29 June 2017

Prestige event - The World has changed: how can Britain survive and thrive in 2017?

Speaker: Lord Digby Jones


We are very pleased to welcome our keynote speaker to this event – Lord Digby Jones. The event is tailored to business leaders, directors and senior management and promises to be one of the key events in the West Midlands business community calendar.

Lord Digby will give his expert opinions on what Britain must do in the changing global landscape and what success looks like in Asia’s Century.

There will then be an opportunity to ask questions and to network with your fellow CIMA senior members and CIMA committee members and a hot finger buffet will be served.

This event is being held in association with our sponsors for the evening:

HSBC Commercial Banking 
For 150 years we have been where the growth is, connecting customers to opportunities. Today, HSBC Commercial Banking serves businesses ranging from small enterprises focused primarily on their domestic markets through to corporates operating globally. Whether it is working capital, term loans, trade finance or payments and cash management solutions, we provide the tools and expertise that businesses need to thrive. As the cornerstone of the HSBC Group, we give businesses access to a geographic network covering more than 90% of global trade and capital flows. For more information click here

Moore Stephens LLP, Birmingham 
Moore Stephens is a top ten accounting and advisory network, with offices throughout the UK and members across the globe. Our clients range from individuals and entrepreneurs, through to large organisations and complex international businesses. We partner with them, supporting their aspirations and contributing to their success. Our in-depth understanding of our clients allows us to deliver focused accounting and advisory solutions, both locally and globally. Our success stems from our industry focus, which enables us to provide an innovative and personal service to our clients in a range of sectors.


Lord Digby Jones

Born in Birmingham Lord Digby Jones appears regularly on television, radio and in the newspapers, being known for his firm views on numerous aspects of life in a globalised economy. He is an active public speaker at events and engagements all over the world. He won the BBC's ‘Celebrity Mastermind’ in 2010, published his first book titled “Fixing Britain - the Business of Reshaping Our Nation" in 2011 and in 2014 he presented the BBC TV series, ‘The New Troubleshooter’ He made partner at Edge and Ellison in 1984 and it was in corporate finance and client development that he made his name. He was responsible for developing the firm’s London presence and establishing its representation in many European countries and several states in America. He was involved in most of the major management buy-outs and merger and acquisition activity in the West Midlands in the late 1980’s and early 1990’s. He was made deputy senior partner in 1990, becoming the firm’s senior partner in 1995. In 1998 Digby joined KPMG as vice chairman of corporate finance, acting as close adviser to many public companies across the United Kingdom and in KPMG’s global markets. Digby served as Director-General of the CBI, the Confederation of British Industry, the UK’s ‘Voice of Business’, from 1 January 2000 to 30 June 2006. From 2007 to 2008 Digby served as the UK’s minister of state for trade and Investment and is still the only UK Minister not to belong to the party of government. He is a non-executive director of a number of companies within the West Midlands as well as being an ambassador for Cancer Research UK, vice-president of Birmingham hospice and patron of a number of organisations within the area.

Booking Information

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29 June 2017 - 18:30 Birmingham Council House, Birmingham B1 1BB Price: GBP 0.00

Prestige event - The World has changed: how can Britain survive and thrive in 2017?

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Event date: Thurs 29 June

Venue: Birmingham Council House, Victoria Square, Birmingham B1 1BB

Schedule: 6.30 for 7.00pm – approximate finish time 9pm          

No charge.  Buffet/drinks served on arrival

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