Economic Secretary Ed Balls will be the key note speaker at the Association of IFAs annual dinner, the organisation has confirmed.
Aifa says the November 21 event, set to take place at Drapers Hall, London, will be the perfect opportunity to hear the Government’s plans for the retail financial services market with a new Prime Minister and Chancellor at the helm.
Chris Cummings, director general of Aifa, says: “The AIFA annual dinner has gained a reputation of being a place for serious discussion about the future of the profession.
“It is the premiere business gala evening in the IFA calendar and brings together Aifa members and other industry professionals with politicians, regulators and media leaders who shape the industry.”
He adds: “I am delighted Ed Balls will be the key note speaker. We will have a new Prime Minister and Chancellor in place by November and this will provide an important opportunity to hear about government policy for the retail financial services market.
“The Treasury has also pledged to produce a financial capability action plan by the end of 2007 so this event could be one of the last opportunities to feed into this important work.”
The evening will begin with a champagne reception from 7.15pm followed by a three-course dinner with wine.
Chris Cummings will address the dinner, followed by Ed Balls, with closing remarks from Aifa chairman John Gummer MP.
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