Sesame gears up for third annual SymposiumSesame has announced finalised the line-up of industry speakers ahead of its third national conference, which will include AIFA’s Chris Cummings and take place in Manchester on 1 December 2009.
Over 500 delegates are expected to attend the Sesame Symposium at the Deansgate Hotel.
Other keynote speakers at the event include Ivan Martin, Sesame Bankhall Group and a ‘question time’ style debate will also occur, where advisers will be able to pose questions to a panel that includes 7IM chief executive officer Tom Sheridan, the Rt. Hon. John Redwood MP, chairman of Evercore Pan Asset and James Kaberry, executive chairman at Pantheon Financial Limited.
Panel debates will also take place covering the Retail Distribution Review (RDR), wealth management, protection and investment markets.
Evening entertainment will be provided by award winning comedian and television presenter Dara O'Briain.
Stephen Young, chief operating officer at Sesame Bankhall Group, said: “Sesame Symposium has become renowned for providing expert insight and stimulating debate, and this year’s event will be no exception. With the advent of the RDR, advisers now face further challenges in the years ahead. This includes remodelling their business - with many advisers introducing the concept of fee charging to their clients for the very first time – through to the hours of study required to attain further qualifications to reach the new higher qualification standards. In light of this, what better platform to deliver our continued message of development and support than Sesame Symposium.”