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

Event 2023 – Programme

9th October – Evening Reception

1800 – 1810Welcome and introduction
Rishi Sunak, Prime Minister, United Kingdom
1810 – 1900Reception and Networking
1900 – 2230Gala Dinner – Address: Resilience of the Global South and Why it Matters
Rishi Sunak, Prime Minister, United Kingdom
VVIP – Nigeria
Macky Sall, President of Senegal (Pre Recorded)

10th October – Evening Reception

0800 – 0900Breakfasts
0900 – 0910Welcome
Fiona Hill, Founder, FRF
0910 – 0925Scenesetter: Systemic Resilience and Critical Minerals
Brian Menell, CEO, TechMet
0925 – 1010Resilient Systems: Managing Critical Dependencies
Louise Kingham, SVP Europe and Head of UK, bp
Oluyemi Osinbajo, Former Vice President of Nigeria
Saifuddin Nasution Ismail, Minister of Home Affairs, Malaysia
Brian Menell, CEO, TechMet
Moderator: Narendra Taneja, Former Chair, BRICS Chamber of Commerce
1010-1015Scenesetter: Democratic Resilience
Abdul Latif Rashid, President of Iraq (Pre Recorded)
1015 – 1100Resilient 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
1100 – 1130Fireside Chat: The Middle Powers in a Multipolar World
Government of Malaysia
Government of Qatar
Moderator: William Hague, Former Foreign Secretary
1130 – 1200Coffee/Networking
1200 – 1225Fireside Chat: Technology and Accountability
Andriy Kostin, Prosecutor General for Ukraine (Video Link)
Moderator: John Scarlett, Former Chief, Secret Intelligence Service
1225 – 1245Scenesetter: Resilient Technology
Ylli Bajraktari, CEO, Special Competitive Studies Project
1245 – 1330Resilient 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
1330 – 1430Lunch
1430 – 1445Scenesetter: Resilient Foundations
Rogerio Carvalho, Senator, Representing the President of Brazil
1445 – 1530Resilient Food and Health Systems
Jean Yves Ollivier, Chairman of the Brazzaville Foundation
Katharina Hauck, Jameel Institute for Disease and Emergency Analytics
Geoffrey 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
1530 – 1615Resilient Supply Chains and Infrastructure
Nick Allan, CEO Control Risks
Jacques Gounon, Chairman of GetLink/Eurotunnel
Patrick Horgan, Global Director, Government Communications, Rolls Royce
VIP – Qatar
Ahmed Al Subaey, CEO, Bahri, Saudi Arabia
Moderator: Ollie Robbins, Director, former UK National Security Advisor
1615 – 1645Coffee/Networking
1645 – 1700Scenesetter: Resilient Development
VIP – Mexico
1700 – 1745Resilient Political Covenant with the Global South
Zalmay Khalilzad, SR for Peace and Reconciliation to Afghanistan
Amama Mbabazi, Former Prime Minister of Uganda
Alec Russell, Foreign Editor, The Financial Times
Patrick Calvar, Former Head, French General Directorate for Internal Security
Moderator: Alex Younger, Former Chief Secret Intelligence Service
1745 – 1800Closing Address
1800 – 1900Reception