Forthcoming events

The Westminster Business Forum aims to provide the premier environment for policymakers in Parliament, Whitehall and government agencies to engage with key stakeholders in timely discussion on public policy relating to business and financial issues. Those taking part include senior representatives from businesses, and their backers and advisors, as well as consumer representatives, interest groups, academics, and analysts and commentators; along with members of the reporting press.

In planning its programme of events, the Forum regularly consults Parliamentarians, senior government officials, regulators, industry representatives, charities and action groups, professional bodies and academics, local government and others. We welcome input from any individuals or organisations with an interest in issues relating to business.

The Westminster Business Forum is completely impartial and has no policy agenda of its own. Whilst we are grateful for the support and advice on themes that we receive from sponsors, all editorial decisions remain with the Forum in order to maintain impartiality.

Should you have any booking queries, please email

Westminster Forum Projects |  Daniel Turnbull Photo

Daniel Turnbull

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Bob Ferguson

FinTech in the UK - next steps for investment, skills and regulation

Tuesday, 17th January 2017
Central London
This event is CPD certified

Guests of Honour: Daniel Turnbull, Head of Competition in Banking Services Unit, Banking & Credit Team, HM Treasury and Bob Ferguson, Head of Department, Project Innovate, Financial Conduct Authority

Westminster Forum Projects |  Deb Jones Photo

Deb Jones

Westminster Forum Projects |  Paul Smee Photo

Paul Smee

The UK Mortgage Market - competition, technology, consumer choice and financial stability

Thursday, 2nd February 2017
Central London
This event is CPD certified

Guests of Honour: Deb Jones, Director of Competition, Financial Conduct Authority and Paul Smee, Director General, Council of Mortgage Lenders

Westminster Forum Projects |  Andrea Enria Photo

Andrea Enria

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David Bailey

The future for UK payments policy - infrastructure, regulation and consumer priorities

Tuesday, 21st February 2017
Central London
This event is CPD certified

Guests of Honour: Andrea Enria, Chairperson, European Banking Authority and David Bailey, Director, Financial Market Infrastructure Supervision, Bank of England

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Priorities for shaping the UK’s Industrial Strategy

Thursday, 16th March 2017
Central London
This event is CPD certified

Guest of Honour: Iain Wright MP, Chair, Business, Innovation and Skills Select Committee

In Production

Lots. The Westminster Business Forum is planning a very full programme for the next 12 months.

But as we're the ones others tend to follow, please give us a ring or email to discuss future conferences.

We'd be happy to share ideas on areas to focus on, speaker suggestions, and other ways of getting involved.

Parliamentary Patrons of the Forum

The parliamentary patrons of the Westminster Business Forum are: Nigel Adams MP, Sir David Amess MP, Luciana Berger MP, Lord Cavendish of Furness, Christopher Chope MP, Lord Curry of Kirkharle, Lord Empey, Nigel Evans MP, Barry Gardiner MP, Patricia Gibson MP, Lord Gordon of Strathblane, Lord Harrison, Lord Hollick, Baroness Howe of Idlicote, Lord Inglewood, Lord Kennedy of Southwark, Rt Hon the Lord Kilclooney, Stephen Kinnock MP, Lord Lee of Trafford, The Earl of Lindsay, Ian Lucas MP, Rt Hon the Lord Macdonald of Tradeston, Lord Marland, Roger Mullin MP, Chi Onwurah MP, Lord Oxburgh, Lord Puttnam CBE, Lord Razzall, Lord Redesdale, Andrew Rosindell MP, Lord Sharkey, Lord Simpson of Dunkeld, Mark Spencer MP, Lord Storey, Lord Teverson, Lord Triesman, Derek Twigg MP, Rt Hon the Lord Wakeham, Admiral the Rt Hon Lord West of Spithead, Baroness Whitaker, Chris White MP and Viscount Younger of Leckie. Note: parliamentary patrons take no financial interest in the Forum.