Due to the increased uncertainty around coronavirus, it is with great sadness that we have taken the decision to not go ahead with JIC in November. We’ve given it lots of thought, but due to the situation we have decided to put all our efforts into JIC April 2021.


We are delighted to invite you to our postponed JIC 2020.

As ever, we are proud to have some of the finest minds in the industry on the agenda. Sponsored by leading asset management groups JIC will provide high profile fund managers presenting in small interactive boardroom sessions, thought-provoking external speakers and networking time with your peers.

If government guidelines change and we are unable to run the conference physically, we will run the conference remotely. We hope you can join us. Please see below for all event details.

If you have not received an invite for JIC 2020 but would like to attend, please drop us a note at: jic@mipagency.com.


The agenda comprises both main platform and boardroom sessions. Delegates are split into smaller groups for the boardroom sessions and will rotate around all sponsoring groups sessions.

Tuesday 17 November
08:30 Registration & check-in
09:00 Welcome
09:10 Opening speaker – Robert Shrimsley, Chief UK Political Commentator, Financial Times
10:00 Boardroom sessions 1, 2, 3
12:20 New Ideas Forum – hosted by Louise Beale, Lead Anchor, Channel 5 News
13:20 Lunch
14:00 Boardroom sessions 4, 5, 6
16:10 Break
16:20 New Ideas Forum – hosted by Louise Beale, Lead Anchor, Channel 5 News
17:20 Free time
19:30 Pre-dinner drinks
20:00 Dinner with external speaker
Wednesday 18 November
08:45 Breakfast briefing:
  • Elaine Kasket, Psychologist, futurist and author
  • David Stillwell, University Lecturer, Judge Business School, University of Cambridge
  • Moderated by Louise Beale, Lead Anchor, Channel 5 News
09:30 Coffee
09:40 Boardroom sessions 7, 8, 9
12:00 Lunch with external speaker – Gabrielle Walker, Climate scientist and bestselling author
13:00 Boardroom sessions 10, 11, 12
15:10 Afternoon tea and departures

Boardroom Sessions

(Please note that speakers are subject to change)

New Ideas Forum

On the Tuesday there will be two New Ideas Forums and each sponsoring group will bring along an additional speaker to take part.

Each speaker will be challenged with pitching to you in six minutes on either a new idea, exciting new product or an interesting macro trend that they believe will shape future growth. Get ready for a fast paced information overload!

Confirmed speaker names and topics will be listed below in due course.

External Speakers

Robert Shrimsley is the Chief UK Political Commentator of the Financial Times (FT) and also its Editorial Director. Over a 30 year career working for the Daily Telegraph and the FT, Robert has been a close observer of Westminster and Whitehall, reporting on the Major and Blair governments before becoming the FT’s news editor. In that role he led the paper’s coverage of the financial crisis before moving to become managing editor of FT.com, overseeing the FT’s switch to becoming a web-first news organisation. His time in charge of the website has also given him a front-row seat on the development of new media and the technological, regulatory and political challenges it poses. For the last 15 years he has also written a weekly satirical column focused primarily on British politics and global affairs as well as a more personal column in the FT Magazine.

Elaine Kasket is a psychologist and futurist who explores the changing nature of computer-human-interactions. Elaine’s background is as an academic. She has a PhD in Clinical Psychology and used to lecture and run programmes for Counselling Psychology, and at Regent’s University London. However, she left academia in 2017 to pursue writing and life as a public intellectual. Elaine is the author of All the Ghosts in the Machine: Illusions of Immortality in the Digital Age, which was published in early 2019. The book explores the changing conceptions of privacy, the emergence of a socially influential dead and the unexpected consequences for our lasting legacies of the terms and conditions we sign up to in life.

David Stillwell is a University Lecturer in Big Data Analytics & Quantitative Social Science, and Academic Director of the Psychometrics Centre at the University of Cambridge’s Judge Business School. David’s research uses big data to understand psychology. His research highlights how using social media data from millions of consenting individuals, the computer can predict a user’s personality as accurately as their spouse can. This research has important public policy implications. Do consumers prefer their online experiences to be customised? How should consumers' data be used to target them? Should regulators step in, and if so, how? David has spoken at workshops organised by the EU Data Protection Supervisor, by the European Parliament's Science and Technology Options Assessment Panel, to UK government regulators, and to the Bank of England.

Gabrielle Walker is an expert strategist and climate scientist, helping businesses to address global challenges, with a focus on sustainability, new energy and climate change. She works at boardroom-level with a wide range of global companies to analyse emerging global trends, challenge conventional thinking and turn innovative ideas into action. She has covered many different sectors including oil and gas, utilities, renewable energy, finance and investment, consumer goods, retail, risk management, certification and professional services. She has been Climate Change Editor at Nature and Features Editor at New Scientist, and has written extensively for many international newspapers and magazines. Gabrielle is author of four books including co-authoring the bestselling book, The Hot Topic - How to Avoid Global Warming While Still Keeping the Lights On, which was described by Al Gore as “a beacon of clarity” and by The Times as “a material gain for the axis of good”.

Louise Beale has over a decade of experience in journalism, and is currently the lead news anchor for Channel 5. She anchored her own show on Bloomberg Television in London, interviewing Europe’s business leaders, politicians and analysts. She has also covered major news stories as a correspondent for Sky News and Channel 4 News - among them Brexit, the European debt crisis and the terrorist attacks in Paris, London and Manchester. Louise has also worked extensively on radio for ITN, Classic FM, Magic FM and Monocle 24. Using her background in journalism, Louise has become an experienced media and presentation trainer. She co-founded Middle Table with her Channel 5 co-workers, and now works with leading figures in business and politics to help them bring impact to their communication.


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