Here's what's scheduled for the event. All times are in BST.

8:30 AM
Registration, networking & morning coffee
9:20 AM
Conference Introduction

Maurice Button, Chief Executive, City & Financial Global

9:25 AM
Chair’s opening remarks

Dr Karl Mallon, Co-Founder and Director of Science and Technology, XDI (Cross Dependency Initiative), part of The Climate Risk Group

9:30 AM
Keynote address: Pushing climate adaptation and resilience to the mainstream

Chris Stark, Chief Executive Officer, The Carbon Trust; former Chief Executive of the Climate Change Committee

9:50 AM
Keynote Address

Rain Newton-Smith, Chief Executive, CBI (Confederation of British Industry)

10:10 AM
Keynote Address: Using weather and climate science to understand the impacts of climate in the UK

David Brayshaw, Professor of Climate Science and Energy-Meteorology, and joint Head of the Department of Meteorology, University of Reading

10:30 AM
Panel: Critical national infrastructure and climate adaptation: How prepared is the UK? What are the implications for the business community?


Dr Janet Young CBE, Director General of the Institution of Civil Engineers


Abby Chicken, Head of Sustainability, Openreach

Sue Percy CBE, Chief Executive, Chartered Institution of Highways and Transportation (CIHT)  

Dr Candice Howarth, Head of Climate Adaptation and Resilience, LSE Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment, LSE

11:20 AM
Networking & morning coffee
11:50 AM
Panel: Scenario planning and modelling for climate adaptation


Dr James Davey, Associate Director: Climate Risk Strategy, Technology & Innovation, Ricardo


Dr Nicola Ranger, Co-Chair and Director, Resilient Planet Finance Lab, University of Oxford

Antonio Timoner-Salvá, Global Senior Lead Manager, Strategic Planning & Stress Testing - Economic and Climate Risk Scenarios & Analysis, HSBC

12:35 PM
Scaling private investment into adaptation - where markets meet policy

Ingrid Holmes, Executive Director, Green Finance Institute

12:55 PM
Networking & lunch
1:50 PM
Afternoon Chair’s opening remarks

Maria Sunyer, Managing Consultant, EcoAct

1:55 PM
The critical role of insurance in climate adaptation

Nick Faull, Head of Climate & Sustainability Risk and Innovation, Marsh

2:15 PM
Panel: Embedding climate adaptation in regulation for financial institutions and listed companies


Dr Karl Mallon, Co-Founder and Director of Science and Technology, XDI (Cross Dependency Initiative), part of The Climate Risk Group 


Kit England, Senior Climate Adaptation Specialist, Paul Watkiss Associates

Madeleine Rawlins, Global Practice Leader - Climate Change, Mott MacDonald

Mahesh Roy, Investor Strategies Programme Director, Institutional Investors Group on Climate Change (IIGCC)

Richard Tarboton, Managing Director, Head of Sustainability Strategy, Barclays 

3:10 PM
Networking & afternoon tea
3:35 PM
Panel: Sourcing accurate data for climate adaptation planning


Dr Paul Munday, Director, Global Climate Adaptation & Resilience Specialist, S&P Global Ratings 


Dr Sue Armstrong Brown, Director of Thought Leadership, CDP

Catherine Bremner, Chief Strategy Officer, Impax Asset Management

Nick Pyatt, Director, Climate Adaptation Specialist, Climate Sense  

4:15 PM
Panel: How should companies be reporting the impact of climate adaptation on their operations?


Faith Ward, Chair of the Institutional Investors Group on Climate Change (IIGCC), and Chief Responsible Investment Officer, Brunel Pension Partnership Limited


Barbara Davidson, Head of Accounting, Audit and Disclosure, Carbon Tracker

Maria Sunyer, Managing Consultant, EcoAct

John Knights, Head of Services, Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) 

4:55 PM
Afternoon Chair’s closing remarks

Maria Sunyer, Managing Consultant, EcoAct 

5:00 PM
Close of proceedings