CONFERENCE PROGRAMME

Time
Description
Speakers
09:30

 Welcome and opening address

Andrew Thomas Andrew Thomas
Publisher
Communicate magazine

09:35

Keynote

 

 



10:00

Reporting matters...

For the past ten years, Communicate magazine has focused on some of the key corporate reporting issues of the day, with its regular Evolution of the Annual Report conference. The Corporate & Financial Conference will continue to shine the spotlight on what companies need to know to stay ahead in their sector.

 



10:25

All change in London

Can London maintain its premier status? With the EU and the UK meeting its deadline to establish the Joint UK-EU Financial Regulatory Forum, this session will look into the future of arguably the most important financial market in the world. It isn’t all about Brexit - there are so many changes afoot: dual class shareholding, SPACS and the various proposals from the Hill Review. And no session on the future of London can ignore the current noise coming from the new IPOs. With such high valuations where does that leave the rest of the market.

 

 



11:10

Leadership communications

If there is anything Covid-19 has shown us, it is the importance of strong leadership. But this isn’t anything new. This session brings some of the warriors from the Financial crisis of 2008 and the dotcom bubble bursting of 2001 to talk about how their leaders coped in those very unsteady times and the lessons all leaders, and those communicating on their behalf, can learn.



11:40

New channels, new communication opportunities

Financial communications professionals have always looked for the next new channel and right now there are plenty of them. This session will let delegates hear from companies currently using Clubhouse, podcasting, Primary Bid and other tools to aid their communications.



12:25

Reporting matters...

For the past ten years, Communicate magazine has focused on some of the key corporate reporting issues of the day, with its regular Evolution of the Annual Report conference. The Corporate & Financial Conference will continue to shine the spotlight on what companies need to know to stay ahead in their sector.



12:50

Break

 



13:05

Change the Race Ratio

The latest Parker Review report into ethnic diversity in UK Boards showed little progress had been made. Change the Race Ratio was set up to increase racial and ethnic participation in businesses where it counts:- in the boardroom. This session hears from some of the partner organisations who set the body up.



13:35

Keep up with COP26

Nobody is underestimating the importance of Cop26, the 26th United Nations Climate Change Conference, taking place in the UK in November of this year. More than ever before the investment community understand the implications and risks from climate change. Whether you are planning on helping represent your organisation or whether you just need to keep up with the many issues that will be discussed, this is a must-attend session, and will cover all the vital points of the 12 days of COP26.



14:20

Reporting matters...

For the past ten years, Communicate magazine has focused on some of the key corporate reporting issues of the day, with its regular Evolution of the Annual Report conference. The Corporate & Financial Conference will continue to shine the spotlight on what companies need to know to stay ahead in their sector.



14:45

Communications and the Covid-19 pandemic

Covid-19 has changed everything. The way we work and the way our lives are governed. Some voices are calling for this to be the opportunity to reset and recalibrate the relationship big businesses has with society. This panel discussion will look at issues such as bonuses, the working week, senior executive pay and much more.

15:30

Closing remarks

Andrew Thomas Andrew Thomas
Publisher
Communicate magazine

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