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Shameless plug alert: Unveiling the programme for Enterprise GC

Readers of a sensitive disposition in the face of journalists bigging up their own wares, please turn away, this piece is not for you. But general counsel interested in what we hope is a genuine flagship event, we believe you’ll find something of interest as we now unveil the programme for this year’s Enterprise GC summit.

Legal Business’ editorial team this year took the lead in pulling together a programme for the event, including signing up a top-class steering committee of GCs that have been generous with their time in helping us create our agenda.

It is certainly the largest programme we have ever been involved in, comprising well over 20 debates, keynotes, round tables and workshops across the two days at the Hilton Syon Park on 11 and 12 March. Keynote speakers include Dame Helena Morrissey, Cass Business School professor André Spicer, broadcaster Gavin Esler and veteran City columnist James Ashton. Confirmed speakers include GCs from companies such as HSBC, Kingfisher, Barclays, Uber, Rolls-Royce, KPMG, British Airways, WPP, Shell, Monzo, Lloyds Bank, CVC, Facebook, the BBC, Santander, Anglo American, WeWork and many more.

We said all along that the core focus on this project would be to get the right calibre of people involved and I hope that has been achieved (particular thanks here to my colleagues Hamish McNicol and Tom Baker for superb work in bringing on board so many quality GCs). We have dramatically increased the time and investment in the event this year to produce a best-in-class GC summit. Among the many sponsors that allowed for that investment to take place are DLA Piper, KPMG, Linklaters, RPC, Eversheds Sutherland, Luminance, TLT and UnitedLex. Though the Legal Business team has made the initial running, this is a cross-team effort that will draw on senior editors from The Legal 500 on the day.

The range of the programme will hopefully allow us to provide a depth of discussion that goes beyond the conference circuit generalities. We wanted a large enough agenda to allow for multiple debates covering different aspects of big issues like talent, careers and technology. The aim is to provide a more forensic approach and allow a huge amount of choice for attending GCs.

While the event is already fully booked for residential delegates, there will inevitably be a few last-minute cancellations, so if you are interested in attending, please email my colleague Craig Belson (on We are also this year exploring having a select group of day delegates, so if you are a GC interested in turning up to one day to hear certain debates, Craig is once again your man.

If you have any other questions, my email is below.