Osman Nurkovic, Minister of Transport and Maritime Affairs, Montenegro
HE Boris Banovic, Montenegrin Ambassador to UK
Join us for a round table discussion with Osman Nurkovic, Minister of Transport and Maritime Affairs, Montenegro. Minister Nurkovic will provide an overview of the Montenegrin transport strategy and opportunities for British companies.
Stephen Dance, Director of Infrastructure Delivery, Infrastructure & Projects Authority
Stephen has more than 30 years of experience in infrastructure projects. Recently his focus has been on the delivery of the UK’s critical economic infrastructure projects in transport, energy, water, waste and telecommunications, as well as the provision of infrastructure to deliver urban regeneration and housing.
Richard Chapman – Harris, Diversity and Inclusion Consultant, Mott MacDonald
Kristina Scheibler – Frood, Principal Structural Engineer, Aecom
A lack of diversity is holding back the Infrastructure sector. This event will focus on how UK companies can create opportunities that address the diverse range of discrimination, policies and practices that prohibit entry and advancement within the infrastructure sector. Join us for a discussion with Kristina Scheibler – Frood, Principal Structural Engineer, Aecom and Richard Chapman – Harris, Diversity and Inclusion Consultant, Mott MacDonald, and Lila Thompson, Chief Executive British Water, on Diversity and Inclusion in the infrastructure sector.
James Broderick, Implementation Taskforce on Growing a Culture of Impact Investing in the UK
Impact Investing is one of the effective mechanisms used to enhance economic development. As developing countries continue to face great socio-economic challenges impact investment has the potential to deliver sustainable solutions at scale.
Simeon Agada, Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS)
Ipek Gencsu, Research Fellow, Climate and Energy Programme, Overseas Development Institute
Alistair Clark from EBRD
This event will focus on the role of infrastructure in meeting the net-zero emissions targets and opportunities for UK Plc under the new legally binding targets. Join us for a discussion with Simeon Agada for the Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, Alistair Clark from EBRD, and Ipek Gencsu from the Overseas Development Institute on the journey to net-zero emissions targets by 2050.
Claudia Harris, Chief Executive, The Careers & Enterprise Company
Claudia Harris is the Chief Executive of The Careers & Enterprise Company. She has held this role since the organisation was established in 2015. Prior to that, she was a partner at the consultancy firm McKinsey & Company. Her previous roles include working in the healthcare team at the Prime Minister’s Delivery Unit. Claudia is an Enterprise Adviser at Quintin Kynaston School in Marlborough Hill, London where she helps support the team in developing their school careers strategy. She is also on the board of the 30% Club Steering Committee where she leads their work connecting to schools. Claudia grew up in London and has an undergraduate degree from Oxford University and an MBA from Harvard.
Jeni Tennison is the CEO of the Open Data Institute. She gained a PhD in Artificial Intelligence, then worked as an independent consultant specialising in open data publishing and consumption. She was the Technical Architect and Lead Developer for legislation.gov.uk before joining the ODI as Technical Director in 2012, becoming CEO in 2016.
HM Ambassador Thomas Reilly – Round Table Discussion
Morocco offers a wide range of opportunities for UK businesses in education, energy, infrastructure, and financial and professional services. Some potential also exists in the defence, creative industries, healthcare and mining sectors. Join us as we host Thomas Reilly, HM Ambassador to Morocco for a Round Table Discussion on these opportunities as well an update on the political and economic situation.
The Private Infrastructure Development Group (PIDG) is an innovative infrastructure development and finance organisation delivering pioneering infrastructure in the poorest and most fragile countries. Join us for a meeting with PIDG Chief Executive Officer, Philippe Valahu as presents on the work of PIDG and some of the infrastructure opportunities for UK companies.
Recently acknowledged as a Business Disruptor and Rebel with a cause alongside Steve Jobs, Warren Buffet, Simon Sinek and Pat MCcord, it’s Wendy’s’ unique perspective, rooted in her own personal experience of having secured justice in an eleven-year battle against corporate corruption in the case known as “South Africa’s Enron”, the biggest corporate disaster in South Africa’s history, that attracted this recognition. This, in addition to persevering for eight years to successfully reinvent and rebuild herself.
Gary has spent his career in the development and supply of mission-critical wireless communications solutions to public safety, industrial and transportation sectors. As Dstl’s Chief Executive, Gary will lead an organisation of over 3,800 scientists and engineers providing specialist, and in many cases world-leading expertise, across a wide-range of disciplines.
Ambassador Peter Burian, EU Special Representative for Central Asia, European External Action Service
We welcome the EU Special Representative for Central Asia, Ambassador Peter Burian, to share his views on regional cooperation and strengthening sustainable development in the region. In June 2019, the European Council published a new Strategy on Central Asia. The new strategy focuses on promoting resilience, prosperity, and regional cooperation.
Agriculture in Sub-Saharan Africa holds substantial economic and social potential. Agriculture makes up 23% of Sub-Saharan Africa’s GDP and is key to delivering regional economic growth. However, agriculture and agribusiness require substantial investment, integration and infrastructure to enhance Sub-Saharan Africa’s complex value chain.
Davide Stronati, Global Sustainability Leader, Mott MacDonald Group
Gavin English, Managing Director of IMC Worldwide
Conor Storkey, Head of Sustainability & Community for Construction, Mace Group
This event will discuss the role of infrastructure in achieving a sustainable future and the challenges of delivering sustainable infrastructural systems under the urgent pressures of population growth and increased demand for housing and services. We will discuss opportunities for sustainable cities and finance and look forward to hearing the insights of Davide Stronati, Global Sustainability Leader, Mott MacDonald Group and Gavin English - MD of IMC Worldwide, Chairman of the Board of Association for Consultancy and Engineering (ACE).
British Expertise International - Middle East Access Group invite you to join us on Tuesday 8th October 2019 for a briefing and a panel discussion as we look to identify the current and future workforce development trends, challenges and opportunities in the UAE and collaboration between UAE and UK in this field.
Join us for a discussion with DFID’s Communications team on their communications strategy, the department's future plans and how the private sector can engage and collaborate more effectively in support of this strategy.
Sir Mark Walport, Chief Executive, UK Research and Innovation
Sir Mark Walport is the Chief Executive of the newly formed UK Research and Innovation (UKRI), which is responsible for the public funding of research and innovation. He was Government Chief Scientific Adviser (GCSA) and Head of the Government Office for Science from April 2013 to September 2017.
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.
Geoff Mulgan CBE is Chief Executive of Nesta, the UK's innovation foundation, which combines investment, research and practical programmes in many fields, from health and education to industrial policy and entrepreneurship. Nesta is based in the UK but currently works in over 40 countries.
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.
Rupert McNeil, Chief People Officer and Non-executive Director, Civil Service HR
Rupert joined the Civil Service from Lloyds Banking Group, where he was the Group HR Director. He began his career at the Confederation of British Industry before becoming a partner in Deloitte and Arthur Anderson. Since then he has worked for Barclays Bank plc, first as Executive Management Director and then as the HR Director for Global, Retail and Commercial Banking, and at Aviva where he was HR Director and then HR Centre of Expertise Director.
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.
Tim Jones CBEis Executive Director, Tata Limited, representing the Tata Group in London. Tim’s background spans retail banking and payments, institutional stockbroking and pensions. He also currently serves as a Non-Executive Director of the Money and Pensions Service in the UK.
Peter Hadinger is CTO of Inmarsat Global, the world leader in global, mobile satellite communications. Previously, he was President of the U. S. Government Business Unit, responsible for all U.S. government sales and programs
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.
Prof Chris Rapley CBE, Professor of Climate Science, UCL
Chris Rapley is Professor of Climate Science at UCL. He is the Chair of the UCL Policy Commission on the Communication of Climate Science, and Chair of the London Climate Change Partnership, which seeks to ensure that London is the capital city best prepared for the impacts of climate change.
Dr Rhys Morgan, Director, Engineering and Education at Royal Academy of Engineering
Chris Claydon, Chief Executive at Engineering Construction Industry Training Board
Dave Beddell, Market Sector Leader, 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.
Marc Enzer, Chief Technical Officer, Mott Macdonald
Mark is a keen champion of innovation in the context of collaborative delivery models and he is particularly interested in transformational change in infrastructure engineering, including the application of digital transformation, Smart Infrastructure, low-carbon sustainable solutions, product-based delivery, BIM and design for manufacture and assembly (DfMA).
Mark is the leader of the Digital Transformation workstream as part of “Project 13” for the Infrastructure Client Group, which represents the UK’s major infrastructure client organisations. Mark was the Lead Author of the Infrastructure Carbon Review, published by HM Treasury.
Sophie Evans, Head of Country Programmes at Centre for Disaster Protection
Renard Teipelke, Principal Sustainability and Resilience Consultant at AECOM
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.
Dr Tim Stone CBE, MA, DPhil (Oxon), FICE, MBCS, CEng, FRSA, Chair, The Nuclear Industry Association
Dr. Timothy Stone is a businessman, senior expert adviser, and former public servant with interests in finance, nuclear power and infrastructure. Dr. Stone is Chairman of Nuclear Risk Insurers (the world’s leading insurer for the nuclear industry) a Non-Executive Director of Horizon Nuclear Power, a member of the Arup Group Board and is a senior expert Non-Executive Director on the board of the European Investment Bank where he is the longest serving member around the board table.
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.
Andrew Griffith, Group Chief Operating Officer & Chief Financial Officer, Sky Corporate
Andrew was appointed as a member of the Board and as Chief Financial Officer in 2008 and became Group Chief Operating Officer in 2016. His current role includes responsibility for Group Strategy, Corporate & Business Development, Group Product, Digital and Supply Chain.
Professor Jeremy Black MBE, MA Cantab PhD Dunelm FRSA, Professor of History, Exeter University
Jeremy Black is Professor of History at the University of Exeter. After graduating with a starred First from Cambridge, he undertook research at Oxford and has subsequently been Professor of History at the universities of Durham and (since 1996) Exeter.
Sir Philip Rutnam KCBE, Permanent Secretary, Home Office
Sir Philip Rutnam, KCB, joined the Home Office as Permanent Secretary in April 2017. He is responsible for running the Home Office, the UK Government’s lead department forpolicing, counter-terrorism, serious and organised crime, fire prevention, immigration, passports, and borders.
Claire Ward, CEO, The Institute for Collaborative Working
Claire Ward has been appointed as Chief Executive as of 1st January 2019. Claire brings to ICW a wide spectrum of experience from her career in politics and government alongside her extensive business network and having previously been CEO of a membership organisation.
Stuart Martin, CEO, Satellite Applications Catapult
Stuart Martin is CEO of the Satellite Applications Catapult. He joined the Catapult in January 2013 from Logica (now part of CGI) where he was Business Director for Space and Satellite Communications for nearly seven years, leading all the company’s activities in the Space domain. Stuart is a former vice-chair of UKSpace, the British trade association representing the Space industry, and council member of Eurospace – its European equivalent.
Isabel Hilton is a London-based international journalist and broadcaster. She is the author and co-author of several books and is founder and editor of chinadialogue.net, a non-profit, fully bilingual online publication based in London, Beijing, and Delhi that focuses on the environment and climate change. Hilton holds two honorary doctorates and was awarded the OBE for her work in raising environmental awareness in China.
Leo Johnson leads PwC's Disruption practice and co-presents the Radio 4 series “FutureProofing”, exploring the impacts of exponential technologies on business and society.
Formerly at the World Bank, Leo is the co-Founder of the advisory firm Sustainable Finance, now part of the PwC group.
He is the co-author of “Turnaround Challenge: Business and the City of the Future” (Oxford University Press, 2013) and a Visiting Business Fellow at the Smith School of Enterprise & Environment at Oxford University.