Sesame has announced the line-up for its Symposium conference, where advisers will hear what industry figures think the future holds for the financial services industry.
Over 500 delegates are expected to attend Sesame's third annual conference, which takes place at the Hilton Deansgate Hotel on December 1.
Central to the discussions will be how advisers can respond to the key challenges facing the adviser industry.
Keynote speakers include AIFA director general Chris Cummings and Sesame Bankhall Group executive chairman Ivan Martin. A new format will see a "question time" style debate, allowing advisers to question a panel including MP John Redwood, chairman of Evercore Pan Asset, and 7IM chief executive officer Tom Sheridan.
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Subjects for the panel debate include the RDR, wealth management and investment markets.
Stephen Young, chief operating officer at Sesame Bankhall, says the changes taking place in the industry make the conference a must for all advisers.
"With the advent of the RDR, advisers now face further challenges in the years ahead," he says. "This includes remodelling their business - with many advisers introducing the concept of fee charging to their clients for the very first time - through to the hours of study required to attain further qualifications to reach the new higher qualification standards."
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