Intermediaries and brokers will have a choice of sessions to attend, each discussing the very latest developments within the industry. The keynote session is a special panel debate discussing the opportunities and threats in the mortgage market after nearly a year of regulation. Panellists include Chris Cummings, director of the Association of Mortgage Intermediaries, Richard Fox, chief executive of the Society of Mortgage Professionals, Mark Harris, managing director of Savills Private Finance and David Bitner, head of retail mortgages at Bradford & Bingley.Delegates will also have the opportunity to hear presentations from some of the country’s leading lenders. Richard Walker, national sales manager at First Active will discuss the challenges companies face and the importance of brand within a crowded marketplace. Other speakers include Julian Wells, head of marketing at Mortgages plc, Dean Robertson, consumer finance sales and operations manager at the One account, Simon Wade, head of group marketing at The Finance Centre and Charles Haresnape, director of mortgage sales and intermediary development at the RBS Group. Also speaking is leading protection expert Roger Edwards, director of products at Bright Grey, who will explore the opportunities for growing protection business from the core mortgage protection sale. A new feature for Manchester will be the Equity-Release Question Time, where a panel of industry experts will identify ways of getting into the market. Debate will focus on the future of the market, the education and protection of the consumer, and upholding the industry in the eyes of the client. Panellists include Nigel Spencer, head of marketing for personal finance at Norwich Union, Gwyn Airdrie, business development manager at GE Life and Jon King,chairmanof Safe Home Income Plans. Visitors to the exhibition will also be able to network with the industry’s leading lenders, and, as in previous shows, all visitors will have the chance to win a fabulous MG sports car, sponsored by the One account, simply by registering and attending. To find out more about the Mortgage Strategy Live arenas at Money Marketing Live phone our 24 hour hotline on 08702 467762 or visit our website at www.moneymarketinglive. co.uk.
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