TheCityUK International Conference 2024


18 April 2024
09:00 - 13:00 BST
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Our International Conference 2024 will take place in London and online on Thursday 18 April.

In person places at the conference are now full, however you can still register to watch the full conference live on the day.

The conference, in partnership with Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, will bring together influential leaders from across the financial and related professional services industry, politics and the regulators to discuss the key commercial drivers and themes that will guide businesses and underpin the UK’s position as a world-leading international financial centre.

This year’s conference will also focus on the global elections taking place across the year and their potential impact on the industry, particularly in key growth areas such as sustainability, deployment of Artificial Intelligence and new digital technologies.






Miles Celic, Chief Executive Officer, TheCityUK


Chair's address

Bruce Carnegie-Brown, Chair, TheCityUK Leadership Council


Panel session: What impact will geopolitics in 2024 have, and how will it impact our work to grow the UK as an International Financial Centre?

  • Linda Yueh CBE, Fellow in Economics at St Edmund Hall, Oxford University (Chair)
  • Ola Ajadi, Head of Government Relations and Regulatory Strategy, UK MEA, London Stock Exchange Group, and TheCityUK Next Generation Leadership Council Member
  • Tina Fordham, Founder, Fordham Global Foresight
  • Sharon Lewis, Partner, Corporate & Finance, Hogan Lovells
  • Roger Lui, Partner, Hong Kong, Global Co-head of Bank Sector Clients and Board Member, Allen & Overy LLP


In conversation

General Sir Richard Barrons KCB, CBE, Co-Chairman, Universal Defence and Security Solutions


Keynote speech

The Rt Hon Kemi Badenoch MP, Secretary of State for Business and Trade


Coffee break


Panel session: What risks and opportunities are there in the current geo-political environment for our drive to net zero?

  • Chris Hayward, Policy Chairman, City of London Corporation (Chair)
  • Antoni Ballabriga, Global Head, Sustainability Intelligence & Advocacy, BBVA
  • Alice Squires, Managing Director and Head of Investor Advisory at Rothschild & Co
  • Tim Wilkins, New York M&A Partner, Leading Global Sustainability Team, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer

Further panellist to be added soon


In conversation

Catherine West MP, Shadow Minister for Asia & the Pacific


Panel session: What does the fragmented landscape mean for the ongoing challenges and opportunities technology is creating?

  • Rebecca Womersley, Chief Information & Change Officer, Lloyd's (Chair)
  • Claire Harrop, Senior Associate, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer
  • Janine Hirt, CEO, Innovate Finance
  • Stuart McDowell, UK CIO & UK Head of GBSU/FFC, Société Générale
  • Jordan Sinclair, President, Robin Hood UK


Keynote speech

Sarah Pritchard, Executive Director, Markets and Executive Director, International, Financial Conduct Authority 


Closing remarks

Miles Celic, Chief Executive Officer, TheCityUK


Networking lunch

Agenda and timings subject to change.


etc.venues St Paul's, 200 Aldersgate Street, London, EC1A 4HD

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All of the sessions from last year's International Conference 2023 are available on our YouTube channel.

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