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In 2018, MALG teamed up with the Money Advice Service (now the Money & Pensions Service) to jointly present the Talk Money Conference. The event, on 14 November 2018 in London, was opened up to as many stakeholders from across the financial capability and debt landscape as possible with the joint aim of improving financial capability and the lives of people in debt across the UK.

The content of the 2018 conference was more varied than ever with five streams covering all the hottest topics in financial capability and debt advice. The joint reach of the two organisations enabled us to attract the best speakers and exhibitors, and a wider range of delegates/stakeholders than any other event in the sector. The event attracted over 540 delegates from across the whole of the financial capability, money/debt advice, credit, and wider sectors and had 60 influential speakers and 30 exhibitors at Westminster’s Central Hall.

The 2018 conference was hosted by author, economist and broadcaster Dharshini David and there were 15 breakout sessions based on the 5 Calls to Action launched in the morning of the conference.

For those of you who couldn’t make it on the day, the conference PowerPoint presentations can be accessed here.

The keynote sessions from the conference are also available to view on Talk Money TV via the links below:

Dame Helena Morrisey DBE, Legal & General Investment Management

John Glen MP, Economic Secretary, HM Treasury

Sir Hector Sants, Chair, The Single Financial Guidance Body

Kenneth Cukier, Data Editor, The Economist

Questions and Answers with Martin Lewis, Money Saving Expert

Closing remarks from Sarah Porretta, MAS Director of Financial Capability

We were delighted to receive some really positive feedback from delegates. Thank you to everyone who attended or contributed to the conference in any way to make it a success:

“The best MALG conference to date!”

“One of the best – if not the best – conference I have been along to during my 15 years in Debt Advice. Great speakers, really relevant and informative content and the breakout sessions I went to had some really encouraging debate.”