The London Conversations Schedule

11 - 15 June 2017

11th June

Sadlers Wells Theatre, Rosebery Ave, Clerkenwell, London EC1R 4TN

18:30 – Doors Open
19:00 – Ballet Black – Lillian Baylis Studio, doors open for seating – Walter H White Jr and Trevor Williams
19:30 – Ballet Black Performance
21:30 – Post Performance Opening Reception – Walter H White and Cassa Pancho
* Evening Receptions may have limited availability and space will be granted on a first come first served basis

12th June

Held at London Stock Exchange, 10 Paternoster Row, London EC4M 7LS followed by Mansion House, Walbrook, London EC4N 8BH

07:45 – Welcome Remarks & Opening Ceremony – London Stock Exchange – Ibukun Adebayo, Ian Greenstreet and Walter H White – All guests required to bring ID for Security to venue
09:00 – Registration at Mansion House – Guest Security – All guests required to bring photo ID to venue
09:25 – Introduction and Welcome – Lord Mayor of London Andrew Parmley & Walter H. White Jr
09:45 – A New Government & Brexit still Looms – Melanie Eusebe in conversation with the woman that took the government to court – Gina Miller
10:30 – Beyond One by 2021 – A report into the ethnic diversity of UK boards. Why corporate boards need to reflect diversity – Dr Yvonne Thompson CBE (Moderator) Baroness Janet Royall of Blaisdon, Roselyn Cason-Marcus and Amarjit Singh
11:45 – Break
12:00 – Artificial intelligence – How Artificial Intelligence is reshaping the world of work as we know it – Tom Ilube
12:30 – Technology – the direction of the future, where are we headed? – Gloria Monfrini (Moderator) Nneka Abulokwe, Joysy John and Vin Murria
13:15 – Lunch Reception
14:00 – Perspectives of a Past President – President Karume; Ambassador Charles Stith
14:45 – Reflections of a Sitting President
15:30 – Close
18:00 – Reception at The Palace of Westminster, Westminster, London SW1A 0AA hosted by the RT Hon Dawn Butler* – Guest Security – All guests required to bring photo ID to venue. *Evening Receptions may have limited availability and space will be granted on a first come first served basis

13th June

Held at School of Oriental & African Studies at the University of London (SOAS), Brunei Suite, Thornhaugh Street, Russell Square, London WC1H 0XG

09:00 – Registration at SOAS – Guest Security – All guests required to bring photo ID to venue
09:15 – Introduction and Welcome – Walter H White Jr and Baroness Valerie Amos
09:30 – Different Perspectives – My Experiences – Reflection on ethnicity from different continents – Pam Fraser Solomon (Moderator) Dr Justina Mutale, Nick Perkins and Terhas Berhe
10:30 – Global Conditions – Review of the health and welfare of and conditions of ethnic people and women the statistics – Gloria Browne-Marshall
10:45 – Break
11:00 – Owning our narrative & promoting our reality – Winifred White Neisser (Moderator) David Adjaye, Chi-chi Nwanoku and Misan Sagay
12:00 – News in a post fact world – Sarah Jones
13:00 – Lunch/Special Reception
14:15 – Reflections on the new populism what it means and from whence it derives – Laure Mandeville
15:30 – Close
18:00 – Very special private reception – Ticketed Entry* Guest Security – All guests required to bring photo ID to venue. *This Evening Reception will have very limited availability and will be ticketed in advance.

14th June

Held at the Bank of England, Moorgate Auditorium, 20 Moorgate, EC2R 6DA

08:30 – Guest Security – All Guests Required to Bring Photo ID to Venue
09:00 – Welcome – Walter H White Jr
09:10 – Welcome to the Bank a global View – Jo Place
09:20 – Diversity and Inclusion the way forward – Diane Ashley – Federal Reserve Bank of New York
09:35 – Brexit Business & Regulatory Impacts – Matthew Hall and Joanna Perkins (Moderator)
10:30 – Asian Perspective the impact of Asia growth on the global economy – Dr Keyu Jin
11:05 – Break
11:20 – Prospects for African Economic Growth – Amy Lehman – Bernard Katompa, Ambassador Dwight Bush and Bisa Williams (Moderator)
12:20 – Lunch
14:00 – Sustainable investing & Climate Change – The long view & the inconvenient truth – David Blood
14:35 – The Growing Economic Disparity – A Global Phenomenon – Trevor Williams and Shamik Dhar
15:30 – Event Close
18:00 – Reception at Durbar Court – Foreign and Commonwealth Office, King Charles St, Westminster, London SW1A 2AH hosted by Karen Pierce FCO Political Director and Diversity Champion.
19:15 – Special performance from members of the Chineke! Orchestra *Guest security – All Guests required to bring photo ID to the venue.

15th June

ELC Programming - Jumeirah, 1 Cadogan Pl, Knightsbridge, London SW1X 9PY

For London Conversations delegates who would like complimentary access to this programme please go to and click the “Register Now” tab. There is a drop-down field labeled “Select Registration Type.” Please select “London Conversations Guests” and following the remaining directions to register. Your will receive a confirmation e-mail once you complete the process.


10:15 – Welcome & Overview
07.00 – Breakfast
08:30 – Welcome & Executive Session One
10.30 – Networking Break
11:00 – Breakout Session 1 – Risk Management
11:00 – Breakout Session 2 – Mobile Payments
12:30 – Attendee lunch
13:15 – Networking Break
13:30 – Executive Session Two
14:30 – Networking Break
15:00 – Executive Session Three & closing remarks
19:00 – Gala In Support Of Prostate Cancer UK at Guildhall, Gresham Street, City of London, EC2V 7HH Black Tie (Optional)

Prostate Cancer UK is the chosen charity partner of The London Conversations and will benefit from the Gala at the prestigious Guildhall in the city of London. Tickets for this very special fundraising evening are available on the registration page for individual purchases or for tables of ten.

15th June

Farewell Party Open To All delegates - Guildhall Crypts, Gresham Street, City of London, EC2V 7HH

22:00 – Farewell party open to all participants of The London Conversation with live music sponsored by BET (Party Attire)

And as we bid you farewell we would like to thank everyone involved in making The London Conversations an event to remember. For those spending an extra day in the city before they head off at the weekend please have a look at our Golfing activity and day to trip to Oxford on the Leisure page.