Liberal Democrats

Business Week 2020

Business Week 2020 is the Liberal Democrats' annual engagement with the business community. This year's event will feature the first speech to business by our newly-elected Leader of the Liberal Democrats, and to take part in interactive policy round tables with our MPs and senior business leaders. Now is a time for robust policy debate. Sessions will be held under The Chatham House Rule to promote an open and thorough consideration of business views and policy options.

Registration: £150, free for LDBEN members. Registration open below.

In light of safety and social distancing concerns, this year's customary Business Week will be an online event over three days. 

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Programme

Tuesday 15th September 10:00 - 12:00
The Leader’s Keynote Speech and Policy Roundtables with MPs

10:00: Welcome from Andrew Dixon and Tilly McAuliffe
10:05: Leader's Keynote Speech on Policies and Vision
10:35: Transition to Breakout Rooms for Roundtables
10:40: Six Roundtables with MPs & Senior Business Individuals 

Roundtable 1: Britain's Relationship with China, with Alistair Carmichael MP and George Magnus, chaired by Dr, Christine Cheng
Roundtable 2: UK Business, with Sarah Olney MP and Josh Hardie, chaired by Andrew Dixon
Roundtable 3: Scotland and the Future of the Union, with Wendy Chamberlain MP and Willie Rennie MSP, chaired by John Mackenzie
Roundtable 4: A Green Revolution, with Ed Davey MP and Wera Hobhouse MP, chaired by Mark Petterson
Roundtable 5: What Next For Pharmaceuticals and Health Policies?, with Munira Wilson MP and Dr. Phillip Lee, chaired by Bill Burns
Roundtable 6: Future Perfect: Educating for the New Economy, with Layla Moran MP and Sir Vince Cable, chaired by Jo Owen

11:40: Transition Back from Breakout Rooms to Main Video
11:45: The Deputy Leader's Speech
12:00: Ends

Wednesday 16th September 15:00 - 17:00
Technology, AI and Workplaces: What Next?

15:00: Welcome from Lord Tim Clement-Jones
15:05: Keynote Speeches from Sir Nigel Shadbolt, Caroline Pidgeon AM, and James Wise
16:05: Q&A, Led by Lord Tim Clement-Jones
16:55: Closing Statements by Lord Tim Clement-Jones
17:00: Ends

Thursday 17th September 15:00 - 17:00
The Future of UK Trade

15:00: Welcome from Juergen Maier
15:05: Keynote Speeches from Miriam González Durántez, Sarah Olney MP and Sir Ivan Rogers
16:05: Q&A, Led by Juergen Maier
16:55: Closing Statements by Juergen Maier
17:00: Ends

Please contact corporate@libdems.org.uk with questions.

Speakers Information:

Tuesday 15th September

Sir Vince Cable, Former Leader of the Liberal Democrats and Former Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills

Alistair Carmichael MP, Spokesperson for Home Affairs, Political & Constitutional Reform, and Northern Ireland

Wendy Chamberlain MP, Chief Whip and Spokesperson for Scotland, Wales and Work & Pensions

Sir Ed Davey MP, Leader of the Liberal Democrats

Andrew Dixon, President of the Liberal Democrats Business & Entrepreneurs Network and Founder of ARC InterCapital

Josh Hardie, Deputy Director-General of the Confederation of British Industry (CBI), Policy and Campaigns - Executive Committee

Wera Hobhouse MP, Spokesperson for Justice and Women & Equalities, Shadow Leader of the House

Dr. Phillip Lee, General Practitioner and former MP

George Magnus, Independent Economist and Commentator, and Research Associate at the China Centre, Oxford University, and at the School of Oriental and African Studies, London.

Tilly McAuliffe, Co-Chair of Liberal Democrats Business & Entrepreneurs Network and Founder of Think Media Group

Layla Moran MP, Spokesperson for Foreign Affairs & International Development

Sarah Olney MP, Spokesperson for the Climate Emergency, Business & Energy and Transport

Willie Rennie MSP, Leader of the Scottish Liberal Democrats

Munira Wilson MP, Spokesperson for Health, Wellbeing and Social Care

Wednesday 16th September

Lord Tim Clement-Jones, House of Lords Spokesperson for Digital and Former Chair of the AI Select Committee and Co-Chair of the All Party Parliamentary Group on AI and Founder Member of the OECD Parliamentary Group on AI

Caroline Pidgeon, Member of The London Assembly

Sir Nigel Shadbolt, Chair of the Open Data Institute

James Wise, Partner at Balderton Capital leading investments in a number of sectors and geographies, with a specific focus on security, enterprise and healthtech.

Thursday 17th September

Miriam González Durántez, Head of Trade and EU regulation, Cohen & Gresser and Vice Chair of Board of UBS Europe, SE

Juergen Maier, Chair of the Lib Dem Covid-19 Business Task Force and Former CEO of Siemens UK

Sarah Olney MP, Spokesperson for the Climate Emergency, Business & Energy and Transport

Sir Ivan Rogers, Former UK Permanent Representative to the EU


Please purchase a ticket below:

Enter the number of tickets you would like to purchase.

x £150.00 Business Week Ticket, attending Roundtable 1: Britain's Relationship with China
x £150.00 Business Week Ticket, attending Roundtable 2: UK Business
x £150.00 Business Week Ticket, attending Roundtable 3: Scotland and the Future of the Union
x £150.00 Business Week Ticket, attending Roundtable 4: A Green Revolution
x £150.00 Business Week Ticket, attending Roundtable 5: What Next For Pharmaceuticals and Health Policies?
x £150.00 Business Week Ticket, attending Roundtable 6: Future Perfect: Educating for the New Economy