On Wednesday, 25 November 2015, IBDE hosted a highly successful event: INVEST UK – Presented by IFB2016. The event was held at FTI Consulting, 200 Aldersgate in the heart of London’s financial district. Representatives from over 30 countries attended the forum including; Belgium, Canada; Columbia; Denmark; France, Japan; Nigeria; Philippines; Poland; Romania; Singapore; Spain; Switzerland; Thailand; United Arab Emirates; Vietnam and many more. Delegates had the chance to hear first-hand from the IFB2016 Chairman about the opportunities at IFB2016 as well as investment opportunities in the UK. Speakers' presentations available here.



7th International Banking and Finance Forum

On 26 June 2015, IBDE organised the 7th International Banking and Finance Forum, hosted kindly by Thomson Reuters in Canary Wharf, London. The Forum was one of the most successful events in this series having brought together some 15 CEO-level speakers and 150 senior delegates. Speakers included, among others; President of Financial & Risk, Thomson Reuters, Chairman of J.P. Morgan Securities, Chairman of the Bank of New York Mellon, EMEA, Barclay's Global Group Head of Regulatory Policy, President of MasterCard UK & Ireland and many more. You can view Events Photos here


Inward Investment and Access to Finance: Challenges for Recovery

On 15 October 2013, The Rt. Hon. The Lord Mayor Alderman Roger Gifford and the Chief Executive of IBDE, Rudi Guraziu hosted a High-Level Meeting on “inward investment and access to finance: challenges to recovery”. These high-level meetings in this series provide an excellent platform to discuss inward investment regulatory environment, access to finance and the impact of financial regulation on long-term investment and challenges for the European economic recovery.


3rd International Banking and Finance Forum

On 19 November 2013 IBDE organised its 3rd International Banking and Finance Forum – Restoring Confidence in Financial Services, kindly hosted by Clifford Chance.

The First Transatlantic Trade & Investment Partnership Forum

On 12 Dec 2012, IBDE organised the First Transatlantic Trade & Investment Partnership Forum – Exploring Benefits and Pitfalls of the EU-US Trade Agreement. The Forum was kindly hosted by the European Commission Representation in the UK. The Forum was a great success. It assembled some excellent speakers and around 130 delegates from across the industries, embassies, government agencies, academia, and civil society, to discuss the benefits and pitfalls of TTIP and what this proposed major trade agreement would mean for the US and EU economies (the UK included). IBDE is pleased to be working with industry practitioners, policymakers and other stakeholders and will strive to make its modest contribution to this debate.

Download the keynote speech delivered by Sir Mike Rake, President of CBI and Chairman of BT Group

Click here to view Forum's photos


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Sir Winfried Bischoff

Chairman, J.P. Morgan Securities plc; Member of IBDE Advisory Board

Sir Roger Carr

Chairman, BAE Systems plc; Member of IBDE Advisory Board

Rt Hon Sir Michael Fallon MP

Secretary of State for Defence, UK Government

John McFarlane



Sir Michael Rake

Chairman, Worldpay

Member of IBDE Advisory Board



IBDE is a proud official partner of the International Festival for Business 2016. IFB2016 is officially supported and funded by the UK Government. The IFB2016 was held in Liverpool from 13 June to 1st July 2016. It hosted over 26.000 delegates from over 100 countries. High profile attendees included  the most Senior Government Ministers and Her Majesty the Queen. To find out more got to


Global Economic Forum

Liverpool, 16-18 June 2014

On 16-18 June 2014, IBDE organised a highly successful Global Economic Forum 2014 in Liverpool as part of the Official Programme of the IFB 2014. The conference attendees listened from over 30 distinguished decision-makers from the world of politics and business from across the world. View event photos here


5th International Banking and Finance Forum

Liverpool, 2 July 2014

On 2 July 2014, IBDE organised a highly successful International Banking and Finance Forum in Liverpool as part of the Official Programme of the IFB2014.