City Future has a history of high quality events with senior politicians and City executives.
Each year City Future holds around three large events in London for those in the City, with regular key-note speakers such as David Cameron, George Osborne, Sir John Major and Boris Johnson. Our events have been instrumental in helping politicians communicate policy to large audiences from the City, including those that have not had the opportunity to hear their views on key issues facing the economy.
We also hold numerous policy focused events throughout the year. A particular focus of our efforts has been to reach out to new groups across the City to encourage a diverse and balanced membership, and broader support for our events.
On 6th November we held a Q&A with journalist, editor and author Iain Martin about his newly released book Making it Happen: Fred Goodwin, RBS and the Men Who Blew Up the British Economy. The Q&A was moderated by Jonathan Isaby, political director at The TaxPayers’ Alliance and former co-editor of the popular and influential ConservativeHome website.
|The Rt Hon Michael Fallon MP and Matthew Elliott, May 2013: Michael is MP for Sevenoaks and has a joint business and energy ministerial brief.Matthew is co-founder of the TaxPayers’ Alliance and CEO of Business for Britain. They addressed a packed room in the House of Commons.|
|Lord Sheik, March 2013: The Lord Sheik, founder and Chairman of the Conservative Muslim Forum, spoke on life in the City and in Westminster.|
|The Rt Hon Dr Liam Fox MP, September 2012: Liam is MP for Somerset North and the former Defence Secretary. He spoke at a House of Commons event on the relevance of security in a global economy.|
|Syed Kamall MEP, March 2012: Syed is a London MEP, and a member of the Economic and Monetary Affairs Committee. He came to the St Stephen’s Club and spoke on the much maligned Financial Transaction Tax.|
|Lord Marland, May 2011: Lord Marland told an interested audience at the St Stephen’s Club about the challenges facing the UK with respect to energy and how the UK can gain energy security. More recently he was Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Intellectual Property.|
|David Gauke MP, November 2010: David addressed an audience at Clifford Chance’s offices on his role since coming to government. He spoke of the progress and the challenges facing the coalition government within the Treasury. David is Exchequer Secretary to the Treasury and MP for Hertfordshire South West.|
|Sir John Major, December 2009: Sir John entertained a gathering of over two hundred people at Travers Smith. He discussed life in and after Number 10, the lessons he had learned and his hopes for the Conservative Party at the next election.|
|The Rt Hon Dominic Grieve QC MP, October 2009: Dominic spoke to an audience at Travers Smith on his role as Shadow Justice Secretary, and his hopes for the party and in particular for justice policy, should the Conservative Party win the May 2010 election. He is Attorney General and MP for Beaconsfield.|
|The Rt Hon Andrew Mitchell MP, September 2009: Andrew addressed an audience at Bluebird, Chelsea, where he discussed his ambitions and outlined his vision to lead the Department for International Development when in government. He also discussed the Conservative Party’s social action project, Project Umubano, created by David Cameron and led by Andrew for a number of years. He was most recently the Chief Whip and International Development Secretary, and is MP for Sutton Coldfield.|