America’s voice as a global leader; enhanced or diminished?

America’s voice as a global leader; enhanced or diminished?

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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.

Oman – Open for Business Seminar

Oman – Open for Business Seminar

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BEI in collaboration with Hayat Capital and Ithraa (Oman's award-winning inward investment and export development agency) would like to invite you to join us for the “Oman - Open for Business Seminar”.

The event will be opened by H.E. Sayyidd Badr Bin Hamad Al Busaidi, Minister for Foreign Affairs, Sultanate of Oman, and The Rt Hon Alistair Burt MP, UK Minister of State for International Development and Minister of State for the Middle East at the Foreign & Commonwealth Office. There is significant government spending on large scale infrastructure projects with support from record oil and gas revenue and there are strong government investments in tourism, oil & gas, energy, healthcare, education, mining, infrastructure and other sectors.

What Latin America has to Offer UK Business

What Latin America has to Offer UK Business

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We are delighted to welcome Jo Crellin, Her Majesty’s Trade Commissioner and Sao Paulo Consul-General to a lunch meeting with our members where she will share her views on why Latin America offers vibrant opportunities for UK business post Brexit.

According to a recent report, there is a large and growing appetite for British trade and these countries are hungry for new technologies, recognised British brands and the chance to do business with the UK.

Sir Nigel Shadbolt: Artificial Intelligence - the challenge for business

Sir Nigel Shadbolt: Artificial Intelligence - the challenge for business

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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.

Lunch with Nick Dyer, DFID Director General

Lunch with Nick Dyer, DFID Director General

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Join us for a lunch with Nick Dyer the UK Department for international Development (DFID)’s Director General for Economic Development and International and also Acting Director General, Policy, Research and Humanitarian. Nick Dyer was also acting Permanent Secretary for DFID prior to the appointment of incumbent Matthew Rycroft. The lunch discussion will focus on How can DFID work better with UK plc to contribute to delivery of the SDGs i.e.: job creation & productive employment, food security, resilient infrastructure & sustainable industrialisation, etc.

UK Cross-Government Funds – Strategy & Delivery

UK Cross-Government Funds – Strategy & Delivery

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Cross-Government Funds play a vital role in promoting the economic development and welfare of developing countries as well as projecting UK influence by harnessing the Government’s collective resources to work with countries of strategic interest to promote security, stability, economic development and prosperity.

We are delighted to welcome Joelle Jenny, Director, Joint Funds Unit as she shares an update on the work and delivery of UK cross-government funds and how UK-plc can more effectively engage.

Apprenticeships and Skills

Apprenticeships and Skills

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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.

H.E. Irfan Siddiq OBE H.M. Ambassador to Sudan – Opportunities in Sudan

H.E. Irfan Siddiq OBE H.M. Ambassador to Sudan – Opportunities in Sudan

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BEI in partnership with Africa Matters are delighted to welcome and host  H.E. Mr Irfan Siddiq OBE H.M. Ambassador to Sudan for a roundtable discussion and as he shares some insights on the political and economic situation in Sudan and the region. Whilst there are challenges to doing business in Sudan, the country presents some opportunities for UK Business in a variety of sectors.

Lord David Willetts, The Resolution Foundation

Lord David Willetts, The Resolution Foundation

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We look forward to welcoming David Willetts, Chair of the Resolution Foundation, to discuss the Resolution Foundation’s latest reports on the Intergenerational Commission.

Transforming business models with Blockchain

Transforming business models with Blockchain

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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.

London & Brexit

London & Brexit

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Rajesh Agrawal, Deputy Mayor of London for Business. London is very much the UK’s strongest bargaining chip in the ongoing Brexit negotiations.

Implications of the US mid-term elections on the Trump Administration’s Foreign Policy

Implications of the US mid-term elections on the Trump Administration’s Foreign Policy

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.

World Bank & UK Priorities - Briefing

World Bank & UK Priorities - Briefing

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We are delighted to host Melanie Robinson, UK Executive Director to the World Bank for lunch on Wednesday 14 November 2018. Ms. Robinson will share insights on the World Bank strategy and approach, UK reform priorities for the Bank and working with the Bank on prosperity. The UK government also recently confirmed Melanie Robinson’s new appointment as the UK Ambassador to Zimbabwe with effect from January 2019.

Putting the I into IOT, opportunities for industry through early adoption

Putting the I into IOT, opportunities for industry through early adoption

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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.

ICAI - Achieving value for money through procurement Part 2

ICAI - Achieving value for money through procurement Part 2

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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.

ADB Business Opportunities Seminar

ADB Business Opportunities Seminar

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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)

Will robots destroy jobs and increase inequality?

Will robots destroy jobs and increase inequality?

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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.

How Britain's Ports can thrive in the future

How Britain's Ports can thrive in the future

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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 is an economic necessity and we urgently need honest political leadership

Immigration is an economic necessity and we urgently need honest political leadership

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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 Finance – Challenges and Solutions

Infrastructure Finance – Challenges and Solutions

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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.

Blockchain 2018 - The Year in Review. And 2019, The Year Ahead.

Blockchain 2018 - The Year in Review. And 2019, The Year Ahead.

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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.

Dinner with Caroline Noblet, Squire Patton Boggs (UK)

Dinner with Caroline Noblet, Squire Patton Boggs (UK)

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Dinner with Matthew Rycroft, Permanent Secretary, DFID

Dinner with Matthew Rycroft, Permanent Secretary, DFID

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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.

Lunch with Sam Gyimah MP

Lunch with Sam Gyimah MP

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Human Capital: How reform of HM Treasury can unlock Britain’s potential leadership

Human Capital: How reform of HM Treasury can unlock Britain’s potential leadership

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Why is Russia doing so well?

Why is Russia doing so well?

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UK-Japanese co-operation; Trade, Defence, Aid

UK-Japanese co-operation; Trade, Defence, Aid

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Dinner with Sir Richard Dearlove KCMG OBE

Dinner with Sir Richard Dearlove KCMG OBE

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IoT disrupting way industries delivering their product & services

IoT disrupting way industries delivering their product & services

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Lunch with Jake Berry MP

Lunch with Jake Berry MP

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Lunch with the Rt Hon Greg Clark MP

Lunch with the Rt Hon Greg Clark MP

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Electric Vehicles

Electric Vehicles

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Dinner with Dr Ian W Campbell

Dinner with Dr Ian W Campbell

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The Future of Air Power

The Future of Air Power

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Keeping London safe

Keeping London safe

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Dinner with Gareth Rhys Williams

Dinner with Gareth Rhys Williams

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Lunch with Harriett Baldwin MP

Lunch with Harriett Baldwin MP

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A.I & Cyber Security

A.I & Cyber Security

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Dr Pete Burnap is a Professor of Data Science & Cybersecurity at Cardiff School of Computer Science & Informatics. He developed a reputation for data-driven, innovative, and interdisciplinary research that broadly contributes to the growing field of Data Science, working closely with the Cardiff School of Social Sciences and School of Engineering.

Lunch with Charles Gibbons, Chief Domain Architect - 5G & Service Management, BT

Lunch with Charles Gibbons, Chief Domain Architect - 5G & Service Management, BT

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Dinner with Barry White, CEO, Transport for the North

Dinner with Barry White, CEO, Transport for the North

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Prior to his appointment at Transport for the North, Barry was Chief Executive at Scottish Futures Trust where he led the organisation in improving the planning and delivery of infrastructure investment and asset management in Scotland.

Dinner with Adrian Gregory, CEO UK & Ireland, Atos

Dinner with Adrian Gregory, CEO UK & Ireland, Atos

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Lunch with Julian Kelly, Director General Nuclear, Defence Nuclear Organisation, Ministry of Defence

Lunch with Julian Kelly, Director General Nuclear, Defence Nuclear Organisation, Ministry of Defence

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New horizons for UK manufacturing?

New horizons for UK manufacturing?

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Dinner with Richard Threlfall

Dinner with Richard Threlfall

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Lunch with Chris Skinner, The Finanser

Lunch with Chris Skinner, The Finanser

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