Supported by:

German British Forum

Britain’s Future in Europe – GBF Conference 2016, 3 March 2016


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Anglo-German Perspectives

How would Britain be affected by leaving the European Union?
How might its relationship with Germany and other European countries change, with respect to:

• Manufacturing and trade
• Finance and monetary economics
• Security, foreign policy and regulation

Dr. Wolfgang Schäuble, Bundesminister der Finanzen

Minister Dr. Wolfgang Schäuble, Germany’s Finance Minister

Keynote speaker: Dr Wolfgang Schäuble, Finance Minister of the Federal Republic of Germany

Event details

Date: 3 March, 2016

Venue: The Carpenters’ Hall,
 1 Throgmorton Avenue
London, EC2N 2JJ

Timings: See AGENDA above

12.30 – Optional buffet lunch
13.30 – Registration opens
14.30 – Opening address
14.50 – Manufacturing Panel
16.45 – Finance Panel
18.15 – Security and Foreign Policy Panel
19.15 – Drinks reception
20.00 – Dinner

The Carpenters’ Hall, The City of London. Photo © The Carpenters’ Company

Christian Noyer, former governor, Banque de France

Christian Noyer, Honorary Governor, Banque de France

Special guest dinner speaker:

‘Reflections on Britain, France, Germany and Europe’ will be given by Christian Noyer, former Governor of the Banque de France and chairman of the Bank for International Settlements until October 2015.


Scriveners Spring Dinner - 28.4.2012-web

Scriveners Spring Dinner 2010 at The Carpenters’ Hall

More information: Contact Will Stirling at the German British Forum
on +44 (0) 20 8973 0920 and +44 (0) 7920 179496.
Email: and

This conference is kindly sponsored by: The German British Forum, Siemens plc, DZ Bank, BOSCH, OMFIF, Helaba Bank, and Nabarro LLP. It is also supported by the British Chamber of Commerce in Germany, The German British Chamber of Industry & Commerce, Unipart and EEF, the manufacturers’ organisation.

The Official Monetary and Financial Institutions Forum (OMFIF) is an independent platform for dialogue and research. It serves as a non-lobbying network for worldwide public-private sector interaction in finance and economics. The aim is to promote exchanges of information and best practice in an atmosphere of mutual trust. To find out more click here. To enquire about membership please email the membership team.

The German British Forum is a charity registered in England and Wales under charity registration number 1069888
Registered Office: Cedar Studios, 49 Kings Road, Teddington, TW11 0QE

Management board members:
Robert Bischof    David Marsh CBE    Professor William Paterson OBE    Dr Stefan Georg    Patricia Godfrey

Thursday 03-03-2016

12:30 - 13:30
Lunch sponsored by Nabarro
(limited numbers)
13:30 - 14:30
Arrival and Registration
14:30 - 14:40
Welcome and Opening Address
Welcome by Bob Bischof, Chairman German British Forum
Opening address: Dr Peter Ammon, German Ambassador to the United Kingdom
14:40 - 14:50
BMW presentation by member of the board Dr Ian Robertson
14:50 - 15:40
Session 1: How would manufacturing and trade be affected by Brexit?
Juergen Maier , CEO, Siemens plc
Mike Hawes, CEO, the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders
Matthew Elliott, CEO of Business for Britain
Alan Halsall, CEO Silver Cross
Dick Elsy, Chief Executive, High Value Manufacturing Catapult
Moderator: Terry Scuoler, Chief Executive of EEF, the manufacturers’ organisation
15:45 - 16:00
Lord Peter Mandelson address
16:00 - 16:45
Keynote Address
Minister Dr Wolfgang Schäuble, Germany's Finance Minister - 15 minute speech, then 30 minute discussion with Q&A
Lord Peter Mandelson is scheduled to make a short speech before Dr Schäuble
16:45 - 17:45
Session 2: Impact of Brexit on British and European financial services and on monetary union
Panellists: Otmar Issing, President, Centre for Financial Studies in Frankfurt and former executive board member, European Central Bank
The Right Hon. Lord David Owen, Independent Social Democrat peer
Gerard Lyons, Economic Adviser to the Mayor of London
Nicola Horlick, CEO Money&Co, investment fund manager
Moderator: David Marsh, Managing Director OMFIF & Deputy Chairman German British Forum
17:45 - 18:15
Coffee Break
18:15 - 19:15
Session 3: Security, Foreign Policy and Legal
General Sir Richard Shirreff, ex-Deputy Supreme Allied Commander Europe
John Kornblum, Senior Counselor, Noerr Stiefenhofer Lutz, Berlin and Former United States Ambassador to Germany
Dr Denis MacShane, former Minister of State for Europe, Labour Government 2002-2005
Lady Caroline Dalmeny, Royal Services Institute and defence expert
Alasdair Steele, Partner, Nabarro LLP
Dr Mareike Kleine, Professor of EU and International Politics, London School of Economics
Moderator: Patricia Godfrey, Chair of German British Chamber of Industry & Commerce
19:15 - 22:30
Reception and Dinner
Guest Dinner Speakers: Christian Noyer, Honorary Governor, Banque de France