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Sunday 18th June

Sponsor & Speaker Pre-Conference Ice-Breaker Drinks

This Sunday networking drinks activity will offer an opportunity to meet with sponsors, exhibitors and speakers in a relaxed, more intimate environment. Drinks kick off at 6:30pm and run through until 8:30pm.

MONDAY 19TH JUNE

 

Global Expansion Summit Keynote

 

09:20 Welcome & Opening Remarks from Chair

Fernando Faria, Founder & Managing Director, Global Expansion Summit

 

09:25 Opening Address

Rajesh Agrawal, Deputy Mayor of London for Business & Chairman, London & Partners

 

09:30 Keynote Speech: Doing Business in India

Smt Nirmala Sitharaman, Minister of State for Commerce & Industry, India

 

09:45 Keynote Speech: Parana – The Brazilian Capital of Fintech

His Excellency Mr Beto Richa, Governor of State of Paraná, Brazil

 

10:00 Keynote presentation: Shifting Attitudes Toward Globalisation: The Impact on Global Trade

Xiaozhun YI, Deputy Director-General, WTO

 

10:15 Keynote presentation: Trade Policies & Promoting Sustainable Growth

Mari Kiviniemi, Deputy Secretary-General, OECD

 

10:30 Fireside Chat: Winning in Uncertain Markets

David Cruickshank, Global Chairman, Deloitte

 

10:45 Keynote Fireside Chat: The New Globalisation

John Mills, Founder & CEO, JML

 

11:00 Networking Break

 


 

Track 1: FINANCIAL SERVICES

 

Financing Growth, Embracing Innovation & Tracking Global Fintech Expansion

 

Session 1: Fintech Transforming the Supply Chain

Moderator: Shannon Manders, Editorial Director, Global Trade Review

 

12:00 Taking Logistics to the Next Level - Unlocking the Potential of Combining Logistic & Working Capital Cycles

Fabio Manca, Managing Director, DHL Inventory Financing Services GmbH

 

12:25 The Impact of Innovative Fintech Firms on Supply Chains: Enabling Growth & Business in New Markets 

Chen Amit, Co-Founder & CEO, Tipalti

 

12:40 How Organisations Need to Make Improvements on Working Capital Efficiency to Support Growth

Nathan Feather, CFO, PrimeRevenue

 

12:55 Panel: How Fintech Firms Are Helping Revolutionise Supply Chains

Prabhat Vira, President, Tungsten Networks

Alexander Goulandris, CEO, essDOCS

Richard Hite, Director of Supply-Chain Finance, Barclays

Nathan Feather, CFO, PrimeRevenue

 

13:35 Networking Lunch

 

 

 

Session 2: Fintech Solutions Growing Business Across Borders

Moderator: TBC

 

14:30 The SME Landscape – Facilitating Growth

Edoardo Volta, Vice President, UK&I Commercial Products, Mastercard

 

14:45 Panel: Securely Moving Money Across Borders & The Rise of Innovative Global Payments

Samish Kumar, CEO, Transfast

Nate Spanier, Director, Global Product & Expansion, Remitly

David McHenry, CTP, Head of Global Treasury and Payments Advisory - UK, Silicon Valley Bank

 

15:30 Presentation: How Can Banks Leverage Their Existing B2B Network?

Markus Rupprecht, CEO, Traxpay

 

15:45 Presentation: Story of a Fintech’s International Expansion

Alex Weber, Head of International Markets, N26

 

16:00 Networking Break

 

 

Session 3: Borderless Innovation

Moderator: Leo Ringer, Head of UK, Global Counsel

16:45 Supply Chain Finance @ Lufthansa - Introducing a Fintech to a Global Corporate

Alexander Pawellek, Head of Supply Chain Finance, Lufthansa Malta Working Capital Solutions

 

17:00 Presentation: Growing from Kenya, Across Africa & Around the World: A Fintech Global Success Story

Charlene Chen, COO, BitPesa

 

17:15 Panel: Borderless Innovation in Fintech - Enabling Growth, Tracking the Challenges & Successes

 

Henrik Ottosson, Head of UK Branch, Invesdor

Timo Meyer, Market Expansion Lead, N26

Dr. Sebastian Schäfer, Managing Director, TechQuartier, the Startup Hub of the Metropolregion FrankfurtRheinMain

Jens Woloszczak, Founder & CEO, Spotcap

 

18:00 Networking Drinks

 


 

Track 2: GLOBAL SOURCING, LOGISTICS & MOBILITY

 

Optimise Your Global Talent Pool & Efficiently Manage Global Operations

 

Session 1: Digital Transformation, Sourcing & Emerging Tech

Moderator: TBC

 

12:00 Presentation:

Speaker TBC

 

12:15 How Indian IT industry is driving the Digital change and what makes it a partner of choice.

Shivendra Singh, Vice President, Global Trade Development, NASSCOM

 

12:30 The Impact of Automation

Srini Krishna, Director Outsourcing Strategy & Economics, Microsoft Finance

 

12:45 Presentation: The Digital Workforce

James Denning, VP of Europe, Automation Anywhere

 

13:00 Presentation

Speaker TBC

 

13:30 Networking Lunch

 

 

Session 2: Innovation & Strategies for Supply Chain & Logistics in New Markets

Moderator: TBC

 

14:30 Horizontal Collaboration & Innovation for Efficiency & Trust in the Supply Chain

Oliver Philipp, Director Supply Chain Strategy & Solutions, Panasonic Europe Ltd.

 

14:45 Logistics & Supply Chain challenges, opportunities and strategies in expanding into new markets

Bert De Winter, Director PPS EMEA SC Logistics, HP

 

15:00 A systematic approach of effective collaboration across boundaries when expanding into new territories

Iveta Kozlickova, Head of Center of Supply Chain Expertise, Covestro

 

15:15 Joint Presentation: Finding a Logistics Hub and Home in Barcelona

Amazon & Catalonia (awaiting speaker confirmation)

 

15:30 Panel: Is the Logistics Industry Ripe for Disruption?

Dr. Zvi Schreiber, CEO, Freightos

Laura Behrens Wu, CEO & Co-Founder, Shippo

Graham Parker, CEO, Kontainers

 

16:00 Networking Break

 

 

Session 3: Managing the Pace of Change

Moderator: TBC

 

16:45 The Tsunami of Change in the Supply Chain

Mick Jones, Global Head of Logistics, DS Smith

 

17:00 Keeping Pace with Change -  A Client Perspective

David Wyer, Head of Supplier Relationship Management, BBC

 

17:15 Panel: How well is the supplier side adapting to the pace of change within client organisations?

David Wyer, Head of Supplier Relationship Management, BBC

Ritesh Idnani, President of Business Services Group (BSG), Tech Mahindra

 

18:00 Close

 


 

Track 3: GLOBAL EXPANSION STRATEGIES

 

Identify How Global Risks & Opportunities Can Inform Your Expansion Strategy

 

Session 1: Cyber Security Across Borders

 

12:00 Presentation: How Security & Connectivity Affect Different Global Markets

James Kretchmar, CTO EMEA, Akamai

 

12:15 Presentation: Future-Proofing Cyber-Security When Companies Go Global

Dave Palmer, Director of Technology, Darktrace

 

12:30 Fireside Chat: Secure Digital Transformation & Expansion Across Borders

Helen Sutton, VP Enterprise Northern Europe, DocuSign

 

12:45 Panel: Managing the Unique Cyber Security Challenges in Multiple Global Markets 

Vince Warrington, Cyber Security Leader & Entrepreneur

Justin Lyon, CEO, Simudyne

James Chappell, CTO & Co-Founder, Digital Shadows

 

13:30 Networking Lunch

 

 

Session 2: Risks & Threats in New Markets

Moderator: Amy Celico, Principal, Albright Stonebridge Group

 

14:30 Panel: Challenges, Risks and Threats When Expanding Into New Foreign Markets

Rudy Neefs, Director Corporate Security EMEA, Tech Data

Werner Cooreman, Group Chief Security Officer, Solvay

 

15:15 Knowing Your Customers, Partners & Suppliers: Insights from Start-Up Expansion Across Borders

Alex Ford, VP Marketing, Encompass

 

15:30 Interpreting country risk analysis when considering expansion into new foreign markets. 

Mary Stokes, Associate Director, Country and Sovereign Risk, Mizuho Bank

 

15:45 How to Master Global Politics and Regulations

Basim Al-Ahmadi, Consultant at SET Advisory & Co-Founder at Global Risk Insight

 

16:00 Networking Break

 

 

Session 3: The Rise of Cyber Security Startups Growing Globally

 

16:45 Cyber Security Start Up Growth Story

Tim Sadler, CEO and Co-Founder, CheckRecipient

 

17:00 Panel: The Global Rise of Cyber Security Startups: Emerging Growth Trends & Innovation Hotspots

Poppy Wood, Founding Member & Chief of Staff, CyLon & Partner Epsilon Advisory

 

17:45 Close

 


 

TRACK 4: INNOVATE ABROAD

 

Creating Global Ecosystems of Innovation & Helping Startups Grow

 

Session 1: Startup Lessons & Partners for Global Growth

Moderator: Will Brown, Global Business Development Director, Gust

 

12:00 Innovation Driven Expansion – A Start Up Success Story

Nilan Peiris, VP of Growth, Transferwise

 

12:15 VC Panel: Taking Portfolio Companies Abroad

Chris Wade, Venture Partner, Octopus Ventures

Alex MacPherson, CEO, Octopus Investments

Sasha Astafyeva, Principal, Felix Capital

 

13:00 Fireside Chat: Micro-Multi-Nationals - How Innovative Startups Are Going Global for Less Than £1,000

Matt Learner, Partner, 500 Startups

 

13:15 Creating Ecosystems for Innovation and Growth 

Bev Hurley, CEO, YTKO & Chair of IED

 

13:30 Networking Lunch

 

 

Session 2: Corporate Investments & US Realities

 

14:30 Panel: Corporate Investments in Innovation  

Tom Yoritaka, Founder & Former Global Managing Director, Cisco Entrepreneurs in Residence (Cisco Corporate Venturing)

Andrew McCartney, Founding Partner, Whitespace Ventures Ltd

Warwick Hill, CEO-in-Residence and MD Microsoft Accelerator London, Microsoft

 

15:15 Panel: The Realities of US Expansion & Fundraising

Dan Glazer, Partner, Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati (moderator)

Paul Fifield, Chief Revenue Officer, UNiDAYS

Patrick Timoney, Head of Operations, Improbable

Miranda Lerner, General Counsel, SmartUp

Julia Salasky, Founder & CEO, CrowdJustice

 

16:00 Networking Break

 

 

Session 3: Start Me Up Abroad

 

16:45 Start Up Abroad Pitches

 

Start Up Pitch Speakers:

Michel de Wachter, Co-CEO & COO, Appiness

Peter Keenan, Co-Founder & CEO, APEXX Fintech

Sabina Socoli, CEO, Karavan

 

17:55 Final Judging Panel Summary

Judging Panel:

Hussein Kanji, Partner, Hoxton Ventures

Karen Winton, Managing Partner, Nest

 

18:00 Close


 

TRACK 5: WHERE NEXT

 

A Deep Dive on Opportunities & Realities of Doing Business in Specific Markets

 

 

Seminar 1: Doing Business in Scotland

 

12:00 – 13:30

Speakers:

- Scottish Development International

- Datalab

- Scottish Investment Bank

 

 

Seminar 2: Doing Business in India

 

14:30 – 15:30

In partnership with FICCI

PM Theresa May’s first trade visit outside the EU was to India, which underlines the importance of the relationship between the two countries. PM David Cameron visited India three times. Indian PM Narendra Modi hosted an event at Wembley stadium for 60,000 people in 2015. As the UK role’s on the international stage develops, India can be an important partner not only post-Brexit but beyond Brexit. Hear from the leaders of Indian industry as to what the contours of that new relationship could look like.

Confirmed speakers:

- Ashish Saraf, Chairman, Facor Global

- Sakate Khaitan, Senior Partner, Khaitan Legal Associates

- Dr Jyotsna Suri, Chairperson and Managing Director, Lalit Group of Hotels

- Moderator: Pratik Dattani, Director – UK, FICCI

 

 

Seminar 3: FrankfurtRheinMain – Your Preferred Business Destination in Germany

 

15:30 – 16:15

- Dr. Sebastian Schäfer, Managing Director, TechQuartier, the Startup Hub of the Metropolregion FrankfurtRheinMain

- Marita Strubelt, Director India, FrankfurtRheinMain GmbH

 

16:15 – 16:45 Networking Break

 

 

 

Seminar 4: Innovation in the CEE Region

Moderator: Andrew Wrobel, Editor-in-Chief, Emerging Europe

 

16:45 Innovation in Slovakia

Juraj Mihal, Senior Consultant, Investment Projects Department, SARIO Slovak Investment and Trade Development Agency

 

17:00 Panel: Cultivating Young Innovative Talent in CEE

In partnership with Emerging Europe

- Dariusz Żuk, Co-Founder & CEO, Business Link

- Uranik Begu, Executive Director Innovation Centre Kosovo, Director, Startup Grind Pristina Google for Entrepreneurs

- Anca Albu, Social Innovation Architect, The Change.rs

 

17:45 Close

TUESDAY 20TH JUNE

 

Global Expansion Summit Keynote

Moderator: Adam Satariano, Technology Reporter, Bloomberg

 

10:00 Expanding to the US Market

John Simmons, US Minister Counselor for Commercial Affairs

 

10:15 Keynote Fireside Chat

Catherine Lewis La Torre, CEO, British Business Bank Investments

 

10:30 Keynote Fireside Chat

Charles Race, President of Worldwide Operations, Okta

 

10:45 Uber’s International Expansion Story

Jambu Palaniappan, Head of Uber Eats – EMEA, Uber

 

11:00 Keynote Panel: Cultivating Global Centres of Innovation & Technology: What Does It Take?

Karen Winton, Managing Partner, Nest

Alex McCracken, MD for Commercial Banking UK, SVB

Julian David, CEO, techUK

 

11:45 Networking Break

 


 

TRACK 1: FINANCIAL SERVICES

 

Financing Growth, Embracing Innovation & Tracking Global Fintech Expansion

 

Session 1: Fintech Global Innovation Hubs & Success Stories

Moderator: Melissa Frakman, Senior Director India and South Asia Practice, Albright Stonebridge

 

12:15 Traditional Financial Institutions: Embracing Innovation for Future Growth

Barclays

 

12:30 Financing Growth for Global Expansion

Gonçalo de Vasconcelos, Co-Founder & CEO, Syndicate Room, Cambridge

 

12:45 How Corporates Are Opening Their Doors to Startups & the Opportunities for Further Development

Alberto Onetti, Chairman, Mind the Bridge Foundation & Coordinator of Startup Europe Partnership

 

13:00 Panel: Cultivating Global Fintech Ecosystems & Investing in Innovation 

Oliver Harris, Corporate & Investment Bank FinTech lead, J.P. Morgan

Kaushalya Somasundaram, Head of Fintech Partnerships & Strategy, HSBC

Julie Lake, Founding Director, The Fintech 50/FinTechCity

Tony Moretta, Chief Executive, Digital Jersey

Richard Thompson, Barclays Accelerator Lead, Barclays Bank plc

 

13:45 Networking Lunch

 

 

Session 2: Fintech Future

 

14:45 Bankable’s Global Growth Story: Supporting Global Businesses Across Borders

Eric Mouilleron, Founder & CEO, Bankable

 

15:00 FX as a Competitive Advantage in Cross-Border Businesses 

Philippe Gelis, CEO, Kantox

 

15:15 Onfido’s International Journey – Challenges, Lessons Learnt and Future Expansion Plans

Husayn Kassai, CEO & Co-Founder, Onfido

 

15:30 Presentation

Martin Sweeney, CEO & Co-Founder, Ravelin

 

15:30 Close

 


 

TRACK 2: GLOBAL SOURCING, LOGISTICS & MOBILITY

Optimise Your Global Talent Pool & Efficiently Manage Global Operations

 

Session 1: Attracting, Sourcing & Retaining Talent

Moderator: Fiona Murchie, Publisher & Managing Editor, Relocate Global

 

12:15 Attracting and Retaining Talent: Making Global Expansion Work for Your Company

Mark Derkson, Associate Director, Head of International Mobility, Arup

 

12:30 Presentation

Speaker TBC

 

12:45 Fireside Chat: The Future of the CEE region for shared services/financial services - How the Region is Evolving Towards High End Roles

Scott Newman, Senior Vice President, Managing Director State Street Bank GmbH, Poland Branch, State Street

 

13:00 Panel: Sourcing & Developing Talent in New Markets

Andi Britt, Change & Workforce Leader Europe, IBM

Anand Chopra-McGowan, Head of Enterprise New Markets, EMEA, General Assembly

 

13:45 Networking Lunch

 

 

Session 2: Effective Global Mobility Strategies

Moderator: Fiona Murchie, Publisher & Managing Editor, Relocate Global

 

14:45 Work on Going From Heavy organisation to a Lean Organisation

Jane Harris, Head of Global Mobility, Novartis

 

15:00 Panel: Balancing Compliance and Cost with Global Mobility

Tracy Figliola, Director of Global Mobility and Global HR Shared Services, Equinix

Jane Harris, Head of Global Mobility, Novartis

Arden Ng, CEO, Blueback Global

 

15:45 Getting in Place a Mobility Strategy when Starting out on International Journey

Speaker TBC

 

16:00 Close

 


 

TRACK 3: GLOBAL EXPANSION STRATEGIES

 

Identify How Global Risks & Opportunities Can Inform Your Expansion Strategy

 

Session 1: How can SMEs Prepare for the Realities for Global Growth?

Moderator: Iulia Siedschlag, Associate Research Professor, Senior Research Officer, ESRI

 

12:15 Presentation – Global Expansion of an Irish SME

Dan Kiely, CEO, Voxpro

 

12:30 Presentation: Lessons Learnt from and SME on Going Global

Adam Reynolds, CEO, webexpenses

 

12:45 Presentation: Managing “Black Swan” Events 

Carolyn Williams, Director of Corporate Relations, Institute of Risk Management

 

13:00 Panel - Barriers & Drivers for SME Internationalisation

Shaun Delaney, Economic Development Lead, PA Consulting

+ Mayor of London’s International Business Programme: 3-4 companies from first cohort

Adam Reynolds, CEO, webexpenses

 

13:45 Networking Lunch

 

 

 

Session 2: The Where, Why & How of Expansion into New Markets

 

14:45 Presentation: Doing Business in Hungary

President of HIPA & Corporate i.e. Blackrock or British Petrol

 

15:00 Uruguay: Latin America's finest business gateway

Fiorella Bafundo, Business Services Specialist, Uruguay XXI – Trade and Investment Promotion Agency

 

15:15 Presentation

Malaysia

 

15:30 Presentation

Cyprus

 

16:00 Presentation: The Lean Global Expansion Framework

Anke Corbin, CEO, Globig

 

16:15 Close

 


 

TRACK 4: INNOVATE ABROAD

 

Creating Global Ecosystems of Innovation & Helping Startups Grow

 

Session 1: Google Digital Garage & Beyond Established Innovation Hubs

 

12:15 Google Digital Garage Workshop

Ade Bamgbala, Partnership Manager Upskill Digital, Google Digital Garage

Moderator: Kajal Sanghrajka, Founder of Growth Hub US and Churchill Fellow 2017, Growth Hub US

 

13:00 Panel: Democratising & Decentralising Entrepreneurship

Anthea Greco, Head of Partnerships, Wayra

Roy Meredith, Senior Business Development Manager for Tech & Digital, BPSS, Business Birmingham

 

13:45 Networking Lunch

 

 

Session 2: Startup Tips for Global Success

Moderator: Kajal Sanghrajka, Founder of Growth Hub US and Churchill Fellow 2017, Growth Hub US

 

14:45 Presentation: Top Tips for Start-Ups & Scaleups Expanding Into New Markets

Adam Breeze, International Expansion Specialist, Breeze Strategy

 

15:00 Lessons Learnt from our Global Expansion Experience

David Benigson, CEO, Signal Media

 

15:15 Panel: Lessons from successful start-ups & tips for startups going abroad

Simon Campbell, Founder, The Sandpit

Rachel Delacour, Cofounder - BIME & General Manager, Zendesk

Jessica Vollman, Head of Market Expansion, Thinkful

Hussein Kanji, Partner, Hoxton Ventures

 

16:00 Close

 


 

TRACK 5: WHERE NEXT

 

A Deep Dive on Opportunities & Realities of Doing Business in Specific Markets

 

Seminar 1: NASSCOM CxO Roundtable

Driving Digital Disruption through Global Partnerships 

12:15pm – 2:15pm

Track Room 5, Arora Ballroom

 

 

Workshop: US Expansion & Fundraising Workshop – Your Questions Answered

12:15pm – 1:45pm

Are you six months away or less from expansion to the US and in need expert advice and connections on your next move?

This focused roundtable is designed to be intimate, interactive and highly targeted.  This is a unique chance to ask those burning questions you may have on the ins and outs of how to raise capital from US investors and how to expand your business into the US market.

The roundtable will be facilitated by four top experts in the areas of US expansion, immigration and fundraising:  

Speakers:

- Daniel Glazer, Partner, Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati

- Elizabeth Jamae, Founding Partner, Jamae Law Group

- Pratik Sampat, CEO, ihorizon

- Kristy Sandino, Vice Consul Technology, Department for International Trade