Barclays Events


  Synergy London 2017 Conference
  Thursday, 29 June 2017, 09:30 - 17:45

  71 Blandford Street
  London W1U 8 AB

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09:30 - 10:00 Arrival and registration
10:00 - 10:15 Welcome and introduction to Synergy London 2017
Iain Wilson, President EMEA, Solium
Chris Mowatt, Barclays

10:15 - 11:15 State of the nation
James Heal, Head of Government Relations, Barclays

11:30 - 12:30 Shareworks: The ABCs of financial reporting
David Lee, Director, Solium
Christian Hyldig, Manager, EMEA Shareplans Accounting Practice
Attend this session to up your comfort level when interacting with your finance team. You’ll learn about your company’s basic reporting responsibilities and receive helpful explanations of those finance buzzwords you keep hearing. And most importantly you’ll walk away with an appreciation of how your role affects financial reports.


Financial inequality & how share plans can help
Gabbi Stopp, Head of Employee Shared Ownership, ProShare
Real wage growth still languishes behind levels experienced prior to 2010 and the cost of living is rising, with the effects of inflation and food price increases amongst others. Employee share plans are an essential tool that employers should put to work in tackling growing financial inequality, and helping employees’ pay to go that bit further.

12:30 - 13:15Buffet lunch
13:15 - 14:15 Aviva's story: Legal, tax and mobility compliance
Mike Pewton, Global Compliance Head, Solium
Anna Sanz, Legal Global Compliance, Solium
Jaume Guix, Tax Global Compliance, Solium
Zoe Kavanagh, Secretarial Assistant, Aviva

Join us with Aviva, where we will discuss how to address the legal, tax and mobility challenges of managing their global share plan. They will talk through each stage of the process, highlighting the key pitfalls and learnings, with specific focus on:
• Legal compliance and filings
• Tax and other communications for employees
• Mobile taxes for Executives


The employee experience
Gethin Nadin, Director of Ecosystems, Benefex
Its often said that employees are a company’s best asset – they’re a huge part of any business – but they’re not assets – they’re people. Employees are people with a strong desire to have a connection their employer. They want to believe in a company’s mission, buy into its values and feel like they belong and have a personal purpose at work. Director, Global Partnerships for Benefex, Gethin Nadin, explains how improving the employee experience is the next big trend in the workplace.

14:15 - 14:30Coffee break
14:30 - 15:30 Always moving forward: The technology & service roadmap
Ian Wilson, President EMEA, Solium
Martin Osborne-Shaw, Head, EMEA Client Service Delivery, Solium
David Lee, Director, Solium
Discover how the Solium and Barclays' offerings will evolve over the next 12 months. We will present our new Participant (web and app versions) and Plan Admin experiences along with our pre-clearance solution. From a service we will present the latest on Shareworks' Certification, our trustee services in Jersey and an overview of the key findings from out 2017 customer satisfaction survey.
15:30 - 16:30Keynote: Surviving artificial intelligence
Calum Chace, Author of 'The Economic Singularity'

16:30 - 16:45
Closing Remarks
16:45 - 17:45Drinks and networking