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09:30 - 09:35


Gavin Esler, Conference Moderator

Gavin Esler
09:35 - 10:15

Plenary - In conversation with . . . Steve Varley

Global Vice Chair - Sustainability, EY

Gavin Esler speaks with EY's Global Vice Chair - Sustainability to review the previous weeks' UN Climate Change Conference, COP26, and the potential impact of decisions on business and the broader sustainability agenda.

Steve Varley
10:15 - 11:00

Breakout 3


China's shifting role in the world

Gavin Esler interviews Professor Stephen Chan, one of the UK's most respected academics on international politics and relations, particularly involving China, Africa and the West. They will discuss his work advising governments and diplomatic missions across the world, including the State Council of the Chinese Prime Minister, among other things.

Professor Stephen Chan OBE, Professor of World Politics, SOAS

Professor Stephen Chan OBE

IFRS developments

Back by popular demand! Hear directly from the IASB and EY on the IASB agenda and key developments in accounting standards.

Rika Suzuki, IASB
Richard Moore, EY
Pieter Dekker, EY

Pieter DekkerRichard MooreRika Suzuki

The IPO boom and future of capital raising activity

2020/21 saw the biggest boom in IPOs and SPACs in more than 10 years. EY Capital Markets professionals will review this recent activity and consider how capital-raising will be impacted going forward.

Purvi Domadia, EY

Purvi Domadia

Cryptocurrency and what we can learn from the OneCoin scandal

This session discusses the rise of Bitcoin and blockchain - why it happened and what this means for future financial markets. It will also cover the pitfalls such as "OneCoin", the story of the cryptocurrency that deceived the world.

Jamie Bartlett, Journalist and Broadcaster

Jamie Bartlett
11:00 - 11:10


11:10 - 11:50

Plenary - Ruth Davidson

Former MSP, NED and journalist

Ruth Davidson speaks on her time as leader of the Scottish Conservatives and her insights in to the Scottish independence and EU referendum campaigns. A regular contributor to debates on gender, inclusion and equality, Ruth will also talks about authentic leadership from a first-hand perspective. 

Ruth Davidson
11:50 - 12:00

Closing remarks



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