LONDON | COBCOE | Executive Briefing with Gareth Davies, DG, Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

COBCOE is holding the second Executive Briefing for Corporate Partners. We are delighted that Gareth Davies, Director General, Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy, will be joining us as a special guest speaker to dicuss the UK's industrial strategy and how it will remain the number one destination for foreign direct investment. The discussion will be moderated by Tina Hallet, Leader of Industry for Government and Public Services, PwC.

Executive Briefings are a new initiative for partners and stakeholders of COBCOE, and for those interested in knowing more about COBCOE Corporate Partnerships. These events provide an opportunity for senior business leaders and government representatives to discuss a topic of particular interest in the context of the current business and economic landscape.

Executive Briefings enable COBCOE stakeholders to gain a first-hand understanding of major topics impacting businesses, now and in the future, while also providing the opportunity to network with other COBCOE Corporate Partners and representatives of COBCOE member chambers of commerce. The format is a moderated 'fireside chat' with the speaker, and guests are invited to engage with their own questions and reflections.

This event has been kindly supported by PwC.

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7.30 am - Registration and coffee

7.50am - Introduction by PwC and COBCOE

8am - Moderated discussion by Tina Hallett with Gareth Davies

9am - Close

For more information about the event please contact 

Our next Executive Briefing will take place in September.

About Gareth Davies

Gareth Davies has been Director General, Business and Science since 2015.

Before joining the department he worked for AIA in south east Asia leading on finance and operational transformation. Over the last decade Gareth has worked in Downing Street as the Prime Minister’s lead adviser on welfare reform, been Head of the Prime Minister’s Strategy Unit and was an Executive Board member of both the Cabinet Office and the Department for Innovation Universities and Skills.

Gareth spent his early career in PricewaterhouseCoopers, specialising in privatisation, investment appraisal and competition policy.

About Tina Hallett

Tina Hallett is the Government and Public Services leader at PwC. Tina has been a partner since July 1999, focussing on the people aspects of change and transformation.

Tina is also a coach for senior executives in both the private and public sectors, and is a Board member of the Westminster Society, a charity for people with severe learning disabilities.

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