Connecting Globally for Investment in Innovation & Growth



Global Investment Summit Speakers 

Paul MisenerVP Global Innovation Policy and Communications, Amazon

David Ovens – Chief Operating Officer, Archangels

Meganne Houghton Berry – UKBAA Angel of the year 2017

John Zai
Founder & CEO at Cocoon Networks

Yuri Navaro – CEO & Executive Director of NACO

Manhong Mannie Liu – Chair, China National VC Research Committee

Oliver Woolley – CEO and CoFounder of Envestors

Catherine Lewis La Torre – CEO, British Business Bank

Jenny Tooth OBE – CEO UK Business Angels Association

Caroline Norbury – CEO Creative England

Peter Cowley – UKBAA Angel of the Year 2014

Henry Whorwood – Senior Consultancy Associate, Beauhurst

Alex Sleigh – Investment Director, Newable Ventures

Oliver Jones – Economist, Chief Economist Department, Lloyds Bank

Michael Blakey, UKBAA Angel of the year 2015

Candace Johnson, President of EBAN

Tim Mills – Investment Director, Angel Co Fund

Suse Reynolds – Executive Director of Angel Association NZ

Matt Adey, Director and Senior Economist British Business Bank

David Newman, Co-Founder and COO, Dealio

Simon Calver – Chair, UKBAA

Henri Murison, Director, Northern Powerhouse Partnership

Dr Ian CampbellInterim Executive Chair, UKRI Innovate UK

Tomi Davies, President African Business Angels & Lagos Angels

Riku Asikainen President, Finnish Business Angel Network

Steve Cordiner – Head of Growth, Livingbridge

Darren Gowling, Investment Director, Co-Angel Investment

More Speakers to Come!

International Business Festival Programme


UKBAA is delighted to be the Investment Partner at the International Business Festival 2018 in Liverpool. We will engage with investors across the Festival, through a series of hosted ongoing programmes including pitching showcases, workshops and our flagship Summit and Awards Dinner and Gala. Throughout the festival we are committed to helping the investment community get the most out of their time spent in Liverpool, ensuring all key events and opportunities are highlighted.

UKBAA summit attendees will be given a complimentary festival pass, providing you with access to entry to each day of the 9 sector-themed festival days. We are delighted to announce HRH Prince William, Duke of Cambridge is the Patron of the Festival Programme at large.

In addition to a series of daily offerings, the festival is hosting an incredible line up of key guest speakers over the 9 days including:

  • Cherie Blair CBE
  • Wayne Hemingway MBE
  • Lord Karan Bilimoria
  • Lord Michael Heseltine
  • Lord Jim O’Neill
  • Simon Segars (Chief Executive Officer of ARM Holdings)
  • Jim Al-Khalili OBE

From daily 3rd Party Hosted Events to the UK Innovation Hub and HSBC Next Generation Hub, there are events and showcases for everyone! Each day will bring an incredibly diverse audience of delegates from the UK and international markets and highlight the key goal of global connectivity.

Awards Details

UKBAA Annual Awards Gala & Dinner is open to Investors, Entrepreneurs and Industry Experts celebrating 2017-18 successes in innovation & growth

The Pitch Details

The Investor Pitch is open to businesses at scale up stage seeking investment to continue to grow their business in the UK and international markets and investors seeking to meet and network a curated group of top innovators

Workshop Details

UKBAA’s Investment workshops are each thematically targeted to educate audiences of investors, entrepreneurs and women, with each workshop focusing specifically on one audience type

Summit Details

UKBAA’s Flagship Global Investment summit welcomes key players in the UK and International investment landscapes that maintain primary roles in strategic innovation and growth