Rudi Guraziu, Executive Chairman of IBDE

In Conversation with:

Rt Hon Chris Grayling MP

Lord President of the Council & Leader of the House of Commons,Biography available here

Mark Boleat

Chairman of Policy, City of London Corporation, Biography available here

Lord Jay of Ewelme GCMG

European Union Committee, House of Lords, Biography available here

John Mills

Chairman, JML, Deputy Chairman, Vote Leave, Biography available here



On Wednesday, 25 November 2015, IBDE hosted a highly successful event: INVEST UK – Presented by IFB2016. The event was held at FTI Consulting, 200 Aldersgate in the heart of London’s financial district. Representatives from over 30 countries attended the forum including; Belgium, Canada; Columbia; Denmark; France, Japan; Nigeria; Philippines; Poland; Romania; Singapore; Spain; Switzerland; Thailand; United Arab Emirates; Vietnam and many more. Delegates had the chance to hear first-hand from the IFB2016 Chairman about the opportunities at IFB2016 as well as investment opportunities in the UK. Speakers' presentations available here.



7th International Banking and Finance Forum

On 26 June 2015, IBDE organised the 7th International Banking and Finance Forum, hosted kindly by Thomson Reuters in Canary Wharf, London. The Forum was one of the most successful events in this series having brought together some 15 CEO-level speakers and 150 senior delegates. Speakers included, among others; President of Financial & Risk, Thomson Reuters, Chairman of J.P. Morgan Securities, Chairman of the Bank of New York Mellon, EMEA, Barclay's Global Group Head of Regulatory Policy, President of MasterCard UK & Ireland and many more. You can view Events Photos here


The Role of Ambassadors and Business Diplomats in the 21st Century Diplomacy

Speaker: Rudi Guraziu, Executive Chairman, IBDE and Visiting Professor, London Academy of Diplomacy, University of Stirling.

Download the PDF presentation here


Inward Investment and Access to Finance: Challenges for Recovery

On 15 October 2013, The Rt. Hon. The Lord Mayor Alderman Roger Gifford and the Chief Executive of IBDE, Rudi Guraziu hosted a High-Level Meeting on “inward investment and access to finance: challenges to recovery”. These high-level meetings in this series provide an excellent platform to discuss inward investment regulatory environment, access to finance and the impact of financial regulation on long-term investment and challenges for the European economic recovery.


3rd International Banking and Finance Forum

On 19 November 2013 IBDE organised its 3rd International Banking and Finance Forum – Restoring Confidence in Financial Services, kindly hosted by Clifford Chance.


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IBDE is a proud official partner of the International Festival for Business 2016. IFB2016 is officially supported and funded by the UK Government. The IFB2016 will take place in Liverpool from 13 June to 1st July 2016.To find out more about IBDE activities during IFB2016 and how we can facilitate your presence at the festival please contact us at


Global Economic Forum

Liverpool, 16-18 June 2014

On 16-18 June 2014, IBDE organised a highly successful Global Economic Forum 2014 in Liverpool as part of the Official Programme of the IFB 2014. The conference attendees listened from over 30 distinguished decision-makers from the world of politics and business from across the world. View event photos here


5th International Banking and Finance Forum

Liverpool, 2 July 2014

On 2 July 2014, IBDE organised a highly successful International Banking and Finance Forum in Liverpool as part of the Official Programme of the IFB2014.


Sir Winfried Bischoff, Chairman, J.P. Morgan Securities plc; & Financial Reporting Council

Rt Hon Michael Fallon MP Secretary of State for Defence, UK Government

Rt Hon the Lord Heseltine UK Deputy Prime Minister (1995-1997)

John McFarlane, Chairman, Barclays

Sir Michael Rake, Chairman, BT Group