Event news – Author Scase to give Summit keynote

The Employee Benefits Summit will give influential members of the benefits community a chance to hear top speakers discussing current issues and join in the debate.

Renowned figures such as Professor Richard Scase, Emeritus professor of organisational behaviour at the University of Kent will be speaking at the event.

In his keynote address on ‘Managing the economic balancing act’, Professor Scase will talk about how UK employees are now enjoying more working rights than at any other time in history and he will go on to question the impact that this is having on the economy.

Delegates who have accepted an invitation to attend the Summit will be sent a copy of Professor Scase’s book, Living in the Corporate Zoo – Life and Work in 2010, in advance of the event.

Other key issues that will be discussed at the Summit include employee engagement, ageism, the future of pensions and the need for financial education in the workplace.

In particular, Peter Askins, head of policy on trustee & scheme administration at the Department for Work & Pensions, will be looking at the Pensions Commission’s report on the future of pensions and the role of trustees, while Geneviève Reday-Mulvay, head of research at The Geneva Association, will be tackling the issues surrounding an ageing population.

Top executives from organisations which feature in The Sunday Times 100 Best Companies to Work For are also among the speakers. These include Paul Jacobs, managing director at Office Angels and Max Alexander, chief executive of Thomson Directories.

The Summit will feature keynote addresses, panel discussions and workshops run by sponsoring partners. But it will not all be hard work and there will be plenty of opportunities for networking. In the evenings, delegates will be treated to a gala dinner at Cardiff Castle and a barbecue in the stunning grounds of Celtic Manor, the setting for the 2010 Ryder Cup.

To find out if you are eligible to attend the Summit or to discover more about sponsor partnership opportunities please telephone Kate Jenkins on 020 7943 8080