Recent Events

The Self Storage Association UK Annual Conference

Tuesday 16 – Wednesday 17 May 2023

Hilton Birmingham Metropole

The UK Self Storage Industry consists of over 2,100 stores across the country and continues to grow. The industry turnover is more than £940 million per year. SSA UK members represent around 75% of the self storage space in the country from the largest publicly listed companies to small container storage sites in rural areas.

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As such, the Self Storage Association UK is delighted to announce its inaugural two-day conference, dedicated specifically to the self storage industry in the UK.  The content is tailored to UK operators and will focus on tangible ways to improve self storage operations and navigate the future.

IEC Business Conference Barcelona 2023

16-18 April 2023

IEC Business Conference Barcelona 2023
Trevor will be giving the global economic update.

Why the Future of Financial Services Is ‘Very, Very Bright’

Blog post based on Trevor’s industry keynote at Workday Rising Europe

IoD Finance and FinTech Group

King’s College, London
IoD Finance and Fintech Group

The impact of the Russian invasion of Ukraine on global trade – one year on

Tuesday, 14 February | 14:3015:30

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The primary impact of Putin’s invasion of Ukraine is one of devastation and the tragic loss of human life. The war has also disrupted international trade flows, caused global inflationary pressures and led to wide-ranging sanctions being imposed on Russia.

In a free 45-minute webinar at 2.30pm on 14 February, hosted by the Institute of Export & International Trade, trade, policy and economics experts looked more deeply into the impact of the war on global trade and what businesses can do to mitigate its ongoing effects.

The webinar covered:

· How the war has impacted global trade flows

· The impact of the energy and inflation crises

· A recap of the sanctions that have been introduced on Russia

· Practical tips for ensuring compliance with sanctions

· Practical tips for managing further disruption from geopolitical events

Kirkland & Ellis’ Restructuring Winter Seminar

Wednesday, 7 December | 16:30–22:00

Kirkland & Ellis' Restructuring Winter Seminar Wednesday, 7 December | 16:30–22:00

The SPAC (Special purchase acquisition company)

7 December 2022 | Heathrow

The SPAC (Special purchase acquisition company) Conference, 7 December 2022

London Real Estate Conference

23 November 2022 | LondonLondon Real Estate Conference | CBRE | 23 November 2022 | LondonTrevor was the key note speaker.

University of Derby
The Economics of Climate Change

Tuesday, 22 November 2022 | 17.00 – 19.30 online

University of Derby | The Economics of Climate Change-online event | Tuesday, 22 November 2022 | 17.00 - 19.30

SFNet’s 78th Annual Convention

9-11 November 2022 | Austin, Texas
On the Sidelines with Trevor Williams, podcastIn this podacst Barry Bobrow is in discussion with Trevor Williams on the sidelines of the SFNet 78th Annual Convention, November 2022 in Austin, Texas

A Meeting of Minds Gatekeepers

20 October 2022 | The Berkeley Hotel, London

A Meeting of Minds Gatekeepers - 20 October 2022

The Alternative Legal Management Summit

19-20 September 2022 | Crowne Plaza Marlow

The Alternative Legal Management Summit 19-20 September 2022 Crowne Plaza Marlow
Our headline sponsor: Access Legal

Our chair:
Simon Ross, Managing Partner, Seddons

Our keynote speakers:
– John Llewellyn-Lloyd, Joint Head of Corporate Finance, Arden Partners
– Nicola Poole, Director of Culture and Innovation, Hedges Law
– James Tarling, CEO, Ashtons Legal
– Trevor Williams, former Chief Economist, Lloyds Bank and Rotating Chair of the Institute of Economic Affairs’ Shadow Monetary Policy Committee

Please visit the programme for a full list of speakers:

Chartered Institute of Housing South West Conference

21-22 September 2022 | Mercure Bristol Grand Hotel

Chartered Institute of Housing AICO - South West Regional Conference and Exhibition 2022
Come together with members from across the South West

Explore the challenges, discuss opportunities and share innovations to help build the future of housing in the South West of England.
Taking place over two days, the popular CIH South West Conference will return to the Grand Hotel in Bristol. The event has sold out for the past three years, so make sure you join as a member today to secure your place at the 2022 conference.

Black Graduate Careers Conference & Workshop

23 June 2022 | Imperial College, London

Black Graduate Careers Conference & Workshop Imperial College, London Thursday, 23 June 2022

CHIC Conference & Exhibition 2022

16 June 2022 | Sixways Stadium, Worcester, WR3 8ZE

CHIC Conference & Exhibition 2022, June 16, Sixways Stadium, Worcester

Programme for the event.

NACFB Commercial Finance Expo

15 June 2022 | NEC Birmingham

NACFB Commercial Finance Expo NEC Birmingham 15 June 2022

Trevor spoke about Shaping policy & regulation – Relief, recovery, and reform

More than £79.3 billion of loans were distributed to 1.67 million businesses through government-backed schemes. The panel will review the effectiveness of the initiatives, examine the ways that the SME lending landscape was redrawn, and discuss how prepared the UK is for the next crisis.

Housing Brighton 2022

10-11 May 2022 | Hilton Brighton Metropole, Brighton

In person for the member-exclusive Housing Brighton 2022

Trevor spoke on day 1 The economic outlook for the UK and social housing

With two days of essential content, Housing Brighton gave the opportunity to explore current challenges and gain invaluable insight tailor-made for our sector.

LSTA and LMA Joint London Conference

Wednesday, 30 March 2022, 9.15 to 17.00, followed by a networking drinks reception.

LSTA and LMA Joint London Conference, Wednesday, 30 March 2022, 9.15 to 17.00, followed by a networking drinks reception.Trevor gave the Global economic outlook at 09:30.

Typically attracting senior and middle management professionals working in the UK, Europe and US, this was an ideal opportunity to discuss some of the key opportunities and challenges facing the syndicated loan market, as well as taking advantage of some long overdue networking in person.

The programme explored the latest market trends and legal developments on either side of the Atlantic with speakers being some of the most respected and senior professionals in the industry.


Shaping the future funding experience
Thursday, 31 March 2022

LENDSCAPE LIVE CONFERENCE 2022 Shaping the future funding experienceBringing together banking leaders from across Europe in an impactful and interactive conference format.

A face-to-face conference on 31 March 2022, Lendscape Live 2022 brought together industry leaders to share knowledge and explore ideas for improving SME working capital financing.

MoneyLIVE Summit

28-29 March 2022 | QEII Centre, London

MoneyLIVE Summit 28-29 March 2022 | QEII Centre, London

Thank you QEII Centre for hosting such an amazing event.

Here are some key quotes
🌟Nuno Matos, CEO, Wealth & Personal #banking, HSBC – “Everyone competing in the financial industry is already a digital organisation. Those that are not, won’t be here for a long time. To be a 360 relevant partner to our customers and to build trust we need to combine human touch with the best #technology.

To thrive in this digital world
1. Face customers by delivering best #customerservice
2. Act with pace and #agility
3. Deliver with efficiency

🌟Trevor Williams , Former Chief Economist at Llyods TBS Offshore Banking “We are building less for a #risingpopulation. The #mortgage market in the UK has changed because there are a fewer larger families, more smaller families, more couples and single occupancy households so the nature of the market has changed.”

Virtual Economic Roundtable

Online Event on 24th March – 11:00am – 12:00pm

During the session Trevor shared his thoughts on Chancellor Rishi Sunak’s Spring Statement 2022 and offered the opportunity to ask questions.

The International Futures Industry Conference

15-17 March 2022, Florida, USA.

The International Futures Industry Conference 15-17 March 2022, Florida

The International Futures Industry Conference is FIA’s most powerful and prestigious event. Boca delivers an unparalleled opportunity to engage with the global cleared derivatives industry. Boca 2022 was the reunion of the cleared derivatives industry, gathering together high-level executives from leading banks and brokers, exchanges and other service providers as well as global regulators after a two-year hiatus. It’s where conversations and handshakes lead to the next headline; where thought-leaders deliver inspiration; where global regulators connect with industry giants; and where you’ll have exceptional experiences that can take place only at Boca.

National Smaller Housing Associations’

Conference and Exhibition 2021
30 September – 1 October

National Smaller Housing Associations' Conference and Exhibition 2021 30 September-1 October

Redesigning the future of housing to enable communities to thrive

Join us to hear the latest policy and regulatory updates that will help you manage the demands and economic uncertainty that your housing association faces.

We will equip you with new strategies and creative approaches to the challenges and opportunities that lie ahead.

Economics Echo Podcast

Interview with Trevor on the Economics Echo Podcast delving into the UK Autumn Budget 2021, tackling the possible impacts for businesses, households and public finances. Identifying winners and losers. And then concluding with a budget rating out of 10. Did Sunak rise up to the challenges in the British economy today?

Negative Rates Boost Innovation

Click on the image below to watch Trevor’s recent Ted X talk

Negative Rates Boost Innovation | Trevor Williams | TEDxStMarysUniversityTwickenham

Trevor’s talk encompasses the ‘natural rate’ and ‘secular decline’ of interest rates. Trevor asks whether these issues are a new phenomenon focussing on ‘deep’ history, effects of the pandemic, war, demographics, innovation, global per capita GDP and ends by asking why this is relevant for the coming decade and tackling climate change.
Negative Rates Boost Innovation’

Learn more at

Thursday 22nd April 2021

Eagle Club Wellbeing Symposium 2021

Eagle Club
This is the second Eagle Club Conference and the first one held virtually.

This year’s conference focused on well-being and comprised of important issues such as protecting your brain, discovering different aspects of neurodiversity, setting boundaries, maximising your remuneration potential, investing in Angels, raising your game on social media, enhancing your personal brand and honing your leadership skills!

Friday 21st May 2021
TEDxStMarysUniversity: Beyond the Boundaries of Discipline

Beyond the Boundaries of Discipline

St Mary’s University is delighted to announce TEDxStMarysUniversity – an afternoon and evening of enlightening and exciting 18-minute talks. As well as questions around whether the traditional university is dead, we’ll be discussing the ethics of vaccine passports, climate change and whether psychoanalysis can teach us about online misogyny.

If you have an interest in the conversation between science and theology or want to hear about the Beatles, Jay Z and Dangerous, this is the event for you.

Podcast-The European Equity Market: What does the future hold?

NTI Live Insolvency Conference

NTI Live Insolvency Conference
Trevor provided the Economic outlook as we come out of lockdown, offering a unique insight into Macro Economics.

NTI’s Third Online Insolvency Conference sponsored by Manolete is on the 31st March and provides 6 hours CPD, brilliant guest speakers and all your need-to-know updates. If you cannot attend live dont worry simply catch up on demand from 1 April 2021.

22-25 March 2021

National Housing Summit 2021

The National Housing Summit is housing’s premier event, which will be held online on 22-25 March.

We’ve designed a sharp, bold agenda to inspire and challenge you to consider your priorities and strategy. Book now to join fellow leaders and be a part of reshaping the future of social housing in light of the challenges presented in the last 12 months.

Wednesday 17 March 2021

Housing Finance 2021

09:40 – Trevor will be giving the Economic update

The impact of the coronavirus outbreak and Brexit on the UK economy and social housing sector

  • The economic effects on global growth, inflation and interest rates
  • Government debt levels and interest rates
  • Expecting a financial boom: inflation and economic stability

Trevor Williams, Visiting Professor, University of Derby and Chairman, Institute of Economic Affairs, Shadow Monetary Policy Committee

10:10 – React and respond panel discussion

Impact of the coronavirus outbreak on housing associations’ business plans and model

The current political and economic backdrop is prompting wider discussions around what it means for the social housing sector today, and more specifically finance and treasury functions. Join our panellists to explore how finance teams can start planning an economic recovery and rebuild financial resilience.

  • The ability to access capital markets and the timing of this
  • The importance of the role the treasury function plays as safeguarding organisations
  • Connecting the dots between financial impact and operational impact

Tuesday 11 February 2021

AON (US) Property Symposium