CMA Envision Conference 2023

Shrewsbury - Friday 13th and Saturday 14th October 2023

The Barnabas Church Centre, Longden Coleham, Shrewsbury, SY3 7DN

Registration is at 1:00pm on Friday 13th October. The conference will end at 4:00pm on Saturday 14th October.



We have an exciting agenda planned that we will confirm soon. We will hear an address from CMA's Founder and CEO Heather Keates, and a keynote speech from Anna Brading, founder of Mentora Money. Anna is a Certified Financial Education Instructor, who, after personal experience of living paycheck-to-paycheck and facing underlying money anxiety, started her journey to financial literacy. She now helps her 150,000 social media followers, particularly from younger generations, get financially literate and master their money, to help them experience the same transformation. Find out more about Mentora Money here

Stage presentations will also include New Catalyst updates, Acts 435, Consumer Duty, CMA Development and What's Next.

Our seminars will cover Debt Relief Orders, New Catalyst Masterclass, CMA Connect Centres including Q&A, Managing Staff & Volunteers and Policy & External Affairs including Consumer Duty Q&A.

After a wonderful time together celebrating 25 years of CMA in 2022, we return to our usual conference price structure and we are delighted to be able to offer conference places with only a £5 uplift on 2019 conference prices. We hope this means many of you will be able to join us.

For team members who cannot attend, the conference will be fully video recorded including stage sessions and seminars and made available in Centre Resources for every centre following the conference - so you won't miss out.


Accommodation will be reserved for Friday night at the Holiday Inn Express or Premier Inn in Shrewsbury on a Bed & Breakfast basis. Pre-booked places are limited so please book early to avoid disappointment. Please advise us of any accessibility requirements at your time of booking.

Holiday Inn Express: Free parking and 2.5 miles from the conference venue. Ideal if you're arriving by car NOW FULL

Premier Inn: A four minute walk from Shrewsbury Railway Station and two minute walk from Shrewsbury Bus Station. The hotel is a 10 to 15 minute walk through historic Shrewsbury to the Conference Venue. Ideal if you're arriving by public transport. Hotel car parking is also available (payable at the hotel) NOW FULL

Should you wish to book your own accommodation (for a longer stay / alternative accommodation) please book into the conference using a non-accommodation option and make your own accommodation and breakfast arrangements. A number of B&B's and hotels are located within a short distance.

Room Sharing:

Should you wish to book CMA accommodation and share a room with another delegate (please note these are likely to be double rooms, not twin rooms) please book one conference place with accommodation, and one without. Then email [email protected] as soon as possible to indicate which delegates will be sharing so we can update the hotel's rooming list.


Please note Friday lunch prior to the conference start is not provided, therefore please eat before your arrival at the conference venue. A number of cafes, restaurants and sandwich bars are available locally. 

* There is no access to the conference venue for delegates before 1pm on Friday 13th October *

Friday Evening two course celebration dinner: We will enjoy a two course evening meal together for delegates on Friday night at the conference venue. You may opt out of this if you are booking a non-accommodation place, by selecting the appropriate booking option.

Saturday Breakfast: Breakfast will be provided for all delegates in CMA-booked hotel accommodation. Breakfast will not be provided for non-accommodation delegates, so please make your own arrangements for this.

Saturday Lunch: A sandwich buffet lunch will be provided for all delegates at the conference venue.

Please notify us of any allergies and dietary requirements at your time of booking.



How to Book

There are various booking options available - please select the links below as required. All CMA affiliate centres receive a £30 discount per delegate which can be selected within each link by selecting 'Affiliated to CMA' after you have clicked 'Add to Cart' and the fee will be reduced by £30.

Joining Instructions Please ensure you provide your correct email address when you book as your Joining Instructions will be sent to this. Joining Instructions will be sent to all booked delegates by 29th September 2023. Please be aware that our emails may find their way into your Spam or Junk folder, so do check there if not received.

Bookings Close on Friday 6th October 2023.

Booking Links: (The system closes for bookings on Friday 6th October 2023)


With Overnight Accommodation:

FULLY BOOKED Friday & Saturday including meals and Holiday Inn Express accommodation: £130 CMA affiliated delegate / £160 non-CMA delegate (Ideal if you're arriving by car - see 'Accommodation' above)

FULLY BOOKED Friday & Saturday including meals and Premier Inn accommodation: £130 CMA affiliated delegate / £160 non-CMA delegate (Ideal if you're arriving by public transport - see 'Accommodation' above)

If you require overnight accommodation please book directly and make your own arrangements for Saturday breakfast - websites such as and all currently have options.


Without Overnight Accommodation:

Friday & Saturday including dinner and lunch NO accommodation: £75 CMA affiliated delegate / £105 non-CMA delegate

Friday Only with no evening meal: £35 CMA affiliated delegate / £65 non-CMA delegate

Friday Only including evening meal: £50 CMA affiliated delegate / £80 non-CMA delegate

Saturday Only including lunch: £45 CMA affiliated delegate / £75 non-CMA delegate