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12 June 2014 | InterContinental Park Lane #FTIFCAwards
 

CONFERENCE AGENDA

8:30amBreakfast and Registration
9:30amOpening Remarks by FT Chair
Andrew Hill, Associate Editor and Management Editor, Financial Times
9:40amOpening Keynote Address
Speaker: Lynn Forester de Rothschild, Chief Executive, E.L. Rothschild
10:10amPanel: Transforming Cities for Smarter and Greener Living
Moderator: James Close, Climate Group Director for Policy and Finance, World Bank Group
Speaker: Guillermo Dietrich, Head of Transport, Buenos Aires
Speaker: Kit Malthouse, Deputy Mayor, for Business and Enterprise, London
Speaker: Pedro Pires de Miranda, Corporate Vice President and Head of Global Center of Competence Cities, Siemens
Jonathan Woetzel, Director, McKinsey & Company, Director, McKinsey Global Institute, Co-Chair, Urban China Initiative

The explosive growth of cities has created significant economic and social challenges, but it also has presented a rare opportunity for cities to become more efficient and socially and environmentally sustainable. Which cities are leading the way in these areas? What transformative ideas are being used for housing, transportation, and infrastructure? What are the best opportunities for public-private partnerships? What’s the best way to mobilise the vast amount of financing necessary? 

11:10amNetworking Break
11:40pmKeynote Session: Long-term Financing: The Institutional Investor's Perspective
John Campbell, Chairman, Campbell Lutyens
Padmesh Shukla, Investment Officer, TfL Pension Fund
Gavin E.R. Wilson, CEO, IFC Asset Management Company

In this interactive keynote session, our expert speakers will debate on the essential role that institutional investors -- including pension funds, insurers and sovereign wealth funds -- play in providing and channelling financing for investment, particularly in emerging economies. They will share their insights on some of the opportunities available, the most innovative structures and instruments and other key dimensions of the investment process. What is the untapped potential of institutional investment as a source of funds for long term projects essential to development and growth? What are the best ways to define and measure the social impact of these investments?  Do financial returns of these investments correlate with development results?

12:10pmPanel: Energy — Doom, Boom or Gloom?
Speaker: Ganesh Bell, Chief Digital Officer and General Manager, Commercial Software & Analytics, GE Power & Water
Moderator: Pilita Clark, Environment Correspondent, Financial Times
Speaker: Jeremy Leggett, Founder and Chairman, Solarcentury and SolarAid
Speaker: Wim Thomas, Chief Energy Advisor, Shell International
Speaker: Simon Wilde, Senior Managing Director, Power, Utilities & Renewables, Macquarie Capital London

Global economic growth and rising living standards have significantly increased demand for energy. Innovative technologies are already unlocking new energy sources, but much more creativity will be needed to make energy affordable, reliable, and accessible to all. How are public and private sectors developing new ways of collaborating to increase energy production, expand access, and ensure that supply remains secure? What are the areas of greatest opportunity? 

1:10pmNetworking Lunch
2:30pmPanel: Business and Society — ICT as a Game-Changer
Speaker: Nick Hughes, Co-Founder, M-KOPA
Speaker: Howard Lungley, Head of Innovation, Net Good Portfolio, BT Group
Speaker: Chris Locke, Founder, Caribou Digital, and Visiting Fellow, Center on Emerging and Pacific Economies, University of California, San Diego
Speaker: Vincent Molinari, Chief Executive Officer, Gate Global Impact
Moderator: Daniel Thomas, Telecoms Correspondent, Financial Times

In an interconnected world, a variety of new technologies such as cloud-connected devices, mobile-phone apps, and social media—are enabling collaboration, spurring innovation, and transforming society. How can these technologies be used to create opportunity for the poor, to build skills that best meet the needs of labour markets, and deliver affordable health care for all? What is the role of government and the private sector in supporting such initiatives?

3:30pmClosing Keynote Conversation — Transformational Solutions for Today’s Challenges
Speaker: Thierry Déau, Founding Partner and Chief Executive Officer, Meridiam
Speaker: Ian Rutherford, Vice President, Global Enterprise Theater, Next-Gen IT Practice,Cisco Consulting Services
Speaker: Jason Prior, Global Chief Executive, Buildings + Places, AECOM
Moderator: Andrew Hill, Associate Editor and Management Editor, Financial Times
Harry Verhaar, Head of Global Public & Government Affairs, Philips Lighting


4:30pmClosing Remarks of the Chair
Andrew Hill, Associate Editor and Management Editor, Financial Times
4:35pmNetworking Afternoon Tea

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