Strategic Partnerships


  • John Weston CBE
    Chief Executive of BAE SYSTEMS
    Adapting to new scenarios
  • John T Chambers
    President and Chief Executive Officer of Cisco Systems
    Managing the internet ecosystem

Evolution towards the Mobile Internet

  • Foreword
    Roll on the next revolution
  • Mike Lawrie
    General Manager of IBM Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA)
    Building global systems
  • Nigel Deighton
    Research Director, Gartner
    Wireless in tomorrow’s world
  • Erkki Liikanen
    European Union Commissioner for Enterprise and Information Society
    The framework for competition
  • Ewan Sutherland
    Executive Director of the International Telecommunications Users Group (INTUG)
  • Hans Ulrich Maerki
    General Manager, IBM Global Services, EMEA
    Managing the skills gap
  • Daniel Carlman
    Wireless Market Strategist, Handelsbanken Business Development
    Banking on WAP
  • Pekka Sivonen
    Chairman of the Board, Digia Oy
    Real test for virtual community

The Future of European Defence

  • Rt Hon Lord Robertson of Port Ellen, PC
    NATO Secretary-General
    The challenges of the 21st century
  • Rear Admiral Richard Cobbold CB FRAeS
    Director, Royal United Services Institute for Defence Studies
    NATO military futures
  • Alan Lee Williams OBE
    Director of the Atlantic Council and President of the Atlantic Treaty Association
    Strategy for securing the future
  • Rt Hon Geoffrey Hoon MP
    Secretary of State for Defence of the UK
    Britain in Europe and NATO
  • Derek Gilmour
    Sales Director, Special Mission Aircraft, Bombardier Aerospace, Business Aircraft
    Special mission aircraft
  • Hon Art Eggleton
    Minister of National Defence of Canada
    Committed to NATO’s future
  • F H G De Grave
    Minister of Defence of The Netherlands
    A case for co-operation
  • Dr Janos Szabo
    Minister of Defence of Hungary
    The role of NATO for Hungary
  • Hon Sergio Mattarella
    Minister of Defence of Italy
    A shared security
  • Jüri Luik
    Minister of Defence of the Republic of Estonia
    Achieving NATO membership
  • Adolf Ogi
    President and Minister of Defence of Switzerland
    Swiss security policy and NATO
  • HE Hans Haekkerup
    Minister of Defence of Denmark
    Danish strategy for NATO
  • Charles Goerens
    Minister of Co-operation, Humanitarian Affairs and Defence and the Minister of Environment of Luxembourg
    Peace and stability
  • Pete Slinger
    General Manager of Rosetta Global Communications
    Delivering a solution
  • Robert Duck
    Unisys Client Relationship Executive for the MOD
    Supporting defence infrastructure

Hong Kong

  • Rt Hon Tony Blair MP
    Prime Minister of the United Kingdom
  • Tung Chee Hwa
    Chief Executive of the Hong Kong SARG
    Enhancing competitiveness
  • Mrs Anson Chan, GBM CB JP
    Chief Secretary for Administration of the Hong Kong SARG
    Maintaining core values
  • Donald Tsang
    Financial Secretary of the Hong Kong SARG
    Defending market freedoms
  • Hon Elsie Leung, OI SIE JP
    Secretary for Justice of the Hong Kong SARG
    Upholding the rule of law
  • Rt Hon Robin Cook, MP
    Foreign Secretary of the United Kingdom
    A new era of co-operation
  • Rt Hon Stephen Byers, MP
    Secretary of State for Trade and Industry of the UK
    Partners in trade
  • Billy Lam
    Chief Executive Officer of the Airport Authority, Hong Kong
    A world-class facility
  • Andrew Brandler
    Group Managing Director of CLP Holdings
    Powering China’s growth
  • Peter Lowe
    General Manager of the Mandarin Oriental, Hong Kong
    A Hong Kong institution
  • David Tang, OBE
    Chairman of D. W. C. Tang Development limited
    Money talks

Global Energy - Asia Pacific

  • Antonio V Del Rosario
    Chairman - Elect, world Energy Council
    Sustainable energy networks
  • Shige-Etsu Miyahara
    Chairman, Japan Energy Association / WEC Japanese Member Committee
    Security and efficiency
  • Hirobumi Kawano
    Director-General of the Agency of Natural Resources and Energy, Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry, Japan
    Re-evaluating energy priorities
  • Dr Hiroji Ota
    Chairman, Federation of Electric Power Companies, Japan
    A changing electricity industry
  • Dr Yoichi Kaya
    Professor Emeritus, University of Tokyo
    Energy and the environment
  • Taizo Nishimuro
    Chairman of JEMA and the Toshiba Corporation
    Testing times
  • Tadao Chino
    President of the Asian Development Bank (ADB)
    Financing the power sector
  • Hyun-Joon Chang
    President of the Korea Energy Economics Institute, Korea
    Growing need for co-operation
  • George E Edwards
    Chairman of the Energy Council of Australia
    Searching for regional solutions
  • HE Suwat Liptapanlop
    Minister of Industry of Thailand
    Increasing private participation
  • Hiroshi Urano
    President of the International Gas Union (IGU)
    Supporting future energy systems


  • HM Queen Elizabeth II
  • HM King Abdullah II
  • HE Timoor Ghazi Daghastani
    Ambassador of Jordan to the Court of St. James’s
    Jordan in the millennium
  • HE Edward Chaplin, OBE
    HM Ambassador to Amman
    A special relationship
  • HE Abdul Elah Khatib
    Minister of Foreign Affairs of Jordan
    Regional integration
  • HE Akel Biltaji
    Minister of Tourism and Antiquities of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan
    Ancient and modern
  • Pamela Goodman
    Travel Editor of House and Garden Magazine
    Travelling in time
  • HE Jawad Hadid
    Minister of Planning of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan
    Steering the economy
  • HE Wasef Azar
    Minister of Industry and Trade of Jordan
    Jordan’s trade climate
  • Nadhmi Auchi
    Chairman and CEO of General Mediterranean Holding
    Investing in Amman
  • Issa Ayyoub
    General Manager of the Arab Potash Company (APC)
    Investment and diversification


  • Rt Hon Gordon Brown, MP
    Chancellor of the Exchequer of the United Kingdom
    A centre of excellence
  • Rt Hon Richard Caborn, MP
    Minister with responsibility for Trade and Investment, UK
    Business in the UK
  • Clive Martin, OBE TD TL
    Lord Mayor of London
    International role
  • Rt Hon Sir Edward George GBE
    Governor of the Bank of England
    The bank and UK financial services
  • Don Cruickshank
    Chairman of the London Stock Exchange
    World leader


  • Rt Hon Tony Blair, MP
    Prime Minister of the United Kingdom
  • HE Nursultan Nazarbayev
    President of the Republic of Kazakhstan
    Responsible leadership
  • Lieut.-General Sat B Tokpakbajev
    Minister of Defence of the Republic of Kazakhstan
    Defence and security
  • Yerlan Idrissov
    Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Kazakhstan
    Vision for the state
  • Alex Findlay
    Regional MD, for Europe and Central Asia BAE Systems
    Partnership and prosperity
  • Karim Massimov
    Minister of Transport and Communications of Kazakhstan
    International development
  • David McManus
    Executive Vice -President of BG Group
    Partner for progress
  • Dr Adil Akhmetov
    Ambassador of the Republic of Kazakhstan to the UK
    Towards A strategic partnership

End Piece

  • Sir Patrick Cormack, FSA MP
    Parliamentary round-up
  • Daniel Hannan, MEP
    European round-up