ACAT launches 2021 Conference with a host of outstanding speakers

September 3, 2021
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ACAT launches 2021 Conference with a host of outstanding speakers

ACAT is delighted to announce the official launch of our 2021 virtual conference entitled “Mission-Driven Finance: The Way Forward Post-Covid”.

Outstanding speakers from the worlds of faith and finance have agreed to share their knowledge and expertise with church treasurers.

The event will launch with a webinar on Saturday, October 9, and will subsequently continue virtually with events being held daily between Monday, October 11, and Friday, October 15.

Bookings are now open and the cost for each hour-long webinar, which will be presented via Zoom, will be just £15. Full joining instructions will be sent after bookings are received.

On Saturday, October 16, our conference will conclude with ACAT’s free to attend Annual General Meeting (AGM) which will be followed by our first ‘Meet the Sponsors’ trade fair.

ACAT is truly delighted that CCLA has returned as our headline sponsor for this year’s conference. CCLA is the UK’s leading fund manager for Christian churches and charities with 60 years’ experience providing competitive and attractive investment management services.

Ashley Ellis, ACAT’s Executive Officer, said: “This conference has been devised to ensure that church treasurers are in the best possible position as we emerge from the pandemic to accomplish their roles even more successfully.

“A simply outstanding array of speakers have kindly agreed to make their time and expertise available to us – and the event couldn’t be more easy to attend as it’s entirely virtual.”

The running order for the ACAT 2021 Conference entitled “Mission-Driven Finance: The Way Forward Post-Covid” is:

Saturday, October 9, 2021 at 2pm – ACAT: Technology and the church – Making the most of 21st century IT for the Gospel

Monday, October 11, 2021 at 7pm – Keystone Law: The impact of Covid on the workplace

Tuesday, October 12, 2021 at 7pm – Kingdom Bank: Practical banking, Kingdom purpose – How best to support your church in a post-Covid world

Wednesday, October 13, 2021 at 2pm – The National Churches Trust: Grants and support for your church building

Wednesday, October 13, 2021 at 7pm – Strengthening Faith Institutions: The Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse – Lessons for religious organisations

Thursday, October 14, 2021 at 2pm – The Diocese of York’s Generous Giving Adviser: A Vision for a Generous Church

Thursday, October 14, 2021 at 7pm – CCLA: What is good investment?

Friday, October 15, 2021 at 7pm – ECCR – Ethical purchasing for churches: Principles and tools for action

To discover more – or to book places – please click on the above links.

Alternatively, if you wish to book all eight webinars at the reduced price of £80 – representing a saving of £40 on the price of booking all eight events individually – please click HERE.

Everyone is also welcome to attend the ACAT Annual General Meeting (AGM) on Saturday, October 16, 2021 at 2pm. This will immediately be followed by our first ever ‘Meet the Sponsor’ event which will afford opportunity to talk in person to businesses and other charities which specialise in work with church treasurers. To reserve your free place at this virtual event click HERE.

ACAT will be revealing further information about the sponsors of this year’s conference in due course.

Please note: After initially mulling a ‘hybridised’ approach to this year’s conference – with the event taking place both online and in-person – ACAT took the decision to host the event entirely virtually in response to enduring concerns surrounding the pandemic.