Global Public Health Summit: Monday 8 - Friday 12 February

02-2021

The COVID-19 pandemic has been a catalyst for change. As businesses around the world continue to adjust to the new normal and keep abreast of the rapidly changing rules and operational capabilities, business leaders have one eye on the future: How can we survive and thrive with this disease?

To bring some of these issues to light, Bird & Bird and Global Success Partnership hosted a Global Public Health Summit 2021 – a five day event which featured senior business leaders, politicians, scholars and policymakers and sought to provide some thought-provoking discussions looking to the future, in the post-pandemic era.

Monday 8 February – COVID-19 and the Global Health Perspectives

Speakers:

David Kerr, Chief Executive of Bird & Bird LLP

Professor Andrew Hayward, Director of the UCL Institute of Epidemiology and Public Health and Member of the UK Government Scientific Advisory Group for Emergencies (SAGE)

Dr. Sarah Pitt, Virologist at the University of Brighton

Professor Devi Sridhar, Chair of Global Public Health of University of Edinburgh

Dr. Kieran Walsh, Clinical Director of the British Medical Journal

Host:

Sally Shorthose, Partner of Bird & Bird LLP

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Tuesday 9 February - The State of the Public Health in the European Union

Speakers:

Mr. John Ryan, Director of the Public Health of European Commission

Sir John Curtice, Professor of Politics at University of Strathclyde

Stephanie Flanders, Head of Bloomberg Economics

Sir Vince Cable, former Leader of the Liberal Democrats and Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills

Host:

Marc Martens, Partner of Bird & Bird LLP

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Wednesday 10 February – Leadership in a crisis

Speakers:

Andrew Bridgen MP, Conservative MP, North-West Leicestershire

Matthew Taylor, Chief Executive, Royal Society of Arts

Yanis Varoufakis, Economist, Member of Greek Parliament and former Finance Minister

Host:

Tim Skeet, City Banker and Senior Adviser to Financial Services Industry

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Thursday 11 February - Pandemic and Future Challenges

Speakers:

Børge Brende, President of the World Economic Forum

Sir Ivan Rogers, Former British Ambassador to European Union

Lord Winston, Scientist, Television Presenter and Professor of Science and Society at Imperial College London

Hosts:

Tim Skeet, City Banker and Senior Adviser to Financial Services Industry

Lord Chris Fox, Liberal Democrats Spokesperson of Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy

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Friday 12 February - Rebuilding Resilience in the COVID-19 Era

Speakers:

Dr. Chris Smith, Managing Editor of the Naked Scientists

Christian Van Stolk, Executive Vice President of RAND Europe

Professor Robert Istepanian, Institute of Global Health Innovation of Imperial College London

Josée Touchette, Executive Director Organisation of Economic Cooperation & Development

Michelle Williams, Dean of the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health

David Kerr, Chief Executive of Bird & Bird LLP

Special closing remarks

Nadhim Zahawi MP, Minister for COVID Vaccine Deployment, UK

Hosts:

Tim Skeet, City Banker and Senior Adviser to Financial Services Industry

Sally Shorthose, Partner of Bird & Bird LLP

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Since the beginning of COVID pandemic almost a year ago, our international teams have focussed on providing practical advice for our clients on how to survive and thrive in the face of the pandemic. If you’re interested in viewing our recent content and articles, please click here.