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Partnering Global Prosperity

14 June 2016, Liverpool, United Kingdom

Part of the International Festival for Business 2016

Venue: Exhibition Centre Liverpool - South Africa Suite

Tuesday, 14 June 2016


Registration, Networking and Refreshments


Opening of the Forum

Rudi Guraziu, Executive Chairman, IBDE


Setting the Global Economy Back on Track for Growth and Jobs

Rt Hon Patricia Hewitt, Chair, UK India Business Council; Former Secretary of State for Trade and Industry

Lord Bilimoria CBE DL, Chairman, Cobra Beer Partnership

John Kampfner, Chief Executive Officer, Creative Industries Federation

Blair Sheppard, Global Leader Strategy and Leadership, PwC

Paul Smith, President & CEO, CFA Institute

Chair: Rudi Guraziu, Executive Chairman, IBDE



Alderman Dr Andrew Parmley, City of London Corporation


The Northern Powerhouse: Exploring Challenges and Opportunities:

Ged Fitzgerald, Chief Executive, Liverpool City Council

Tom Bridges, Chief Officer Economy & Regeneration, Leeds City Council

Gary Hodgson, Chief Operating Officer, Peel Ports Group

Tim Newns, Chief Executive, MIDAS, Manchester's Investment and Development Agency

Alderman Dr Andrew Parmley, City of London Corporation

Chair: Marian Sudbury, Global Operations Director, UK Trade & Investment


Networking Coffee Break


Long-term Investing in Infrastructure and Energy Sectors for a Sustainable Development

Livio Bettoschi, Chairman, Turkey and Middle East, Business Integration Partners (Bip)

Dr ABC (Bryant) Orjiako, Chairman, Seplat Petroleum Development Company Plc

Mo El-Fatatry, Chief Executive Officer, Masar Smart Energy

Hugh Sanderson, Executive Managing Director, FirstEnergy Capital Corp.

Chair: Alfred Kovaci, Board Director, IBDE


Special Presentation Hong Kong

Andrew Davis, Head of Investment Promotion, InvestHK

Stewart Ferguson, Head of Research, China-Britain Business Council

Professor Stephen Holloway, Academic Consultant and former Executive Pro-Vice Chancellor, University of Liverpool

Martyn McDonald, Partner - Property and Head of Retail Business Group, Hill Dickinson LLP

Chair: David Marsden, Director for UK, Benelux & Ireland, Hong Kong Trade Development Council


Networking lunch


Financing Growth: The Role and Impact of Financial Services in Global Markets

Gregory Bedrosian, Chief Executive Officer, Redwood Capital Group

Rodria Laline, Chairwoman, Intrabond Holdings Asia

Chair: Rex Rexhmati, Commercial Director, IBDE


Capital Markets Union; Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership Agreement (TTIP) –Opportunities & Challenges

Jacqueline Minor, Head of Representation in the UK, European Commission

Mats Hellstorm, Former Minister of Foreign Trade of Sweden

Nick Burge, Managing Director, Head of Strategic Liquidity, Lloyds Banking Group

Alan Houmann, Managing Director, EMEA Government Affairs, Citi

Chair: David Thomas MBE, Executive Chairman, COBCOE


Networking Coffee Break


Challenges and Opportunities in International Business, Trade & Exporting

Lesley Batchelor OBE, Director General, Institute of Export and International Trade (IoE)

Jeffries Briginshaw, Chief Executive Officer, BritishAmerican Business

Clive Drinkwater, Director, North West, UK Trade & Investment

Stewart Ferguson, Head of Research, China-Britain Business Council

Anne-Marie Martin, Chief Executive Officer, COBCOE

Peter Meyer, Chief Executive Officer, The Middle East Association

Steve Toogood, Director, UK India Business Council

Chair: Rudi Guraziu, Executive Chairman, IBDE


Keynote: John Holland-Kaye, Chief Executive Officer, Heathrow Airport


Panel Discussion on Diplomacy and International Trade

Baihas Baghdadi, Global Head of Trade and Working Capital, Barclays

Entela Gjika, Charge d’Affaires, Embassy of Albania to the UK

Professor Joseph Mifsud, Director, London Academy of Diplomacy

John Simmons, Minister Counselor for Commercial Affairs, Embassy of the United States

Ambassador Miomir Zuzul, Former Minister of Foreign Affairs of Croatia; Senior International Advisor, Squire Patton Boogs

Chair: Peter Grk, Secretary General, Bled Strategic Forum


IFB2016 Blue Skies Stage – Inspirational Leaders’ series

Frederik Willem de Klerk, former President of South Africa (Blues Skies Stage)


Exploring Technology, Cybersecurity, the Internet of Things and the Digital Economy

Ann Winblad, Managing Partner, Hummer Winblad Venture Partners

Silvana Mucha, Chief Data Officer and Head of Innovation, Digicel Group

Joshua Hardie, Deputy Director-General, CBI

Chair: Rudi Guraziu, Executive Chairman, IBDE


Conference Ends

Wednesday, 15 June 2016 - B2B Meetings Only

This day is reserved for one-to-one meetings.

*Programme is subject to review and change without notice

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