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Annual Conference 2017
'The Future of Share Plans’

  • Welcome
  • Programme
  • Sponsorship Opps
  • Sponsors
  • Speakers
  • Venue
  • Booking and pricing
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Now in its 25th year, our annual conference is one of the largest events of its kind in the UK. It is the perfect opportunity for plan issuer companies, administrators, advisors and providers to meet, network and discuss the trends defining the industry. We are delighted that YBS Share Plans is our major sponsor once again. 

It’s a time- and cost-efficient way to:

  • share best practice;
  • discuss new developments;
  • enhance technical knowledge; and
  • network with share plan professionals.

Delivered by industry experts through a series of seminars and case studies (all with CPD points accreditation), the conference schedule also includes panel discussions with regulators and policymakers, keynote speeches from senior business leaders and academics, plus abundant networking opportunities throughout the day and at the post-conference drinks reception.

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Who should attend

Share plans specialists, company secretaries, finance directors, HR directors, lawyers, accountants, advisors, communications experts, academics, consultants and supporters of employee share plans from across the UK, Europe and beyond.

This year our conference theme is ‘The Future of Share Plans’. As we celebrate ProShare’s 25th year, we are looking to the future. What will help employee share ownership reach an even wider audience in the next 25 years? How will we engage harder-to-reach parts of the workforce? What role should technology play in running effective and efficient share plans both at home and abroad? How can the share plans industry harness the power of new technology – Augmented Reality, Blockchain, Bitcoin and other trends and technologies? How can we hard-wire fairness and equality of opportunity into share plans? We are including sessions on these topics and many more, including the science of behavioural economics, gender pay gap reporting, financial capability and wellbeing, and best practice on the use of digital and social media.

Our aim is to set employee share ownership in a broader context and to enhance delegates’ knowledge of fields with relevance to share plans, with an emphasis on their practical application.  We will be retaining favourites such as plan issuer case studies, perspectives on global developments and our well-established Q&A session on tax technicalities with representatives from HMRC.

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Sponsorship Opportunities

Interested in exhibiting at this year conference?

View our sponsorship and exhibitor packages here.

Why you should become a sponsor:

  • increase awareness of your brand;
  • enhance your organisation’s profile within the industry;
  • showcase your products, services and knowledge to an audience of industry professionals, decision-makers and budget-holders;
  • create new business opportunities; and
  • demonstrate your organisation’s commitment to the industry, thought leadership on key issues, and your support for the aims of employee share ownership, ProShare and our members.

We’d be delighted to welcome you and your firm as sponsors – please review the package options here.

Please get in contact if you would like to discuss a bespoke package. Simply email - we welcome new ideas!

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Major Sponsor

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YBS Share Plans (“YBSSP”) is part of Yorkshire Building Society and is one of the UK's largest specialist providers of tax-advantaged share plans.

We offer a broad range of outsourced share plan administration and deposit taking services for our corporate clients and their employees across the following types of plans:

  • Executive Share Plan Services
  • All Employee Plans
    - Sharesave (UK)
    - Sharesave (Republic of Ireland)
    - Sharesave (Globally)
    - Share Incentive Plan (SIP)
    - Bespoke Share Plans
  • Financial Education Programme
  • Employee Research/Insight Programme

We've built our business by helping thousands of people to save. We've taken pride in being solid, dependable and trustworthy and are committed to providing our customers with an excellent service – it's at the very heart of who we are.

We also know it's important to respond to how the world is changing, so that we can continually offer great service and value.

Don’t just take our word for it; here is what some of our existing clients and their employees have to say about us:

Existing clients
“Darren was pivotal in the success of JLL’s revised SAYE maturity education initiative this year. He was able to suggest new and innovative ideas, helping us to shape our initiative. We were a brand new team to SAYE this year so were reliant on a lot of help from Darren, which he was able to provide whilst always being easily accessible and available.” JLL

“Couldn’t recommend highly enough. They assist with great enthusiasm all through the process and you never feel a question cannot be asked or answered. Nothing is too much trouble. They set an excellent example!” ALKANE ENERGY PLC

Share plan participants
“Customer service is very efficient, I have had a couple of occasions to make contact both online and through the telephony system and both are quick, intuitive and painless.”

“Very good customer experience when phoning in. All the people I spoke to were extremely helpful.”

Our service highlights are:

  • Relationship and Project Management support throughout the product lifecycle – a team who listen
  • Design and delivery of product-related employee communication strategies – to engage your employees
  • Online access to information for our corporate clients and their employees – easy and simple
  • Flexible reporting, providing insight to support future plan designs – continual improvement

YBS Share Plans is part of Yorkshire Building Society which is a mutual organisation owned by and run for the benefit of its members and has no external shareholders. It's reassuring to know that Yorkshire Building Society is one of the largest building societies in the UK, with over £38 billion in assets.

The team would be delighted to share our latest research and customer insight to help you shape your future share plan strategies – why not make contact today?

Supporting Sponsors


Since 1999, Solium has been helping companies to simplify the complexities of their share plans. We achieve this through a combination of best in breed technology and service delivery. Our software, Shareworks™, brings all the key elements of share plan administration together in one powerful cloud-based solution. Now you can collaborate, share, comply, trade, model, support decisions, create reports and control your plan more simply and securely. Solium has offices in UK, EMEA, North America and Asia Pacific. Visit:



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Keynote speakers

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The venue is easily accessible by multiple tube and rail stations including Waterloo and Westminster. Please visit their website for directions. 

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Delegate pricing for plan issuer companies

ProShare members £19 per delegate
Non-members £29 per delegate

Attention non-members:

  • If you enjoy the conference and take up annual membership within a month of attending conference, we’ll refund your conference delegate fees.
  • If you join us within a fortnight of attending the conference, we’ll refund your conference delegate fees AND give you a discount on your first year’s membership too.

    Please get in contact with or on 0207 444 7141 for further details. View further details on the benefits of membership

Delegate pricing for advisors/providers

Gold provider/advisor member £199 per delegate
Standard provider/advisor member £249 per delegate
Non-member provider/advisor £579 per delegate

Don’t forget that if you’ve taken up any of our sponsorship packages you will benefit from a number of FREE delegate passes (these are inclusive of staff manning your stand and/or speaking in break out sessions).

Major sponsor Eight free delegate passes
Supporting sponsors Six free delegate passes
Exhibiting sponsors Four free delegate passes

Those who have booked online before 5pm on Monday 31 July 2017 will be entered into our prize draw to win £250 Mr & Mrs Smith vouchers. *Conditions apply.

*The draw will take place at the end of the conference and the winner must be present at the time of the draw to receive the voucher. To be in with a chance of winning delegates must ensure that any event attendance invoices are paid prior to the event.

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