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FT & KPMG International Brexit Boardroom Series - London

Resetting for the Future: A Window into the Global Brexit Conversation

London |
Speakers include:
Lionel  Barber

Lionel Barber

Financial Times

Bill Michael

Bill Michael

KPMG in the UK

Michael  Cole-Fontayn

Michael Cole-Fontayn

Association for Financial Markets in Europe

Overview

Brexit and other geopolitical shifts are preoccupying corporate minds on global scale. For many multinational businesses, the implications of Brexit are still unclear. Supply chain operations, talent acquisition, data management and other key business functions may all be affected by negotiated outcomes on issues such as trade and citizenship.  

The Financial Times & KPMG International Brexit Boardroom Series is taking place in New York, Frankfurt, Tokyo and London. The objective is to bring business leaders together to discuss the latest developments on Brexit and the wider geopolitical landscape, sharing insights on how to plan for various scenarios.

Key questions on Brexit will be addressed at each event. What are the opportunities and risks for each sector? What can businesses do to mitigate uncertainty during the negotiation period? How are they planning for harder borders after Brexit?  

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fallback Add to my Calendar 02/20/2018 16:45:0002/20/2018 21:00:00falseFT & KPMG International Brexit Boardroom Series - LondonBrexit and other geopolitical shifts are preoccupying corporate minds on global scale. For many multinational businesses, the implications of Brexit are still unclear. Supply chain operations, talent acquisition, data management and other key business functions may all be affected by negotiated outcomes on issues such as trade and citizenship.  The Financial Times & KPMG International Brexit Boardroom Series is taking place in New York, Frankfurt, Tokyo and London. The objective is to bring business leaders together to discuss the latest developments on Brexit and the wider geopolitical landscape, sharing insights on how to plan for various scenarios.Key questions on Brexit will be addressed at each event. What are the opportunities and risks for each sector? What can businesses do to mitigate uncertainty during the negotiation period? How are they planning for harder borders after Brexit?  FT-&-KPMG-International-Brexit-Boardroom-Series---London37729e2cd4bf47573c18c922b5ab2c3dMM/DD/YYYY

Agenda - 20th Feb

  • 4:45pm
    Arrivals and networking
  • 5:00pm
    Welcome remarks

    Bill Michael, Chairman & Senior Partner, KPMG UK

  • 5:05pm
    FT chair opening remarks

    Lionel Barber, Editor of The Financial Times

  • 5:10pm
    Brexit observations

    James Stewart, Vice Chair & Head of Brexit, KPMG in the UK

  • 5:15pm
    Keynote insights

    Michael Cole-Fontayn, Chairman, Association for Financial Markets in Europe

  • 5:25pm
    Discussions

    Political Risk

    • The UK and European political landscape continues to change. What does this mean for Brexit?
    • What is the likelihood of a no-deal outcome and what could a transitional arrangement look like?
    • How is business working with governments in the UK and elsewhere to influence the Brexit strategy?
    • As practical deadlines approach, how prepared are businesses and what decisions can be made in advance?

    Future of the UK and future of Europe

    • What are the objectives of a new UK-EU trade deal?
    • What is the outlook for UK trade deals with non-EU countries; what does the world want from Britain?
    • What do the Brexit negotiations tell us about the future direction of the UK and EU?
    • Will the Government’s industrial strategy help Britain focus on its strengths? How can businesses take advantage of that?

    Trade

    • How are businesses transforming their operating models to adapt?
    • How would different sectors be affected by trading with the EU under WTO rules?
    • How are labour markets evolving across UK and Europe and how can businesses plan for the impact of harder borders on talent acquisition?
  • 6:50pm
    FT chair summation

    Lionel Barber, Editor of The Financial Times

  • 6:55pm
    KPMG closing remarks

    Bill Michael, Chairman & Senior Partner, KPMG UK

  • 7:00pm
    Drinks and networking
  • 7:30pm
    Seated dinner
  • 9:00pm
    Carriages

Chair (1)

Lionel  Barber

Lionel Barber

Editor
Financial Times

Lionel Barber is the editor of the Financial Times. Since his appointment in 2005, Mr Barber has helped solidify the FT’s position as one of the first publishers to successfully transform itself into a multichannel news organisation. During his tenure, the FT has won numerous global prizes for its journalism, including Newspaper of the Year, Overseas Press Club, Gerald Loeb and Society of Publishers in Asia awards. He has co-written several books and has lectured widely on foreign policy, transatlantic relations, European security and monetary union in the US and Europe and appears regularly on TV and radio around the world. As editor, he has interviewed many of the world’s leaders in business and politics, including: US President Barack Obama, Chancellor Angela Merkel of Germany and President of Iran, Hassan Rouhani.

Mr Barber has received several distinguished awards, including the St George Society medal of honour and the Legion d’Honneur for his contribution to journalism in the transatlantic community. He serves on the Board of Trustees at the Tate and the Carnegie Corporation of New York.

Speakers (3)

Bill Michael

Bill Michael

Chairman & Senior Partner
KPMG in the UK

Bill Michael is the Chairman and Senior Partner of KPMG in the UK and a member of the KPMG Global Board and Executive Committee, leading a £2.1bn business of over 13,000 employees.

Prior to election, Mr Michael was KPMG’s Global Head of Banking and Capital Markets, leading the firm across audit, tax and advisory in this sector. He has over 20 years’ experience in global corporate and investment banking. Mr Michael qualified as a chartered accountant in Australia before moving to the UK to work with global banking clients such as JP Morgan, HSBC, Deutsche Bank, Credit Suisse, and Barclays.

Over the last seven years, he has spearheaded KPMG’s work relating to the financial crisis and championed the debate about bank culture and standards and the need for change in the industry. He was special advisor to the UK’s Treasury Select Committee into Banking Standards and represents KPMG as an advisory council member of the FICC Market Standards Board (FMSB).

More recently, in response to the seismic change in bank regulation in Europe, he has established KPMG’s European Central Bank office aiming to give banks across Europe a consistent perspective of how their world is changing. He also led KPMG professionals working across the full suite of Financial Services clients in the EMA region, including banking, insurance and investment management.

Mr Michael has been invited to join the World Economic Forum’s Network of Global Future Councils for 2016 to 2018. He is a member of the Global Future Council on Financial and Monetary Systems a group which comes together to discuss how to build a more efficient, resilient and equitable international system.

Michael  Cole-Fontayn

Michael Cole-Fontayn

Chairman
Association for Financial Markets in Europe

Michael Cole-Fontayn is Chairman of the Association for Financial Markets in Europe, an industry organisation representing its membership as the voice of Europe’s wholesale financial markets.

Mr Cole-Fontayn previously spent 35 years with BNY Mellon, the last 7 years serving as Chairman of BNY Mellon Europe, Middle East and Africa. In that role, he was responsible for BNY Mellon’s governance culture in Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) and led regional strategy development, execution and the delivery of enterprise initiatives in the region. Mr Cole-Fontayn joined BNY Mellon over 35 years ago, starting initially as a credit and risk analyst. He was then appointed as a corporate finance banker to special industry clients, including Securities, Oil and Gas and Telecoms between 1986 and 1993. He then joined the Depositary Receipts (DR) division where he continued to work on many DR equity capital raising transactions, including numerous privatisations and equity offerings around the world. He ran BNY Mellon's Issuer Services Group in Hong Kong for seven years from 1993-2000, before serving as CEO of the company’s global Depositary Receipts business. He was BNY Mellon’s EMEA Chairman from 2011 to 2017. 

External to AFME, Mr Cole-Fontayn sits on numerous financial service industry associations. He is a member and co-chair of the Wholesale Banking Group of the European Financial Services Chairman’s Advisory Council (EFSCAC), as well as a member of the advisory council for TheCityUK, and FICC Markets Standards Board Advisory Council. He has been a member of the BritishAmerican Business International Advisory Board and a member of the Official Monetary and Financial Institutions Forum (OMFIF) Advisory Board. He is also a Board and Executive Committee Member of the Global Financial Markets Association (GFMA). He is 30% Club mentor of the Year 2017, trustee of a mental health charity – the Charlie Waller Memorial Trust – and Director of Ranmore Strategic Advisory.

James Stewart

James Stewart

Vice Chair & Head of Brexit
KPMG in the UK

James Stewart sits on the Board of KPMG in the UK and is one of four Vice Chairs. Mr Stewart provides overall leadership for the firm’s engagement with Brexit, and Britain’s industrial strategy, productivity and trade issues. He also provides particular support for the Infrastructure, Energy, Government and Health businesses.

Until very recently Mr Stewart was Chairman of KPMG’s Global Infrastructure practice. In the last six years in this role, he has visited over 60 countries advising governments, cities and private sector companies.

Mr Stewart is Chairman of the Advisory Board for the UNECE PPP Centre of Excellence and a Board Member of Infrastructure Exports:UK. He regularly speaks around the world at high profile infrastructure/investment conferences.

Prior to joining KPMG in 2011, he spent eleven years as the CEO of Infrastructure UK and its predecessor, Partnerships UK. During this time, he was responsible for the publication of the UK’s first National Infrastructure Plan and was involved in most of the significant UK infrastructure projects.

Before that, Mr Stewart spent fourteen years in the banking sector working at Hambros and Societe Generale.

Organisers (2)

Financial Times Live (FT Live) is the global conferences and events division of the Financial Times Group. Chaired by senior journalists from the Financial Times Group, the summits, conferences, awards and strategic forums organised by FT Live gather the world’s brightest minds and most influential decision-makers.

Exclusive on-stage interviews, stimulating presentations and lively panel debates – available on multiple content platforms – provide the cutting-edge insights, unique personalities and peer audience engagement that have the power to transform finance, business, politics, society and culture.

The Financial Times is one of the world’s leading business news organisations, recognised internationally for its authority, integrity and accuracy. Providing essential news, comment, data and analysis for the global business community, the FT has a combined paid print and digital circulation of 840,000. Mobile is an increasingly important channel for the FT, driving more than half of total traffic.

KPMG is committed to helping businesses transform for tomorrow by bringing innovative approaches and deep expertise to the challenge of Brexit. Given the on-going market uncertainty and potential wide-sweeping changes that lie ahead, we believe that businesses need to prepare fully to maximise opportunities and remain agile to secure competitive advantage in a post Brexit world.  It is an opportunity for businesses to rethink and reset their futures. KPMG is a global network or professional services firms operating in 155 countries around the world with more than 190,000 people. Providing audit, tax and advisory services we combine our multi-disciplinary approach with deep industry knowledge to help clients meet challenges and find opportunities each and every day. The independent member firms of the KPMG network are affiliated with KPMG International Cooperative (“KPMG International”), a Swiss entity. Each KPMG firm is a legally distinct and separate entity.

Venue

KPMG Number Twenty
20 Grosvenor St.
London W1K 4QJ

United Kingdom


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