23rd November 2018

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

Agenda 2017


9.30am:  Welcome & Introduction

Patrick Birley, CEO, NEX Exchange 

9.40am: Opening Keynote

Sir John Timpson CBE shares 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 Dr. Brian Moretta from Hardman & Co 

11.00am: Coffee break

11.15am: Company Presentations

Blackfinch Investments, PlayFund and Resonance

11.45am: Keynote speaker

David Scrivens from Clubfinance will give insight into the topical issues of the day.

11.55am: Special Debate 2: Deploying Rapid Growth 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. 

12.35pm: Guest speaker

Vanessa Bradley, Partner, BDO 

12.45pm: Lunch & networking

13.45pm: Welcome Back

Baybars Altuntas introduces the World Business Angels Forum 2018 

1.50pm: Special Debate 3: Platform investing - the new and better way to do it

How and why platforms are becoming the preferred route for investors to access opportunities.

2.30pm: Special Debate 4: Big, bigger, biggest

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

3.10pm: Coffee break

3.25pm: Special Debate 5: The New Tax Order

A special debate discussing the outcomes of the Autumn Statement

4.05pm:  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.

4.25pm: End of Forum 

(Note: Agenda is subject to change)

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