the sector’s key organisations and stakeholders.
As ever, Conference will also focus on the most topical subjects across the wider sector of credit and debt. The past year has witnessed a wave of changes in a number of areas – from the bankruptcy consolidation that currently traverses its way through the legislative stages, to the pension freedoms that will bring difficult decisions for many on how best to manage retirement incomes in future. With a programme this packed, we will certainly not lack for discussion points. There is bound to be something for everyone!
We look forward to welcoming friends old and new to Conference for the event that you help to make unmissable.
Thank you in advance for your support.
The Conference Gala Dinner - Theme Confirmed
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Disclaimer: Money Advice Scotland reserves the right to make changes to Keynote Speakers and programme content as necessary.
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Download the presentations and audio from the MAS Conference & Exhibition 2015.