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UK economic prospects for 2022 and beyond

25 November 2021 - Morning - Login for venue

Andrew Smith, Chief Economic Adviser, Industry Forum

The UK could escape suffering the worst Covid 19 hit among the G7 nations, as predicted by the IMF, but it would require some deft policymaking to focus Bank of England and Government actions on targeting growth and implementing a coherent strategy for structural change. This was the broad conclusio... Read More


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Policy implications of Quantum Computing

18 November 2021 - Late morning - Login for venue

Chi Onwurah MP, Shadow Minister Digital, Science & Technology

The vast scale of the potential changes and opportunities presented by quantum computing were outlined today at an Industry Forum virtual roundtable on ‘The Policy Implications of Quantum Computing’. Leading the discussion was Ilias Khan, CEO of Cambridge Quantum Computing, who highlighted the i... Read More


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Can the UK become a new medicines powerhouse?

20 October 2021 - Lunch meeting - Login for venue

Panel discussion,

The UK response to the COVID pandemic has established our global reputation as a scientific leader in life sciences. Key to this success has been the collaborative approach between the scientific community, the pharmaceutical industry, and the NHS.  The recently published Life Sciences Vision sets ... Read More


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Expanding US/UK trade and commerce

13 October 2021 - Late morning - Login for venue

Rosemary Gallant, Minister Counselor for Commercial Affairs, U.S. Embassy London

Following the departure of the UK from the European Union, and the advent of a new US administration there are opportunities to expand and deepen trade and commerce between the two nations. Rosemary Gallant, Minister Counselor for Commercial Affairs at the US London Embassy will lead the discussion.... Read More


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How can we create a UK manufacturing renaissance?

15 September 2021 - Late morning - Login for venue

Stephen Kinnock MP, Shadow Minister for Asia & the Pacific

Supply problems during the pandemic have exposed the risks of depending on just-in-time supply from foreign manufacturers. Furthermore, heightened security concerns are making western governments opposed to the use of some Chinese technology products in vital infrastructure. There is thus a need and... Read More


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Key issues for pensions and benefits during the recovery from the pandemic

17 June 2021 - Late morning - Login for venue

Rt Hon Stephen Timms MP, Chair, Work and Pensions Select Committee

The Covid 19 crisis has dominated thinking and planning for the past year but now, as the dangers are apparently receding, old issues about pensions and benefits are re-emerging and some now ones have appeared. The Department for Work and Pensions needs to prepare for the changes in the world of wor... Read More