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IFST&#3999 conference announces programme

Organisers of the UK & European Insurance and Financial Services Conference & Exhibition have announced details of its two day conference.

The IFST&#3999 conference to be held on September 29 and 30 will be at the Business Design Centre in Islington London.

Among the subjects to be discussed are the future market place, maintaining and enhancing your customer base and regulation and compliance.

The price for delegates is £55 although discounts are available for block bookings.


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The Merchants Trust PLC – April 2017

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