The London Speaker Bureau has been running a series of webinars over the past months. These episodes are focused on sharing advice, support, and insights to businesses on how to navigate these troubling and uncertain times.
As two major political proceedings are forthcoming, the European Council meeting (taking place as we post this article) and the US Election (happening in three weeks), the uncertainties surrounding these events are causing challenges to our society as a collective. As such we invited Philip Hammond, former Chancellor of the Exchequer to share his insights and give us a wider view on these current political events and their effects on markets and communities both nationally and internationally. The topics for discussion were UK post-Brexit, the future of the EU-UK trading relationship, and Geo-political challenges facing the world after the US Election.
This webinar was hosted by Samantha Simmonds, BBC Broadcaster.
Philip Hammond is a British former Conservative politician who served as Foreign Minister (2014–16) under Prime Minister David Cameron and Chancellor of the Exchequer (2016–19) under Prime Minister Theresa May. Philip Hammond has focused on the challenges faced by developed economies. Specifically: the technological revolution and how it is already transforming the way we work and our lives; climate change and how to harness the market economy to deliver decarbonisation; demographic shifts and the challenges of an ageing population, particularly in the UK and the challenge of raising productivity.
Samantha Simmonds is a journalist and broadcaster with more than 20 years at the forefront of the news. She is currently presenting on the BBC News, “The Briefing” News and the business programme, Sunday Politics on BBC 1. She also presents on BBC Radio 4 – hosting their ‘One to One’ series and as well as her own podcast ‘It’s A Grown Up Life’. Samantha has a reputation for bringing personality, energy, warmth and humour to corporate and motivational events that she hosts or speaks at.