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We're taking a positive outlook in difficult times. We're continuing to plan for Annual Conference 2020 and it's open for booking. We'll let you know if things change.

About the event

Attracting 1,500 top industry professionals and with over 80 exhibition stands, the PLSA Annual Conference 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.

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.




Pension scheme delegates


Pension schemes




Exhibitors & Sponsors

The PLSA would like to thank all the delegates, speakers, exhibitors and sponsors that helped make our 2019 Annual Conference and Exhibition in Manchester such a great success.

We look forward to welcoming you in Liverpool in 2020.

2019 Delegate feedback


Rated the event excellent/good


Rated the programme excellent/good


Rated the networking excellent/good


Would attend again


Would recommend the event

2019 Speakers

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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

Managing Director, Investments, RPMI Railpen

Paul Lewis

Financial journalist

Robert Waugh

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

If you require further information about the event please contact: 601 1710

2019 event review

Look back at key stats and delegate feedback from Annual Conference 2019.


2019 Speaker Presentations & videos

Find all the available speaker presentations and videos from the 2019 conference at the link below.

key info


Wednesday 14 October 10:00 - 17:30
Thursday 15 October 09:00 - 19:30
Friday 16 October 09:30 - 14:00


ACC Liverpool


Fund members: FREE
Business members: £2,075
Non-member pension scheme: £990
Non-member service provider: £3,785
All prices stated exclude VAT


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

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