The Association of Short Term Lenders (ASTL) has revealed that the keynote speaker for its 2019 Conference will be economist Roger Bootle.
Bootle (pictured) is chairman at his own consultancy, Capital Economics, which he founded in 1999.
For 20 years he was a specialist adviser to the House of Commons Treasury Committee.
Other speakers for the 2019 ASTL Conference includes Rob Elder from the Bank of England, Lucian Cook from Savills and Lynda Blackwell, who was mortgage sector manager at the FCA.
The ASTL’s Annual Conference will be be held on Wednesday 20 November at Painters’ Hall in the City of London. Members and associate members are entitled to two free tickets but must register online at www.theastl.org/index.php/2019-conference.
Benson Hersch, CEO at the ASTL, said: “Knowledge is power, so in this environment it’s vital for businesses in the bridging industry to take every opportunity to build their own personal, professional and institutional knowledge.
“Roger Bootle is an excellent addition to our conference, which promises to deliver accurate and comprehensive competitive intelligence, latest industry insights, up to date analysis, forward thinking ideas, fantastic networking opportunities.”
Bootle added: “Nobody knows for certain what the future holds, but businesses can form a plan based on the information that is available to them. I’m looking forward to talking to delegates of the ASTL Conference about some indicators we are currently seeing and what they might mean.”