Speakers: Paul Smee, P2P Lenders Association & John Barrass, PIMFA
Trade associations are evolving from being the secretariat and facilitator for lobbying regulators and government to developing expertise in their own right through data collection, research publications, and pro-active identification of issues requiring a co-ordinated response. Beyond legislative and regulatory efforts, trade associations are now expected to represent their members in media communications, training and qualifications, legal analysis, and international competitiveness. This panel has two long-serving trade association heads looking at the changing role of trade associations and the value they provide to their members and the UK financial economy more generally. How government and the public view a sector is often shaped by the character of the people in its trade association and the efforts they make to represent members’ activities and interests.
The overall programme for this event is: 18.00 Registration and drinks 18.30 Speaker presentation and Q & A 19.45 Canapés, drinks and networking 20.45 Close