Panel Discussion: Westminster as a World Class Destination for Business

This panel discussion will explore Westminster’s assets as a world class business destination as they launch the new Westminster Investment Service with the support of Business Improvement Districts, London & Partners and the Westminster Property Association.

With its unique position at the heart of the UK’s political and academic life, and a centre for world tourism, Westminster’s influence is resoundingly international and multicultural. Yet its character is distinctly local, with the credentials of a genuine neighbourhood feel.

Businesses and partners are invited to join a panel of experts on 29 June 2021 to explore what makes Westminster attractive as a business destination. We will explore how Westminster’s local eco-system shapes up in response to the future needs of business and sector trends, both locally and internationally, in order to respond to the needs of today’s and future business potential.

The panel discussion will look at how this blend of iconic neighbourhoods, global cultural innovation and influence, outstanding retail and hospitality will continue to shape future investment into Westminster.

We will also discuss what collective competitive advantages will underpin and support Westminster’s high growth business base, strengthen sector clusters, engage with the tech of the future, and unlock creative new talent.

Panel Discussion: Westminster as a World Class Destination for Business

The Right Worshipful Lord Mayor of Westminster, Councillor Jonathan Glanz, will open the panel discussion with reflections on Westminster’s international standing.

Cabinet Member for Business, Licensing and Planning, Councillor Matthew Green, will present the new Westminster Investment Service, which will support and promote existing and new business.

The expert panel will include:

  • Allen Simpson, Acting CEO at London & Partners, the business growth and destination agency for London.
  • Professor Ute Stephan, Professor of Entrepreneurship at King’s Business School at King’s College London.
  • Henry Whorwood, Head of the Beauhurst Research & Consultancy team.
  • Courtney Fingar, editor-in-chief of Investment Monitor, a digital publication focused on foreign direct investment.

Open to all with an interest in Westminster’s assets and international competitiveness for business.