FRF 2024 Forum – 14 & 15 October 2024, Central London

Forum 2023

We wish to thank everyone who attended the inaugural Future Resilience Forum, and to all our speakers and panelists. Together, we will meet the new world order head on – and build resilience through understanding and collaboration.

The 2023 Future Resilience Forum focused on the Global South. Our conference delegates and attendees heard from senior representatives from across the world about how we can forge a new relationship that underpins a resilient future in the face of strategic competition, climate change and emerging technologies

Heads of State and world leaders in business, politics, foreign policy, security and academia lead a day of engaging outcomes-focused sessions and networking opportunities.

The agenda for the event ran as follows:

9th October - Evening Reception

1800-1900Reception and Networking
1900-2300Gala Dinner - Address: Resilience of the Global South and Why it Matters
Rishi Sunak, Prime Minister, United Kingdom
Macky Sall, President of Senegal

10th October - Future Resilience Forum

Fiona Hill, Founder, FRF
0910-0930Scenesetter: Systemic Resilience and Critical Minerals
Brian Menell, CEO, TechMet
0930-1015Resilient Systems: Managing Critical Dependencies
Louise Kingham, SVP Europe and Head of UK, bp
Oluyemi Osinbajo, Former Vice President of Nigeria
Narendra Taneja, Chairman, Independent Energy Policy Institute
Brian Menell, CEO, TechMet
Moderator: Alex Younger, Former Chief Secret Intelligence Service
1015-1025Scenesetter: Democratic Resilience
Abdul Latif Rashid, President of Iraq
1025-1115Resilient Information Ecosystems
Taro Kono, Minister of Digital Transformation, Japan
Tim Davie, Director General, British Broadcasting Corporation
Tim Robinson, Partner, Schillings
Faisal Abbas, Editor in Chief, Arab News
William Lewis, Founder, CEO and Publisher, The News Movement
Moderator: Jackie Simmons, Editorial Lead, EMEA, Bloomberg
1115-1145Fireside Chat: Resilience and Competition
Rajah Nushirwan, Director General Malaysian National Security Council
Moderator: William Hague, Former Foreign Secretary
1145-1215Fireside Chat: Technology and Accountability
Andriy Kostin, Prosecutor General for Ukraine
Moderator: John Scarlett, Former Chief, Secret Intelligence Service
1320-1340Scenesetter: Resilient Technology
Ylli Bajraktari, CEO, Special Competitive Studies Project
1340-1430Resilient Technology, Middle Powers and the Great Power Tech Race
Rajah Nushirwan, Director General Malaysian National Security Council
Patrick Schneider-Sikorsky, NATO Innovation Fund
Armen Sarkissian, Former President of Armenia
Joe Wang, Special Competitive Studies Project
Moderator: Anna Edwards, Bloomberg EMEA
1430-1445Scenesetter: Resilient Foundations
Rogerio Carvalho, Senator, Respresenting the Brazilian Federal Senate
1445-1530Resilient Food and Health Systems
Jean Yves Olivier, Chairman of the Brazzaville Foundation
Katharina Hauck, Jameel Institute for Disease and Emergency Analytics
Geoff Simm, Director Global Academy of Agriculture and Food Systems
Saida Muna Tasneem, High Commissioner of Bangladesh to the United Kingdom
Jane Burston, Founder and CEO, Clean Air Fund
Moderator: George Richards, Director, Community Jameel
1600-1645Resilient Supply Chains and Infrastructure
Nick Allan, CEO Control Risks
Patrick Horgan, Director, Global Network, Rolls Royce
Mauricio Gomez Villarino, Global Head, IDOM
Moderator: Oliver Robbins, Haklyut & Co, former Senior Civil Servant
1645-1730Resilient Political Covenant with the Global South
Zalmay Khalilzad, SR for Peace and Reconciliation to Afghanistan
Amama Mbabazi, Former Prime Minister of Uganda
Rogerio Carvalho, Sentator, Representing the Brazilian Federal Senate
Patrick Calvar, Former Head, French General Directorate for Internal Security
Moderator: James Landale, Diplomatic Editor, BBC
1730-1745Closing Address