The Forum Buzz: A hybrid Autumn calendar

David Cowan

Managing Director

The Financial Services Forum

We’re delighted to share our Autumn schedule with you – please download a copy and take a look here.

This Autumn, we are looking at a return to live events. To reflect the changing work patterns, we will be running half-day conference-style events for our special interest groups, broken down into multiple thematic sessions as well as a programme of webinars and our two invitation-only Summits.

The half-day conferences will take place in-person with a hybrid element so those who are unable to join us or don’t feel comfortable attending events yet won’t miss out. It’s worth adding that we’re currently reviewing and considering a range of measures to ensure we are accommodating all of our members as we begin to return back to in-person events.

Whilst there is a clear appetite from some groups to meet up face to face once again, we recognise that company policies and individual inclination to travel and meet inside differs and will continue to do so. All our live events will have strict protocols for attending which we will circulate ahead of each meeting so we can ensure as risk free an environment as possible whilst continuing to facilitate meaningful interactions between members.

The conferences will be complemented by a mixture of webinars, studio interviews and roundtables, creating a busy yet versatile Autumn schedule. I’m also pleased to announce the impending launch of a new video series ‘Disruptors’, spearheaded by Alex and filmed in our studios. Details of this will be available in the coming weeks.

Additionally, we are really excited to welcome members to the first physical awards ceremony since 2019 for the Annual Members Dinner and the Awards for Marketing Effectiveness which will take place on the 23 November 2021 at the stunning Church House in Westminster. This year will mark 20 years of the Awards for Marketing Effectiveness, so we’re hoping to make this year’s celebration one to remember.

Tickets will be available to purchase from late-September onwards, via the dedicated awards website.

We have some fantastic topics lined up for the coming months, including a Post-Pandemic Brand Strategy Supercharger conference in September, the much-heralded return of our flagship Executive Summit and a technology and customer experience focused half-day.

Please take some time to read through the calendar and register for the events of interest to you and your team.

We are especially looking forward to a return to live events and welcoming everyone to a Forum event in person. We will not be short of subject matter! On behalf of the Financial Services Forum team thank you for your support over this challenging period.


David Cowan

Managing Director

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