09.30 Registration and Refreshments

10.00 Welcome on behalf of UKBAA, Jenny Tooth OBE, CEO UKBAA

10.10 Welcome on behalf of Lloyds Banking group, Headline Sponsors, Chris Beech, Lloyds Bank

10.15: PANEL: Exploiting our Global Investment connections in a post Brexit World


Tomi Davies, President African Business Angels and Lagos Angels – Download Presentation

Suse Reynolds, Executive Director, Angel Association of New Zealand – Download Presentation

Yuri Navarro, CEO, Executive Director, National Angel Association of Canada – Download Presentation

Mannie Liu Mahong, Chair China National VC Research Committee – Download Presentation

John Zai, Founder & CEO at Cocoon Networks – Download Presentation

Moderator: Jenny Tooth OBE, CEO UKBAA 

11.00: GUEST SPEAKER: The UK Economy in 2018 -19 as we move towards Brexit  : Opportunities  and challenges for investing in small businesses

Oliver Jones, Economist, Chief Economists Team, Lloyds Bank

11.15: PANEL: Which Tech Sectors are Offering the Greatest Opportunities  to exploit Global Growth and Investment?


Caroline Norbury MBE, Chief Executive, Creative England

Michael Blakey, Avonmore Developments; Co-founder Cocoon Capital Singapore; Angel of the Year 2015-6

Riku Asikainen, President Finnish Business Angels

Darren Gowling, GC Fund and GC Angels

David Newman, Co-Founder and COO, Delio


Moderator: Oliver Woolley, CEO and CoFounder, Envestors 

12.00: GUEST SPEAKER: The first 25 years of an Angel Syndicate

David Ovens, COO Archangels – Download Presentation

12.15: KEYNOTE SPEAKER: Harnessing Innovative Technologies For Amazon’s Global Development

Paul Misner, VP Global Innovation and Policy, – Download Presentation

13.00: Lunch Break

14.00: KEYNOTE SPEAKER The opportunities offered for investment in entrepreneurial growth and innovation in the Northern Powerhouse region 

Henri Murison, Director, Northern Powerhouse Partnership

14.15: What have Angels been investing in across the UK in 2018, including in the Northern Powerhouse? 

Henry Whorwood, Senior Consultancy Associate, Beauhurst – Download Presentation


Will the industrial strategy supporting key lead tech sectors bring new opportunities for investment in innovation?

Dr Ian Campbell, Interim Executive Chair , UKRI Innovate UK


How Entrepreneurs are harnessing  AI  to address the UK’s  global challenges?

Irra  Ariella Khi, CEO and Co-Founder VChain 

15.00: Putting the spotlight on Angel Investors in the UK – Presentation of the final results of the  Angel Market  Research, carried out by British Business Bank in partnership with UKBAA: 

Matt Adey, Director and Senior Economist, British Business Bank – Download Report

15.20: Presenting the New Regional Angel Investment Programme and how to take advantage of this new opportunity :

Catherine Lewis la Torre, CEO British Business Investments

15.35: Is investing in Scale-ups more important than backing start-ups over the next 5 years?

Meganne Houghton-Berry, UKBAA Angel of the Year 2017-18

Steve Cordiner, Investment Director, Livingbridge Growth 

Alex Sleigh, Investment Director, Newable Ventures

Tim Mills, Investment Director, Angel Co-Fund

Moderator: Peter Cowley, Chair Cambridge Angels, UKBAA Angel of the Year 2014-15

16.20: Next Steps for UKBAA in building an effective Ecosystem for investing in Global success stories

Jenny Tooth OBE, CEO, UKBAA

16.30: Closing remarks