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.

 


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.


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 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 summit will assist firms with this process. It will be highly interactive event and will incorporate the use of ‘Slido’ technology to facilitate audience participation in terms of posing questions and suggesting areas that speakers should address in their presentations. The objective is to make the event very practical so that delegates can get the answers to their specific questions.


The summit will bring together leading experts to provide a cross-cutting view of the implications of Brexit for the future of UK energy, examine possible scenarios and prepare for the fundamental changes ahead that lie ahead. The event will address the key questions that will help c-suite executives prepare for all the possible outcomes that may arise.


Building on the success of the inaugural summit, which was held at Guildhall last October and attracted some 440 c-suite delegates from across the financial services industry, this summit in January will provide a thorough analysis of the situation facing the financial services industry as at the start of 2018.


This summit will provide companies with a practical, actionable guide to improving their productivity through innovation.


The event will provide an overview of the political and legal concerns with the Bill, as well as a comprehensive analysis of the practical implications for UK businesses, including an assessment of how businesses can influence the content of the Bill, and the content of delegated legislation which may affect the regulation of their sector.


Since the Market Abuse Regulation came into effect in the UK in July 2016, the FCA has made clear that it is focusing on firms’ systems and controls to prevent market abuse, and that it places as strong an emphasis on identifying weaknesses in regulated firms’ controls as it does in pursuing the abuse itself.

This conference, the seventeenth in the series, aims to alleviate the challenges through a mixture of presentations and interactive panel sessions from policy makers, industry practitioners and leading experts in the field.