IMA Conference 2018

The 2018 IMA Conference and AGM will be held on Monday 21 and Tuesday 22 May 2018, at the Midland Hotel, Manchester.

This year’s conference theme will be ‘Money advice: credit where credit’s due’

Bookings can be made using the following link: Book a place at IMA Conference 2018

Join us and free-sector advisers, service managers, creditors and policy makers to:

  • discuss money advice sector developments
  • share best practice
  • participate in lively debates
  • network with delegates, exhibitors and speakers

Expert-led workshops will provide legal updates and practical support to help you deliver and develop money advice services. The conference will also feature our Money Advice Awards ceremony and AGM.

There are a range of delegate passes available, including full conference and day passes. The costs of the various delegate and other packages are as follows: IMA Conference 2018 fees

Further details of the format, times and workshop options will be available in due course – check for updates on our website or follow us on Twitter: @InstituteMA, where we will be using the hashtag #IMAConf18.

If you haven’t attended conference before, here’s what one first-time attendee from 2017 had to say about her experience:

“As a newly qualified Money Advisor dealing with debt for the first time and a lone worker, I valued the time spent with other Money Advisors discussing processes and procedures. I learnt so much from everyone there. I learnt a lot about best practice at the workshops, which I hope will improve my work on a day to day basis. The Conference was friendly and relaxed and a good learning environment with new and experienced debt advisors attending. Networking was great and I now know who to ring if I need advice myself when helping a client.”

Martine Sowry MIMA (Cert), Monmouthshire Council

Money Advice Awards

The event will also incorporate the IMA Money Advice Awards 2018 which will be presented in the evening of Monday 21 May after the awards dinner.

Early bird discount

To benefit from the early bird booking discounts on full conference passes please make your booking by 31 January 2018. Single occupancy full conference passes for members are just £365 until that date.

Three for two offer

Those booking three IMA members’ day passes by 31 January 2018 will only pay for two. All three passes must be booked at the same time, and must be for the same day.

CPD points

Accredited IMA members participating in the CPD scheme will earn 4.5 points for each full day of conference they attend.


The popular conference exhibition allows organisations the opportunity to meet and interact with up to 300 free-sector advisers, service managers, creditors and policy makers from a wide range of voluntary, statutory and commercial organisations. For more information click here: Exhibiting at IMA Conference 2018

Norman Laws Bursary

Applications will open soon for the 2018 Norman Laws Bursary for a free full conference pass. Details will be included in the IMA Bulletin email and on this webpage: Norman Laws Bursary

For information about our 2017 conference, held in Bristol in May, click here.