Here’s what you can expect from this year’s UK Money Bloggers conference, money fair and awards taking place on Saturday 23rd September 2017.
Show Me The Money Bloggers 3 in association with Yolt
10.30am – Registration opens
You’re welcome to arrive any time from 10.30 and grab a tea or coffee.
11am – Conference begins
Speaker: Andy Webb, UK Money Bloggers and Be Clever With Your Cash
Part 1: Your money
11.10am – Keynote
A focus on insights about behaviours, habits, and influences that affect our spending in the 21st century.
Speaker: Pauline van Brakel from Yolt
11.40am – Panel
Have people stopped saving?
Lunch is kindly provided by Iceland
Part 2: Your blog
1.10pm – Mini talk
The tools and apps to grow your blog and business
Speaker: Deepak Tailor from Latest Free Stuff
1.20pm – Mini talk
This year’s UK Money Bloggers Christmas campaign
Speaker: Sara Williams from Debt Camel
1.30pm – Panel
Are you selling out?
Most bloggers want to make money from their site, but is there a danger in prioritising short-term gain over a longer career and what’s best for our readers? We’ll discuss where to draw the line and look at some of the rules we all should be following when advertising or working with partners.
2.10pm – Break
Part 3: You
2.20pm – Breakout groups 1
2.50pm – Breakout groups 2
This is where you’ll get to share your knowledge and ask your questions as we break out into small groups. Each table will have a top money blogger kicking things off (and making sure things don’t over run!) – but it’s an opportunity for everyone to get involved. Some tables are themed to a specific topic, while others are broader.
Places in each group will be limited but you’ll be able to book your spot very soon.
Group leaders include…
Bloggers: Di Coke (Super Lucky), Cass Bailey (Diary of a Frugal Family), Katy Stevens (Katy Kicker), Maria Nedeva (The Money Principle), Sara Williams (Debt Camel), Emma Drew (Emma Drew), Lotty Burns (Lotty Earns), Faith Archer (Much More With Less), Esther Mukoro (Money Nuggets), Martyna Sroka-Lalewicz (Money Saving Girl), Karyn Fleeting (Miss Thrifty), Laura Light (Savings 4 Savvy Mums), Becky Goddard-Hill (Baby Budgeting)
3.20pm – Break
Part 4: Your blog
3.30pm – Group highlights
A chance to share some of the things we learnt in the breakout groups
3.40pm – Mini talk
Protecting the online you
Speaker: John Webb from Experian
3.50pm – Panel
Mastering Facebook groups
We’ve seen a huge growth in Facebook groups in the last 12 months, so we’ll hear from group owners about their experiences of what works and what doesn’t.
4.25pm – Thanks and close
The Money Fair
Pick up a goody bag and chat to different brands keen to work with money bloggers. Plus you’ll be able pick up a gift or two.
At the Money Fair are:
Yolt: meet the team, try the app and walk away with a fantastic gift
Quidco: discover how your readers can get the most from the cashback site. Oh, and there’s some free chocolate! Enough said
Experian: find out how you could work with the team
Vanguard: learn about the investing platform
Ocado: take part in a sparkling wine blind taste test
Latest Free Stuff: what will you pick up in the lucky dip?
Awin: chat about how to monetise your site
Sainsbury’s Bank: your chance to win one of five Kindle Paperwhites
Tastecard: get your free restaurant discount card. Plus there are two annual cards up for grabs
Widget Maker: a great chance to try out some custom widgets for your blog
Zeek: grab a beer or glass of wine and learn how you can make money from the gift card resale app
Goody bag thanks: Idealo, Manomasa, Beer52, We Swap, NOW TV
The SHOMO awards in association with Quidco
5.30pm – The awards ceremony
Andy will hand over to awards co-chair Karyn Fleeting (Miss Thrifty) for our third annual awards celebrating the best in UK money blogging.
You can see the full list of nominees here.
6.45pm/7pm – Drinks and pizza
We’ll be cracking open some wine and ordering some pizzas to continue the fun.
When we run out of free booze we’ll head off to a nearby pub for those who want to keep on going.
Please note all timings, sessions and speakers are subject to change.