Top-Ranking Speakers to Address City Conferences; Business Forums Look to the Future

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Top-Ranking Speakers to Address City Conferences; Business Forums Look to the Future


Byline: BY BARRY TURNBULL Daily Post Business Features Editor

LEADING business figures, as well as former United Nations secretary-general Kofi Annan, will be speaking at two major events in Liverpool this week.

Mr Annan will address an expected audience of around 1,000 senior executives by video link at the Benchmark for Business "Transforming the Future" international management summit.

Other speakers at the event, which is being held at the BT Convention Centre on Wednesday and Thursday, include Pilkington chief executive Stuart Chambers and Tesco chief executive Sir Terry Leahy.

And on Thursday, also at the convention centre, the one-day "Think Business . . . Think India" event will take place, featuring Minister of State for Trade and Investment, Lord Digby Jones, as keynote speaker.

During the conference, local businesses will be urged to think of India as the next emerging economic hot-spot.

Although there is much emphasis on possible trade with China, the potential offered by the Indian sub-continent is also enormous.

The event, which is free to businesses, will be chaired by Deepak Lalwani, director of stockbrokers Astaire & Partners.

Also speaking will be Amit Mehta, vice president of Tata Capital, the financial services arm of the Tata Group whose motor division recently acquired Jaguar Land Rover. …

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