London Conference 2013


Overview Programme Sponsors

Keynote Q&A


Lord Sebastian Coe CH KBE, Prime Minister’s Olympics Legacy Ambassador

Europe's Global Cities in Focus


How are Europe’s city economies performing? What role do they play in Europe’s larger economy? Where do their competitive advantages lie? How can they build on these?

Stian Rosland, Mayor of Oslo

Natalya Sergunina, Deputy Mayor for Economic Policy and Property and Land Relations, Moscow

Graça Fonseca, Deputy Mayor of Lisbon

Mateu Hernandez, CEO, Barcelona Global

Tomasz Kayser, Deputy Mayor, City of Poznan

Parallel Sessions


Global City Futures

What are the challenges and opportunities facing Europe’s financial centres? What will globalisation mean for them?

Chair: Michael Cassidy, Senior NED at Crossrail, NED at UBS London and Chairman, City Corporation Property Investment Board

Mark Garvin, Mark Garvin

Mark Yeandle, Co-creator, Global Financial Centres Index, Z/Yen

Hubertus Vath, Managing Director, Frankfurt Main Finance e.V.

Mrs. Reiniera Van Pallandt, Financial Sector Adviser, Amsterdam inbusiness

Lessons in Social Innovation

What can Europe learn from the best examples of social innovations across the world?

Chair: Hilary Cottam, Principle Partner, Participle

Philip Colligan, Executive Director Innovation Lab, NESTA

Abha Joshi Ghani, Director of Knowledge & Learning, World Bank Institute

Gabriella Gomez-Mont, Chief, Laboratorio para la Cuidad, Mexico City

Second Parallel Sessions


How Can We Partner With Emerging Global Cities?

How can European cities benefit from emerging markets? What can they learn from each other and from US cities?

Chair: Gerard Lyons, Chief Economic Adviser, Greater London Authority (Chair)

Dr Miguel Bucalem, Sao Paulo University

Uma Adusumilli, Chief Planner of Mumbai Metropolitan Regional Development Authority

Andrew Boraine, CEO, Western Cape Economic Development Partnership

Jaana Remes, McKinsey Global Institute

Cities of Global Opportunity for Young People

What kind of skills should we be developing in the future workforce, and how do we create meaningful opportunities for young people now?

Chair: Carol Lake, Head of EMEA Philanthropy and Sponsorship, J. P. Morgan

Nick Pearce, Director, IPPR

Dennis Walcott, Chancellor of the New York City Department of Education

Dame Julia Cleverdon, Chair, Teach First and Co-Founder, Campaign for Youth Social Action