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21.04.21 - DHN Elbow Room Networking - Financial Services Fights Back

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Elbow Room Events are dedicated personal networking events seeking to replicate the style and personal interactions of physical events.

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DHN Elbow Room Networking - Financial Services Fights back

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5.00pm - Welcome and Intro from Charles Russam, MD of Devonshire House

5.05pm - Message from our Host and Sponsor

5.10pm - Address by our Keynote Speaker

5.25pm - Breakout Rooms (25/30 mins)

5.55pm - Feedback and discussion

6.15pm - Close


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Tim Skeet - Keynote Speaker

Tim Skeet is a career international banker in the City and currently a Senior Adviser to Bank of China, London and Regional Chair of the International Capital Market Association. He draws on a long four decade career in the City in delivering advice and leadership across a range of companies including business start-ups (including as NED).

Before this, most recently Tim was a Managing Director at the Royal Bank of Scotland Group (ABN Amro) and Head of Northern Europe Team- providing capital market client coverage across the Nordic region, managing teams in India and delivering in-house training; Managing Director, Global Head of Covered Bonds at Bank of America Merrill Lynch; and Director level roles at Dresdner Kleinwort, Lehman Brothers and Kidder Peabody, heading up Financial Institutions businesses having started his career at Samuel Montagu some years before Big Bang.

With a passion for travelling, culture and a French/ German specialist and linguist, Tim has been active in pro-European/EU reform, and chaired an aviation museum amongst a varied range of activities. Additionally, Tim is a Visiting Lecturer at the University of Reading, has delivered extensive speaker engagements at conferences and training courses and chairs the membership committee of the Worshipful Company of International Bankers. Tim was the founding Chair of Britain for Europe, Chair of the Classic Aircraft Trust (now closed) and a member of the executive committee of the Conservative European Forum. He is a NED for Finance Unlocked, an innovative ‘ed-tech’ company and Chairs the advisory council of NPL Markets another fin-tech start-up.

Elbow Room Networking

Elbow Room Networking Events provide the opportunity for you to meet new people through Devonshire House as well as catch up with people you may have met before at Devonshire House. They seek to replicate the style and feel of actual physical face to face networking events.

Networking has been at the heart of the Devonshire House offering since its original founding in 1967. Our purpose is to create for our members thinking time and space for key business issues, and where people make the difference. Delivered primarily through our broad range of high-level Speaker Events, Panel Debates and Special Events, we have extended our offering to include a direct Networking facility – our online Elbow Room Events. At the heart of Devonshire House are senior decision makers keen to discover and explore original thinking and information generated from all the Events we promote.

How do we define Networking? It means creating, activating and nurturing the fullest range of human interactions to promote mutual best interests. But current upheavals – driven by Covid-19, Technology, Brexit and personal and corporate evolving aspirations are revolutionising the whole concept of Networking. Please see Re-discovering Networking for a more detailed analysis. The element that many say is missing through screen based “contacts” is the human interaction. Elbow Room Events seeks to overcome this by creating a different online networking Event – we try to get as near as possible to the face to face experience of pre-Covid days.

Main purpose of Elbow Room Networking

The main purpose is to meet the others in your Breakout Groups – find out who they are and what they do – and ensure that the others have your own contact details. Unless you specifically ask us not to, we will circularise all these names and contact details to others in your Breakout Group after the Event. We will also place these details in a dedicated LinkedIn Special group to which you will all have access. We will maintain this LinkedIn Group and arrange – subject to the will of the Group – zoom meetings. Our expectation is that this will certainly happen once – but the Group may be happy to focus on individual networking after securing individual contact details – and also re-join another Devonshire House Elbow Room Event – and go through the process again.

Meeting Agenda

We will publish a single item Agenda. This will be introduced by the Facilitator/Host and is designed to be a thread running through the Event around which delegates can talk and interact with those in their Breakout Group, the over-riding aim of which is Networking.

Facilitator/ Host and Breakout Rooms

Each Elbow Room Networking session will have a Facilitator/ Host to provide insight into a particular topic and to guide and stimulate the conversation. They will then allocate random breakout groups through zoom .

After the Event

We will facilitate the sharing of contact details within the LinkedIn Group with those who have elected to join it through a Devonshire House Elbow Room Events Networking Group so people can carry on keeping in touch – and, maybe, arranging to meet as and when possible.

Devonshire House Network Ltd is a company registered in England and Wales. Registered number: 8477779. 73 High Street, Newport Pagnell, Bucks. MK16 8AB. Registered Office: 45 Pall Mall, London. SW1Y 5JG. www.DevonshireHouseNetwork.co.uk


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