Annual Conference & Exhibition

Annual Conference & Exhibition


Andrew Marr, broadcaster and author
Guy Opperman, Pensions Minister
Lesley Titcomb, Chief Executive, The Pensions Regulator
David Geale, Director of Policy, Financial Conduct Authority
Matthew Syed, journalist and author, ‘Black Box Thinking'
Noreena Hertz, economist and author
Rt Hon Lord David Willetts, Executive Chair, Resolution Foundation

The title of this year’s conference is ‘Understanding saver perspectives’. We are encouraging the industry to focus on the end customer - our scheme members.

We will be exploring many questions, including: Are our schemes designed to meet savers’ needs?  Do we understand savers well enough? Are our admin systems providing the service they want? Do we know how to help scheme members understand pensions?

Trust and engagement are key themes we will be considering, and our high-level roster of speakers, drawn from the worlds of government, business and the media will ensure that the most critical issues facing our industry will be examined from all angles. All types of schemes – DB, DC and master trusts, will benefit from attending the conference as we discuss topics including the fitness of the pensions regulatory environment, the potential impact of Brexit on the economy and schemes, how effective engagement and trust impact savers’ attitudes about retirement and what the next generation of savers wants to understand from our industry.

The PLSA’s Annual Conference and Exhibition is our industry’s largest gathering, with around 1,500 trustees, pensions managers, investment managers, consultants, policy makers and researchers joining us for three days of plenary and specialist stream sessions, focusing on DB, DC, Saver Engagement and Pension Vision.  In addition we have over 80 exhibitors showcasing the latest products and services the industry  has to offer and many networking events including the PLSA drinks reception.

Please note that the 2017 business member price freeze offer and the fund member accommodation prize draw ended on 14 June 2018.

Find videos of selected sessions and interviews from the conference here. You can find more videos from PLSA conferences on our YouTube channel.