GLL Exchange UK
24 - 25 November 2022

Thursday 24 November 2022

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm 
Welcome Lunch

1:00 pm - 1:15 pm 
Welcome Remarks from the Co-Chairs

Zuzana Blazkova, General Counsel, Benefex
Paul Joukador, Partner, RPC

1:15 pm - 2:00 pm 
Opening Keynote
Interviewer: Paul Ferguson
, Legal Counsel, Bloomberg
Interviewee: Major General Alex Taylor CB, Director of Army Legal Services 

2:00 pm - 2:45 pm
Operation Crisis Management

Here, we will hear from several GCs on how they have previously weathered storms and black swan events. They will offer their insight into best practices and the lessons they wished they had learned before the crisis hit. 
Moderator: Julia Rix, Shareholder, Polsinelli 
Jeremy Barton, General Counsel, KPMG UK 
Sarah Binder, General Counsel, Lime 
Jim Trainor, General Counsel & Compliance Officer, Volkswagen Group UK

Charlie Slingsby, Deputy General Counsel, Twitch, Amazon 

2:45 pm - 3:00 pm 
Coffee Break

3:00 pm - 3:45 pm 
Expect the Unexpected: Horizon Scanning & Risk Management 

Businesses are set to face economic headwinds in 2023. But what is expected of the GC? Here, the speakers will discuss how they are planning to ensure that their organisations can successfully face the future, including how they effectively horizon scan and allocate the probability of risk. They will candidly discuss how the GC can help drive both the legal function and the business forward. 
Moderator: Rupert Hopley, Group General Counsel and Company Secretary, Informa 
Richard Harris, Chief Legal Officer, Robert Walters
Nicolette HenfreyEVP, General Counsel & Company Secretary, InterContinental Hotels Group
Terra Potter, General Counsel - EMEA/AP and Industrial, Hexcel Corporation 

3:45 pm - 4:30 pm 
Today's challenges: Winning the War for Talent 

Today, the panellists will share how they are navigating the current working landscape. They will discuss the challenges that come from trying to balance employee desire and corporate mindset and will also offer their predictions for how the market will change. 
Moderator: Ciara Cullen, Partner, RPC
Robert Johnson, Director & Associate General Counsel, Data Protection, Meta

Nancy Scott, SVP, Legal & Deputy General Counsel, Worldwide Legal Sales & Marketing Team, Cisco
Matthew Wilson, General Counsel, Fremantle 

4:30 pm - 4:45 pm 
Coffee Break

4:45 pm - 5:30 pm
The Secret Ingredients of a Great GC

You are employed as a lawyer but it is your mindset and position that determines your career. Here, we will look at how you can ensure you and your legal team are positioned most effectively. How do you get the ear of the board and how do you ensure you have influence? When to shout and when to stay quiet? The speakers will candidly share their career lows and highs so that you can ensure you are positioned correctly to offer advice, guidance and input.
Fergus Speight, General Counsel, Zilo
Ed Walker, General Counsel, Abellio Group 

5:30 pm 
Closing Comments from the Co-Chairs 

Zuzana Blazkova, General Counsel, Benefex
Paul Joukador, Partner, RPC

7:00 pm - 7:45 pm 
Black Tie Gala Dinner Drinks Reception 

7:45 pm onwards
Black Tie Gala Dinner 

Friday 25 November 2022 

7:00 am - 9:45 am 

10:00 am - 10:15 am 
Opening Comments from the Co-Chairs

Zuzana Blazkova, General Counsel, Benefex
Paul Joukador, Partner, RPC

10:15 am - 11:45 am 
Leadership Lab: Your Performance and Potential
Teams are complex systems of individuals with different preferences, skills, experiences, perspectives, and habits. The amount of challenge and change facing teams continues to intensify. How can you create a roadmap to realise the potential of your team(s)? In this Leadership Lab, you will be introduced to a Framework for Leadership Interoperability - a structured approach with practical strategies to equip you as a leader.  Expect this to be an energising, insightful and interactive experience from which you will walk away with ideas you can use straight away.
Michelle Elstein and Steve Elstein, Leadership Consultants and Team Coaches, Founders of Courageous Co.

11:45 am 
Closing Comments from the Co-Chairs 

Zuzana Blazkova, General Counsel, Benefex
Paul Joukador, Partner, RPC