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Event:

Tuesday, 29 Jan 2008

Trends and Predictions for 2008 - The CEO Agenda

Clarke Willmott, 1 Georges Square, Bath Street, Bristol BS1 6BA
4.30pm - 6.30pm

What are the topics most likely to be on every CEO's agenda for the next 12 months? In this seminar we will look at the trends and predictions for 2008.

This will be followed by a Question Time debate.

Description

For business owners and leaders, 2008 is shaping up to provide a very different set of challenges and opportunities. So, what are the topics most likely to be on every CEO's agenda for the next 12 months? Our expert panel will discuss a wide range of trends and predictions for 2008. Hot topics will include: the biggest threats to UK business, economic prospects for the coming year, the impact of the credit crunch for companies seeking funding or an exit,whether IPOs or trade sales will be more attractive and whether VCs expect to be more or less active next year. We will also ask them to name the hot investment sectors for 2008. Question Time Panelists Alan Bristow – CEO and Founder, ICON Corporate Finance Mike Reid - Director, 3i Plc Mark Farmer - Co-founder, Eden Ventures Sue Thexton - MD of ITN's fastest growing business ITN Archive and former VP Macromedia Europe Modwenna Rees-Mogg - Editor-in-Chief, Angel News Chaired by Tracey Williams, Partner, Burton Sweet Accountants

Agenda

16.30 Registration 16.55 Welcome by Jane Oakland, Partner, Clarke Willmott Solicitors 17.00 Market Overview, Trends and Predictions for 2008 17.15 Question Time Panel - The CEO Agenda 18.10 Summary & Close, Vanessa Williams, Partner BWB Solicitors 18.15 Networking and drinks

Date: Tuesday 29 January 2008
Start Time: 4.30pm
End Time: 6.30pm
Address: Clarke Willmott, 1 Georges Square, Bath Street, Bristol BS1 6BA