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

Suse Reynolds, Executive Director, Angel Association of New Zealand

Yuri Navarro, CEO, Executive Director, National Angel Association of Canada

Mannie Liu Mahong, Chair China National VC Research Committee

John Zai, Founder & CEO at Cocoon Networks

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

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

Paul Misner, VP Global Innovation and Policy,

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


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

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