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Margaret Doyle to open the CSA Conference

By CreditMan Wednesday, August 5, 2009

In challenging economic times, the forthcoming Annual CSA and DBSG Conference has been designed to deliver up-to-the minute advice and guidance from leading industry experts.

Opening the conference - on the 10th September at the Hilton Metropole in Brighton - will be a keynote speech from one such industry expert, Margaret Doyle, Financial Services Columnist at Reuters. She is known internationally as an expert on macroeconomics, corporate strategy, global business, and business leadership.

The 30-minute speech will set the scene for the day ahead, focusing on the current economic climate and looking to challenges and changes ahead.

As a frequent chair of conferences, broadcast commentator and radio presenter, Margaret is known for her ability to present new insights on complex subjects in a straightforward and engaging way, and comments regularly on business, the stock market and the economy for a variety of news organisations across the globe.

Margaret was formerly Contributing Editor at Economist Conferences, having been a senior commentator and facilitator at board and ministerial level for the past decade. She has also been the Editor of Global Agenda, the magazine of the World Economic Forums annual meeting, worked at the Daily Telegraph for 10 years and spent six years at The Economist as the finance correspondent covering banking and big business stories. She was also Editor of Economist.TV, which produced a current affairs programme equivalent of The Economist magazine.

At the annual CSA Conference in September 2007, news started to break of a constriction in capital and trouble at Northern Rock, explains Amanda Wright, Marketing and Sales Executive at the CSA. Two years on, the credit crunch - as we now know it - continues to have significant impact on businesses and consumers across the country, and so this years annual Conference has been designed to help ensure that members and non-members alike are equipped to deal with some of the most challenging times the industry has faced.

We are delighted to have Margaret on board to open the conference, and to give us a timely and informative expert insight into the economy, she concludes.

For further information on the Conference, visit or contact the conference team on 0191 286 5656