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Exploring how we create world-class pensions systems is the focus of the PLSA Annual Conference & Exhibition 2019.

We know what world-class means. Well-run schemes that work in savers’ interests. Higher contributions to get more money into pension savings. Schemes that offer value for money, whatever their scale. Effective engagement to help people make the right decisions. 

We know we’re moving in the right direction. Automatic enrolment has been a huge success. The pensions freedoms have changed the way people make decisions about their savings. New thinking across every aspect of the pensions system – ESG, fintech, dashboards, TPR future, Superfunds, Retirement Living Standards – is changing the way we approach the governance, investment, administration and management of people’s financial futures.

And we know there is more to learn. What’s driving the future of our industry? What can international models teach us? How can we build a pensions system that everyone can really trust?

Network with other industry leaders. Discover new thinking. Gain the expertise to make a difference.

Join the debate at the pensions event of the year.




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About the event

Attracting 1,500 top industry professionals and with over 80 exhibition stands, the PLSA Annual Conference and Exhibition is the most important annual event for anyone involved in pensions. From trustees, pension managers and finance directors who control assets worth billions of pounds to HR specialists responsible for workforces of thousands of people, the delegates are made up of the most important pension decision makers in the country. 

The conference includes keynote speeches, streamed focus sessions, specialist sessions, a Trustee Learning Zone, exhibition and a conference drinks reception.

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Nick Robinson

Political broadcaster and journalist

Guy Opperman MP

Minister for Pensions and Financial Inclusion

Jack Dromey MP

Shadow Pensions Minister

David Fairs

Executive Director for Regulatory Policy, Analysis and Advice, TPR

Fiona Bruce

Journalist and presenter

Dame Inga Beale

Director, London First; Former Chief Executive, Lloyd's of London

Bill Galvin

Chief Executive, USS

Helen Dean

Chief Executive, NEST Corporation

Steve Webb

Director of Policy, Royal London; former pensions minister

Iona Bain

Founder, Young Money Blog and Agency

Steph McGovern

Business Broadcaster

Margaret Snowdon OBE

President, Pensions Administration Standards Association

Michelle Ostermann

Chief Fiduciary Officer, RPMI Railpen

Paul Lewis

Financial journalist

Robert Waugh

Board Member, Cost Transparency Initiative; CEO & Co-CIO, RBS Pension Fund

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16-18 October 2019


Manchester Central


Fund members: FREE
Business members: £2,418
Non-member pension scheme representative: £1,152
Non-member service provider: £4,410
All prices stated include VAT


Up to 7 hours CPD under the PMI CPD Scheme. The event may also qualify for CPD hours under other schemes

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