Events
 

FORTHCOMING EVENTS

'OUR MAN IN ...' - EXPLORING THE ROLE OF AMBASSADORS / DIPLOMATS IN THE 21ST CENTURY

Date: Tuesday, 14 April from 18.00 - Refreshments and networking from 17.00

Venue: London Academy of Diplomacy, 102 Middlesex Street, City of London, E1 7EZ

Cost: Free

Speaker: Rudi Guraziu, Chief Executive of IBDE & Visiting Professor at London Academy of Diplomacy

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7TH INTERNATIONAL BANKING & FINANCE FORUM

Date: Friday, 26 June 2015, from 8.30 -13.00 followed by Networking lunch

Venue: Thomson Reuters, 30 South Colonnade, Canary Wharf, London E14 5EP

The Forums in this series aim to explore the role of financial services in supporting economic growth and encourage sensible financial services regulation and greater focus on best business practice in banking and finance.

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ANNUAL GLOBAL ECONOMIC FORUM 2015

Partnering global prosperity

Date: Thursday, 17 September 2015

Venue: LAD, 102 Middlesex Street, City of London E1 7EZ, United Kingdom

The Forum provides an excellent platform to discuss global economic challenges as well as explore strategic business, trade and investment opportunities worldwide.

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International delegates whose application is accepted may attend the event free of charge.

THE EUROPEAN ENERGY FORUM 2015

Date: Monday, 5 October 2015

Venue: Europe House, London SW1P 3EU, United Kingdom

The Forum provides an excellent platform to discuss challenges and business opportunities in the Energy sector.

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LONDON ACADEMY OF DIPLOMACY - PUBLIC LECTURE SERIES

Date: Every Tuesday from 18.00 - Refreshments and networking from 17.00

Venue: London Academy of Diplomacy, 102 Middlesex Street, City of London, E1 7EZ

Cost: Free

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COBCOE GALA DINNER & BUSINESS AWARDS CEREMONY

Date: 11 May 2015, from 18.45

Venue: ICAEW, Chartered Accountants’ Hall, Moorgate Place, London EC2R 6EA

Cost: £110 + VAT

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GOING GLOBAL

Grasping the International Business Opportunity

Date: 13-14 May 2015

Venue: Excel London

Cost: FREE

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Venues and dates for the following events will be announced soon

GLOBAL TELCO FORUM 2015: SURVIVING & THRIVING IN A DIGITAL AGE

8TH INTERNATIONAL BANKING & FINANCE FORUM

9TH INTERNATIONAL BANKING & FINANCE FORUM

ANNUAL GLOBAL ECONOMIC FORUM 2016

Partnering global prosperity

Date: June 2016

Venue: Liverpool, United Kingdom (part of the International Festival for Business 2016)

The Forum provides an excellent platform to discuss global economic challenges as well as explore strategic business, trade and investment opportunities worldwide.

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10TH INTERNATIONAL BANKING & FINANCE FORUM

Restoring Resilience, Stability and Economic Growth in World Markets

Date: June 2016

Venue: Liverpool, United Kingdom (part of the International Festival for Business 2016)

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PAST EVENTS

CITY WEEK 2015

The International Financial Services Forum

Date: 24 - 26 March 2015

Venue: Mermaid Conference and Events Centre, London, United Kingdom


 

6TH INTERNATIONAL BANKING & FINANCE FORUM

Restoring Resilience, Stability & Growth

Date: 20 January 2015

Venue: Cass Business School, 106 Bunhill Row, London EC1Y 8TZ

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EXPLORING THE EU'S FINANCIAL STABILITY, FINANCIAL SERVICES & CAPITAL MARKETS UNION

Resilience, stability and role of financial services sector in the EU economy

Date: 12 December 2014

Venue: Europe House, London SW1P

GLOBAL ECONOMIC FORUM 2014

Exploring Strategic Business & Investment Opportunities

Date: 16-18 June 2014

Venue: Crown Plaza, Liverpool, United Kingdom (part of the International Festival for Business 2014)

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EUROPE WEEK

Showcasing Trade & Investment Opportunities in Europe

Date: 16-20 June 2014

Venue: IFB HUB, Liverpool, United Kingdom (located in the HQ Building of the International Festival for Business 2014)

The EUROPE WEEK Pavilion provides an excellent platform to showcase trade and investment opportunities across Europe. Find out more and register your interest for FREE

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EMERGING EUROPE - GROW YOUR BUSINESS IN THE CEE

Showcasing Trade & Investment Opportunities in Emerging Europe - covering Austria, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Croatia, Hungary, Poland, Romania, Slovakia and Slovenia

Date: 16 June 2014

Venue: IFB HUB, Liverpool, United Kingdom (located in the HQ Building of the International Festival for Business 2014)

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EMERGING EUROPE - MACEDONIA

Showcasing Trade & Investment Opportunities in Macedonia

Date: 17 June 2014 and 20 June 2014

Venue: IFB HUB, Liverpool, United Kingdom (located in the HQ Building of the International Festival for Business 2014)

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5TH INTERNATIONAL BANKING & FINANCE FORUM

Restoring Growth and Confidence in World Markets

Date: 2-3 July 2014

Venue: Hilton, Liverpool, United Kingdom (part of the International Festival for Business 2014)

The Forum aims to explore the role of financial services in supporting economic growth and encourage greater focus on best business practice in banking and finance. Find out more and register your interest

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4th INTERNATIONAL BANKING & FINANCE FORUM

Restoring Confidence, Credibility and Growth

Date: 13 February 2014

Venue: Thomson Reuters, Canary Wharf, London

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CITY WEEK 2014: The International Financial Services Forum

International Financial Services in the Post-Reform World: Opportunities and Challenges

Date: 31st Mar – 2nd April 2014

Venue: The Mermaid Conference & Events Centre, London


 

The European Energy Forum 2014

Energy Infrastructure & Security Challenges and Solutions for Europe

Date: 16 January 2014

Venue: Great Hall, King's College London, Strand, London WC2R

Organised in partnership with the European Centre for Energy and Resource Security (EUCERS)

Download the keynote speech by The Rt Hon Michael Fallon MP, Minister of State for Business and Energy

Read the Forum's SUMMARY here

View BROCHURE here

View PHOTOS here


 

The First Transatlantic Trade & Investment Partnership Forum

Exploring Benefits & Pitfalls of the EU-US Trade Agreement

Date: 12 December 2013 from

Venue: Europe House, London SW1P

Download keynote speech: Sir Michael Rake, President of CBI and Chairman of BT Group


 

3rd International Banking and Finance Forum

Restoring Confidence in Financial Services

Date: 19 November 2013

Venue: Clifford Chance, Canary Wharf, London

Click to read the summary of the 2nd Forum in this series hosted at Cass Business School on 24 June 2013. For information on how to join IBDE click here


 

Financing Recovery

The Impact of Financial regulation on Long-term Investment

Date: 31 October 2013

Venue: The Mansion House, London

High-Level Meeting - invitation only

The City - London Embassies Meetings organised in partnership with the City of London


 

Inward Investment and Access to Finance

Challenges for Recovery

Date: 15 October 2013

Venue: The Mansion House, London

High-Level Meeting - invitation only

The City - London Embassies Meetings organised in partnership with the City of London


 

BCC International Trade Conference

Exporting is Good for Britain: Driving International Growth

Date: Thursday 17 October 2013

Venue: Central Hall Westminster London

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Bled Strategic Forum

A Changing Europe in a Changing World

1-3 September 2013

Bled, Slovenia

IBDE signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Slovenia / Bled Strategic Forum. Click here for more information


 

2nd International Forum on Responsible Banking and Finance

Date: 24 June 2013

Venue: Cass Business School, 106 Bunhill Row, London EC1Y

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Global Economic Forum 2013

Best Practices in Trade and Investment Promotion

Date: 3 April 2013

Venue: 102 Middlesex Street, London

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The First International Forum on Responsible Banking and Finance

Date:19 March 2013

Venue: KPMG, 15 Canada Square, London E14

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The First Southeast European Ministerial Conference

Assessing the EU Enlargement in the Balkans: Progress and Challenges

Organised in partnership with SEESOX, Oxford University

Date: 14 February 2012

Venue: Europe House, EC Representation in the UK, 32 Smith Square, London SW1P

Photos available here


 

7th EU-Balkans VIP Ambassadorial Luncheon

Date: 21 November 2012

Venue: Residence of the Turkish Ambassador to the UK

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The First City - London Embassies Meeting

Sovereign debt Crisis and its Impact on World Markets

Date: 11 may 2012

Venue: German Embassy, Belgrave Square, London


 

4th UK-ALBANIA INVESTMENT FORUM

Date: 19 April 2012

Venue: Europe House, London


 

3rd UK-Albania Business & Economic Reform Forum

Date: 25 January 2012

Venue: Tirana International Hotel, Tirana, Albania

The Forum was funded and organised in partnership with the British Embassy in Albania


 

EU-Balkans Ambassadorial Roundtable

Date: 24 November 2011,

Venue: Europe House, London Followed by a drinks reception

Organised in cooperation with the UCL European Institute


 

6th EU-Balkans Ambassadorial Luncheon - Exclusive event - special invitation only

Date: 20 September 2011, 12:30 for 13:00

Venue: German Embassy, Belgrave Square, London


 

5th EU-Balkans Ambassadorial Luncheon - Exclusive event - special invitation only

Date: 20 July 2011, 12:30 for 13:00

Venue: Embassy of Poland, London


 

4th EU-Balkans Ambassadorial Luncheon,

Date: Monday 21 March 2011

Venue: Embassy of Hungary, London

Concept Note: Energy Security and Energy Infrastructure in the Western Balkans - Download PDF format here

Rudi Guraziu, Chief Executive, IBDE, Speech here

Minutes


 

3rd EU-Balkans Ambassadorial Luncheon,

Date: Thursday 27 January 2011

Venue: Embassy of the Czech Republic, London

Minutes


 

2nd EU-Balkans Ambassadorial Luncheon,

Date: Friday 10 December 2010, 12:45 for 13:00

Venue: Residence of the Austrian Ambassador, London

Minutes


 

1st EU-Balkans Ambassadorial Luncheon,

Date: 10 September 2010

Venue: Residence of the Belgian Ambassador, London

Minutes



For information on future events contact us on events (at) ibde.org

For information on how to join IBDE click here

 
 

SPEAKERS’ PROFILES

 

The Rt Hon the Lord Heseltine CH

UK Deputy Prime Minister (1995-1997)


Sir Michael Rake

Chairman, BT Group

President, CBI


The Rt Hon Michael Fallon

Secretary of State for Defence

 

Sir Winfried Bischoff

Chairman

Lloyds Banking Group (2009-2014)


STRATEGIC PARTNERS

 

 

 

 

 

 

NEWEST CORPORATE MEMBER

A great number of IBDE events are held with the support of our partners


 

CORPORATE PARTNERS

Clifford Chance

KPMG

Thomson Reuters

 

UNIVERSITY PARTNERS

Cass Business School

EUCERS, King's College London

European Institute, UCL

SEESOX, Oxford University

LAD, Stirling University

 

INTERNATIONAL PARTNERS