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British innovators and top investors announced for Global Investment Summit

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Blackstone CEO Stephen Schwarzman and CEO and Founder Anya Hindmarch will address the summit alongside pioneering British innovators in tech, life sciences, creative industries and advanced manufacturing.

Some of the world’s biggest investors and pioneering British innovators are now confirmed to be joining the Prime Minister at this month’s Global Investment Summit, Business Secretary Kemi Badenoch confirmed today.

More than 200 of the world’s leading CEOs are expected to attend the exclusive summit, which will showcase the UK as one of the best places in the world to do business and drive billions of pounds of new and strategic investment into every corner of the economy. They will join top British tech creators, fashion icons and industry leaders for talks on the future of the economy and exciting new opportunities for growth in the UK.

Stephen Schwarzman, CEO of the world’s biggest alternative asset manager Blackstone, will join Prime Minster Rishi Sunak for a keynote panel discussion on the importance of investing in the skills and technology that will shape the coming decades.

CEO and Founder Anya Hindmarch CBE will join leading voices in culture, academia, fashion and science to showcase UK talent around the world.

The summit will herald some of Britain’s most pioneering innovations, with AI, quantum, agri-tech, clean growth, advanced manufacturing, life sciences and fashion businesses demonstrating the UK’s unique offer in a central Showcase for investors.

Major investors due to fly in from around the world for the exclusive event are expected to include: David Solomon, Chief Executive of Goldman Sachs; Amanda Blanc, CEO of Aviva; Ignacio Galán, Chairman of Iberdrola; and JP Morgan Chase CEO Jamie Dimon.

The UK’s biggest banks - Barclays, HSBC and Lloyds Bank – have also been confirmed as sponsors and principal partners.

Business & Trade Secretary Kemi Badenoch said:

The UK is a top global investment destination, but we need to pull out all the stops to stay at the front of the pack.

The Global Investment Summit will build on the landmark AI Summit and is set to secure billions of pounds of valuable investment that will help drive economic growth and create jobs in our most important sectors, from tech and advanced manufacturing to life sciences and the creative industries.

I’m delighted to have Stephen Schwarzman and Anya Hindmarsh speaking and Barclays, HSBC and Lloyds as sponsors, alongside some of the world’s leading investors already signed up to attend.

Jointly hosted by the Prime Minister and the Department for Business and Trade, the summit will take place on Monday 27 November and focus on ‘Great British Ideas – Past, Present and Future’, showcasing Britain’s unique strengths on the global stage, including innovative companies from across the country in technology, sustainability, life sciences, advanced manufacturing, and creative industries.

CEO and Founder Anya Hindmarch said:

The Global Investment Summit gives a wonderful platform to showcase the world-renowned innovation and creativity we have here in the UK.

There is a huge opportunity to scale UK SME’s with the right investment and global partnership, so I welcome the chance to speak about the potential of smaller growing businesses to this important audience.

Included in the Showcase will be McLaren and Aston Martin who will display their latest automotive innovations, Fruit Cast Ltd, Delta G and Quantum DX who will exhibit pioneering applications of AI and quantum computing, and Tokamak Energy and Core Power who will present their evolutions in fusion and nuclear energy.

Dr Ilana Wisby, Founding CEO of Oxford Quantum Circuits, said:

The Global Investment Summit is a fantastic opportunity to showcase UK innovation. As a global leader in quantum technology, OQC are committed to pushing the boundaries of what’s possible.

We welcome the opportunity to showcase at the summit and help cement the UK as a global leader in innovation.

C.S. Venkatakrishnan, Group Chief Executive, Barclays said:

Barclays has worked alongside British business for more than three centuries to drive investment, innovation and growth. Today, Barclays connects global capital markets to businesses in the UK, generating economic prosperity across the country.

We are pleased to be supporting the Global Investment Summit once again. It serves as an important opportunity to showcase the UK’s compelling investment proposition.

Ian Stuart, Chief Executive Officer at HSBC UK Bank plc said:

The summit will showcase the very best of the UK’s innovative companies and help demonstrate why the UK is an international hub for investment.

HSBC supports the Government’s ambition to cement the UK’s position as a science and tech superpower by unlocking new possibilities for our clients of all sizes to boost their growth and compete on the global stage.

John Winter, CEO Corporate & Institutional Banking, Lloyds Banking Group, said:

As part of the UK’s largest domestic banking group, Lloyds Bank are delighted to support the Global Investment Summit at a pivotal moment for the UK economy. The UK business community remains an agile, innovative and vibrant place for investors and global talent. We are working with our corporate and institutional clients from the UK and around the world to generate purposeful growth by attracting direct inward investment, increasing exports, and helping Britain prosper.

Dr Nick Hawker, Founder & CEO of First Light Fusion said:

We are excited to return to the Global Investment Summit to showcase the next phase of First Light Fusion’s programme: building Machine 4, our world-leading gain demonstrator. It’s a pivotal time for inertial fusion.

With the rapid progress delivered over the last 12 months, we are heading into a new era of commercialisation, and the UK is at the forefront of that as a global fusion leader. It’s a truly exciting moment for the UK’s fusion sector and we are delighted to have the opportunity again to demonstrate the UK’s natural strengths to global investors.

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