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.
Matthew Taylor will be one of many eminent speakers taking part in City & Financial’s highly topical summit on Employment Status in the New Economic Era. This will be your opportunity to hear directly from those at the heart of some of the recent court decisions, including Addison Lee, Pimlico Plumbers, Uber and Deliveroo. We are particularly pleased that Chris Jeans QC of 11KBW will be on hand to guide you through the complexities of these decisions. Equally important is the issue of tax status and in particular the extension of IR35 to private sector contractors which for the first time will shift the tax burden to the organisation for which they work. Bill Dodwell, Tax Director, Office for Tax Simplification will share his thoughts on this and on their work on Platforms, the Platform Economy and Tax Simplification.
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.
Draft Guidance issued by the CMA at the end of January goes some way to explain how enforcement will be affected post-Brexit.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.
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.
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.
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.
Against the backdrop of renewed determination at the federal and state level to address the infrastructure crisis in the U.S., City & Financial Global’s P3 Policy and Delivery Summit, which is being held at the exclusive Cosmos Club in Washington D.C. on May 14th and 15th, will be a key gathering for senior members of the U.S. and international infrastructure community.
In December, the UK Government published its proposals for a new skills-based immigration system, which ministers describe as the biggest shake-up in immigration policy in the last forty years. The consultation paper envisaged that the new system would come into effect at the end of the transition period under the Prime Minister’s proposed EU exit deal, which would be January 2021. However, given the uncertainty surrounding that deal and the likelihood of at least a three-month extension of Article 50, it could come into effect at the end of June, if the UK and EU were not able to agree a deal by the end of a short extension. The objective of the briefing is to analyse in depth the implications of the proposed new immigration scheme for the firms in this industry.
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.