Programme

KEYNOTE SPEAKERS INCLUDE:

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’

Programme

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 Wednesday 17 October

09:30

Registration opens

10:00

Exhibition opens

10:00 - 11:00

Fringe meeting 1 - VIEW DETAILS HERE
Academy Trustee Learning Zone 1 - VIEW DETAILS HERE

11:00 - 11:30

Refreshment break in the exhibition hall

11:30 - 12:30

Fringe meeting 2 - VIEW DETAILS HERE
Academy Trustee Learning Zone 2 - VIEW DETAILS HERE

12:00 - 13:30

Lunch in the exhibition hall

Plenary 1
13:30 - 13:40

Chair's introduction and welcome

Richard Butcher, Chair, PLSA

Plenary 2
13:40 - 14:20

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Plenary 3
14:20 - 15:20

effective engagement in practice - step into the pensions den

Today in the den, clever communications consultants pitch our panel of professional pensions dragons on their strategies to engage stand-offish scheme members.  Will their tactics gain traction with our panel and audience?  What are the best new ideas to convince members to participate more fully with their schemes?

Communications consultants:
Vincent Franklin, Co-Founder, Quietroom
Francis Goss, Chief Commercial Officer, AHC

Pensions dragons:
Mel Duffield, Head of Pensions Strategy and Insight, USS
Patrick Heath-Lay, Chief Executive Officer, The People’s Pension
Martin Mannion, Head of Trustee Services, John Lewis Partnership Trust for Pensions

Chaired by: Steve Webb, Director of Policy, Royal London; former Pensions Minister
 

15:20 - 16:05

Refreshment break in the exhibition hall

Plenary 4
16:05 - 16:50

hitting the target: a vision for retirement income adequacy

The PLSA’s latest policy work focuses on helping people save enough and make the right decisions at retirement. What is the role of our industry in raising the quality and value of schemes?  Where do retirement income targets, fintech, enhanced guidance and housing wealth fit into the retirement picture?

17:00 - 18:00

Fringe meeting 3, 4 & 5 - VIEW DETAILS HERE

18:00

Registration and exhibition closes

 

 Thursday 18 October

07:00 - 08:00

PLSA MORNING 5K RUN SPONSORED BY PTL - ALL ABILITIES WELCOME

Refreshments will be served following the run.
Open to everyone that has registered for the conference. Pre-registration is essential (to book please click here).

08:00

Registration opens

09:00

Exhibition opens

Plenary 5
09:00 - 09:45

is the current pensions regulatory framework fit for purpose?

The two regulators tasked with protecting the nation’s workplace pensions system discuss their evolving joint strategy, as well as what has been learned from recent scheme collapses. What happens when the FCA’s honest, fair and effective joins forces with TPR’s clearer, quicker and tougher?

David Geale, Director of Policy, Financial Conduct Authority
Lesley Titcomb, Chief Executive, The Pensions Regulator
Chaired by: Emma Douglas, Chair, PLSA Policy Board

Stream Session 1
09:55 - 10:45

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DC
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MEMBER ENGAGEMENT STREAM

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PENSION VISION
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10:45 - 11:30

Refreshment break in the exhibition hall

Stream Session 2
11:30 - 12:05

DB
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DC
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MEMBER ENGAGEMENT
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PENSION VISION
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Plenary 6
12:15 - 13:00

OUtlook from westminsteR

The pensions minister discusses the latest thinking from the DWP on the UK’s pensions industry, including the potential for collective defined contribution, the possibility that trustees will have a legal imperative to consider ESG issues, and his ideas for a midlife MOT to encourage saving and retirement planning. 
Guy Opperman MP, Pensions Minister
Chaired by: Emma Douglas, Chair, PLSA Policy Board

13:00 - 14:15

Lunch in the exhibition hall

Stream Session 3
14:15 - 15:05

DB
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DC
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MEMBER ENGAGEMENT
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PENSION VISION
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Stream Session 4
15:15 - 15:50

DB
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Dc
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MEMBER ENGAGEMENT
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PENSION VISION
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15:50 - 16:35

Refreshment break in the exhibition hall

Plenary 7
16:35 - 17:20

db evolution

The UK’s defined benefit schemes are in a transformative period, with buyouts and consolidation becoming more popular and increasing dialogue about collective defined contribution taking hold.  What does the future of DB look like?  How are schemes evolving to prepare for the future? 

Plenary 8
17:20 - 18:00

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18:00 - 20:00

Drinks reception in the exhibition hall

20:00

Exhibition and registration closes

 

 Friday 19 October

08:15

Registration opens

08:30 - 09:00

PLSA AGM

09:00

Exhibition opens

Plenary 9
09:30 - 10:15

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Plenary 10
10:15 - 11:00

behind the scenes of brexit

One of the nation’s best-respected journalists discusses various aspects of Brexit, and offers up his own ideas based on conversations he has had with the many politicians, policymakers and business leaders whom he has interviewed on his Sunday morning show.  What is the direction of travel for the United Kingdom’s exit of the European Union?

Andrew Marr, Broadcaster and Author

11:00 - 11:45

Refreshment break in the exhibition hall

PLENARY 11
11:40 - 12:20

understanding SAVERS' retirement choices

UK savers have challenging choices to make about their eventual retirement, from choosing investments and decumulation products to deciding whether to top up their state pension and, importantly, avoiding scams. The organisations on the front line share their assessments of what savers do and don’t know about pensions – and explain what they can do to help them.

Plenary 12
12:20 - 13:00

shaping a growth mindset in our members and ourselves

Embracing a growth mindset sees people continually looking for answers and solutions. Less concerned with how much they know than about how quickly they can learn, those who adopt this way of thinking make better decisions. How can promoting a growth mindset improve the state of member engagement in our industry?

Matthew Syed, Author and Journalist

Chaired by Richard Butcher, Chair, PLSA

13:00 - 14:00

Lunch in the exhibition hall

14:00

Close of conference and exhibition

The PLSA reserves the right to alter or amend the programme should it become necessary due to circumstances beyond their control. 
This conference qualifies for up to 7 hours CPD under the PMI CPD Scheme and may qualify for CPD hours under the schemes of other professional bodies.