24th November 2017

Grange Tower Bridge Hotel, 45 Prescot Street, London, E1 8GP



9.30am:  Welcome & Introduction

Patrick Birley, CEO, NEX Exchange 

9.40am: Opening Keynote

Sir John Timpson CBE sharing insights from his entrepreneurial journey 

10.00am: Special Debate 1: Going global

How portfolio companies (and their investors) are addressing global opportunities.

10.40am: Live Interview

with Hardman & Co 

11.00am: Coffee break

11.15am: A closer look at the portfolio

11.35am: Keynote speaker

An industry expert will give insight into the topical issues of the day.

11.50am: Special Debate 2: Deploying Rapid Capital

Whilst Patient Capital is all the rage, even more exciting are the opportunities where you can get your return in less than 36 months - how fund managers do it. 

12.30pm: Guest speaker

Partner, BDO 

12.40pm: Lunch & networking

1.45pm: Special Debate 3: Platform investing - the new and better way to do it

How tax efficient investment schemes should work in today’s world. 

2.25pm: Special Debate 4: Big, bigger, biggest

From what investments and in which sectors do you get the best returns? 

3.05pm: Coffee break

3.15pm: Special Debate 5: The New Tax Order

A special debate discussing the outcomes of the Autumn Statement

3.45pm:  Closing keynote

‘The Game of Risk’ - Ian Livingstone CBE, video games entrepreneur and Chairman, The Secret Police

Ian has been described as ‘one of the founding fathers of the UK games industry’, and was the mastermind behind such iconic brands as Lara Croft: Tomb Raider. He will give an entertaining and visual account of his struggles as an entrepreneur in the 1970s when he co-founded Games Workshop and launched Dungeons & Dragons in Europe. From analogue to digital, he will give a brief history of computer games, past, present and future, detailing how ‘digital’ has transformed customer habits and business models, expanding video games from a niche market to a $100 billion global entertainment industry, and will explain the challenges and opportunities of investing in the sector.


4.15pm: End of Forum

(Note: Agenda is subject to change)

Click here to see the Agenda from the 2016 Forum


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