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Annual Conference & Exhibition 2019

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09:30

Registration opens

Registration |

The gallery |

09:30 - 18:00

10:00

Exhibition opens

Networking |

Exhibition hall |

10:00 - 18:00

Come along and meet the exhibitors

10:00 - 11:00

DEFINING THE PARAMETERS OF TRUSTEE INVESTMENT DUTIES

Trustee Learning Zone 1 |

Charter 1 |

10:00 - 11:00

DB and DC trustees’ responsibilities on investment, stewardship and ESG
Jay Doraisamy, Co-head, Pensions Practice, Mayer Brown
Edward Jewitt, Partner, Pensions, Mayer Brown
Chair: Rachel Pine, Events & Training Content Manager, PLSA

Session details TBC

Specialist session 1 |

Charter 3 |

10:00 - 11:00

11:00 - 11:30

Refreshment break

Networking |

Exhibition Hall |

11:00 - 11:30

11:30 - 12:30

THE COURT OF PUBLIC OPINION – REPUTATION MANAGEMENT FOR TRUSTEES AND EMPLOYERS

Trustee Learning Zone 2 |

Charter 1 |

11:30 - 12:30

Learning when and how to respond to reputational challenges
Dominic Harris, Partner, Pensions, CMS
Dan Tench, Partner, Litigation, CMS
Chair: Rachel Pine, Events & Training Content Manager, PLSA

CHALLENGING THE SPACE-TIME CONTINUUM IN DEFAULT DESIGN

Specialist session 2 |

Charter 3 |

11:30 - 12:30

Inviting all DC trustees to go Back to the Future on investment design!
Emma Douglas, Chair, PLSA Policy Board | Head of DC, LGIM
John Roe, Head of Multi-Asset Funds, LGIM

12:00 - 13:15

Lunch

Networking |

Exhibition hall |

12:00 - 13:15

13:15 - 13:20

Chair's welcome

Plenary 1 |

Exchange auditorium |

13:15 - 13:20

Welcome to Annual Conference & Exhibition 2019
Richard Butcher, Chair, PLSA | Managing Director, PTL

13:20 - 13:40

SCANNING THE HORIZON

Plenary 2 |

Exchange auditorium |

13:20 - 13:40

The global pensions picture as seen through the eyes of our member organisations
Julian Mund, Chief Executive, PLSA

13:40 - 14:25

THE MOVERS AND THE SHAKERS

Plenary 3 |

Exchange auditorium |

13:40 - 14:25

Three of our industry's leading lights tell it like it is!
Helen Dean, Chief Executive, NEST
Bill Galvin, Chief Executive, USS
Margaret Snowdon OBE, President, Pensions Administration Standards Association
Chair: Nigel Peaple, Director of Policy and Research, PLSA

14:25 - 15:10

REFRESHMENT BREAK IN THE EXHIBITION HALL

Networking |

Exhibition hall |

14:25 - 15:10

15:10 - 15:40

The power of pensions

Plenary 4 |

Exchange auditorium |

15:10 - 15:40

A FTSE 100 CEO discusses how our industry can improve society
Nigel Wilson, Group Chief Executive, Legal & General
Chair: Laura Myers, Member, PLSA Policy Board; Head of DC, LCP

15:40 - 16:20

CREATING ENGAGEMENT ON A MASSIVE SCALE

Plenary 5 |

Exchange auditorium |

15:40 - 16:20

What will it take to get savers engaged with their savings?
Steph McGovern, Business Broadcaster
Chair: James Walsh, Head of Member Engagement, PLSA

16:30 - 17:30

INVESTING IN LIFETIME MORTGAGES

Specialist session 3 |

Charter 3 |

16:30 - 17:30

Everything trustees’ need to know about this growing asset class
Peter Borley, Director of Propositions, Retirement Lending, Just
Rob Mechem, Head of Business Development, Just DB Solutions
Chair: Aileen Lees, Policy Lead: DC, PLSA

STAYING IN CONTROL

Specialist session 4 |

Charter 2 |

16:30 - 17:30

Exercising good governance over your fiduciary manager
Hannah Simons, Head of Fiduciary Management, Schroders
Chair: Caroline Escott, Policy Lead: Investment and Stewardship, PLSA

HOW THE UK SAVES: 2019

Specialist session 5 |

Charter 4 |

16:30 - 17:30

A thorough examination of our nation’s saving habits
Will Allport, Senior Strategist, Vanguard
Matthew Blakstad, Assistant Director, NEST Insight
Chair: Lizzy Holliday, Head of DC, Master Trusts, and Lifetime Savings, PLSA

08:30

Registration and exhibition opens

The Gallery |

Exhibition Hall |

08:30 - 20:00

09:00 - 09:55

Supporting Savers’ Retirement Plans: How Much Do They Need?

Plenary 6 |

Exchange auditorium |

09:00 - 09:55

The launch of a whole new way to plan for retirement

10:05 - 10:50

GMP EQUALISATION: NAVIGATING DIFFICULT DECISIONS AND DARK CORNERS

DB STREAM |

Charter 1 |

10:05 - 10:50

A full explanation of GMP equalisation including options for completing it
Geraldine Brassett, Chair, GMP Working Group PASA; Client Relationship Director, Capital Employee Solutions
Tom Yorath, Principal Consultant, Aon
Chair: Anna Rogers, Senior Partner, ARC Pensions Law

DIVERSIFIED PRIVATE CREDIT FOR DC

DC Stream |

Charter 3 |

10:05 - 10:50

Understanding this important asset class for defined contribution schemes
Julien Halfon, Head of Pension Solutions, BNP Paribas Asset Management
Mark Fawcett, Chief Investment Officer, NEST Corporation
Chair, tbc

HARNESSING TECHNOLOGY FOR SUPERIOR DB ENGAGEMENT

Engagement Tech Stream |

Charter 4 |

10:05 - 10:50

Tech can make life a lot easier for DB trustees and savers!
Gareth Strange, Senior Director, Willis Towers Watson
Co-speaker, tbc
Chair: George Currie, Policy Lead: Lifetime Savings, PLSA

SESSION DETAILS TBC

New Horizons stream |

Charter 2 |

10:05 - 10:50

More details coming soon...

10:50 - 11:35

Refreshment break

Networking |

Exhibition Hall |

10:50 - 11:35

11:35 - 12:20

Full funding and beyond

DB stream |

Charter 1 |

11:35 - 12:20

A thorough look at the technical aspects of funding
Paul McGlone, Partner, Aon
Vicky Paramour, Trustee, Dairy Crest
Chair: Tiffany Tsang, Policy Lead: LGPS and DB, PLSA

DC INVESTMENT IN ILLIQUID ASSETS – MORE THAN JUST A COST THING

DC Stream |

Charter 3 |

11:35 - 12:20

Can DC illiquid investment become more efficient?
Phil Dawes, Head of Sales, UK & Ireland, BNP Paribas Asset Management
David Farrar, Senior Policy Manager, Department for Work and Pensions
Co-speakers, tbc
Chair: Caroline Escott, Policy Lead: Investment and Stewardship, PLSA

THE ROLE OF TECHNOLOGY IN MEMBER ENGAGEMENT FOR DC SCHEMES

Engagement Tech Stream |

Charter 4 |

11:35 - 12:20

Delivering pensions engagement into savers’ hands
David Bird, Head of Proposition Development, Willis Towers Watson
Dianne Day, Trustee, Carillion DC Pension Schemes
Chair: Craig Rimmer, Policy Lead: Master Trusts, PLSA

Session details TBC

New horizons stream |

Charter 2 |

11:35 - 12:20

More details coming soon...

12:30 - 13:15

Session TBC

Plenary 7 |

Exchange auditorium |

12:30 - 13:15

13:15 - 14:30

Lunch in the exhibition hall

Networking |

Exhibition hall |

13:15 - 14:30

14:30 - 15:10

SESSION DETAILS TBC

DB Stream |

Charter 1 |

14:30 - 15:10

More details coming soon...

RESEARCH PRESENTATION: GENERATION AE – PHASE TWO

DC stream |

Charter 3 |

14:30 - 15:10

Auto-enrolment’s growing up – are savers' attitudes also maturing?
Alex Turk, Associate Director, ICM Unlimited
Adrian Boulding, Director of Policy, NOW: Pensions
Tim Gosling, Head of Pensions Policy, The People’s Pension
Ric Tizard, Head of Research and Insight, NEST Corporation
Chair: Lizzy Holliday, Head of DC, Master Trusts, and Lifetime Savings, PLSA

SESSION DETAILS TBC

Engagement Tech stream |

Charter 4 |

14:30 - 15:10

More details coming soon...

PENSIONS GENDER GAP

New Horizons stream |

Charter 2 |

14:30 - 15:10

Bringing gender equality to pension savings
Paddy Greene, Head of Policy (Money), Which?
Jane Portas, Partner, PwC
Co-speakers, tbc
Chair: Craig Rimmer, Policy Lead: Master Trusts, PLSA

15:20 - 16:00

CONSOLIDATION/SCALE IN DB SCHEMES

DB stream |

Charter 1 |

15:20 - 16:00

A comparison of the types of DB consolidation
Naomi L’Estrange, Managing Director, 20-20 Trustees
Nick O'Neill, Department for Work and Pensions
Chair: Tiffany Tsang, Policy Lead: LGPS and DB, PLSA

DC DECUMULATION

DC stream |

Charter 3 |

15:20 - 16:00

The deep dive on drawdown
Claire Altman, Chief Corporate Officer, Smart Pensions
Matthew Webb, Head of Global Benefits, Refinitiv
Jackie Wells, Independent Researcher
Chair: Lizzy Holliday, Head of DC, Master Trusts, and Lifetime Savings, PLSA

GOING MOBILE – FINTECH FOR PENSIONS

Engagement Tech stream |

Charter 4 |

15:20 - 16:00

The bells and whistles helping savers across the retirement journey
Speakers, tbc
Chair: George Currie, Policy Lead: Lifetime Savings, PLSA

COST TRANSPARENCY INITIATIVE: WHERE WE ARE ON THE JOURNEY

New horizons stream |

Charter 2 |

15:20 - 16:00

Helping schemes evaluate their investment costs
Speakers, tbc
Chair: Joe Dabrowski, Head of DB, LGPS and Standards, PLSA

16:00 - 16:45

Refreshment break

Networking |

Exhibition hall |

16:00 - 16:45

16:45 - 17:00

Building an environment of trust in pensions

Plenary 8 |

Exchange auditorium |

16:45 - 17:00

How can we help to increase savers' trust in the pensions system?
Richard Butcher, Chair, PLSA | Managing Director, PTL

17:00 - 17:45

Views on World-class DB schemes

Plenary 9 |

Exchange auditorium |

17:00 - 17:45

We've gone around the world to contrast and compare the best DB systems
Michelle Ostermann, Chief Fiduciary Officer, RPMI Railpen
Co-speakers, tbc
Chair, tbc

17:45 - 18:15

diversity + Inclusion = Success

Plenary 10 |

Exchange auditorium |

17:45 - 18:15

How do you break barriers? By hitting them hard!
Dame Inga Beale, Director, London First; Former Chief Executive, Lloyd's of London
Chair: Alison Hatcher, Board Director, PLSA; Head of Pensions Client Strategy, HSBC

18:15 - 19:30

PLSA Drinks reception

Networking |

Exhibition hall |

18:15 - 19:30

08:15

Registration opens

Registration |

The gallery |

08:15 - 14:00

08:30 - 09:00

PLSA Annual General Meeting

AGM |

Room TBC |

08:30 - 09:00

09:15 - 10:10

PENSIONS QUESTION TIME

Plenary 11 |

Exchange auditorium |

09:15 - 10:10

The debate is on, with a panel of pensions and personal finance experts!
Iona Bain, Founder, Young Money Blog and Agency
Jack Dromey MP, Shadow Pensions Minister
Steve Webb, Director of Policy, Royal London; former pensions minister
Chair, tbc

10:10 - 11:00

Getting inside the DB funding regime

Plenary 12 |

Exchange auditorium |

10:10 - 11:00

TPR wants to hear from you on the DB funding consultation
David Fairs, Executive Director for Regulatory Policy, Analysis and Advice, TPR
Co-speakers, tbc
Chair: Joe Dabrowski, Head of DB, LGPS and Standards, PLSA

11:00 - 11:45

Refreshment break

Networking |

Exhibition hall |

11:00 - 11:45

11:45 - 12:30

World-class DC schemes

Plenary 13 |

Exchange auditorium |

11:45 - 12:30

Defining how the best defined contribution systems work
Martin Fahy, Chief Executive Officer, ASFA
Gregg McClymont, Director of Policy and External Affairs, The People's Pension
Co-speaker, tbc
Chair, tbc

12:30 - 13:15

What's Going on

Plenary 14 |

Exchange auditorium |

12:30 - 13:15

A behind-the-scenes update on politics, Brexit and more!
Laura Kuenssberg, Political Journalist and Broadcaster
Chair: Richard Butcher, Chair, PLSA | Managing Director, PTL

13:15 - 13:20

Closing remarks

Plenary |

Exchange audtorium |

13:15 - 13:20

Richard Butcher, Chair, PLSA | Managing Director, PTL

13:20 - 14:20

Lunch and close of conference

Networking |

Exhibition hall |

13:20 - 14:20

Annual Conference & Exhibition 2019

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