Decision Time: New Politics, New Economy,

New Britain?


Networking & Registration

Welcome & Introduction
 09:20 Nora Senior: President, British Chambers of Commerce

Rt Hon Sajid Javid MP: Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills

Colm O’Neill: Managing Director, Corporate, UK & Ireland, BT

John Longworth: Director General, British Chambers of Commerce

Rt Hon Jeremy Corbyn MP: Leader of the Opposition

11:00 Networking Break & Refreshments
Session 1 – Britain’s Economy: New Dawn or Back to the Future?
Panel Session
  • Mark Littlewood: Director General, Institute of Economic Affairs
  • Polly Toynbee: Columnist, The Guardian
  • Jeremy Warner: Assistant Editor, The Daily Telegraph
  • Professor Richard Murphy: Professor of Practice in International Political Economy, City University London
  • Vicky Pryce:  Member of the British Chambers of Commerce Economic Advisory Group


Rachel Lomax: Non-Executive Director, Heathrow Airport

Sir Martin Sorrell: Founder & Chief Executive, WPP

Ciaran Quilty: Business Director EMEA, Facebook

Lunch & Networking 

An opportunity to enjoy lunch in our main networking area or join our Smart Energy Lunch Briefing

Smart Energy Lunchtime Briefing

Smarter Energy: how can business capitalise on the potential of smart meters, smart energy data and new innovations in energy?  

Find out more details and register here 


Welcome Back
 14:00 Dr Adam Marshall: Executive Director,  British Chambers of Commerce

Dr Wolfgang  Schäuble: Germany’s Federal Minister of Finance

Senior Cabinet Minister

Session 2 – Britain and Europe: Stay or Go?
Panel Session
 15:15 Networking Break & Refreshments
Session 3 – Britain’s Infrastructure: Can We Fix It?
Panel Debate
Margaret Heffernan: CEO & International Author
 17:00 Post Conference Drinks Reception

Jose Carvalho: Senior Vice President, American Express

 18:00 Close


*Timing and speakers may be subject to change