Speakers

As the authentic voice of UK business, we attract the highest calibre

speakers to our national events. These include political figureheads,

business leaders and those whose thought leadership forms and

shapes British business success in the UK and on the international stage.

 

Profiled below are speakers for the 2018 Annual Conference. 

Check back regularly for further announcements.

 

Conference Speakers

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Funke Abimbola MBE

General Counsel & Head of Financial Compliance, Roche UK (Pharmaceutical ...

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Andy Curran

Managing Director, Corporate, Aviva Andy joined Aviva in April 2015 as Managing Director ...

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Rt Hon Arlene Foster MLA

Leader of the Democratic Unionist Party Arlene has been involved in politics since ...

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Rt Hon Liam Fox MP

Secretary of State for International Trade and President of the Board of Trade As ...

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Will Gardiner

Chief Executive Officer, Drax Group plc Will Gardiner is Chief Executive of Drax ...

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Miriam Gonzalez

Partner, Dechert. Miriam González is co-chair of law firm Dechert LLP’s International ...

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Sarah Gordon

Business Editor, Financial Times Sarah is the Financial Times’ business editor. ...

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Sahar Hashemi

Co-founder, Coffee Republic & Founder, Skinny Candy A former lawyer, Sahar Hashemi ...

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Sarah Howard MBE

Co-founder, Sarand Business Software and Vice President, British Chambers of Commerce Sarah ...

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Rachel Lomax

Non-Executive Director, Heathrow Airport. Rachel Lomax was appointed a Non-Executive ...

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Rebecca Long-Bailey MP

Shadow Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy Rebecca Long-Bailey ...

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Adam Marshall

Director General, British Chambers of Commerce. Dr Adam Marshall has been Director ...

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Francis Martin

President, British Chambers of Commerce. Francis Martin is Partner of BDO Northern ...

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Rt Hon John McDonnell MP

Shadow Chancellor of the Exchequer  John McDonnell was born in Liverpool and raised ...

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Chi Onwurah MP

Shadow Minister for Industrial Strategy, Science & Innovation. Chi Onwurah is ...

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Samantha Payne

Co-founder and COO of Open Bionics. Samantha is the co-founder of Open Bionics, ...

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Lord Mark Price

Businessman, writer and member of the House of Lords In 2005 Lord Price joined the ...

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Fleur Sexton

Managing Director and co-founder, PET-Xi Training. Fleur Sexton is Businesswoman ...

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Alok Sharma MP

Minister of State for Employment Alok Sharma was appointed Minister of State for ...

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Chris Stylianou

Chief Operating Officer, UK and Ireland, SKY plc. Chris Stylianou is Chief Operating ...

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Matthew Taylor

Chief Executive, Royal Society for the encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce. Matthew ...

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Chuka Umunna MP

Member of Parliament for Streatham A corporate employment law solicitor by profession, ...

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Anna Edwards

Co-anchor, Bloomberg Daybreak Europe Anna will chair the Future of Work panel. Anna ...

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Bronwen Maddox

Director, Institute for Government Bronwen will ...