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BCC Annual Conference 2019

The 2019 Annual Conference took place on the 28th March 2019 at the QEII Centre, London.

The Annual Conference explores the subjects most relevant to UK business. Providing insights into these key topics through panel discussions, keynote speakers and 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.

Ticket sales for next year's conference will reopen in early 2020.


When?

28th Mar 2019 - 9:00am

QEII Centre, Broad Sanctuary, Westminster, London SW1P3EE

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Themes

Innovation - Fuelling an economy fit for the future

This panel explored the impact of changing technology, and how business can harness new ideas and innovation to fuel the economy now, and in the future.

People - Building a sustainable workforce for tomorrow

This panel discussed how business and government can work together to create a skilled workforce by harnessing the potential of young people and the knowledge of older workers, as well as the importance of a migration system that is responsive to business needs.

Infrastructure - Delivering a network that drives growth

This panel explored business priorities for investment in infrastructure, and how this can drive growth for UK businesses locally, nationally and globally.

Conference Programme

2019 Speakers

Adam Marshall
Director General, British Chambers of Commerce
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Will Gardiner
Chief Executive Officer, Drax Group plc
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Alison Rose
Deputy CEO, NatWest Holdings CEO, Commercial & Private Banking
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Rt Hon Sir Keir Starmer MP
Shadow Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union
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Sadiq Khan
Mayor of London
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Dr Nigel Wilson
Group Chief Executive, Legal & General
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Dr Pawel Adrjan
UK Economist, Indeed
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Emma Gilthorpe
Executive Director, Expansion, Heathrow
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Ciaran Quilty
Vice President, Global Business Group, Facebook
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Kim Mears
Managing Director Strategic Infrastructure Development, Openreach
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Sarah Beale
Chief Executive, Construction Industry Training Board (CITB)
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Kriti Sharma
Vice President, Artificial Intelligence, Sage
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Frances O'Grady
General Secretary, TUC
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Holly Tucker MBE
Founder of Notonthehighstreet and Holly & Co
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Claire Kober
Managing Director, Homes, Pinnacle Group
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Hannah Essex
Co-Executive Director, British Chambers of Commerce
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Claire Walker
Co-Executive Director, British Chambers of Commerce
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Christine Foster
Managing Director for Innovation, The Alan Turing Institute
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Francis Martin
President, British Chambers of Commerce
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Dave Lewis
Group Chief Executive, Tesco
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Polly Gilbert
Co-Founder, TAP London
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Martin Griffiths
Chief Executive Officer, Stagecoach Group
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Sarah Howard MBE
Vice Chair, British Chambers of Commerce
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Amul Batra
Director, Northcoders
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Miranda Barker
Chief Executive, East Lancashire Chamber of Commerce
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Stuart Patrick
Chief Executive, Glasgow Chamber of Commerce
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Edmund King OBE
President, The Automobile Association
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Ann Francke
​Ann Francke, CEO, Chartered Management Institute
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