Events

From high-level in-conversations and policy webinars, to large-scale conferences, our events draw from a network of government, industry, academia and civil society to foster debate and discussion. If you would like to register your interest in attending, follow the link under each session. Please note that some events are for Global Counsel clients only.

Covid-19 policy update: the UK Gov’s ‘Plan B’, NHS crisis and the ‘twindemic’

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Digital panel discussion with Rosie Hill, Senior Associate for Health and Life Sciences, Global Counsel; Matthew Swindells, former deputy CEO, NHS England; and Dr. Harpreet Sood, former Chief Clinical Information Officer, NHS England and clinician to discuss the UK government’s response to covid-19, recent developments, and an outlook on the coming months.

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Diagnostics and the route out of the NHS backlog

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Panel discussion with Professor Sir Mike Richards CBE, Chair of the Independent Review of Diagnostic Services for NHS England; Dr Justin Whatling, Managing Director Global Health & Life Sciences, Palantir; Katherine Ward, Chief Commercial Officer and Managing Director, Healthy.io; Danielle Joseph, Programme Director, the Black Country and West Birmingham Acute Provider Collaboration, Sandwell & West Birmingham NHS Trust; Dr Sarah Byron, Interim Programme Director for Devices, Diagnostics and Digital Technologies, NICE; and Matthew Swindells, Senior Adviser, Global Counsel and former deputy CEO of NHS England to discuss the role of diagnostics in the NHS recovery and how reform could revolutionise the patient experience compared to the pre-pandemic era.

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Adapting to a new normal: How small businesses have innovated in unprecedented times

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Digital panel discussion with  Andrew Goodacre, CEO, British Independent Retailers Association; Jordan Shwide, General Manager of Business Banking, Monzo; Paul Scully MP, Minister for Small Business, Consumers & Labour Markets; Kaushalya Somasundaram, Head of Payments Partnerships & Industry Relations, Square UK; and Steve Wright, Business Owner, Tiny Idea Food. The discussion will be chaired by Rebecca Park, Senior Practice Lead, Financial Services, Global Counsel.

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Delivering a Net Zero NHS: sharing best practice

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Digital panel discussion with Matthew Swindells, former Deputy Chief Executive of NHS England and Improvement; Dr Nick Watts, Chief Sustainability Officer, NHS England and Improvement; Jason Snape, Global Head of Environmental Protection, AstraZeneca; Elizabeth Beall, Practice Lead for Climate and Sustainability, Global Counsel; and Séverine Turgis, Senior Associate on Climate and Sustainability, Global Counsel to discuss the lessons to be learnt when it comes to green plans, and the expected role Trusts and ICS's can play to support the national targets to reach net zero by 2050.

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Spending review flash call

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Digital panel discussion with our GC team of experts to discuss the Chancellor’s approach to fiscal discipline and what this means for Number 10’s priorities, the sectoral winners and losers from the changes to departmental spend, the emerging attitudes to previously deferred issues like cladding and business rates reform and the extent to which new net-zero ambitions are reflected in tax and spend measures.

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Outcomes of the 21-22 October European Council

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Digital panel discussion with GC team of experts to discuss the outcomes of the October European Council, particularly on the EU leaders’ response to the energy crisis and the rule of law and next steps in the heated debate between Brussels and Warsaw.

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Russia’s next political cycle: who sets the rules of the game?

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Digital panel discussion with Benjamin Wegg-Prosser, Managing Director, Global Counsel, Alexander Smotrov, Practice Lead for CEE, Russia and Eurasia, Global Counsel; and Abbas Gallyamov, Russian political commentator, to understand who and how will set the political agenda in Russia in the coming years, what factors will drive this agenda and how Russia’s economic partners and investors might be impacted.

The event will be held under the Chatham House Rule.

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Reviving the multilateral trading system

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Digital in-conversation with Dr Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Director General, WTO; and Peter Mandelson, Chairman, Global Counsel to discuss potential solutions to the many challenges the World Trade Organisation and the multilateral trading system are facing.

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Germany Bundestag election: from Merkel to Scholz?

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GC expert panel discussion with Denzil Davidson, Adviser on EU Institutions; Thomas Gratowski, Senior Practice Lead, MENA; and previous staffer to a member of the Bundestag; and Ana Martínez, Practice Lead for EU Policy discussing their predictions for the outcomes of the German federal elections.

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