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Asset Finance Conference – Equipping UK Businesses

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9.00 Registration and coffee

10.00 Chairman’s introduction
Gordon Ferguson

10.10 View from the FLA
Stephen Sklaroff, Director General, FLA

10.30 Financing UK business
Keith Morgan, CEO, British Business Bank
• An overview of the role of the British Business Bank
• The role asset finance plays in supporting SMEs
• Asset finance and the British Business Bank

11.00 The Asset Finance contribution to the UK economy
Sam Moore, Managing Director, Oxford Economics
• Results of FLA sponsored research by Oxford Economics on the contribution of the industry to the UK economy
• The outlook for business investment

11.30 Coffee Break

12.00 Business perceptions of finance
Andrew Hawkins, Executive Chairman, ComRes
• UK business’ view of financial services
• The impact of the General Election results on business

12.30 Diversity in the workplace
Audrey Elliott, Partner, Eversheds LLP
• The business case for a diverse workforce
• Eversheds: the trigger for change, setting the target and planning the journey
• How to measure success

13.00 Lunch

14.15 Regulating Business: what to expect
Philip Salter, Financial Conduct Authority

14.45 Telling the world about asset finance
Nick Jefferson, Monticello LLP
• The nature of ‘brand’ in the 21st century
• Engrained marketing beliefs and the cynicism that surrounds them
• How asset finance might usefully be ‘branded’

15.15 The impact of technology on asset finance
Carolina Vicente, Google
• The future of digital technology
• The future of search and its effects on asset finance
• Emerging trends in the financial sector (Marketing based)

15.45 Chairman’s closing remarks

16.00 Conference closes