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London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, Options Consulting Services Ltd, Mott MacDonald
The private sector is playing an increasingly important role in maternal healthcare services. However, private sector suppliers face structural and technical challenges working in the maternal health space, including fragmented coordination, data collection and government purchasing. This discussion seeks to address these challenges, identify opportunities for British companies going forward and the explore benefits of social franchising.
H.E. Mr Masud M. Khalifazoda, Ambassador of Tajikistan to the United Kingdom
Megan Eaves, Travel Author and Tourism Consultant
Sophie Ibbotson, Director of Maximum Exposure Ltd
George Smith, Director of KSE Solutions
British Expertise International in partnership with the Embassy of Tajikistan in the UK and the newly created Tajik-British Chamber of Commerce are hosting a panel session exploring opportunities for the development of the Tourism sector in Tajikistan, which offers many opportunities for British companies and investors.
David McNair, Executive Director for Global Policy, ONE Against Poverty
Mona Lotten, External Relations Manager, British Council
A global Britain has a key opportunity to play a leading role in making the world safer, healthier, more equal and more prosperous. Building upon a recent report from ONE Against Poverty, entitled ‘Britain’s Greatest Export’, this event will focus on the Britain’s role in addressing inequality, governance and development policy.
BEI in partnership with the UK Department for International Trade and the UK-ASEAN Business Council would like to invite you to join an introductory webinar on Working with ADB. The webinar will include an overview of the ADB, its operational priorities (Strategy 2030), and general procurement guidelines and reforms.
Hulya Pasaogullari, Principle Consultant PPP, IMC Worldwide
Sacira Coric, Director of Infrastructure & Project Finance Advisory, Turner & Townsend
Mark Richards, Partner and Co.Leader - Energy, Environment and Infrastructure, Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner
Once touted as a panacea, Public Private Partnerships (PPP) in recent years has evolved to reflect the changing needs of both investors, contractors and public bodies. This meeting will take a look at the global PPP trends, successful models, limitations and opportunities for British companies in the infrastructure sector.
Rachel Shah, Consultant, Springfield Centre
Zach White, Consultant, Oxford Policy Management
John Shotton, Technical Director, Mott MacDonald
How can we measure "sustainability" in development projects more effectively? Join us for an interesting discussion with Rachel Shah of Springfield Centre, John Shotton from Mott MacDonald and Zach White from Oxford Policy Management, as they share share some insights and experiences on sustainable development in aid funded projects.
Tom Cargill, CEO, British Expertise
Elizabeth Linder, Founder and CEO, The Conversational Century, Chatham House
David Landsman, Member, Strategy International Advisory Board
Although UK & US strategic interests will remain close, the two countries do compete commercially. Post-Brexit UK companies and government will need to work more effectively together to ensure they preserve market access and market share in Africa, Asia, the Middle East and Latin America, or risk being collateral damage in the face of an ever more organised and assertive US push for market share.
Simon Buchler, Senior Associate, Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner
John Lewis, Managing Director Africa, Aggreko
Kirsty Hamilton, Associate Fellow, Energy, Environment and Resources, Chatham House
What is the future of secure, affordable and clean energy sources in developing markets? Join us for a discussion with Simon Buchler from BCLP, John Lewis from Aggreko and Kirsty Hamilton from Chatham House, as they discuss trends in Africa and Asia’s energy markets and the growing demand for clean affordable energy.
Andrew Shaw, Evaluation Adviser, Department for International Development
DFID place great importance of generating a robust evidence base, testing innovation and develop new technologies as their work and projects focus on tackling some the most complex global challenges. Join us for a discussion with Andrew Shaw, Evaluation Adviser, from the Research and Evidence Division at DFID as he shares the Importance research and evaluation across DFID Projects.
Jeff Taylor, Director of Procurement
Samantha Hung, Deputy Representative, European Representative Office
BEI in partnership DIT Manila, UK-ASEAN Business Council and venue host ICF will be organising the annual Asian Development Bank (ADB) Business Opportunities Seminar (BOS) on 11 November 2019.
ADB will share insights on ADB’s key sectors and opportunities pipeline as well as any updates to the procurement process. This year the seminar will also feature the World bank and European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) who will present their respective pipelines of opportunities.
Dr Rhys Morgan, Director, Engineering and Education at Royal Academy of Engineering
Chris Claydon, Chief Executive at Engineering Construction Industry Training Board
Dave Beddell, Director of Strategy & Growth, Strategic Highways, Europe at AECOM
According to latest Engineering UK reports, construction skills shortages have reached an all-time high. Forecasts indicate an annual demand of 124,000 core engineering roles and a shortfall of 59,000, whilst the UK faces the challenge of encouraging construction careers amongst young people. This event will address strategies for reducing skills shortage both long term and short term that are critical to UK industry and services abroad.
Mark Harvey, Founder & CEO of Resurgence
Sophie Evans, Head of Country Programmes at Centre for Disaster Protection
Renard Teipelke, Principal Sustainability and Resilience Consultant at AECOM
Charles Reeve, Head of Climate Change Resilience & Adaption, WYG
Resilient infrastructure is the backbone of building resilience and increasing the likelihood of rapid recovery from extreme climate events. Speakers will discuss trends, opportunities and financing mechanisms for British companies engaging with resilient infrastructure globally.
Tamsyn Barton, Lead Commissioner, ICAI
Join us for an ICAI presentation and discussion on How UK Aid Learns led by lead commissioner Tamsyn Barton. Building on a 2014 ICAI review of How DFID Learns, this rapid review looks across the learning processes used by other UK aid-spending departments and funds outside of DFID
Mike Shanley, CEO, Konektid International
The seminar will cover USAID funding opportunities, the USAID procurement process, and will give you tools you can take back to your organisation to build and grow your USAID work. This will be targeted to British organisations that are interested in entering the USAID market. The seminar will be led by Mike Shanley, CEO of Konektid, a U.S. consulting firm that advises clients on partnering with USAID.
Daniel Palmer, Principal Business Development Consultant at Education Development Trust
Dr John Collick, Head of International Education Strategy. Promethean
Cindy Rampersaud, Senior Vice President, Pearson
As global student populations grow Education Technology (EdTech) spending is expected to reach $252bn by 2020, presenting a diverse range of opportunities for British companies in the education sector. Join us for a discussion with Daniel Palmer, Education Development Trust, Dr John Collick, Promethean and Cindy Rampersaud, Pearson for a discussion on opportunities for British companies in the EdTech space.
Wendy Richards, Deputy Head of Transport Infrastructure, DIT
Richard Hand, Rail Sector Specialist, DIT
Join us for a briefing with the Department for International Trade (DIT) on global rail opportunities for British companies. Our speakers will provide insights on opportunities in the sector, DIT’s support to companies and will also highlight the value-add British companies bring to the global rail sector.
Chair: Mohammed Khamisa QC, Mishcon De Reya LLP
Farmida Bi, Chair, Europe, Middle East and Asia, Norton Rose Fulbright LLP
Syed Saif-ur-Rehman Shah, Head of Islamic Banking & Intermediary Business, Habib Bank Zurich Plc
George Littlejohn, Senior Adviser, The Chartered Institute for Securities & Investment (The CISI)
The UK is a leader in promoting ethical investing, with Islamic finance offering one of the most favourable regulatory and tax systems for Islamic finance globally. With the assets of UK-based Islamic finance institutions are estimated above $5billion, Islamic finance is an increasingly important source of finance with strong investments in infrastructure and other sectors.