International Business Advisory Council

MQT on 2013-05-22
Session date: 
May 22, 2013
Question By: 
Murad Qureshi
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor


Can you provide details of meetings held by your International Business Advisory Council for London including dates of meetings, agendas and minutes. Can these be posted on the GLA website as soon as possible?


Answer for International Business Advisory Council

Answer for International Business Advisory Council

Answered By: 
The Mayor

My International Business Advisory Council has met four times since its creation in 2008. IBAC has been set up as a private advisory board and the minutes are not made public. However, I am able to share with you meeting dates and agenda items as detailed below.

Meeting dates 2013: Monday 18th March / Tuesday 19th March 2013 2010: Monday 22nd November / Tuesday 23rd November 2010 2009: Thursday 15th October / Friday 16th October 2009 2008: Saturday 4th October / Sunday 5th October

IBAC Agendas

Agenda for IBAC London 2013

• Welcome and introductions

First session • London in the world economy - Dr Gerard Lyons, Chief Economic Advisor to the Mayor - 2020 Vision for London, Boris Johnson, Mayor of London

Second session • Roundtable discussions: - 2012 Legacy and lessons learnt - Re-building confidence in financial services - UK brands - new global opportunities

Closing session: - Science and the London Enterprise Partnership (5 mins) - Kit Malthouse, Deputy Mayor - Business & Enterprise - London's digital sector (5 mins) - Joanna Shields - Chief Executive, Tech City Investment Organisation (TCIO) - Closing remarks - IBAC co-Chairs (10 mins total) - Boris Johnson and Sir Martin Sorrell

Agenda for IBAC London 2010

First session • The Changing Landscape - The first six months of the coalition Government - the impact on London's business environment - The Opportunities of the 2012 Games - Games and legacy

Roundtable Discussion Second session • Presentations by: - John Armitt, Chairman of the Olympic Delivery Authority - Paul Deighton, Chief Executive of London Organising Committee of the Olympic Games - Baroness Ford, Chair of Olympic Park Legacy Company Q&A

Third Session - Tour of Velodrome - Closing comments by Boris Johnson, Mayor of London

Agenda for IBAC London 2009

• Opening by Sir Martin Sorrell, Chair IBAC London • Welcome by Boris Johnson, Mayor of London • Context setting by Greg Clark, Global Adviser of City Development First session • London: World Capital of Business • Round table discussion & Booz & Co present

Second session Ensuring London remains a global commercial capital Round table discussion: - Tax competitiveness - Regulatory threats - Sustaining investment - Openness and talent

Third session • London's International Image and Identity towards 2012 Roundtable discussion: - London's image in international media - how accurate is this? - Positioning London for next two years

• Summary of Actions for the Mayor of London's Office • Closing comments by Boris Johnson, Mayor of London

Agenda for IBAC London 2008

• Opening by Sir Martin Sorrell, Chair IBAC London • Welcome and context setting by Jonathan Charles, facilitator

First session: Round table discussion 'In your opinion what is the most liveable city in the world and what factors do you consider most important in making this city liveable'

Second session: Breakout session What improvements to its quality of life could London realistically implement over the next 5-10 years, based on your experience of other cities?

Third session: Round table discussion Feedback from breakout session and questions from the Mayor of London and his team

Fourth session: Discussion

Speech by Boris Johnson, Mayor of London followed by discussion on 'How might businesses and policy makers help London and Londoners get through the current financial crisis and economic downturn?'