Birmingham Charity Conference

  • Date: 05 Mar 2020
  • Time: 09:30 - 13:00
  • Venue: Austin Court, 80 Cambridge Street, Birmingham , B1 2NP

Please join us for our annual conference which provides a forum for trustees and managers to meet to discuss and share opinion on the complex backdrop for charities.

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2019 has been a year of important development surrounding environmental social and governance issues, and the charity sector is lading from the front on this. We will take you through the evolving background and how we at Smith & Williamson are playing our own important role. This topic may still be new for many charities, but it is becoming an important aspect of our corporate responsibility, and we all need to demonstrate the part we play.

From an investment perspective, our chief strategist, Daniel Casali, will be on hand to comment on what has been a confusing 12 month period.

He will also present his thoughts on the year ahead and how best to address such thorny issues as the investment impact of Brexit trade negotiations, the US Presidential Election, and the global economic outlook.

We are very pleased that Gareth Jones, group editor at Civil Society Media, has agreed to speak at the conference. Gareth is well known to many of us as editor, until recently, of the popular Charity Finance. His new enhanced role within Civil Society Media means he brings a wealth of experience in the sometimes difficult task linking the requirements of the charity regulator with the more practical implications we all face.

It will also be our pleasure to welcome Stephen Maddock OBE, Chief Executive Officer of the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra to address the conference. As the CBSO is a registered charity, Stephen is in an excellent position to share some of the challenges and successes that the CBSO has faced, and its role within the charity sector.

We would be delighted if you and/or fellow colleagues would like to join us at the conference, together with representatives of other leading Midlands based charities. The event is free to attend, and we look forward to welcoming you on 5 March.


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