Agenda and speakers

This conference will be focused around the contribution of financial and related professional services across the UK. It will consider issues such as skills and talent, infrastructure, devolution and regional and national growth initiatives through a series of keynote speeches and panel discussions.

Registration and morning refreshments

Introductory address
- Miles Celic, Chief Executive Officer, TheCityUK

Welcome address
- John McFarlane, Chairman, TheCityUK

Keynote speech, ‘Going for Growth’
- Speaker to be confirmed shortly

Panel session and Q&A – Financial and related professional services driving the economy across the UK
- Sandra Wallace, TheCityUK City Chair for Birmingham, and Joint Managing Director, Europe and the Middle East, DLA Piper (chair)
- Professor Simon Collinson, Deputy Pro-Vice-Chancellor, University of Birmingham
Other panellists to be confirmed shortly

Keynote speech
- The Rt Hon James Brokenshire MP, Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government

Coffee break and networking
Conference exhibitors:
- EY
- Business Birmingham
- International Compliance Association
- Birmingham Business School

Keynote speech
- Sir John Peace, Chairman, Midlands Engine

Panel session and Q&A – Skills and talent across the UK
- Chris Hearld, TheCityUK City Chair for Leeds, and North Region Chairman and Leeds Office Senior Partner, KPMG, (chair)
- Dr John Ashcroft, Chief Executive, Pro-Manchester
- Ian Stuart, Chief Executive, HSBC UK
Other panellists to be confirmed shortly

Sponsored by EY

Interactive presentation
- Deborah Mattinson, Founding Partner, Britain Thinks

Keynote speech
- Jonathan Reynolds MP, Shadow Economic Secretary (Treasury)

In conversation with…
Speaker to be confirmed shortly

Closing remarks
- Miles Celic, Chief Executive Officer, TheCityUK

(Please note this agenda is subject to change, a finalised agenda will be available soon.)