Keynote Speakers

Keynote Speakers

Our Keynote speakers are thought leaders on the global challenges, including policy makers, industry and business, academic and the third sector.

Gabriela Ramos
Assistant Director-General for the Social and Human Sciences of UNESCO

Sandie Okoro
Senior Vice President and General Counsel for the World Bank Group

Mariana Mazzucato
Professor in the Economics of Innovation and Public Value at University College London (UCL)

Lord Bilimoria
President, Confederation of British Industry

Dhananjayan Sriskandarajah
Chief Executive Officer of Oxfam GB

Antonio Zapulla
CEO of the Thomson Reuters Foundation

Andrew Mitchell
Former Secretary of State for International Development and MP

Liv Garfield
Chief Executive of Severn Trent

Shahbaz Khan
Director of the UNESCO Office in Beijing

Yu Ping Chan
Senior Programme Officer - United Nations

Joanna Newman
Secretary General of the Association of Commonwealth Universities (ACU)

Deborah Cadman
Chief Executive of Birmingham City Council

Alice Roberts
Biological anthropologist, biologist, television presenter and author

Femi Oke
British television presenter and journalist

Sonia Sodha
British columnist and author.

Speakers

Our speakers are thought leaders on the global challenges, including policy makers, industry and business, academic and the third sector.

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