Future Forum 2016

On Friday 14 October 2016, the Bank of England hosted Future Forum in Birmingham.

How can the Bank of England serve society and maintain stability in times of change?

PDF Future Forum Agenda 2016

This event brought together people from different sectors of the community to discuss our role in promoting the good of the people of the United Kingdom in times of uncertainty, with the following central question:

The Bank’s Governors spent the morning visiting locations across the Midlands, listening to the views and concerns of local business leaders, technology developers, representatives from the voluntary and education sectors, and the wider public.

The Governors then joined together for an afternoon session held at Birmingham Town Hall, where they discussed what they heard and considered actions for the Bank to take forward.

Summaries from the morning roundtable sessions

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Mark Carney, Governor

How can the Bank, with its responsibility for monetary and financial stability, support the most vulnerable members of society?
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Jon Cunliffe, Deputy Governor, Financial Stability

What are the key economic challenges that smaller firms expect to face in the future? How can we improve access to finance for SMEs in the current environment?
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Minouche Shafik, Deputy Governor, Markets and Banking

How can we improve trust and understanding in the Bank of England and why should that matter?
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Sam Woods, Deputy Governor, Prudential Regulation, CEO of the PRA

What challenges do large companies expect to face in their ability to access funding and manage risk through the banking and insurance sectors?
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Ben Broadbent, Deputy Governor, Monetary Policy

How can the Bank of England help students better understand its role in and impact on the economy?
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Summaries from the afternoon plenary

Charlotte Hogg, Chief Operating Officer

How can the Bank of England support technological innovation in the future?
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