Trends and Predictions for 2008 - The CEO Agenda
What are the topics most likely to be on every CEO's agenda for the next 12 months? In this seminar we will look at the trends and predictions for 2008. This will be followed by a Question Time debate.
Date: 29 January 2008
Start Time: 16:30
Finish Time: 18:30
In association with: Credit Suisse and The Western Daily Press
Venue: Clarke Willmott, 1 Georges Square, Bath Street, Bristol BS1 6BA
For business owners and leaders, 2008 is shaping up to provide a very different set of challenges and opportunities. So, what are the topics most likely to be on every CEO's agenda for the next 12 months?
Our expert panel will discuss a wide range of trends and predictions for 2008. Hot topics will include: the biggest threats to UK business, economic prospects for the coming year, the impact of the credit crunch for companies seeking funding or an exit, whether IPOs or trade sales will be more attractive and whether VCs expect to be more or less active next year. We will also ask them to name the hot investment sectors for 2008.
Question Time Panelists
Alan Bristow – CEO and Founder, ICON Corporate Finance
Mike Reid - Director, 3i Plc
Mark Farmer - Co-founder, Eden Ventures
Sue Thexton - MD of ITN's fastest growing business ITN Archive and former VP Macromedia Europe
Modwenna Rees-Mogg - Editor-in-Chief, Angel News
Chaired by Tracey Williams, Partner, Burton Sweet Accountants
16.55 Welcome by Jane Oakland, Partner, Clarke Willmott Solicitors
17.00 Market Overview, Trends and Predictions for 2008
17.15 Question Time Panel - The CEO Agenda
18.10 Summary & Close, Vanessa Williams, Partner BWB Solicitors
18.15 Networking and drinks
Booking: To secure your free place please contact Karen Chelton at Burton Sweet
About The Corporate Finance Network
The Corporate Finance Network is a body of professional corporate finance experts who help entrepreneurs and businesses to raise private equity, make growth alliances or acquisitions or maximise shareholder value on the sale of a business. Members include: RBS, J.M. Finn, ICON Corporate Finance, Clarke Willmott, Sharemark Wards, BPE, YFM, Burges Salmon, Fortis, Burton Sweet Corporate Finance and Solicitors Bates Wells and Braithwaite.