TheCityUK International Conference 2022

Our inaugural International Conference took place on 7 April 2022.

You can register for our 2023 International Conference here.


Our 2022 International Conference, was in partnership with Freshfields and HSBC, and focused on the UK’s role as an international financial centre and the opportunities to grasp and challenges and trends to tackle if it is to retain its world-leading status. As the UK forges new trading relationships with countries across the world, the conference also considered the key areas of global demand for financial and related professional services and the industry’s future approach to international trade and investment.




10:00 – 10:05

Chief Executive Officer’s welcome

Miles Celic, Chief Executive Officer, TheCityUK

10:05 – 10:15

Chairman’s address

Mark Tucker, Chairman, TheCityUK

10:15 – 10:25

Opening keynote speech


10:25– 11:10

Panel: Global trade and investment megatrends

  • Katie Prescott, Business Correspondent, BBC (Chair)
  • Bruce Carnegie-Brown, Chairman, Lloyd’s of London and Chair of TheCityUK’s Leadership Council
  • Bill Coen, Chair, IFRS Foundation’s Advisory Council and former Secretary-General of the Basel Committee on Banking Supervision
  • Wei Li, Managing Director and Chief Global Investment Strategist, BlackRock
  • Ketan Patel, Co-founder and Chief Executive Officer, Greater Pacific Capital

11:10 – 11:20

Platinum sponsor address: Trade in a world of uncertainty

Stephen King, Senior Economic Adviser, HSBC

11:20 – 11:35

Virtual fireside chat


11:35 – 12:05

Coffee break

12:05 - 12:30

Fireside chat: UK investment environment and the role of industry

  • Edward Braham, Chair, TheCityUK International Trade and Investment Group (Chair)
  • Lord Grimstone, Minister for Investment, Department for International Trade and Department for Business Energy and Industrial Strategy

12:30 – 13:15

Panel: The future of digital trade

  • Sally Jones, UK Trade Strategy Partner and Brexit Leader, EY and  Co-Chair, TheCityUK Liberalisation of Trade in Services Committee (LOTIS) Expert Advisory Group (Chair)
  • Ann Cairns, Executive Vice Chair, Mastercard
  • Simon Manley, Ambassador and Permanent Representative, UK Mission to the WTO, UN and Other International Organisations (Geneva)
  • Martin McElwee, Partner, Antitrust, Competition and Trade, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer  
  • Hiroshi Matsuura, Japan's Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary in the United Kingdom

13:15 – 14:30

Lunch break

14:30 – 14:45

Keynote speech: Climate risks and implications for the global energy transition

Sarah Breeden, Executive Director, Financial Stability Strategy and Risk and Member of the Financial Policy Committee, Bank of England

14:45 – 15:30

Panel: Enabling the green transition

  • Catherine McGuinness, Chair, Policy and Resources Committee, City of London Corporation (Chair)
  • Roberta Casali, Vice President for Finance and Risk Management, Asian Development Bank
  • Elizabeth Gillam, Head of EU Government Relations and Public Policy, Invesco
  • Yoshiki Takeuchi, Deputy Secretary-General, OECD
  • Michaela Wright, Head of Corporate Sustainability, HSBC UK

15:30 – 16:00

Coffee break

16:00 – 16:45

Panel: Global regulatory coherence

  • Dr Kay Swinburne, Vice Chair of Financial Services, KPMG in the UK and Chair of the International Regulatory Strategy Group (Chair)
  • The Rt Hon Lord Hill of Oareford CBE
  • Richard Knox, Director, Financial Services (International), HM Treasury
  • Emma Rachmaninov, Partner, Financial Institutions Group, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer

16:45 – 17:00

Closing remarks

Miles Celic, Chief Executive Officer, TheCityUK

 Agenda still subject to change.


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