Workshops & Seminars

View the additional workshops and seminars held alongside the conference programme

These workshops are running concurrently to the conference programme. Some of them are invitation-only so please check. View the main agenda here.

Monday 17th October

14:00 – 16:00

CEO Summit: Business Leaders on Brexit

Chaired by David Fergusson, President and Co-CEO, The M&A; Advisor
The implications of Brexit are far reaching for corporate leaders. Yet uncertainty persists regarding the timetable, exit process, future trade relations and people movement. A market research study: “Corporate Finance and Growth After The Vote – A UK M&A; Playbook”, released at the Summit today by an independent think tank, reinforces the value of collaboration between the investment community, corporations, industry associations, policy makers and influencers. The CEO Summit, featuring keynote addresses, an exclusive Brexit Research Report and a Stalwart’s Roundtable, will provide an interactive briefing for corporate leadership and their advisors to excel in the post-vote environment.
Room: Riverview 2 and 3

Open to Premium Pass holders only. Would you like to attend? Register your interest in attending here. As this is an invitation-only session, note that registering interest does not guarantee an invitation.

David Fergusson, President and Co-CEO, The M&A; Advisor
Sir Thomas Harris KBE CMG, Board Director, IBDE; Former Vice Chairman, Standard Chartered
Dr Gerard Lyons, Global Economist & former Chief Economic Advisor to Boris Johnson
Alun Baker, Managing Director, Merrill Corporation
Anthony Dalwood, Chief Executive, Gresham House
Andrew Huntley, Co-Founder, BDA Partners
Ceasar Anquillare, Chairman & CEO, Winchester Capital
Robin Johnson, Chairman - Cross Border M&A;, Eversheds
Martin Gudgeon, Partner & Head of the European Restructuring & Special Situations Group, PJT Partners
Marshall Sonenshine, Chairman, Sonenshine Partners
Nick Allan, CEO, Control Risks
11:45 – 13:45

MassChallenge Workshop: Winning the Global Innovation Game

Who are high-impact global entrepreneurs? Where can we find them? And what makes them successful — or not?
Ecosystem stakeholders — from investors to universities to governments to corporates — have an important role to play in ensuring the vibrancy and growth of communities that can support and nurture high-impact entrepreneurs. In this interactive discussion we'll tackle the burning question: what makes entrepreneurial ecosystems successful, and how can we create more of them?
Insights from the Engine room of innovation
In the race to innovate, corporations need to stay relevant in rapidly changing times. Big companies are realising that industries are disrupted by the innovation lead by startups. Join James Miller, Director of UK partnerships as he hosts a deep-dive roundtable discussion on the key findings from MassChallenge's 2016 State of Startup/Corporate Collaboration report. Breaking down the innovation buzzword and sharing insights on how corporations can collaborate with startups to fulfil their innovation objectives.
Room: Riverview 4

Open to all pass holders including Startup, Standard and Premium Passes. There is limited capacity so please arrive early to secure your seat.

  • James Millar, Director Partnerships, MassChallenge UK
  • Kara Shurmantine, Senior Director of Global Partnerships, MassChallenge
Room: Riverview 4
11:45 – 13:45

Going Global: Doing Business in India

Welcome remarks by Shuchita Sonalika, Director– UK, CI and Fernando Faria - Founder & MD, Brexit & global Expansion Summit
- Overview of the Indian Economy and India-UK Business Relations by H.E. Dinesh Patnaik , Deputy High Commissioner of India to the UK, High Commission of India
- Doing Business in India: A Regulatory Update on Ease on Doing Business and GST Legislation in India by Parul Anand, Director - Tax, Deloitte
- Doing Business in India: Opportunities and Challenges, moderated by UKIBC
- Q&A; Interaction
Room: Riverview 2 & 3

Open to Premium Pass holders. There is limited capacity so please arrive early to secure your seat.

  • David Landsman, Executive Director, Tata Limited
  • Philip Bouverat, Director, JCB
  • Anand Shah, Vice President – Albright Stonebridge Group (India and South Asia Practice)
  • David Golding, Head of European & Global Engagement, Innovate UK