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London: A City of Cities, a City for Cities Creating value in the cities in which we live and work

13th March 2013 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Venue: The Mansion House Egyptian Hall London, EC4N 8BH

“Despite all the difficulties, the UK financial, business and professional services sectors continue to play a crucial role in driving jobs and growth in the UK and right across the world. One of the many reasons that the City has prospered over the centuries is its ability to adapt and plan for the future.”

-The Rt Hon the Lord Mayor of the City of London, Alderman Fiona Woolf CBE

We are delighted to invite you to the lecture London: A City of Cities, a City for Cities: Creating value in the cities in which we live and work on Thursday 13 March 2014 at Mansion House.

Tomorrow’s City is a programme of events and dialogues with City and other leaders which will set out how the City can best ensure its future success as a ‘city of cities’ by promoting and enabling long-term value creation by drawing on all available talent.

This event will explore the challenge and opportunity for London as a ‘city of cities, a city for cities’ as the world’s population increases and more people live in cities: what does this mean for infrastructure and energy, for the cities we build, and how we meet future consumer needs for water, food, and waste; how we will work, live, and create the conditions for long-term and shared prosperity.

The event is also held in partnership with CIMA as part of our Tomorrow’s Value programme of lectures. Tomorrow’s Value invites some of the most senior figures from the global business world to explore what we mean by value – how it is created, how it can be measured, and what the drivers of value creation are. The first Tomorrow’s Value Lecture was given by Lord Stephen Green, Chairman of HSBC Holdings plc at Mansion House. Subsequent lectures have been given by Paul Abberley, CEO of Aviva Investors; and David Brennan, CEO of Astra Zeneca.

Previous Tomorrow’s City events have laid the foundations for this event. At the 19 November 2013 launch, The Rt Hon the Lord Mayor of the City of London, Alderman Fiona Woolf CBE presented the programme that will explore how the City of London can continue to be successful by leveraging people, capital, and its international standing as a ‘city of cities’ for long-term value creation. The Lord Mayor’s message was reinforced by Eileen Taylor, CEO of Deutsche Bank UK, Leo Johnson, Partner at PwC, and Dick Tyler, Senior Partner at CMS Cameron McKenna LLP. On 4 December the IIRC’s Chairman Professor Mervyn E. King delivered the keynote address at the launch of the International Integrated Reporting Framework. Together with senior finance leaders, Professor King unveiled the new framework guidelines for integrated reporting.

The Rt Hon the Lord Mayor of the City of London, Alderman Fiona Woolf CBE Partner, CMS Cameron McKenna. Fiona is a leading electricity lawyer who has made a major contribution to electricity reforms, power and transmission projects. Fiona has created new regulatory regimes in over 40 jurisdictions, advised over 25 governments on reform, strategy and privatization, and been a strategic adviser to the World Bank, governments and corporations for 20 years. Fiona was awarded a CBE by the British Government for her contribution to the UK knowledge economy and invisible earnings. She is a former Member and Director of the UK Competition Commission, a non-executive director of Veolia Water Central plc., past Chair of Main Board and President of the Law Society, and an Alderman in the City of London (Sheriff 2010/11).  In 2011 Fiona was awarded a TIAW World of Difference 100 Award by The International Alliance for Women (achievers for economic empowerment and advancement of women locally, regionally or worldwide).  Alderman Woolf is Trustee of Raleigh International, a charity that captures the energy of young people to be the agents of sustainable development in very poor rural communities.

Jason Robinson is Head of Urban Development at Bechtel. Jason has a successful track record in originating, planning and delivering large capital investment programmes in complex political and financial environments. He has extensive experience in property development, and has worked as a Development Manager for firms throughout Australia and UK. Jason’s project experience spans all facets of the built environment from large urbanisation schemes to specialized buildings and includes a number of Olympic Games. Prior to joining Bechtel, Jason was Development Manager for Stratford City, one of Europe’s largest and most complex urban regeneration projects and the venue for the London 2012 Olympic Games Athletes Village.

Dr. Rick Robinson is an Executive Architect at IBM responsible for the development and delivery of Smarter City solutions for IBM’s customers in the UK and Europe. He is a member of the UK Government’s Smart Cities Forum; a Fellow of the Royal Society for the encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce; a member of the Academy of Urbanism; and a contributor to UBM’s Future Cities community, who included him in their list of the “Top 20 leaders in urbanization“, Government in the Lab, and the Sustainable Cities Collective. Rick is heavily involved in IBM’s project in Sunderland to deliver a City Cloud; and in Birmingham is a member of the Smart City Commission, a Director of Innovation Birmingham and the chair of the Digital Working Group for Birmingham Science City.

Daniel Wong is the Head of Infrastructure and Real Estate for Macquarie Capital Europe, a market leading team of 60 professionals covering Energy & Utilities, Transport & Infrastructure, Development Capital and Real Estate. Over his 14 years at Macquarie, Daniel has led and overseen over 40 client transactions valued at over $50 billion. Key clients include the world’s largest pension and sovereign wealth funds and also energy and construction companies. Daniel joined Macquarie in Australia in 1999 and relocated to London in 2004. Prior to Macquarie, Daniel worked in the foreign exchange and commodity derivatives team at Bankers Trust.

Charles Tilley is Chief Executive of CIMA, and a prominent advocate for global reform of corporate reporting and a commentator on a wide range of business and management accounting issues. He speaks at events around the world on business sustainability and ethics. He is a member of the International Integrated Reporting Council and the Supervisory Board for The Prince’s accounting for Sustainability project. As chief executive of CIMA, Charles leads the senior management team and has spearheaded CIMA’s strategy of global growth.

Tony Manwaring is Chief Executive of Tomorrow’s Company, a UK-based global think tank shaping the future of business success. Tony is a member of the City Values Forum, which emerged from the previous Lord Mayor’s Restoring Trust in the City initiative, and also leads the Forum’s work on Governing Values. Through his work at Tomorrow’s Company Tony is leading on a number of initiatives aimed at reshaping capital markets, specifically through work on incentives as well as other work looking at issues of fiduciary duty and redefining value.


13th March 2013
8:00 am - 5:00 pm