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Join us next week for a briefing on the Aus $5.4bn Queensland Cross River Rail Project infrastructure opportunities on Friday 28 September from 10am at the Australia Centre, the Strand London. The Cross River Rail Project is the Queensland Government's highest priority transport infrastructure project and an important part of the State’s vision to cater for future growth.
We look forward to welcoming Ed Husain, Global Fellow - Middle East Program at The Wilson Center and Author of The House of Islam (2018) for a lunch to discuss what the UK needs to improve in its approach to the Middle East and forge stronger relations.
Dr David Kingham, Executive Vice Chairman, Tokamak Energy Ltd
Join us as Frances Sibbet, DFID’s Digital Service Lead as she shares DFID’s Digital Strategy and how the organisation prepares for ‘Doing Development in a Digital World’.
We are delighted to welcome Sue Barrett, Director for Transport and Jan Jackholt, Director of Procurement, both at the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) as they provide useful information and updates on strategies, working and delivering projects with the EBRD.
Joins us DFID present on the offer to UK humanitarian aid organisations in the event of a “no deal” Brexit as set out in their guidance note. For two years, the government has been implementing a significant programme of work to ensure the UK will be ready from day 1 in all scenarios, including a potential ‘no deal’ outcome in March 2019.
Local Content is a critical part of successful project bids. Join BEI in partnership with Invest in Africa we host a stimulating panel discussion on the use of local content in projects, its benefits and challenges. Panellists include; Andrew McCoubrey, DFID Head of Trade, William Pollen, Programme Director at Invest in Africa, Rosalind Kainyah, CEO at Kina Advisory and Cristina Bortes, Director International Development at PWC
Over the course of the last two years, The D Group has embarked on a sustained programme of engagement with the devolved cities and regions of the UK.
Join us for a stimulating presentation and discussion on a different perspective to the doom and gloom story about climate change. Mott MacDonald recently published a new report, which details the range of steps needed to achieve a sub-2°C future by 2050. Have your say on the Climate Change narrative
Professor Gerstle is currently Paul Mellon Professor of American History and Fellow of Sidney Sussex College. He received his BA from Brown University and his MA and PhD from Harvard University. He is a Fellow of the British Academy and of the Royal Historical Society.
Sir Nigel Shadbolt is one of the world’s leading scholars in the field of artificial intelligence. Beyond exploring A.I. from a technological standpoint, his work also considers some of the broader, philosophical questions posed by the digital age; his seminal text, The Spy in the Coffee Machine, examines how advancements in tech could corrode trust and privacy.
British Expertise International and the Middle East Access Group are delighted to welcome HE Mr Sulaiman Almazroui, Ambassador of the United Arab Emirates on Tuesday 30th October.
The UK faces a challenge with a shortage of skills across Sectors, particularly STEM. We welcome the Minister to discuss the challenge of skills and apprenticeships with our members and how we can all ensure a strong and capable workforce for the future.
Andrew Wheen is Mott MacDonald’s principal communications consultant and the author of Dot-Dash to Dot.Com: How Modern Telecommunications evolved from the Telegraph to the Internet. An IT and Telecoms expert who has worked in a number of roles across the sector, including stints at Energis and Mentor, Andrew joined Mott MacDonald in 2006.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.