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DEMSA 2016 Annual Conference set to focus on helping the vulnerable

By CreditMan Friday, March 11, 2016

The Debt Managers Standards Association – DEMSA - has announced the date and venue for its 2016 Annual Conference. The key debt industry event will be held on Thursday 9th June 2016 at the Lowry Gallery in Manchester.

The conference will focus on better engagement by the debt advice sector with consumers, creditors, key service providers and regulators, with credit industry guru, Anthony Sharp, chairing the event. Designed to bring key figures from the consumer credit industry together to discuss the latest developments within the sector, the conference will pay particular attention to the challenges of helping vulnerable individuals in financial hardship. The morning session will include important contributions from the new chair of MALG, Liz Barclay, as well as creditor liaison focus from the leaders of consumer credit and credit services associations.

With capacity for more than 150 delegates, the conference will also provide an important networking forum for those working in or with the debt management sector. As Kevin Still, Chief Executive of DEMSA explains, participation by delegates is a critical objective of the event.

“At this year’s Annual Conference, we are focusing on best practices to treat potentially vulnerable consumers fairly. With a number of speakers from the consumer credit sector bringing hands-on expertise we hope there will be lively debate about the best ways to help the vulnerable. We will also be launching our new DEMSA guide which will include practical advice on helping individuals coping with critical illness and mental health issues – a key concern for the debt management industry.

“Our Annual Conference is a key date in the debt management industry’s calendar and the 2016 event will tackle the big challenges and key innovations facing our delegates.

To sign up to the Conference visit or email with the subject of ‘Conference 2016’ or call Angela Scholefield on 0113 277 7610.