Now in its seventh 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 earlier during the week.

This event will bring regulated firms fully up-to-speed with all the latest developments so that they can stay on track with the timetable for implementation and benchmark their progress against that of their peer group.

Over the last four years, much has been said about the impact of the General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”) which introduces significant reforms to the way personal data is collected, used and shared and is due to come into force in May 2018. However, in June 2016 the situation changed dramatically as the UK will lose the protection of the GDPR following Brexit meaning a new system will have to be put in place to allow the free flow of information between the UK and Europe.

This highly topical event is a unique opportunity for C-level executives across the UK and European energy markets to discuss a pathway for successful smart grid deployment, to examine how the structure of the electricity market needs to evolve to keep pace with developments, and to analyse the implications of existing innovations and future opportunities for incumbents, newcomers and investors.

The purpose of this conference will be to look at the Northern Powerhouse in terms of funding, skills, and housing. The aim will be to maximise interaction between panelists and audience to produce, by the close of the day, from three to five tangible actions on which local leaders can deliver.

Preparing for Its Extension to All FSMA Authorised Persons

This event is being organised in response to demand from the market following our successful summit on this subject in January and is being held shortly after the publication of the FCA’s consultation paper on how it will implement the extension of the SMCR.

We are particularly pleased that Jonathan Davidson, Director of Retail Supervision and Authorisation at the Financial Conduct Authority, has kindly agreed to give the opening keynote address.

To register your interest in attending this event, please email

Senior representatives from the Bank of England, FCA, HM Treasury and The Cabinet Office will give keynote addresses in the morning. This forum builds on the success of the previous three editions of this conference, which all attracted 150+ senior FS industry delegates, government officials, regulators and technology providers from the UK and beyond.