Equity Release Summit set to be flagship engagement event for 2020

Registration is open for next year’s inaugural Equity Release Summit which organisers anticipate will be one of the landmark events in the industry’s calendar.

Speaker announcements will follow in the coming days and weeks, but in the meantime delegates can register on the Summit’s dedicated website at www.equityreleasesummit.com.

The one-day Summit takes place on Thursday March 12 in Church House Westminster, London, and is being organised by the Equity Release Council. The main sponsor for the event is Key Group.

In addition to keynote addresses by senior politicians and sector leaders, the Summit will feature core plenary sessions focusing on broad issues of interest to Council members and the wider sector.

Jim Boyd, Chief Executive Officer of the Equity Release Council, said: “Equity Release has come of age as a mainstream later life lending product.

“To reflect the increasing importance of Equity Release in meeting the needs of the ageing population, we are organising a landmark event targeted at market participants and stakeholders, including politicians and journalists.

“It will provide insight and explore the role of housing wealth to supplement pensions, intergenerational fairness and long term care funding.

“We will also be running specific industry-focused breakout sessions to educate and inform advisers and solicitors who practice in this important and growing market.”

Simon Thompson, Group Chief Executive Officer at Key Group, said: “At Key Group, we are committed to working with the industry to develop later life lending in order to help more people finance a better retirement.

“This is why we are delighted to be lead sponsor for the Council’s inaugural Equity Release Summit.

“This prestigious event will look to bring the widest possible group of stakeholders together to consider the issues facing this market and help us explore how we can innovate and educate to better serve our customers.”

The Equity Release Summit is the latest initiative by the Equity Release Council to support its members’ work and promote the benefits that equity release can deliver for consumers.

Throughout 2019 the Council welcomed government and shadow ministers to its events, including a Parliamentary summer reception that attracted more than 170 attendees.

The Council said Summit delegates can expect a similar calibre of speakers but the programme will remain highly relevant for all involved in the equity release sales and advice process.

The Summit is open to both Council members and non-members and early bird rates are available until January 12. It is being managed by the award-winning Rapiergroup.

To discuss sponsorship and/or speaking opportunities contact [email protected] in the first instance.