agenda

Agenda

08:00 - 09:00

Registration

09:00 - 09:10

Welcome

Gavin Esler, Conference Moderator
Alan Millings, Global Capital Markets Leader, EY

Gavin EslerAlan Millings
09:15 - 09:45

Opening remarks

Hywel Ball, UK&I Regional Managing Partner and UK Chair, EY

Hywel Ball
09:45 - 10:30

Plenary - Geopolitics

General Sir Richard Shirreff, KCB CBE

In these times of seismic geopolitical shifts, the ex-Deputy Supreme Allied Commander for NATO, offers his expert view.  Sir Richard Sherriff will discuss how building resilience to geopolitical risks is critical and that organisations must be properly informed and understand the implications for their business.

Richard Shirreff KCB CBE
10:30 - 11:15

Plenary - Sustainability

Pia Heidenmark Cook, former CSO of IKEA

Pia Heidenmark Cook, former Chief Sustainability Officer of IKEA will discuss the sustainability strategies she has seen at some of the largest and most successful companies in the world, highlighting where a strong sustainability performance has led to strong business performance.

Pia Heidenmark Cook
11:15 - 11:40

Morning break

11:40 - 12:30

Breakout 1

 

Geopolitical insights

Geopolitics affects every global organisation, from strategy to supply chain. Yet many companies struggle to assess and manage this disruption and the impact it has on their business. Hear from the Global Leader of EY's Geostrategic Business Group (GBG) on how to translate geopolitical insights into business strategy for your organisation. 

Oliver Jones, EY 

Oliver Jones
 

IFRS developments

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
 

Regulatory framework for climate-related disclosures

Many UK companies are now required to include climate change disclosures in their annual reports. These requirements, as well as the expectations of the FRC, continue to evolve.  Hear how changes introduced by the FCA and new BEIS rules will affect your reporting, and how they are likely to interact with proposals from the CSRD and the SEC.

Mala Shah-Coulon, EY
Maria Kepa, EY
Mark Kronforst, EY 

Maria KepaMark KronforstMala Shah-Coulon
 

Managing cyber risk

Hear from EY's UK Cybersecurity Leader to explore the strategic impacts of cybersecurity on organisations and how to manage cyber risks. 

Gavin Cartwright, EY 

Gavin Cartwright
12:30 - 13:15

Breakout 2

 

Energy dependency

Hear from EY's Global Oil and Gas Leader on how recent geopolitical upheaval has highlighted how the need for diversification of both energy policy and supply is critically important to countries and organisations. 

Andy Brogan, EY 

Andy Brogan
 

IFRS developments

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
 

Regulatory framework for climate-related disclosures

Many UK companies are now required to include climate change disclosures in their annual reports. These requirements, as well as the expectations of the FRC, continue to evolve.  Hear how changes introduced by the FCA and new BEIS rules will affect your reporting, and how they are likely to interact with proposals from the CSRD and the SEC.

Mala Shah-Coulon, EY
Maria Kepa, EY
Mark Kronforst, EY 

Maria KepaMark KronforstMala Shah-Coulon
13:15 - 14:15

Lunch

14:15 - 15:00

Plenary - Economy

Megan Greene, Economist and FT columnist

Hear from Megan Greene, a leading authority on the global economy, as she examines the intersection of macroeconomics, financial markets and politics. 

Megan Greene
15:00 - 15:50

Breakout 3

 

Economic Outlook

How can the economy endure inflation and geopolitical uncertainty? Hear from Peter Arnold, EY's Chief Economist in the UK and sponsoring partner of the EY ITEM Club.  

Peter Arnold, EY 

Peter Arnold
 

Accelerating net zero transformation

Developing a credible plan to achieve net zero will support upcoming UK regulatory requirements. Hear from EY's UK Managing Partner for Sustainability on how a strategy to decarbonise your business is now essential. 

Rob Doepel, EY 

Rob Doepel
 

US financial reporting developments

From our Capital Markets practice, our Washington and London based Partners will discuss developments and points of focus of the key US standard setters and regulators, including the SEC, FASB, and PCAOB, they have seen in the last year. The discussion will cover current standard setting and rulemaking, trends in SEC staff comments, as well as emerging rulemaking areas.

Steven C. Jacobs, EY
Adam Dufour, EY 

Steven C. JacobsAdam Dufour
15:50 - 16:15

Afternoon break

16:15 - 17:05

Breakout 4

 

Economic Outlook

How can the economy endure inflation and geopolitical uncertainty? Hear from Peter Arnold, EY's Chief Economist in the UK and sponsoring partner of the EY ITEM Club.  

Peter Arnold, EY 

Peter Arnold
 

Regulation of cryptocurrency

Our EY Assurance Blockchain Leader will cover accounting of digital assets, how organisations comply with regulation of digital assets, such as crypto, NFTs and stablecoins and how organisations can protect their assets. 

Amarjit Singh, EY 

Amarjit Singh
 

Belonging: an LGBT+ lens

A strong sense of belonging can lead to better collaboration, retention and business performance. Join us to learn how LGBT+ inclusion can help organisations build a culture where individuals are embraced for who they are, feel empowered to lead and belonging becomes the norm.  
17:05 - 17:50

Plenary - Technology

Rahaf Harfoush, Strategist, Digital Anthropologist and author

With the rise of the world's first global digital culture, this session will focus on how emerging technologies, digital culture and new social norms are impacting governments, businesses and individuals, and what these changes mean for leadership.

Rahaf Harfoush
17:50 - 17:55

Closing remarks

17:55

Drinks reception

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