2016 POLICY DISCUSSIONS
EPF ADVISORY COUNCIL DINNER WITH GEORGE SCHOPFLIN MEP
WEDNESDAY 7 DECEMBER 2016
The European Policy Forum was delighted to welcome George Schöpflin MEP as the guest of honour at the dinner of the Advisory Council to discuss latest Brexit developments as seen from the European Parliament.
George Schöpflin is a member of the European People’s Party Group and an influential voice in the Parliament’s external policies and institutional affairs. With his excellent links in Brussels and Strasburg and his close knowledge of the United Kingdom he can give informed and authoritative guidance on the emerging post-referendum debate and Britain’s best opportunities
TIF ADVISORY COUNCIL DINNER WITH SIR AYMAS MORSE, NAO
WEDNESDAY 30 NOVEMBER 2016
The Infrastructure Forum was delighted to be joined for a dinner discussion following the Advisory Council meeting by Sir Amyas Morse KCB, the Comptroller and Auditor General of the National Audit Office.
With its important role in helping to secure value for money from public spending, its audits of particular activities and its thematic studies advising government and parliament on the best use of national resources the NAO is a key interlocutor for The Infrastructure Forum.
SPECIAL DINNER DISCUSSION WITH SIR PHILLIP LOWE
MONDAY 21 NOVEMBER 2016
Following the EU referendum, the discussion dinner provided an opportunity for competition experts to meet and discuss future approaches to European competition law and policy with former Director General of DG Competition in the European Commission, Sir Philip Lowe, who has had a distinguished career in the competition authorities at European and national level.
Sir Philip Lowe was Director General for Competition from 2002 - 2010, and subsequently Director General for Energy. From 2013 – 2016. Sir Philip served as a Non-Executive Board Member of the UK's Competition and Markets Authority. He is now a senior adviser with FTI Consulting.
2016 CUMBERLAND LODGE FINANCIAL SERVICES SUMMIT
THURSDAY 10 TO FRIDAY 11 NOVEMBER 2016
The 2016 Cumberland Lodge had a theme "Financial Services Reform in a Brexit Environment - meeting the risks and challenges ahead" and was chaired by David Wright the incoming President of Eurofi.
The summit examined global regulatory perspectives; financial services and the real economy; the future of clearing and CCPs; opportunities and challenges arising from cyber issues; banking standards; the future of pensions and asset management and the progress in capital markets and banking union.
Among the high level speakers already confirmed include the US Ambassador to the EU, His Excellency Ambassador Anthony L. Gardner who will be giving the dinner speech.
THE LESSONS OF THAMES TIDEWAY FINANCING
THURSDAY 13 OCTOBER
The successful and innovative financing model for Thames Tideway is full of interest as Britain considers new ideas for the funding and financing of other major infrastructure projects. We were delighted, therefore, when Andy Mitchell CBE, the Chief Executive of Thames Tideway, led a special roundtable to examine the financing of the Thames Tideway “super sewer” and its lessons for other initiatives.
ROUNDTABLE DISCUSSION WITH LIZ PEACE CBE
WEDNESDAY 14 SEPTEMBER 2016
Many in The Infrastructure Forum’s network have been closely engaged in the debate on planning reform with particular regard to incentives to encourage development including the operation of Section 106 scheme and the Community Infrastructure Levy.
TIF was delighted to welcome Liz Peace, who was undertaking the Review on CIL. She presented her findings to our network shortly before her report was published.