“This year’s conference, the 38th in the series, will provide a forum for discussing all aspects of the Code. In doing so, it will assist practitioners and their advisers in keeping up to date with the regulation of takeovers and other transactions involving corporate control in the UK”.

Simon Lindsay, Director General, The Panel on Takeovers and Mergers

The UK Robo Advice and Digital Wealth Summit will be invaluable for both incumbents and start-ups that want to know how to adjust their business models to take full advantage of the significant opportunities presented by robo-advice and digital wealth management.

Anna Wallace, Head of Department, Innovate, Financial Conduct Authority will be delivering a keynote address at this event.

This year’s conference will be opened by Lyndon Nelson, Deputy CEO & Executive Director, Regulatory Operations and Supervisory Risk Specialists, Prudential Regulation Authority. His keynote speech, “Setting the right expectations for operational resilience”, will focus on the joint discussion paper on this topic that has just been published by the Bank of England, PRA and FCA.

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.

This summit conference will be the twelfth in this series and is firmly established as the leading event in this field.  It will examine the detailed challenges and it will try to take both a short and long term view.

The purpose of this conference is to pull together discussion of all these forces for change and assess their impact for insurance, life insurance and reinsurance companies.

We are delighted that David Rule, Executive Director of Insurance and Supervision for the Bank of England will be giving the keynote address.

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.

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.

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.

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.