May 31, 2016: The Financial Times today announces the return of Festival of Finance, formerly Camp Alphaville, which will again be held at the Artillery Garden at the HAC on Friday, July 1.

Hosted by FT Alphaville, the third iteration of this event also includes many of the FT’s iconic finance-centered brands, including Lex, fastFT, The Banker, FT Trading Room, and FTfm.

This year will feature more than 100 speakers drawn from the worlds of finance, government, and journalism, including Peter Praet and Andy Haldane, the chief economists of the European Central Bank and the Bank of England respectively. Five stages will host simultaneous discussions throughout the day on topics ranging from tax havens, peak globalization, the economic impact of shifting global demographics, China’s search for a new business model, Abenomics, and (of course) Brexit. Expect the sharpest debate and freshest thinking available from the worlds of finance and economics. A full list of speakers is available here.

FT Alphaville editor and Camp Alphaville founder Paul Murphy said: “The Festival of Finance builds on the success and excitement of its first two years and now includes contributions from even more teams within the Financial Times. It’s a place where the FT’s readers can meet away from the office, get some sun and have a drink, and discuss serious issues in a way that’s fun and informative.”

Cardiff Garcia, US editor of FT Alphaville, said: “The Festival of Finance is the Alphaville team’s retort to the idea that conferences about finance and economics must be buttoned-up and boring. We’ve never felt that fun was a necessary sacrifice for hosting sophisticated and wonky debates about important topics. And we abide only by one rule: no muppets.”

Tickets start at £100 per person.

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