Lecture will discuss whether London can sustain its financial services leadership position post Brexit
City of London, 30 August, 2017 – The Worshipful Company of Marketors, “The Marketors” along with The Financial Services Group (FSG) of Livery Companies today announces that tickets for the inaugural FSG Lecture on the 20th September are now on sale. To be held at Mercers’ Hall in London, distinguished lecturer Alderman Professor Michael Mainelli will discuss the distinct role of financial, professional and business services in the economics of global cities such as London in these times of political uncertainty.
Mainelli will draw from decades of research into the mapping, modelling and economics of cities, along with empirical data, such as the Global Financial Centres Index. “We are woefully unclear on how cities form and grow. Current thinkers are challenging conventional assumptions and developing new theories around scale change, information theory, transactional intensity and competition that are all worth exploring.” he said.
Given the importance of financial services to London and the impending Brexit, the lecture will advance thinking surrounding the current role of financial services, explore some future scenarios, and suggest policies that would be advantageous for the city.
The FSG Lecture will be held in memory of Founding Convenor Jeremy Goford, Past Master Actuary and is open to all members of the FSG Livery Companies and their guests. For further information or to book a place, please click here.
About The Marketors
The Worshipful Company of Marketors (‘The Marketors’) is a City livery company that promotes marketing as a force for economic and public benefit by encouraging excellence in its education and practice. Promoting the view that marketing is a strategic function of the board, the Company advocates that marketing benefits everyone and promotes the profession through charity work, supporting start-ups and educational establishments, and its own mentoring, educational awards and bursary programmes.
The Marketors holds traditional values and delivers them in a modern context by offering guidance in the form of research leadership and promoting discussion and debate between members, other livery companies, the wider marketing profession, government and the City.
Ranked 90th in order of precedence of livery companies, The Marketors was established in 1975 and become a livery in 1977. Its membership is drawn from senior marketing professionals, marketing services experts and marketing academics and numbers over 370.
The Marketors is one of the most active liveries for social and business events, offering its members a wide variety of networking occasions and opportunities to give back to the community. The livery supports the city of London and its mayoralty, and was awarded a Royal Charter in 2010.
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