"We’re delighted so many intermediaries joined us to mark the start of #FAE21 and glad that the huge range of exhibitors, educational sessions and networking opportunities were well-received."
The inaugural Financial Adviser Event show took place yesterday in Manchester with ‘an incredible atmosphere’ – and the industry response has paved the way for its first London show in October to be equally successful.
Financial Adviser Event, launched to support the intermediaries of tomorrow with a selection of carefully-curated seminar sessions and a host of impressive exhibitors from High Street names to specialist lenders, held its first Manchester event at Victoria Warehouse yesterday.
With queues forming before the event – which was sponsored by Mortgage Advice Bureau - opened, around 400 delegates and 30 exhibitors soaked up the atmosphere of a large-scale industry event – many for the first time since the start of the pandemic.
Two seminar theatres were well-attended, with sessions on surveying, divorce in later life, upcoming FCA priorities and the mortgage market’s response to Covid-19 in the main theatre – curated by Financial Reporter and hosted by Square 1 Media - and a range of technology demonstrations in the Futures theatre.
Following the event, delegates and exhibitors were invited to join the After Hours networking session, sponsored by Brightstar Financial, who provided a live DJ to end the day in style.
The exclusive Later Life Lending Symposium also took place within the event, curated by Air Group, Key Partnerships and more2life, and saw a number of the sector’s experts tackle issues such as later life care needs, holistic retirement planning and cross-market collaboration to improve access to later life lending.
To cement Financial Adviser Event’s successful launch into physical events – following a digital wellbeing conference held in 2020 - Financial Adviser Event London will take place at Tobacco Dock on 5th October. Spaces are free for intermediaries – click here to register.
To see highlights from the Manchester event, visit https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2ZJwXiXt00k.
Andy Shields of Barcadia Media said: “It was an incredible feeling to see the industry come together once again at Financial Adviser Event Manchester – and to hear the atmosphere in the room as the morning went on was very special! We’re delighted so many intermediaries joined us to mark the start of #FAE21 and glad that the huge range of exhibitors, educational sessions and networking opportunities were well-received.
“A huge thank you must go to Mortgage Advice Bureau, our headline sponsors, for their support as we brought this new event to market; to Brightstar Financial for supporting the hugely popular After Hours networking session (and providing the fantastic DJ, too!); and to Air Group, Key Partnerships and more2life for trusting us to be a base for their brilliant Later Life Lending Symposium.
“We’re delighted with the event and can’t wait to open our doors for an equally brilliant day in London on 5th October.”
Peter Brodnicki, CEO of headline sponsor Mortgage Advice Bureau, commented:
“The feedback that we’ve received has been the best we’ve ever had from an event like this. A great venue, attendee levels were good, and the quality was excellent.
“Obviously a great deal of thought went into the planning, and so we are looking forward to another great event in London in a few weeks' time.”