Trade mission (2)

MQT on 2014-12-17
Session date: 
December 17, 2014
Question By: 
Fiona Twycross
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor


Please outline (a) the list of guests you took on your recent trade mission to the Far East, (b) how they were selected, (c) their financial contribution to the mission and (d) who each of the guests met whilst on the trip.


Answer for Trade mission (2)

Answer for Trade mission (2)

Answered By: 
The Mayor

The business delegation that accompanied me during the trip changed across the 6 days but overall included:

Mr Marcus Agius, Chairman Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew

Mr Faraz Baber, Executive Director, Policy London First

Ms Louise Brooke-Smith, President Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors

Ms Eileen Burbidge, Partner Passion Capital

Mr Tom Cartledge, Global Director, Operations and Commercial, Benoy

Sir Michael Hintze, Founder and Chief Executive Officer CQS (UK) LLP

Mr Alex Jeffrey, Chief Executive Officer M&G Investments

Mr Stefan Kosciuszko, CQS (UK) LLP

Mr Tony Pidgley, Chairman Berkeley Group PLC

People were invited as senior representatives of the various sectors that were to be discussed during the trip - so reflecting London's strength and expertise in these sectors.

Each delegate covered the entire cost of their trip. They attended the majority of meetings alongside me, any additional meetings were organised personally.