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 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Bankside Ballroom 2-3

This keynote will feature a presentation by Trevor Williams, former Chief Economist at Lloyds Bank. Professor Williams will provide a global macroeconomic outlook and sit down with a moderator to discuss the current global economic climate, a looming Brexit, and the impact all of it will have on mid-market M&A.


Trevor Williams
Visiting Professor
University of Derby

Stewart Licudi
Managing Director
William Blair

Wednesday, 12 June 2019

Keynote Panel: Evaluating Cultural Diversity and the Impact on Business

9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.
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

Closing Keynote & Lunch

12:00 p.m. – 2:15 p.m.
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

Angie MacPhee
Baker Tilly