The Regional Development in the Age of Levelling Up conference will convene leading national and regional decision makers on 11th May 2023 in Birmingham.

With the establishment of the new Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, the levelling up agenda is truly at the heart of UK policy making. Through panels, live interviews, speeches and debates, leading parliamentarians, local government representatives and industry figures will explore policy areas ranging from social mobility and skills challenges to local government, transport and investment.

This event is an opportunity for advocates of regional development to foster ideas, facilitate debate and understand how to make the most of the vast number of opportunities coming their way.

This event is free-to-attend for public and third sector professionals, policy specialists, researchers and practitioners

This is your chance to engage with policy makers and policy shapers who share a collective vision for a levelled up United Kingdom.

Key Topics:

  • What does levelling up mean for local government and devolution?
  • How can levelling up tackle inequalities?
  • What is the role of regional transport in the levelling up agenda?
  • How can the energy industry create jobs and promote regional growth?
  • Solving the productivity problem: regional growth and jobs.

For more information and to see highlights from this year, please visit our website.

The World’s Best Wine Lists Awards, organized by the multi-award-winning quarterly publication The World of Fine Wine, is the most prestigious and rigorous wine lists awards program. We have assembled a panel of some of the world’s most respected experts, including Masters of Wine, a Master Sommelier, and a World Champion Sommelier, to guarantee the credibility and integrity of the competition and to put each submitted list through an intensive independent judging process.

The winner in each of 19 categories will be recognized as the finest list of its kind in its region—Europe, North America, South America, Asia, Australasia, Middle East and Africa—and from these regional category winners the global category winner will be announced at the awards ceremony.

One outstanding entry will be identified as Wine List of the Year.

Join us on 11 September at Glaziers Hall at 6:00 PM BST for this magnificent celebration of exceptional wine lists. Network with other enthusiasts and experts in the field.

Dress code is cocktail attire.

Our incredible sponsors and partners will be showcasing wines, Champagnes and specialised products.

We are delighted to announce that the event of the year is back! Yes, it’s that time again, so polish your shoes, straighten your bow ties and fix your hair, because Thea Halstead and Dom Ponsford will be back on our screens hosting another fun and exciting awards ceremony on the 7th December. The awards will be shown via the Global Data platform and for those of us based in the office, you will have the opportunity to watch with your colleagues and raise a a glass (or plastic cup) to our winners! 

Investment Monitor’s webinar in partnership with CINDE Why is Costa Rica a key destination for the top big pharma companies?

Available to view on-demand. 

As a top destination, Costa Rica has become LATAM’s ideal location for pharmaceutical industries, medical devices, a hub for strategic suppliers, R&D activities, and clinical studies. 

Now home to 5 of the top 7 Big Pharma Companies in the MedTech sector, the country has given a step further in the pharma industry with the expansion of companies. Leveraging operational enhancement through drug testing & clinical trials, to patient data analytics, pharmacovigilance, manufacturing, and packaging, Costa Rica has emerged as the top choice for deploying a series of complex high-added-value processes.

Learn why Costa Rica has become such a sought-after nearshoring destination directly from the success cases of managers and leaders from Roche and Merck; companies established and prospering in the country for many years over.

An expert panel will then dissect the challenges businesses face in delivering superior customer experience excellence, why technology must be paired with strategy, and the tools innovative organisations are deploying to gain competitive edge.


Tech Monitor’s webinar in partnership with Hexaware Vast, Fast, And Relentless: Consumer Buying Enters A New Era. Available to view on-demand. 

The opportunity to engage customers digitally has never been greater —but so is the cost of failing to meet their expectations. Evolving technology and consumer expectations are changing how consumer-facing organisations across industries communicate with, engage and sell to consumers. Customer journeys are becoming increasingly hybrid, a mix of digital and physical experiences, making it more challenging but ever more necessary to pursue customer experience excellence.


During this exclusive Tech Monitor webinar, in partnership with Hexaware, Senior Forrester Analyst Michelle Beeson will share insights and research to illustrate changing consumer behaviors that will shape the future of retail, as well as the engagement strategies consumer-facing organisations are adopting to navigate this rapidly changing landscape.


An expert panel will then dissect the challenges businesses face in delivering superior customer experience excellence, why technology must be paired with strategy, and the tools innovative organisations are deploying to gain competitive edge.


Key topics:

  • How are customer needs, behaviours and expectations evolving? What trends are we seeing?
  • What engagement strategies are consumer-facing organisations adopting to navigate this rapidly changing landscape?
  • What does it take to deliver the next best experience to customers in an increasingly competitive and crowded environment?
  • What impact does this have on internal business alignment and processes?
  • How can more agile approaches to collaboration be implemented across the business to manage the end-to-end customer journey?
  • The importance of a customer centric approach when selecting new products, services and technologies

Tech Monitor’s webinar in partnership with Hexaware- Econometrics of Cloud: How can you optimise cloud investments and gain the greatest value for your organisation? will be live on 13 October 2022 at 3:00 pm BST


Enterprises today are at a crossroads with their cloud strategies. There is a massive upside to utilising public cloud services, but economic tightening is top of mind for all executives. Join us on 13 October at 3:00 PM BST to hear from cloud experts as they discuss strategies to responsibly scale cloud adoption, implement proper cloud FinOps controls, and the key decisions organisations need to make today.

Why attend?

  • Take away practical insights into strategies to responsibly scale cloud adoption
  • Gain a greater understanding of the value of cloud transformation and get useful pointers to create a solid business case for cloud investments
  • Sharing best practices on enabling and optimising cloud spend


  • Prashant Kelkar, Chief Strategy Officer, ISG,(Chair)
  • Nikhil Date, Director – Engineering and App Services, Domestic & General
  • Keith Groom, Global Head of Partner Sales for Microsoft & VMware Workloads on AWS
  • Milan Bhatt, Corporate Vice President, Head of Cloud, Hexaware

The smart manufacturing sector has experienced significant growth over the course of the last few years, as various industries continue to adopt new technologies in the hunt for maximum efficiency.

However, manufacturers’ supply chains have faced unprecedented disruption with the combination of the UK leaving the EU and the global pandemic, sitting alongside rocketing cost of transport, energy and raw materials. This disruptive cocktail has forced businesses to dramatically review their supply chain arrangements at speed, and explore which industry leading technologies can be harnessed to achieve company-wide agility.

This Tech Monitor webinar, in partnership with Infor, will explore how manufacturers of all sizes can realise the benefits of increased digitisation, connectivity and automation at a time of unparalleled disruption.

  • Is volatility the new normal for the global manufacturing industry?
  • Which technologies are manufacturers adopting to build resilience in their global supply chains?
  • How can technology adoption be effectively paired with strategy?
  • How can manufacturers incorporate advanced analytics into their supply chain operations?
  • What does future hold for smart manufacturing?

The demand for and sophistication of sustainable investment offerings continues to grow, but a new addition to MiFID II is set to have deep and wide-ranging implications for the investment industry at large.

In this webinar experts discuss what the latest developments mean for investors, the wealth managers who serve them – and the future of the investment landscape.

The discussion will cover:

  • The growth and development of sustainable investing in recent years, including the rise of personalised offerings
  • Tools that can be used to integrate clients’ value preferences
  • The burdens and responsibilities for advisers and asset managers that have arisen from the new elements of MiFID II
  • How to meet those responsibilities effectively
  • The wider implications of the regulation and how they may reshape the investment industry in years to come
Speaker line up:
  • Edwin Smith, Editor, Spears
  • Lydia Pinnell, Senior Strategist, Clarity AI
  • Rodolphe Bocquet, VP of Partnerships and Regulations, Clarity AI

Join FSN the Modern Finance Forum and Sage for this webinar aimed at heads of finance in organisations looking to.

Boost productivity by eliminating manual processes around multi-entity reporting – making reporting quick and automated.

Get real-time visibility and insights into the data needed to make informed management decisions.

Gain efficiencies and free up resources for value-add activities by streamlining processes like procurement, month-end-close, consolidations, allocations, fund management, and compliance reporting.