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Annual Conference 2019

BCC Annual Conference 2019

The 2019 Annual Conference will be taking place on the 28th March 2019 at the QEII Centre, London. See below for further information on the programme and speaker information which continue to be updated.

The Annual Conference explores the subjects most relevant to UK business. The Conference provides insights 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 of the 2019 Conference are Innovation, People and Infrastructure.




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 will discuss 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.

People - Building a sustainable workforce for tomorrow

This panel will discuss 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 will explore 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 and Chief Executive, Royal Bank of Scotland’s Corporate, Commercial & Private Banking Business
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Rt Hon Sir Keir Starmer
Shadow Brexit Secretary
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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, Policy and Campaigns, British Chambers of Commerce
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Claire Walker
Co-Executive Director, Policy and Campaigns, British Chambers of Commerce
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Christine Foster
Managing Director for Innovation, The Alan Turing Institute
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