Conferences, events and seminars

The City of London Biennial Meetings were established in 1999 by its founding Chairman Professor Costas Th. Grammenos CBE, with the objective of bringing together, under the same roof, world business leaders, policy-makers, and academics, to discuss and debate issues of challenge, competition, innovation, and their consequences all within a global context.

From the very beginning, the Centre for Shipping, Trade and Finance's Biennial Meeting established itself as a major event for the City of London, where academics, with policy-makers and business leaders - from around the world - have the opportunity to discuss and debate issues which contribute to the dynamic development of the City of London markets and their effect worldwide. Also discussed is the growth of other international and national markets and their impact on the London markets. It seems now to be the major event of its kind for the City of London.

Lord George, GBE, PC, Former Governor of the Bank of England

The most recent Biennial meeting was Striving for Stability in a Highly Uncertain World 17-18 November 2016

  • Eighth City of London Biennial Meeting 2016
    Striving for Stability in a Highly Uncertain World 17-18 November 2016
  • Seventh City of London Biennial Meeting 2013
    Looking Ahead with Optimism and Realism
    11-12 November 2013
  • Sixth City of London Biennial Meeting 2010
    Looking Ahead with Optimism and Realism
    8-9 November 2010
  • Fifth City of London Biennial Meeting 2008
    Problems, Challenges and Prospects
    18-19 November 2008
  • Fourth City of London Biennial Meeting 2005
    Major issues of the 21st century 6-7 December 2005
  • Third City of London Biennial Meeting 2003
    Issues of World Economy 4-5 November 2003
  • Second City of London Biennial Meeting 2001 Competition and Innovation within a global context: The Role of London as an International Centre for Finance, Communications, Shipping and Insurance
    12-13 December 2001
  • First City of London Biennial Meeting 1999
    Before the Millennium: From the City of London
    The Role of London as an International Centre for Finance, Communications, Shipping and Insurance
    7-9 December 1999.