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According to Jeremy, CEO, The Digital Catapult, failure to establish an accessible network based on the IoT could “dull the UK’s competitive edge”. Digital Catapult’s Things Connected programme aims to counter this threat by supporting the development of the IoT, placing the UK in a better position to compete in this potentially lucrative market.
We are delighted to welcome Joelle Jenny, Director - Joint Funds Unit and Daniel Davis, Head - Prosperity Fund as they share an update on the work and delivery of UK cross-government funds and how UK-plc can more effectively engage. Cross-Government Funds play a vital role in promoting the economic development and welfare of developing countries to support security, stability, economic development and prosperity.
Join us as Tina Fahm, ICAI Commissioner discusses the outcomes of the ICAI performance review on Achieving value for money through procurement Part 2: DFID’s approach to value for money through tendering and contract management.
This second review examines whether DFID maximises value for money from suppliers through its tendering and contract management practices. DFID’s procurement approach was assessed against UK government rules and guidance, and the commercial objectives that DFID has set for itself.
BEI in partnership with Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner (BCLP) will be hosting an Asian Development Bank (ADB) Business Opportunities Seminars (BOS) on 26 November 2018. The seminar will focus on: ADB’s strategic direction & focus, Infrastructure priorities and opportunities, insights on doing business with ADB and also cover key sectors of interest to the UK (i.e. transport, energy, water and urban, possibly education, health)
Ian Stewart is a Partner and Chief Economist at Deloitte where he advises Boards and companies on macroeconomics. Ian devised the Deloitte Survey of Chief Financial Officers and writes a popular weekly economics blog, the Monday Briefing. His previous roles include Chief Economist for Europe at Merrill Lynch, Head of Economics in the Conservative Research Department and Special Adviser to the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions.
Tim Morris has been the Chief Executive Officer of the UK Major Ports Group since November 2017. Tim joined the UK Major Ports Group from the communications consultancy Hanover, where he was the Director responsible for the energy and infrastructure practice. Prior to Hanover Tim spent eleven years in the steel industry with Tata Steel Europe and its successor companies, latterly as the Head of Public Affairs and interim Director of Corporate Communications. He has degrees from the London School of Economics and the University of Warwick.
Join us for a UK government consultation meeting with UK business in Manchester focused on understanding the constraints that UK businesses face when importing from developing countries with a focus on South Asia, East and West Africa. There is a broad sector focus on manufacturing including textiles and garments and agriculture/agri-business.
Immigration remains a key political issue with a perceived public demand to better control immigration being a major factor in the EU referendum debate. However, according the Social Market Foundation, the British public’s attitude towards immigration is much more a grey area than is commonly appreciated.
Infrastructure is a crucial driver of economic growth. In developing countries, however, there are significant infrastructure deficits. The G20 estimates that $1.5 trillion will be required annually to plug these deficits.
We are delighted to welcome Judith Tyson, Research Fellow at ODI as she explores five challenges that have prevented a greater level of private investment in infrastructure to date, and present five possible solutions to ease constraints and deliver better results for low-income countries.
We are delighted to welcome back Hadyn Jones to speak at The D Group for a second time. Mr Jones will review the most important developments in the technology over the course of 2018, and then look forward to what we can expect in the new year.
Join us for a UK government consultation meeting with UK business in London focused on understanding the constraints that UK businesses face when importing from developing countries with a focus on South Asia, East and West Africa. There is a broad sector focus on manufacturing including textiles and garments and agriculture/agri-business.
Mathew Rycroft CBE, DFID’s Permanent Secretary aims to build on DFID’s strong base to create a department better connected with the rest of Whitehall, and to demonstrate the importance of international aid to a sceptical British public. We are delighted to have him join us to share his vision of the department, it’s cross-government engagement and what UK plc can contribute to this agenda.
We are delighted to welcome back Dr Karin von Hippel, Director-General of the Royal United Services Institute (RUSI) to debate the implications and share her well-gotten insights. Having served nearly six years in the US Department of State as a Senior Adviser in the Bureau of Counterterrorism, then as a Deputy Assistant Secretary in the Bureau of Conflict and Stabilization Operations, she is extremely well placed to lead what should be a fascinating discussion.
After five years at Goldman Sachs and a stint as Chairman of the Bow Group, a Conservative think-tank, Sam Gyimah was elected MP for East Surrey in 2010. He has held a number of roles in government, including Parliamentary Private Secretary to Prime Minister David Cameron, Undersecretary of State for Childcare and Education, and Undersecretary of State for Prisons and Probation. He read PPE at Somerville College, Oxford, where he was also President of the Oxford Union.
The D Group is delighted to welcome Sir Richard Dearlove, former Chief of the Secret Intelligence Service, MI6, from 1999 to 2004. With a career spanning over thirty-eight years in British Intelligence, Sir Richard rose to Chief, known as “C”, after serving as a frontline case officer behind the Iron Curtain, in Geneva and Paris, in Africa and as station head in Washington D.C. Sir Richard was elected the Master of Pembroke College, Cambridge, in 2004.