Pre-Conference Event - Wednesday 22nd May 2019

18:45  BBQ and refreshments

Day One: Thursday 23rd May 2019

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

10:00  Welcome and introduction

  • Victoria Devoy, Convenor, Money Advice Scotland

  • Liz Barclay, Conference Chair

10:10  Introduction to conference themeYvonne MacDermid OBE, Chief Executive, Money Advice Scotland

10:25  Keynote Speakers:

  • Brian Holland, Head of Commercial Planning, Royal Bank of Scotland

  • Niall Alexander, Carnegie Trust

11:30  Tea/coffee, exhibition and networking

12:00  Workshops, Session 1

  • How experience informs policymaking 

  • Basic income: a radical solution to problem debt? 

  • Whatsapp'ning in digital debt advice

  • Is motor finance driving us into debt?

13:00  Lunch

14:00  Listening Session - Money and Pensions Service

15:00 Tea/coffee, exhibition and networking

15:30 Workshops, Session 2 

  • Repeated as above

16:30 Close of day 1 

19:00 Pre Dinner Reception

19:30 Gala Dinner & Grand Prize Draw ("Formal" dress)


Day Two: Friday 24th May 2019

09:15  Registration, tea/coffee, exhibition and networking

09.55  Opening of conference, day 2

  • Liz Barclay, Conference Chair

10:00  Keynote Speaker

  • Stephen Ingledew, FinTech Scotland

10:30  The BIG Discussion - harnessing digital for good 

  • Stephen Ingledew, FinTech Scotland

  • Elliot Alexander, Computershare

  • Ed Colley, Programme Director, Open Banking 

  • Sharon Bell, Head of StepChange Scotland, StepChange 

11:30 Tea/coffee, exhibition and networking

12:00  Workshops

  • Introduction to StepChange Financial Solutions 

  • Why we can't ignore adviser wellbeing  

  • Improving the customer journey – reconciling the world of debt collection 

13:00  Plenary Session 

Conference closes.

13:15 Lunch and goodbyes

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