John Greenwood, Corporate Adviser Editor

Welcome to the Corporate Adviser Summit 2019.

This year may have marked the closing stage of auto-enrolment rollout, but 2019 is a beginning for workplace pensions as much as an end. For DC, the journey is really only just starting.

Contribution increases, master trust authorisation, market consolidation, improved governance, communicating transparency, competition issues, DB transfers, scheme solvency, Brexit, the pensions dashboard – the list of topics impacting the workplace pensions sector has never been longer. Nobody knows what the future holds, but coming together to share ideas, innovations and best practice can play a big role in ensuring organisations right through the value chain can future-proof their propositions for what may lie ahead.

The Corporate Adviser Summit brings together the brightest minds in the corporate pensions industry to debate the key issues of the day. New solutions from the fields of technology, digital advice, investment, governance and product design are all offering employers alternative ways to deliver pensions, and will hopefully deliver better outcomes to the nation’s workers. Advisers and consultants meanwhile are adapting their business models to make the most of the opportunities this evolving market presents.

Over two days in October the Corporate Adviser Summit aims to create a fertile breeding ground for new ideas through a combination of carefully curated speakers, panel sessions and workshops. We hope this year’s event brings attendees closer to at least some of the answers facing the sector, enabling intermediaries to embrace the future with confidence.