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Upcoming events

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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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Policy implications of Quantum Computing

18 November 2021 - Late morning - Login for venue

Chi Onwurah MP, Shadow Minister Digital, Science & Technology

Quantum computing is an emerging technology that offers enormous new capabilities, but, like many novel technologies, quantum computing is likely to have both positive and negative impacts. The potentially hugely powerful new forms of computing power could be applied widely - in artificial inte... Read More

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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

Chancellor Rishi Sunak has announced that the next Budget, along with the conclusions of the 2021 Spending Review, will be held on 27 October. After the worst economic recession in 300 years, the Chancellor plans to continue to invest in public services and drive growth while keeping the public fina... Read More

Events in planning

Industrial strategy: how the plans for infrastructure and skills announced by the Conservative party will take shape and increase industrial activity and business opportunities.

Trade policy: We will aim to look at prospects for UK trade with the major economies.

Bringing ESG (environmental, social and governance) priorities to the top of the business agenda.

The procurement transformation: new technologies and new approaches that can bring big savings in procurement costs and logistics.

The key economic role of 5G, and the security issues involved.

The economics of health and social care in an age of rapidly changing technology and demographics.

The key role of science and technology in turning the UK into a leading 21st century economy.

Foreign and defence policy issues that may impact on business prospects.

Housing and pension issues in the UK economy.