Annual conference 2023

ProShare Annual Conference

Tuesday 26th September 2023 - 09:30am - 5:15pm
Registration and networking - 08:30am - 09:30am
etc.venues, Bishopsgate, London

Following last year’s conference where we had a thread of sessions running through the day around “The Three Fs: Financial Resilience, Financial Education and Financial Wellbeing”this year’s theme was Time for Change.

With the announcements made regarding employee share plans in this year’s Spring Budget, including updates and tweaks to EMI and CSOPs, and a once in a generation opportunity to improve and simplify the key all-employee share plans, SIP and SAYE, it really does feel like change is upon our sector. There has also been cross-party collaboration for share scheme reform as well as support for a potential Cost-of-Living share plan.

Expanding our focus further, the growth of AI offers new opportunities – and potentially some threats too – as it alters the business landscape. The way we work and communicate with our colleagues and plan participants has undergone massive change, technology platforms and systems are evolving faster and faster, we may see workplace changes as gig economy worker numbers continue to increase and, politically, it feels like a change of government may well occur next year.

What are the key changes we can expect to see over the next year or two, and what challenges will they bring? What changes excite you and offer genuine opportunities, and what potential changes may not be such a force for good? How best to plan for change, and how not to get left behind?

This year our delegates had a choice of 18 break-out sessions, with each lasting half an hour.