Experts from the top of their industries will commune with delegates, and address the global issues that impact their businesses.

Tuesday, 11 June 2019

Opening Keynote: A Global Macroeconomic Outlook

10:30 – 11:30
Bankside Ballroom 2-3

This keynote will feature a presentation and moderated conversation with Professor Trevor Williams, former Chief Economist at Lloyds Bank. The opening keynote will paint a coherent picture of what’s currently happening in the global economy, what may happen in the next few years  and what forces are shaping its future evolution. The presentation will touch on demographics, technological change, progress in potential productivity and the short term issues around cyclical factors. Everything from trade, technology, globalization challenges/opportunities and the rise of large populations will be discussed.


Professor Trevor Williams
Former Chief Economist
Lloyds Bank

Moderated by Stewart Licudi
Managing Director
William Blair

Wednesday, 12 June 2019

Keynote Panel: Evaluating Cultural Diversity and the Impact on Business

9:00 – 10:00
Bankside Ballroom 2-3

This keynote will evaluate diversity’s impact on business. Panelists will discuss the financial returns that are driven by diversity and the important role diversity plays in asset selection and value creation.


Maria Blair
ghSMART & Company

Josien Bakker
Investment Manager

Freerk Smit
Financial Portfolio Manager
Karmijn Kapitaal

Moderated by Natasha Buckley
Investment Practices Senior Manager – Private Equity
Principles for Responsible Investment

Closing Keynote & Lunch

12:15 – 14:00
Bankside Ballroom 2-3

This closing keynote and lunch will feature a presentation and moderated discussion on the significant cross-border acquisition of Cooper & Turner by Watermill Group. The conversation will cover the nuances of completing a cross-border deal from overseeing a deal from the US, rebuilding a management team, operating a business from multiple currencies, and more.


Benjamin Procter
Watermill Group

Moderated by Angie MacPhee
Baker Tilly