The conference will examine the role of the Government and financial regulators in addressing the imbalance of seniority between genders and determine what can be done to identify the barriers to women entering and progressing in the financial services sector.

This highly topical event is being organised in partnership with the National Infrastructure Commission and theInfrastructure & Projects Authority, both of which are running their own one-hour long panel sessions within the programme. The NIC session will focus on the National infrastructure Assessment, while the IPA panel will look at transforming infrastructure performance.

The purpose of this conference will be to ascertain what is likely to be best practice in open banking by examining the regulatory environment; the bank/fintech interface; payments control; the opportunities and threats presented by GDPR; the balance of innovation and consumer protection and the concept in relation to the financially vulnerable.

We are delighted that Imran Gulamhuseinwala, Trustee of the new Open Banking Implementation Entity will be giving the opening keynote address.

To celebrate the centenary of the 1918 “Representation of the People Act’, this summit is being organised in partnership with the Government Equalities Office and the Women’s Business Council, and will look at the most important issues facing UK business, including diversity issues, and review how female leadership has changed over the last century.


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

Since rising to prominence in 2015, RegTech has continued to bring considerable benefits to the financial services industry, primarily by reducing the cost and complexity of compliance and by addressing an existing technology gap.

The RegTech Automation and Compliance Forum 2018, which builds on the success of last year’s inaugural event, will present strategies and examples of best practice that will help financial institutions to gain competitive advantage by mastering compliance through automation and innovation.

The objective of this summit is to help UK companies, UK manufacturers and traders, who import from and export to Europe, with their contingency planning for the range of possible customs arrangements that may be in place post-Brexit, from a no-deal exit to a comprehensive FTA and customs agreement. Companies will need to understand both the tariff and non-tariff barriers they may face, as well as the implications for their supply chains and the customs compliance challenges that lie ahead. This will be particularly challenging for those SMEs that will be making customs declarations for the first time.

The event will be looking at both short-term and long-term strategies to navigate BREXIT successfully and retain the current status as Life Sciences Hub, in Europe and beyond.