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 |  Philip Salter Photo

Philip Salter

Consumer credit in the UK - next steps for standards, competition and consumer protection

Tuesday, 5th July 2016
Sixty One Whitehall, London SW1A 2ET
This event is CPD certified

Guest of Honour: Philip Salter, Director of Retail Lending, Supervision Division, Financial Conduct Authority

Westminster Forum Projects |  Dr Zoë Webster Photo

Dr Zoë Webster

High value manufacturing in the UK - next steps for investment, innovation and competitiveness

Thursday, 14th July 2016
Glaziers Hall, 9 Montague Close, London SE1 9DD
This event is CPD certified

Guests of Honour: Clare Marett, Head of Manufacturing, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills; Seán O’Reagain, Deputy Head of Unit, Advanced Manufacturing Systems and Biotechnologies, Directorate-General for Research and Innovation, European Commission and Dr Zoë Webster, Head of High Value Manufacturing, Innovate UK

Westminster Forum Projects |  Melissa Dring Photo

Melissa Dring

Westminster Forum Projects |  Matthew Upton Photo

Matthew Upton

The future of consumer law and alternative dispute resolution in the UK

Wednesday, 14th September 2016
Central London
This event is CPD certified

Guests of Honour: Senior speaker confirmed from DG Justice and Consumers, European Commission; Melissa Dring, Director of Policy, Chartered Trading Standards Institute and Matthew Upton, Head of Consumer and Public Services, Citizens Advice

Westminster Forum Projects |  Alasdair Smith Photo

Alasdair Smith

Banking reform in the UK - competition, innovation, standards, and financial stability

Tuesday, 18th October 2016
Central London
This event is CPD certified

Guests of Honour: Peter Andrews, Chief Economist, Financial Conduct Authority and Alasdair Smith, Independent Chair, Retail Banking Market Investigation, Competition and Markets Authority

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, Christopher Chope MP, Lord Curry of Kirkharle, Lord Empey, Nigel Evans MP, Barry Gardiner MP, Lord Gordon of Strathblane, Lord Harrison, Lord Hollick, Baroness Howe of Idlicote, Lord Inglewood, Lord Kennedy of Southwark, Rt Hon the Lord Kilclooney, 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.