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Today’s challenges, tomorrow’s solutions

Today’s challenges, tomorrow’s solutions

05 October 2022

The PLSA’s Annual Conference is returning as an in-person face-to-face event for the first time in 3 years, at ACC Liverpool from 12-13 October. It’s the perfect place for delegates to join policy drivers, disruptors, engagers and thought leaders to discuss today’s challenges and tomorrow’s solutions.

Today’s challenges

This year’s conference takes a look at how people can continue to save enough for retirement as day-to-day costs spiral.

It will also delve into schemes’ latest investment priorities in an era of active stewardship and ESG. How can we ensure the regulatory environment works for all schemes, and has enough flexibility for defined benefit?

In a period of intense market volatility, journalist Nick Robinson will join PLSA Chair Emma Douglas to explore potential outcomes for the government, the economy, and our citizens.  

Clockwise from top left: David Fairs of The Pensions Regulator, Bill Galvin of USS, journalist Nick Robinson, presenter Fiona Bruce.

We also bring together policy makers and industry leaders, chaired by journalist and presenter Fiona Bruce, to discuss key topical issues facing pensions. This far-reaching debate looks at challenges from engaging members with long-term savings in the midst of a cost-of-living crisis, to environmental protection in investment strategies.

Tomorrow’s solutions

Schemes are due to start connecting to the pensions dashboards ecosystem in 2023, so our session giving the latest updates on this vital initiative, as well as our drop-in question session are bound to prove popular. Other DC scheme priorities, including small pots management, drawdown trends and retirement planning are also on our programme over the two days.

For DB schemes, end game planning, the new DB Funding Code, and investment in an incredibly volatile environment are all priorities addressed in our sessions. Come and hear David Fairs of The Pensions Regulator discuss what schemes can expect from TPR’s new Code and join a range of pension scheme leaders including Bill Galvin, CEO of USS, to discuss future investment, governance and administration trends.

It’s a full-on two-day schedule and one that is sure to leave something with everyone who attends to think about when they return to their workplaces. More than anything, we are looking forward to seeing everyone back together again. This conference gives us the opportunity to strengthen existing relationships while also forging new ones.

Through our continued work as an industry, and sharing of new ideas and ways of working, we can try and help to ensure that the millions of people saving into workplace pensions can achieve a better income in retirement.

Be part of the debate at the biggest pensions conference of the year. Find more information about the conference and book your place here.