Wednesday 22nd October 2008
Organiser: London Metropolitan Business School
Sponsors: Investec Capital Markets
Sponsors: British Expertise
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London Metropolitan Business School invites you to the launch of The Business Futures Forum in the famous Graduate Centre of London Metropolitan University, designed by Daniel Liebeskind. The School has developed the Forum in partnership with leading associations and industry experts who will share their views with London's business community on current and future challenges in global business.
Each forum will consider a topical theme and global location, and the first one will be evaluating India and Aviation in partnership with British Expertise and Investec. The panel of experts will share their views on the future opportunities of Aviation and developments in India with particular focus on openings for new and current investors.
Date: Wednesday 22nd October 2008
Time: 18:00pm – 20:30pm
Location: Graduate Centre, London Metropolitan University, Holloway Road, London, N7 8DB
Nearest Tube Station: Holloway Road.
Pricing: This seminar is free.
To Register: please send your Name, Position and Institution to email@example.com
Peter James Budd ARUP
Director of Ove Arup & Partners Ltd, Chairman of Arup Scotland and Leader of Arup’s airport business globally. Peter graduated from Dundee University in 1971 with Honours in Civil Engineering and pursued a career with Arup designing and supervising construction of civil engineering, structural and multi-disciplinary projects in the UK and overseas. His experience includes tours of duty with Arup in East Asia, USA, the Middle East and Central Africa. Peter has a particular interest in the Airport sector and has been involved in the planning and design of airports worldwide most recently in China, Philippines and UK. He is Chairman of the Airports Advisory Council which advises the British Government on matters relating to airport trade policy. Peter is Vice Chairman of the China Britain Business Council, a Governor of Manchester Metropolitan University and sits on a number of University advisory panels.
John Davie Vector Management Limited
Head of International Business Development Chairman of the UKTI PPP Export Advisory Group John is a former chairman of British Expertise and a member of the UKTI Financial Services Sector Advisory Board. John works in the private sector where he leads the international business team at Vector. His responsibilities include Vector’s overseas businesses and government relations. He manages PPP and due diligence commissions acting for banks and investors in privatisations and conventional infrastructure developments. He was seconded to JP Morgan for 2 years at the turn of the century. John is a member of the India-UK JETCO Infrastructure Working Group. He is the co-author of the UKTI scoping report on the potential for PPP in India (2005), was a contributor to the City of London resource guide Developing India’s Infrastructure through Public Private Partnerships (2008), was the subject of an in-depth interview in the November 2007 edition of the Financial Analyst and has been interviewed in the Times of India. John has a BSc and an MBA. He has Fellowships of the Royal Society of Arts, the Chartered Management Institute, and the Royal Society of Health, and memberships of several professional organisations. He spent his early life in Scotland and was educated at The Glasgow Academy.
Laurence N. Price Mott MacDonald
Director of Aviation Strategy Laurence N. Price is an air transport economist and Director of Aviation Strategy at Mott MacDonald where he is responsible for Business Marketing, developing and managing projects involving strategic advancement, economic analysis, business planning, forecasting, policy and aero-political studies in the air transport sector. Prior to joining Mott MacDonald, he was the joint founder and Director of The Aviation and Travel Consultancy Ltd. (A&TC), an independent management consultancy. Before establishing (A&TC) Mr Price was the Managing Director and founding partner of leading international aviation consultancy, SH&E's European operation. He moved into consultancy after over 20 years with the major airlines having been a senior manager in British Airways Marketing Division responsible for proposing and evaluating strategic projects for the airline. Mr Price's career in aviation began in the planning division of British Caledonian Airways (BCAL). His management responsibilities evolved to include economic planning for BCAL and associated companies, aircraft acquisition studies, route planning, programme design, schedule formulation, government affairs and ultimately as General Manager of the aircraft trading group. Educated at the University of Westminster with Masters Degree in transportation, planning and management, Mr Price is a Fellow of the Royal Aeronautical Society, Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Transport (CIT) and member of the CIT Policy and Aviation Committees. He is a regular lecturer at Air Transport Management courses, Chairman and speaker at International Aviation Conferences. He is a regular contributor and interviewee on BBC Radio and Television news and current affairs programmes. He served as Aviation advisor to the UK House of Commons Transport Select Committee for 8 years to 2005. He holds a private pilots licence and night rating from both the U.S.A and United Kingdom.
Chris Chalk Mott MacDonald
Director of Aviation Planning Chris has over 25 years consulting experience with the Group. His current skills are in master planning, financial planning and design of airports. His focus is on planning affordable development. He authored a paper for ICAO on airport security post September 11th 2001. Chris has advised the UK parliamentary select committee on comparative performances of major European Hubs. His recent experience includes the preparation of a 15 year master plan for Manchester Airport including full ground transportation provision. This included developing a ground transportation strategy that minimised the number of airside gates (to two) and also minimised unnecessary airside crossings. He has led master planning teams for a number of airports including Cape Town, Durban, Swaziland, Mumbai and Teesside.
Alok Wadhawan Investec Bank (UK) Limited
Alok has been a banker for over 10 years specialising in project and structured finance. Alok is part of Investec Bank’s structured finance team based in London, which specialises in asset finance and cross border leasing. He has been involved in the aviation sector for a number of years having worked on airport projects as well as structured aircraft financing transactions. He has worked on a large number of aircraft transactions into India including sale and lease back for old and new aircraft, innovative financing structures for low cost carriers and corporate jets. In the past two years, Alok has arranged over USD 1.5 billion of aircraft transactions into India across commercial airlines and corporates. Alok is a Chartered Account and also holds a MBA with specialisation in finance. He completed his Bachelors in Commerce (Hons) from St. Xavier College, Calcutta.
Parmjit Singh Chair of Eversheds India group
Parm joined Eversheds as a trainee in 1987 and became a Partner in 1997. In 2005, recognising the growing importance of India as an emerging marketplace and anticipating the needs of Eversheds clients, Parm established Eversheds India group. Today, he plays a key strategic role as Chair of the group, working closely with Head of the India group, Gauri Advani and focusing on the development of the firm’s relationships with major Indian clients, law firms, government offices and clients looking to do business in India. Parm is a member of the UK India Business Council and Asia House.
Gauri Advani Head of Eversheds India group
Gauri joined Eversheds in 2007 as Head of Eversheds India group. Prior to joining Eversheds, Gauri was Head of the India Group at a major international law firm based in London. Previously to this, she was based in New Delhi, India, as an Advocate with J. B. Dadachanji & Co, one of the oldest law firms in North India. Whilst working in India, Gauri acted for a range of public and private corporations, advising on Indian company and corporate law issues, exchange control regulations, industrial licensing, domestic and international joint ventures and government policies relating to foreign collaborations, technology transfers and the legal, financial and technical aspects of investing in India. Gauri qualified as a Solicitor in England and Wales in 1998. She continues to advise on power generation and infrastructure projects, privatisation of power stations and the legal, financial and regulatory aspects of investing in India. Gauri is dually qualified to practise in the UK and India, and speaks fluent English, Hindi and Punjabi. She is on the South Asia Advisory Committee of UKTI. Gauri is also a member of the UK India Business Council. Gauri was recently nominated for the Asian Women of Achievement Awards.
Nicholas W Coleman BA Hons, PGCLT, MA
London Metropolitan University Business School - Centre for Civil Aviation Senior Lecturer Aviation Management in the Centre which delivers aviation management degrees and short courses. Nicks career started in aviation in the early 1980's with British Caledonian Airways and latterly British Airways ending in senior sales and marketing roles. A period of consultancy in marketing during the early 1990's followed with Virgin Atlantic Airways. During this period Nick was involved with a number of exciting product developments at the airline mainly in a research role. A series of consultancy projects for major blue chip companies followed in the late 1990's including Great Western Trains and BAA plc. Nick became involved with education in 2001 period with visiting lectureship roles at several Universities. Key teaching areas include Airline management, airline health safety and security, airline customer services management, airline strategy, aviation environmental issues. Research interests include major area of interest for research is branding within service industries and particularly the problems associated with branding airlines. Research into service quality is another major area of interest. The dynamics of organisational culture in a service environment is a future area of interest where the employees become symbols of the company brand. Professional practice and consultancy Main focus is on aviation planning, route start-ups for new airlines, airline corporate strategy, airline re-engineering, airline customer service management. Nick has been asked to attend many ACI-EUROPE conferences as both a speaker and panel chairman. Memberships Chartered Institute of Marketing Royal Aeronautical Society