Corporate Showcase Event 2017 – James’ Court, A Taj Hotel

The Corporate Showcase event at “St James’ Court, A Taj Hotel” took place on Friday, 28th October, 2016. This event served as a key introduction to the conference, demonstrating the high standards we constantly aim to deliver. Partnering with such a prestigious venue allowed us to create the ideal platform to bring together speakers, sponsors, delegates, and the Warwick Congress team in order for us to present how far we have come and where we are headed.

Over 2,5 hours, more than 80 VIP guests enjoyed a drinks reception, followed by the main event for the night – a thorough discussion of the 2016 US Presidential Elections by a panel of four high caliber speakers to cement Warwick Congress’ name as the informative, thought-provoking and global event it is. The Corporate Showcase then ended with an exclusive networking session for our highly reputable guests accompanied by cold buffet generously provided by St James’ Court, A Taj Hotel and refreshments.
The Corporate Showcase then ended with an exclusive networking session for our highly reputable guests accompanied by cold buffet generously provided by St James’ Court, A Taj Hotel and refreshments.

St. James’ Court, A Taj Hotel are delighted to be partnering with Warwick Congress. Taj are committed to supporting educational initiatives and Warwick Congress is sure to deliver ample opportunity to students

Digvijay Singh

General Manager, St. James' Court, A Taj Hotel, London


Jeffries Briginshaw


CEO, British American Business, New York and London

Responsible for developing and executing effective strategies to achieve BAB’s operational and financial goals in the areas of membership growth, Fundraising/increasing profitability, developing strong benefit offering/event programming, building BAB’s reputation in the business community, developing effective marketing/communications strategies/products, leading BAB Government Policy work and leading external communications with media.

Professor Lee Marsden


Head of school of Politics, Philosophy, Language and Communication Studies; Professor of International Relations at UEA.

He is a specialist in faith, politics and international relations; international relations theory and US foreign policy.

From 2009-2012 Lee was a trustee and member of the executive of the British International Studies Association. From 2010 to 2013 he served as co-convenor of the BISA US foreign policy working group.

Seema Shah


Global Investment Strategist, Principal Global Investors

Seema is a Global Investment Strategist at Principal Global Investors. Based in London, her responsibilities include the creation of global economic macro and secular event research, closely monitoring global central bank policy, and providing broad asset allocation calls for use across the firm. Seema is a regular participant in seminars and forums, speaking about global macro market issues.

She previously worked as a strategist within Principal Global Fixed Income. Seema joined the firm in 2010. Prior to joining Principal, Seema served as an economist at Capital Economics where she focused on macroeconomic analysis fo the UK and European economies, and also worked with the macro consulting group at PricewaterhouseCoopers.

Jon Hayes


Partner, DLA Piper                                                         

Jon Hayes has a broad range of experience in public and private mergers and acquisitions, equity capital markets transactions and other corporate work.

Jon’s M&A experience includes advising UK, US, European and Asian companies on public and private transactions, many of which have involved multiple jurisdictions and on takeover defence planning. His capital markets and investment fund experience includes advising on a number of innovative IPOs and secondary fundraising transactions on London (Main and AIM) and Euronext Amsterdam.

Jon’s broader corporate experience includes domestic and cross-border joint ventures, advising on the continuing obligations of UK listed entities and on a wide variety of matters affecting English companies.

Moderator: Dr. Brian Klaas 


Research Fellow in Comparative Politics, LSE

Dr. Brian Klaas focuses on global democracy, democratic transitions, political violence and volatility (particularly coups and civil wars), and rigged elections and the economic risks of all these challenges. Dr. Klaas has extensive experience working in sub-Saharan Africa, the Middle East, Southeast Asia, and United States politics.