With a keynote speech by Matthew Wagstaff, Head of Bribery and Corruption, The Serious Fraud Office,  this forum will help you identify the best strategies to manage regulatory and internal investigations and will help you understand both the technical and legal requirements of multiple jurisdictions, as well as the practical concerns and investigative methods used by government regulators and criminal prosecutors.

This event is being organised in partnership with the City of London Corporation, TheCityUK and UK Finance. The timing of the 4th event in the series has been determined by the feedback from the 350 participants at the last summit in November, who opted overwhelmingly for a further event to be held in March, on the basis that by then the lie of the land would be much clearer in terms of the type of BREXIT that will form the basis of the UK’s exit from the EU.

On March 29, the new UK Sanctions and Anti-Money Laundering Act will come into force. This conference will focus on the impact on corporates and financial institutions; examine the implications for enforcement and litigation issues and aim to give practical guidance.

Recent weeks have seen a flurry of activity around proposed reform of the audit sector and its regulation. The Kingman Review, the CMA Market Study, the current investigation by the BEIS Committee and the proposed Brydon Review are all helping focus attention on the dominance of the Big Four and the role of the Financial Reporting Council.

The purpose of the conference is to look at the case for audit reform in the UK in the light of all the various reviews. High level representatives from all the stakeholders concerned will be on the speaker panels and we are delighted that Sir Donald Brydon has agreed to give a keynote speech.

Now in its 16th year, City & Financial Global’s UK Infrastructure Policy & Investment Summit, has established itself as the leading conference of its kind. It always attracts a sizeable gathering of leaders from the UK infrastructure industry, both from the public and private sectors. Each year, the programme examines the key policy and market developments that influence investment in, and financing of, infrastructure projects in the UK.

This high-profile forum will discuss key opportunities and challenges for the national energy mix and will explore further expansion of renewable and nuclear energy, storage infrastructure and gas.

Phil Graham, Chief Executive, National Infrastructure Commission, will be giving a keynote address.

Now in its ninth year, City Week is the premier gathering of the international financial services community. It brings together policy makers and senior industry representatives from around the globe to consider together the future of financial markets and London, in particular. It consists of two days of cutting-edge conferences, seminars and networking opportunities, with other satellite events being held later during the week.

Registration is now open.

The Summit will be the official launch of the final report from the Technology and Law Commission investigation into the use of AI in the justice system, a collaborative programme which has drawn together the insights from industry, academia, political science, civil society, law enforcement and regulators. It will also look towards the wider impacts of AI on the legal system, including future skills, impacts on legal services, business models and the future role of businesses in society.

This high-profile forum builds on the success of the first Women in Finance Summit held at Bloomberg’s headquarters in January 2017, the second edition of the same event held in March 2018 and the Vote 100 Women Summit, held in London last April, at which a member of the British Royal Family, HRH the Countess of Wessex, was a keynote speaker and participant. Each of these three events attracted 250+ senior delegates.

Companies are facing a period of unprecedented uncertainty as to what their competition compliance obligations are going to be if the UK ceases to be a Member State. Many organisations with a substantial presence or operations in the EU will have to cope with parallel and sometimes multiple regulatory regimes.

Draft Guidance issued by the CMA at the end of January goes some way to explain how enforcement will be affected post-Brexit. However, this event will offer you an opportunity to hear direct from the CMA on what this means in practice. We are delighted to welcome Michael Grenfell, Director of Enforcement, Joel Bamford, Senior Director Mergers and Howard Cartlidge, Senior Director Cartels to the speaker panel to provide key insights into the CMA’s agenda for the future of competition regulation. They will be joined by a host of competition law specialists from leading organisations such as HSBC, British Airways and Shell who will give a holistic view of how these dramatic changes will affect all industry sectors.

Do not miss this opportunity to address the following key questions:

  • How will the CMA and European Commission manage the delicate balancing act of parallel enforcement powers?
  • What will be the impact of concurrent merger control powers on M&A transactions?
  • How will regulated industries with sectoral regulators be impacted?
  • What are the jurisdictional and practical challenges of cartel investigations?
  • What are the likely implications for the UK’s stance on State Aid?
  • Critically, what are the repercussions for private enforcement and follow-on damages?

We are delighted that Kit Malthouse MP, Minister of State for Housing will deliver a keynote address.

At a time when the housing crisis is at the top of the political agenda, this highly topical summit brings together an exceptional speaker panel of top housing experts, who will share their insights on the future for the UK housing sector and how to reach the government’s target of 300,000 new houses each year.

The 23rd World Conference of Banking Institutes will be a landmark event for the international financial services community – bringing together perspectives from across the world on the forces shaping the future of our sector.

This event will take place in New York City in the Summer of 2019. The exact date will be announced shortly.

The summit builds on the success of the previous related events that City & Financial Global and its partners have held elsewhere in the world. For instance, the Vote 100 Women in Business Summit, held in London in July this year, at which a member of the British Royal Family, HRH the Countess of Wessex, the wife of Prince Edward, was a keynote speaker and participant.