Continental Shift


Boardroom Issues

  • Sophi Tranchell MBE
    Managing Director, Divine Chocolate Ltd
    Ownership, profit and power
  • Dr Daniel Yergin
    Chairman, IHS Cambridge Energy Research Associates (IHS CERA)
    The power of North America’s ‘shale gale’
  • Pascal Lamy
    Director-General, World Trade Organisation
    A strategic approach to energy at WTO
  • Hela Cheikhrouhou
    Director for Energy, Environment and Climate Change, African Development Bank (AfDB)
    A pathway to low-carbon growth for Africa
  • Abdalla Salem El-Badri
    Secretary General, Organisation of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC)
    An ongoing commitment to market stability
  • Prof John Ruggie
    Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General for Business and Human Rights
    Responsibility to respect human rights
  • Sapta Nirwandar
    Director General of Tourism Marketing, Indonesian Ministry of Culture and Tourism
    Welcoming tourists and investors
  • HE Alemayehehu Tegenu
    Minister of Water and Energy, Ethiopia
    Realising Ethiopia’s energy potential

Papal Visit

  • The Rt Hon Lord Hurd of Westwell CH CBE PC
    Chairman, First Advisory Council
  • HM Queen Elizabeth II
  • His Eminence Tarcisio Bertone SDB
    Cardinal Secretary Of State
  • The Rt Hon David Cameron MP
    Prime Minister of the United Kingdom
  • The Most Revd and Rt Hon Rowan Williams
    Archbishop of Canterbury
  • The Rt Hon The Lord Sacks of Aldgate KT
    Chief Rabbi of the United Hebrew Congregations of the Commonwealth
  • Most Reverend Vincent Nichols
    Archbishop of Westminster
    Global role of the Catholic church
  • The Rt Hon Baroness Hayman
    The Lord Speaker
  • The Rt Hon John Bercow MP
    Speaker of the House of Commons
  • Rt Hon Lord Patten of Barnes CH
    Chancellor of the University of Oxford
    Celebrating Catholicism in Britain
  • Dr Mark Evans FSA
    Senior Curator of Paintings, Victoria and Albert Museum
    Raphael: cartoons and tapestries
  • HE Francis Campbell
    Ambassador of the United Kingdom to the Holy See
    The bilateral relationship
  • Peter Sutherland KCMG
    Chairman, Goldman Sachs International and Chairman, London School of Economics
    The morality of the free market
  • Professor Gerald Grace
    Director, Centre for Research and Development in Catholic Education, Institute of Education, University of London
    Worldwide Catholic education
  • Monsignor Roderick Strange
    Rector of the Pontifical Beda College, Rome
    Newman: a witness of holiness
  • The Very Reverend Richard Duffield
    Provost of the Birmingham Oratory
    The role of Cardinal Newman
  • Professor Eamon Duffy
    Professor of the History of Christianity, Cambridge University
    Enunciating the ‘antagonist truth’


  • Rt Hon Lord Hurd of Westwell CH CBE PC
    Chairman of the FIRST Advisory panel
  • HE Abdullah Gül
    President of the Republic of Turkey
    A strong strategic partner
  • The Rt Hon David Cameron MP
    Prime Minister of the United Kingdom
  • Nick Lyne
    Senior Staff Writer, FIRST
    Abdullah Gül’s broad perspective
  • Dr Deanne Julius CBE
    Chairman, Chatham House
    Impartial and international
  • Dr Robin Niblett
    Director of Chatham House
    Turkey’s expanding role
  • Ali Babacan
    Deputy Prime Minister, Republic of Turkey
    Foundation for fast growth
  • HE Ünal Çeviköz
    Ambassador of Turkey to the United Kingdom
    A strategic partnership
  • Rt Hon Jack Straw MP
    Former Foreign Secretary of the United Kingdom
    A significant asset to Europe
  • HE David Reddaway CMG MBE
    Brisith Ambassador to the Republic of Turkey
    The low-carbon challenge
  • Dr Hüseyin Aslan
    President, Investment Support and Promotion Agency of Turkey (ISPAT)
    The bridge to opportunities
  • Ümit Boyner
    President of TÜSIAD, Turkish Industry & Business Association
    Committed to competitiveness
  • Ergun Özen
    Chief Executive Officer, Garanti Bank
    Matching Turkey’s growth
  • Fadi Hakura
    Associate Fellow, Europe Programme, Chatham House
    A quiet revolution in Turkey
  • Suzan Sabancı Dinçer
    Chairman and Executive Board Member of Akbank, Turkey
    A thoughtful relationship
  • Arzuhan Dogan Yalçindag
    Chairperson, Dogan Group of Companies
    Turkey’s westward march
  • Dr Hasan basri Göktan
    Chairman and Executive Board Member, Sekerbank
    Turkey’s success story
  • Erkan Akdemir
    Chief Executive Officer, Avea
    A difference through innovation
  • Levent Çakiroglu
    Chief Executive Officer, Arçelik and President, Durable Goods Group, Koç Holding
    Aiming high, growing globally
  • Nick Lyne
    Senior Staff Writer, FIRST
    Turkish business expands abroad
  • Nick Lyne
    Senior Staff Writer, FIRST
    Banks underpin Turkish growth
  • Bülent Kuyumcu
    Chairman of the Board of BM Holding Inc
    Seizing growth opportunities
  • Ahmet Çalik
    Chairman, Çalik Holding
    Common legacy, common future
  • Hüseyin Aydın
    General Manager, Halkbank
    Productive Turkey’s bank


  • The Rt Hon Lord Hurd of Westwell CH CBE PC
    Chairman, FIRST Advisory Council
  • Profile of Sebastián Piñera
    President of the Republic of Chile
    Piñera: building on growth
  • Alfredo Moreno Charme
    Minister of Foreign Affairs, Republic of Chile
    A commitment to multilateralism
  • Jeremy Browne MP
    Minister of State for Latin America, United Kingdom
    200 years of cooperation
  • Laurence Golborne
    Minister of Mining, Republic of Chile
    Chile: a mining world power
  • Richard Brighouse
    Mining Correspondent, FIRST
    A magnet for investment
  • Juan Andrés Fontaine
    Minister of Economy, Republic of Chile
    Innovation hub of South America
  • Jaime Ravinet
    Minister of Defence, Republic of Chile
    A defence structure for the future
  • Jacques Arnold
    Special Advisor for Latin America, FIRST
    Chilean-British friendship