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Symposium Diary 7

Posted 09/05/18

As we rush headlong into May, we’re now acutely aware that CTSI Symposium 2018 is less than a month away. Whilst it seems like only yesterday since we started these Diary updates, the team have been working tirelessly to ensure the new-style annual event is the highlight of the year for trading standards and consumer protection.

The second wave of tickets for this year’s Seminar sessions went live yesterday following a hugely successful first release, with several sessions selling-out in a matter of days. We’re expecting the second release to fill just as quickly, so if there are sessions you’d really like to see, be sure to book your tickets as soon as possible.

In addition to their Seminar sessions, the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) will be hosting two two-part training sessions for delegates. The sessions, entitled Unfair Terms and Using Part 8 of the Enterprise Act to tackle consumer harm will take place at CTSI Symposium, and offer delegates essential training alongside valuable CPPD hours. Unfair Terms will take place on the Monday and Tuesday, whilst both parts of Using Part 8 of the Enterprise Act to tackle consumer harm will take place on the Wednesday. Please note, delegates MUST book online and attend both sessions to gain CPPD.

Symposium 2018 will play host to a new feature to the annual professional development event, Speed Networking. Taking place on the Monday and Wednesday of Symposium, our Speed Networking events will give attendees the chance to sit down with leading industry experts in roundtable discussions, where they’ll hear answers to the most pressing questions of the day and have the opportunity to discuss such answers with colleagues, peers and the speakers themselves.
After a short time, a claxon will sound, and the whole table shuffles round to the next expert. Speed Networking sessions are open to all delegates at CTSI Symposium on a first-come, first-served basis. Places will be extremely limited, so make sure you arrive promptly to reserve your spot. For those who can’t make it, we’ll have facilitators on hand who’ll take notes from each discussion and formulate FAQs, which will be available on the CTSI website after Symposium.

Monday's session invites delegates to sit down with influential stakeholders, whilst Wednesday's session will feature key projects and areas from within the Institute.

And finally, if you’re looking for a great networking opportunity prior to CTSI Symposium, the Jean Bisgood golf trophy is open to all CTSI members, delegates and exhibitors attending the Symposium. To book, or for more info, visit: https://www.tradingstandards.uk/practitioners/symposium-2018/social/jean-bisgood-golf-trophy-tournament.

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