The programme for the 2018 Annual Conference explores the subjects most

relevant to UK business. The conference aims to provide insight into these

key topics through panel discussions, keynote speakers and by providing

opportunities for discussion with other attendees. The conference is a

must-attend event for business leaders, corporate affairs and public policy

professionals and is an exceptional opportunity to network with people

from all sectors. The key themes that will feature at the Conference are the

Future of Work, the Future of UK Trade and Diversity in Business.


Please note the programme is subject to change.


09:00  Registration, Networking & Refreshments
10:10      Welcome and Introduction – Adam Marshall, Director General, British Chambers of Commerce
10:30 Keynote Speech
10:50 Keynote Speech
11:10 Keynote Speech
11:20 Networking Break & Refreshments
11:50 Keynote Speech
12:00 Panel Discussion: The Future of Work –  Skills, People and Technology
  • Matthew Taylor, CEO Royal Society for the Encouragement of Arts,
    Manufactures and Commerce

More speakers to be confirmed. 

12:30  Keynote Speech
12:40 Lunch
13:45 Keynote Speech
14:10 Keynote Speech – Rachel Lomax, Non-Executive Director, Heathrow Airport
14:20 Panel Discussion: The Future of UK Trade

More speakers to be confirmed.

14:50 Networking Break & Refreshments
15:10 Panel Discussion: Diversity in Business
  • Fleur Sexton, Co-founder and Joint Managing Director PET-Xi Training
    (Board Member of Coventry and Warwickshire Chamber of Commerce)
  • Samantha Payne, COO and Co-founder Open Bionics
  • Funke Abimbola, General Counsel and Head of Financial Compliance, Roche UK (Pharmaceutical Division)
  • Chris Stylianou, COO UK and Ireland, SKY plc
15:40 Closing Keynote Speech
16:00 Closing Speech – Francis Martin, President, British Chambers of Commerce
16:10  Evening Reception