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The story behind the US-China trade dispute

The story behind the US-China trade dispute 13 April, 2018 The US are concerned at China’s economic activity and trade practices, especially in the field of intellectual property Both countries have imposed tariffs on each other’s goods, leading many to fear a trade...

Autonomous Car Casualty Proves Fatal for Uber

Autonomous Car Casualty Proves Fatal for Uber 23 March, 2018 An autonomous Uber car has killed a woman in Arizona, raising fears about the safety of self-driving vehicles Uber is unlikely to be legally at fault, but the company has suspended its self-driving car tests...

5G Dominates the Mobile World Congress

5G Dominates the Mobile World Congress 16 March, 2018 5G is expected to be rolled out in 2020, promising to improve upon existing 4G capabilities Nokia is one of the first telecommunication companies to trial 5G 5G could reinvigorate competition within a mobile phone...

Who owns the entertainment industry?

Who owns the entertainment industry? 09 March, 2018 Sky is subject to a takeover bid by both Comcast and 21st Century Fox, who are owned by Disney Disney is monopolising the entertainment industry but faces competition from streaming service giant Netflix Disney plan...

Emperor Xi?

Emperor Xi? 02 March, 2018   China’s Communist Party seeks to scrap presidential term limits in order to keep popular President Xi in power The Party argues that doing so will ensure a prosperous and modern Chinese society by 2050 However, many fear it marks a...

Ilan Manor on ‘The Social Media Scare’

Ilan Manor on 'The Social Media Scare' 18 February, 2018 Ilan Manor, a PhD candidate at the Department of International Development at the University of Oxford, ended our conference weekend with a perceptive speech on ‘The Social Media Scare’. His keynote speech...

Dr Katrin Tinn on Crowdfunding and the Future Job Market

Dr Katrin Tinn on Crowdfunding and the Future Job Market 17 February, 2018 Dr Katrin Tinn, Assistant Professor of Finance at Imperial College Business School, gave her perspective on Innovation at Warwick Congress on Saturday, sharing her thoughts with students on...

Fintech Panel Debate: Modern Customer and Modern Business

Fintech Panel Debate: Modern Customer and Modern Business   16 February, 2018 Moderator Charlotte Dukes from the University of Warwick began our final panel debate of the conference weekend on the subject ‘Fintech: Modern Customer and Modern Business’, by...

Akeem Famuyiwa on Innovation in the World of Law

Akeem Famuyiwa on Innovation in the World of Law 14 February, 2018 Warwick Congress' penultimate speaker on Sunday was Akeem Famuyiwa, the founder of specialist intellectual property protection firm, Fractional IP. In his keynote speech he gave us a unique insight...

Bridget Greenwood on Blockchain and the New Politics of Social Media

Bridget Greenwood on Blockchain and the New Politics of Social Media 14 February, 2018 Bridget Greenwood, Director of Financial Social Media UK, in her keynote speech on Sunday discussed how the financial services are seeing a shift in the way they adopt social media...

David Glenwright on the Weaponization of Social Media

David Glenwright on the Weaponization of Social Media 13 February, 2018 David Glenwright opened the final day of Warwick Congress 2018 with a speech on the overarching theme of the day, ‘Social Media, The Making of New Politics’. Mr. Glenwright, the Head of Training...

Dr Clair Gammage on Brexit, Trade and the Laws behind them

Dr Clair Gammage on Brexit, Trade and the Laws behind them 13 February, 2018 Warwick Congress 2018 was fortunate to welcome its first speaker from the field of Law on Saturday afternoon, with a keynote speech on international trade agreements, the effects of Brexit...

Infrastructure and Environment Panel Debate

Infrastructure and Environment Panel Debate   12 February, 2018 Moderator Maria Carvalho opened Warwick Congress' first ever panel debate, "Infrastructure and Environment: New Problems Call for New Solutions" by introducing our speakers Chris Huhne, Georg...

Gavin Hewitt on Trump, Technology and Global Trade

Gavin Hewitt on Trump, Technology and Global Trade 12 February, 2018 The BBC’s Gavin Hewitt gave a rousing speech to a crowded room of delegates at Warwick Congress on Saturday morning, discussing the influence of innovation on global trade and politics. “Not...

Prof. Gabriel Felbermayr on Globalisation vs Protectionism

Prof. Gabriel Felbermayr on Globalisation vs Protectionism 11 February, 2018 Saturday kicked off with a talk from Gabriel Felbermayr, Professor of Economics at the University of Munich and Director of the IFO center for International Economics. He addressed the main...

Paul Andrews on Technology and the Future

Paul Andrews on Technology and the Future 10 February, 18 Paul Andrews captivated delegates at Warwick Congress with his impassioned keynote speech on financial innovation, highlighting that a reduction in technology costs is what is driving innovative new...

Jean-François Mazaud on Innovation in the Financial Industry

Jean-François Mazaud on Innovation in Financial Industry 10 February, 2018 Our inaugural speaker Jean Francois Mazaud opened the conference weekend with an insightful speech on the banking industry and how the sector must respond to rapid change in the market. ...

Speaker Announcement: Suleman Alli

We’re delighted to announce Suleman Alli as the latest speaker to join #WarCon18! Suleman is the Director of Strategy and Regulation at UK Power Networks. Suleman Alli, Director of Strategy and Regulation, UK Power Networks Suleman has been in his current role since...

Speaker Announcement: Simon Hiscox and Bridget Greenwood

We’re delighted to announce Bridget Greenwood and Simon Hiscox as the latest speakers to join #WacCon18. Bridget is President of Financial Social Media UK, a digital marketing consultancy firm. Simon is Growth Marketing Director Seedrs, an equity crowdfunding platform...

Speaker Announcement: David Glenwright

We’re delighted to announce David Glenwright as the latest speaker to join #WARCON18. David is Head of Training Services at JC Social Media, a specialist social media and marketing consulting agency. David Glenwright, Head of Training Services, JC Social Media David...

Speaker Announcement: Akeem Famuyiwa

We’re delighted to announce Akeem Famuyiwa as the latest speaker to #WARCON18. Akeem is the founder of Fractional IP, a specialist intellectual property protection firm. Akeem Famuyiwa, Founder, Fractional IP Akeem began his career in the field of medical research,...

Speaker Announcement: Sam Wolfson

We’re delighted to announce Sam Wolfson as the latest speaker to join #WARCON18! Sam is UK Executive Editor of VICE. Sam Wolfson, UK Executive Editor, VICE Alongside his role at VICE, Sam is a columnist for the Guardian where he writes mostly about popular culture and...

Speaker Announcement: Dr Clair Gammage

We’re delighted to announce Dr Clair Gammage as the latest speaker to join #WARCON18! Clair is Lecturer of Law at the University of Bristol and the School's Director of Employability. Dr Clair Gammage, Law Lecturer, University of Bristol Clair’s research interests...

Speaker Announcement: Dr Katrin Tinn

We’re delighted to announce Dr Katrin Tinn as the latest speaker to join #WARCON18! Katrin is Assistant Professor in Finance at the Imperial College London Business School. Dr Katrin Tinn, Assistant Professor in Finance, Imperial College London Business School Katrin...

Understanding AI: What does it mean for us?

Understanding Artificial Intelligence: What does it mean for us? 02 February, 2018   Artificial Intelligence is the most important general purpose technology in decades It will have a transformative effect on the economy, with the job market being particularly...

Speaker Announcement: Jack Collier

  We are delighted to announce Jack Collier as the latest speaker to join #WarCon18! Jack is Director of European Marketing for Circle Pay, a revolutionary app that makes online payments faster and safer to use. Jack Collier, Director of European Marketing,...

Speaker Announcement: Gabriel Felbermayer

We are delighted to announce Professor Gabriel Felbermayr as the latest speaker for #WARCON18! He is a renowned economist, currently working at the University of Munich as a Professor of Economics. Gabriel Felbermayr, Professor at University of Munich and Director of...

How to ‘Fix’ Facebook

How to 'Fix' Facebook 26 January, 2018   Mark Zuckerberg has pledged to transform Facebook’s News Feed in 2018 The changes are in response to research showing that passive consumption of posts is unhealthy He is reaching out to the public to measure how...

Speaker Announcement: Paul Andrews

  We are delighted to announce Paul Andrews as the latest name to join #WarCon18! Paul is currently Secretary General of International Organization of Securities Commissions (IOSCO), who regulate over 95% of the world’s securities markets. Paul Andrews, Secretary...

MIFID II: Far-reaching or over-reaching reform?

MIFID II: Far-reaching or over-reaching reform? 19 January, 2018   The EU’S MIFID II reform came into effect on January 3rd It seeks to protect investors and make markets more transparent by tackling various aspects of security trading Some have criticised it for...

Has Donald been Trumped by his promises?

Has Donald been Trumped by his promises? 12 January, 2018   After 357 days in office, we’ve weighed up Trump’s biggest campaign promises and where he stands on them today Repeal Obamacare & withdraw from NAFTA within 100 days - Failed Remove all undocumented...

Speaker Announcement!

  We are delighted to announce Anton Derlyatka, Chris Huhne and Georg Kasperkovitz for #WarCon18! The three new speakers will be taking part in panel debates at the conference. Anton Derlyatka, co-CEO of Sweatcoin Chris Huhne, Former Secretary of State for Energy and...

French Lawsuit Bites into Apple

French Lawsuit Bites into Apple 05 January, 2018   A criminal lawsuit in France has been filed against Apple. They have been accused of slowing down phones intentionally. Apple has responded saying that this was to preserve battery life. Apple has engaged in...

Bursary Scheme

Bursary Scheme 22 December, 2017 We understand that as students it can be difficult to find the necessary funds to attend events, such as our conference taking place this coming February. However, we are determined to give students from all backgrounds the opportunity...

The Bitcoin Boom

The Bitcoin Boom 15 December,  2017 Bitcoin futures trading began this week Analysts warn of Bitcoin's volatility: its value reached $17,000 last Friday Winklevoss twins become world's first Bitcoin billionaires Bitcoin and blockchain technologies have the potential...

Flynnvestigated

Flynnvestigated 08 December, 2017   Former US National Security Adviser Michael Flynn has pleaded guilty to lying to the FBI, accepting a plea deal His testimony could implicate other senior members of Trump’s Campaign team Trump may have been involved in the...

Iran and Saudi Arabia: Battle for the Middle East

Iran and Saudi Arabia: Battle for the Middle East 01 December, 2017 Relations between Saudi Arabia and Iran have become increasingly strained over the past few years Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri’s resignation has sparked rising tensions in the region This week,...

Speaker Announcement: Michael Lewis

Speaker Announcement Michael Lewis We are delighted to announce Michael Lewis as a Speaker for #WarCon18! Michael is the CEO of E.ON UK and will be speaking about energy and the environment on our panel debate “Infrastructure and the Environment: New problems call for...

Cambodia’s Democratic Demise

Cambodia’s Democratic Demise 24 November, 2017 On the 16th of November, Cambodia’s Supreme Court ordered the dissolution of the country’s main opposition party, marking another blow to the state’s commitment to democracy. In its ruling, the court banned 118 members of...

Speaker Announcement: Gavin Hewitt

Speaker Announcement  Gavin Hewitt   We are delighted to announce Gavin Hewitt as a Keynote Speaker for #WarCon18! Gavin Hewitt is currently BBC News’ Editor and was formerly BBC News’ European Editor for 5 years.Gavin Hewitt, BBC News’ EditorGavin...

Xi Jinping’s ‘Chinese dream’

Xi Jinping's 'Chinese dream' 17 November, 2017 At the 19th Chinese National Congress, Xi Jinping, the General Secretary of the Communist Party of China (CPC), gave a clear indication of his vision of the “Chinese dream”. During his three and a half hour...

Exclusive Networking Event in Review

Exclusive Networking Event in Review 11 November, 2017 On Friday the 3rd of November 2017, we hosted our second ever Exclusive Networking Event. The event aimed to build on the success of the previous one, which was held in February 2017 and was attended by 150...

Speaker Announcement: Jean-François Mazaud

Speaker Announcement  Jean-François Mazaud   We are delighted to announce Jean-François Mazaud as a Keynote Speaker for #WarCon18! Jean-François is Head of Private Banking at Societe Generale and sits on their Group Management Committee. Jean-François will be...

Theresa’s Dismay

Theresa's Dismay 10 November, 2017 In recent weeks, numerous high profile politicians have been accused of misconduct and allegations of sexual harassment, with women working in Parliament having been using a WhatsApp group to share information and disseminate...

Speaker Announcement: Basil Scarsella

Speaker Announcement  Basil Scarsella   We are delighted to announce Basil Scarsella as our first panellist for #WarCon18! Basil is a former FIFA Executive Committee member and the current CEO of UK Power networks. Basil will be speaking about innovation in the...

Carney Banking on Success

Carney Banking on Success 4 November, 2017 Yesterday, the Bank of England’s Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) decided to raise interest rates from 0.25% to 0.5%, the first increase in over 10 years. The rate rise, that had been expected for a while, is in response to...

Showcase Event 2018

Warwick Congress 2018 Showcase Event 27 October, 2017 On the 19th October 2017 we, in collaboration with Warwick in London, hosted our Showcase Event at The Stanley Building in King’s Cross, London. The London event stands alongside our Exclusive Networking Event held...

The Nuclear Deal Decertification

The Nuclear Deal Decertification The Nuclear Deal Decertification 20 October, 2017 President Trump has never been a huge supporter of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, often dubbed the ‘Iran nuclear deal’. During both his campaigning for the...

The Catalonia Conundrum

The Catalonia Conundrum 13 October, 2017 According to the Catalan government, 2.2 million people cast their votes on Sunday in favour of the region’s independence. Catalonia, the northeastern region of Spain with it’s own language and distinct cultural differences,...

Exclusive Networking Event 2018

Exclusive Networking Event 2018 03 October, 2017 Warwick Congress’ second Exclusive Networking Event will be hosted at Warwick Business School on 3 November 2017. The first Exclusive Networking Event was held on February 2017 and was attended by 150...

Innovation is now!

Innovation is now! 29 September, 2017 We live in an age of great technological advancement and resource scarcity, like never seen before. Change is both our challenge and our opportunity, and innovation is our tool to form the future and succeed in it. We believe in...

Warwick in London Showcase Event

Showcase 2018 19th OCTOBER, 2017 Showcase Event in London On the 19th October 2017, Warwick Congress will be hosting a showcase event at the Stanley Building in Pancras Square, King’s Cross, London. "Over 100 delegates from both the academic and the corporate world to...

Speaker Announcement: Tom Spreutels

Speaker Announcement Tom Spreutels   Tom is a Managing Director in Citi’s EMEA Corporate Banking, and responsible for EMEA Insurance and Asset Management and UK Financial Institutions franchise. Tom Spreutels, Managing Director – Head of UK Financial Institutions...

Speaker Announcement: Abhinay Muthoo

Speaker Announcement Abhinay Muthoo Abhinay Muthoo is a Professor of Economics in the Department of Economics at the University of Warwick. He is also the Dean of Warwick in London and the Co-Director of the Warwick Policy Lab. Prior to starting his current role as...

Speaker Announcement: Monica Kalia

Speaker Announcement: Monica Kalia Monica Kalia is a highly accomplished senior executive with over 20 years’ experience within the financial services sector, and is the co-founder and Chief Strategy Officer at Neyber. Neyber was co-founded in 2014 by Monica and her...

Partnership Announcement: Barclays Investment Bank

Partnership: Barclays Investment Bank 17 MARCH, 2017 We are thrilled to announce Barclays Investment Bank as our partner for Warwick Congress this year! Barclays Investment Bank, formerly Barclays Capital, is the investment banking division of the British...

Speaker Announcement: Miriam Maes

Miriam Maes has worked 35 years for multinationals and more than 20 years managing national and international P&L’s. She spent 15 years in the B2B energy and climate change space.

Sponsorship Announcement: AOF Environment Systems

We are delighted to announce AOF Environmental System as one of our sponsors this year! All the way from Taiwan! AOF Environmental System is an environmental machine manufacturer based in Taiwan.

Speaker Announcement: Paul Hilder

We are delighted to announce Paul Hilder as a speaker at Warwick Congress 2017! Paul will be addressing the Technology topic from a Politics perspective of the Congress.

Partnership Announcement: InvestIN

Partnership: InvestIN 03 February, 2017 Warwick Congress is extremely happy to announce InvestIN as one of our partners. InvestIN is a dynamic organisation that coaches ambitious young people to reach the pinnacle of their career goals. "InvestIN is a dynamic...

Partnership Announcement: Ernst & Young

We are thrilled to announce EY as our latest partner of Warwick Congress! EY is a multinational professional services firm headquartered in London, United Kingdom. EY is one of the largest professional services firm in the world and is one of the “Big Four” accounting firms.

Speaker Announcement: Alexander Betts

We are delighted to announce that Alexander Betts, director of the world leading Refugee Studies Centre at the University of Oxford, will be addressing delegates at the first ever Warwick Congress in February.

Speaker Announcement: James Thornton

We are delighted to announce James Thornton, founding CEO of ClientEarth, as a speaker at Warwick Congress. James will be addressing the Environment topic from the legal perspective of the Congress.

Speaker Announcement: Michael Møller

We are thrilled to announce our special speaker Michael Møller, Director General of United Nations Office at Geneva and Secretary-General of the Conference on Disarmament.

Partnership Announcement: Herbert Smith Freehills

Warwick Congress LTD are proud to announce Herbert Smith Freehills as one of our sponsors for this year!
Becoming a twin powerhouse of corporate and disputes, Herbert Smith Freehills have maintained their position as market pioneers.

Speaker Announcement: Diana Wallis

Diana Wallis, former Vice President of the European Parliament and current President of the European Law Institute is a true representative of WarCon’s interdisciplinary vision, and will be addressing our Europe topic from the law perspective.

Partnership Announcement: CAPP

Warwick Congress LTD are proud to announce Capp as one of ENE Partners.
Capp’s vision is ‘To match the world to their perfect job’. The firm will be helping students attending Warwick Congress to do the same.

Partnership Announcement: Bloomberg L.P.

Warwick Congress LTD are proud to announce Bloomberg L.P. as one of their partners.

Bloomberg L.P. is a privately held financial software, data, and media company headquartered in Midtown Manhattan, New York City. Founded by Michael Bloomberg in 1981…

Speaker Announcement: Sir Vince Cable

Speaker Announcement Sir Vince Cable Warwick Congress is happy to announce that Sir Vince Cable, former Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills will be speaking at Warwick Congress 2017! Cable will be discussing Technology from the Economics...

Partnership Announcement: Dartmouth Partners

Partnership: Dartmouth Partners 07 January, 2016 Warwick Congress is extremely happy to announce Dartmouth Partners as one of our ENE partners. Dartmouth work with ambitious, forward thinking companies to help them recruit rising stars and future leaders, and will be...

Announced Speaker: Kate Russell

Speaker Announcement: Kate Russell We are delighted to announce that Kate Russell, BBC Click Presenter, will be speaking at the first Warwick Congress next month. Kate will be addressing Technology from the Politics perspective. Kate Russel, BBC Click Presenter Kate...

Announced Speaker: Antonio Guglielmi

We are delighted to announce that Antonio Guglielmi, Head of European Equity Research at Mediobanca, will be addressing the first ever Warwick Congress in February.

Sponsorship Announcement: BMO Global Asset Management

Sponsorship Announcement: BMO Global Asset Management 18 December, 2016 Warwick Congress is proud to announce BMO Global Asset Management as one of sponsors. BMO Global Asset Management is a branch of the BMO Financial Group. BMO offer access to specialized teams of...

Sponsorship announcement: DLA Piper

Warwick Congress LTD are proud to announce DLA Piper as one of our sponsors.

DLA Piper is a multinational law firm located in more than 30 countries throughout the Americas, Asia Pacific, Europe, Africa, and the Middle East

What is the Purpose of the Academic Talks?

The purpose of this year’s academic talks is to deepen your understanding of the most pressing issues facing our society today. We have made it our mission to create…

Partnership Announcement: Lawyer 2B

Partnership Announcement: Lawyer 2B 30 November, 2016 We are thrilled to announce our second media partnership with Lawyer 2B! Lawyer 2B will be publishing articles on Warwick Congress 2017 throughout and after the Congress in February. "For 15 years Lawyer 2B has...

What is the ENE?

150 students will be given the opportunity to interact with our partners to strengthen their applications, experience interactive sessions and expand their network!…

Announced Speaker: Jacques Ripoll

We are delighted to announce that Jacques Ripoll, Head of Global Banking & Markets at Banco Santander, will be addressing delegates at the first ever Warwick Congress in February.

Corporate Showcase Event

The Warwick Congress Corporate Showcase Event was an impressive display of what to expect from us in the future!…

Welcome To Warwick Congress

Hello and Welcome to Warwick Congress! We are over 45 motivated students, brought together to establish an entirely student-run conference