The City Panel (Online)

  • Event Start: 3rd February 2021, 5:00pm
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'Special Events' series - The City Panel:

Leave or Remain: The Future of The City

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The Remain Campaign was dominated by the fear that the City of London would lose its place as a global centre for trade and financial services.  Even 5 years later, the constant threat that businesses would relocate to Frankfurt, Dublin and Paris leaves the fate of the City unclear.  Is the future a bleak one, with London losing its competitive edge in favour of other, newer centres of global finance?  Or does London’s location, access to the still-dominant English legal system and natural charm mean the exodus will be smaller than expected?  Has the city been given an opportunity to modernise, to become a centre for non-European trade, sustainable finance or ‘FinTech’?  Or has the time come to accept a less wealthy city, to bring it in line with the rest of the country and finally heal decades of national division?


  • Xavier Rolet KBE  :  French businessman and Chairman of the Board, Phosagro PJSC.  He is the former CEO of the London Stock Exchange Group and was named in the 2017 Harvard Business Review's List of the 100 Best CEOs in the World
  • Charlotte Crosswell  :  CEO of Innovate Finance, the independent industry body for the UK FinTech Sector.  She has over 20 years of experience as a CEO, an advisor and a non-executive director of trading platforms, government advisory boards and fintech companies
  • Charles Lewington  :  Founded Hanover Communications in 1998 on the back of a high profile career in Downing Street and political journalism.  He was Press Secretary to John Major in the 1990s, handling some of the biggest political issues of the decade.  Prior to that, he held senior management positions on a number of national newspapers, including the Sunday and Daily Express
  • Baron Paul Myners CBE  :  Former Financial Services Secretary under Gordon Brown.  He is a former Chairman of Marks & Spencer, former deputy chairman of PowerGen and is now a cross-bencher in the House of Lords
  • Alderman Vincent Keaveny  :  Vincent Keaveny is an Alderman in the City of London, and was the Sheriff of London in 2018/19.  He is also a partner at international law firm DLA Piper LLP

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