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MORNING WEBINAR 10:00 – 12:15 GMT

10:00 WELCOME REMARKS

Jenna Kelly, Conference ProducerBonhill Group plc
Jasmine Birtles, Founder, Moneymagpie.com
Juliette FosterOwner, Magnus Communications 

10:05 KEYNOTE - Her journey to financial services

Speaker:

Deborah Somorin, Chartered Accountant & Founder, Empower the Family 

STREAM 1

A NEW DECADE OF FINANCE

10:25 PANEL: Financing Sustainability
  • The funding gap for the UN 2030 Development Agenda: how has COVID made achieving the SDGs more challenging?
  • Are there innovative solutions with private capital that can help close the gap?
  • What does a new timeline look like for funding and meeting the SDGs, and what input can finance professionals have?
  • As the world deals with the economic strains of the pandemic, how can we take practical steps to mobilise investment?

Moderator

Trisha de Borchgrave, Current Affairs Writer

Speakers

JP Dallmann, CEO, ILA & Partners
Kimberly Gire, Founder, Global Women Leaders Strategic Philanthropy
Kshamta Kaushik,
Head of Corporate & Investment Banking Europe, Managing Director, Scotiabank

11:10 PRESENTATION: Regulation - Threat or Opportunity?
  • Pre-COVID, what was the impact of heavy regulation, and increasing numbers of watchdogs?
  • What does the world of financial services regulation look like now, and how do institutions need to be building it into planning?
  • Is increasing regulation creating more risk? What analysis needs to be performed to protect all types of financial organisation?
  • Can we expect further change and shifts from Bank of England governance?

Speaker
Peter Oakes, Board Director, regulated fintech, Founder, Fintech UK

11:35 FIRESIDE CHAT: Doors Open for FinTech
  • At a time when economies around the world are struggling – how do FinTechs fare in this crisis version of 2020?
  • With the benefit of technology in a digital world, how are FinTechs leading the way during and after the pandemic?
  • FinTech is the UK’s highest funded tech sector: what does the future look like for them?
  • How can you benefit from these opportunities in your organisation, and what risks do you need to be aware of?

Moderator
Ben Thomas, Co-Founder & Director, TiPJAR

Speakers
Fiona Ghosh, Partner, Addleshaw Goddard
Caroline Vaughan
, Head of Commercial & Business Development, Innovate Finance

STREAM 2

SECTOR DEEP DIVE

10:25 BANKING PANEL: The Future in Payments
  • What has the pandemic done in the shift towards a digital wallet?
  • The private sector is responding to a change in payments behaviour; what is expected of
    central banks and regulators?
  • What are the organisational impacts of making payments digital?
  • What are the societal risks and challenges of a cashless world?

Moderator
Siobhain Colborne, Program Manager – Europe, Merchant Risk Council

Speakers
Michele Poole, Management Consultant, MJPoole International Payments Consulting
Nina Mohanty, Business Development, Klarna
Matt Williamson, VP, Global Financial Services, Mobiquity 

11:10 INVESTMENT PRESENTATION: Socially Responsible Investing in Emerging Markets
  • How has the ESG investment scene grown since the 00s? And where is it going as we emerge from the pandemic?
  • The global consideration given to social, economic & environmental effects of our money
  • How can we apply a long-term lens to our investment choices, for such an unpredictable future?
  • Can COVID change the role of investment manager, and what new training or skills may be needed?

Speaker
Basak Yavuz, Fund Manager, Emerging Markets Equities, Goldman Sachs Asset Management

11:35 ASSET MANAGEMENT LIVE Q&A: Be Customer Relevant
  • The shift from investment-centric to customer-centric
  • Why is financial performance not enough to attract customers anymore, particularly in the world we’re living in now?
  • How can asset management firms use marketing to succeed and have the new customer in mind?
  • What exactly do investors of the 2020s want from their advisors?

Speakers
Meghna MukerjeeSenior Analyst, Wealth Management, Aite Group
Alexandra DalyCEO & Founder, A Advisors

12:10 CLOSING Q&A and REMARKS

12:15 End of Morning Webinar

AFTERNOON WEBINAR 14:00 – 16:15 GMT

14:00 WELCOME REMARKS

Jenna Kelly, Conference ProducerBonhill Group plc
Jasmine Birtles, Founder, Moneymagpie.com
Juliette FosterOwner, Magnus Communications

14:05 KEYNOTE

Speaker

Yvonne Bajela, Founding Member & Principal, Impact X Capital Partners Ltd

STREAM 1

PROFESSIONALLY DEVELOPING 101

14:25 PANEL: Wellbeing In the Office…and Out
  • How can self-care in your personal life translate to better work productivity?
  • When your work is in your home, is there a way to truly mentally distance?
  • Communicating wellbeing and welfare needs to your organisation, when tensions may be high
  • As a manager, how can you protect and encourage good mental health and wellbeing for your employees?
  • Knowing your own body, your own brain and the best practices for YOU.

Moderator
Emilie West, Director, Live Group

Speakers
Kathryn Kerle, Chair, London Chapter, Professional Risk Managers’ International Association
Hira Ali, Women & Ethnic Leadership Expert, Advancing Your Potential
Mark Freed, 
CEO, E2W

15:10 MASTERCLASS: Selling Yourself from a Screen
  • Whether in networking, presentations, negotiations or an interview: how does virtual self-promotion differ?
  • The dos and don’ts of critical video conversations
  • How to make yourself stand out, when the physical element is removed
  • How can you have a level of self-awareness, confidence and personal branding in the digital world?

Speaker
Nis ArendFounder, The Top 1%  

STREAM 2

EDUCATE AT ALL STAGES 

14:25 PANEL: Diversify the Classroom
  • What can be developed in school years to improve the numbers of young girls interested in finance careers?
  • Is there a curriculum change that will help?
  • What are UK companies doing to encourage girls into finance, accounting, economics? What’s working?
  • What role is there for teachers, education boards and parents?

Moderator
Anne Marie Fleurbaaij, Co-Founder, GAIN – Girls Are Investors

Speakers
Vanessa Madu, Mathematics Student & Founder of ProjectInsight, Imperial College
Mahek Vara, Founder & CEO, CodeCamp
Roya Motalleb-Zadeh
, Lawyer, Director in General Counsel Division, Credit Suisse International

15:10 PERSONAL INTROSPECTIVE: What Have You Done for D&I?
  • Your role in getting underrepresented employees in, and then getting them to the top
  • What small things can you take responsibility for, at any level of employment?
  • Can you recognise when things aren’t right, and comfortably bring it up with management?
  • As a leader – how can you create an environment of open-mindedness and willingness to CHANGE?

Speaker
Sonya Barlow, Founder, Like Minded Females

CLOSING PLENARY 

15:40 FIRESIDE CHAT: Broader Diversity, Better Inclusion
  • What are the main issues around representation in financial institutions in the UK?
  • What strategies can we deploy to ensure that women of colour, LGBTQIA+ women and women with disabilities are not left behind in female empowerment?
  • The quota controversy – how can we go out of our way to get diverse leadership and teams? And why is it needed?
  • The need to create an inclusive workplace and allow the diverse workforce to be fully integrated and welcomed

Speakers
Carol Campayne, Founder & Executive Director, The Diversity Practice Ltd
Bukola Adisa, Founder, Career Masterclass

16:10 CLOSING REMARKS

16:15 End of Afternoon Session