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Global LAVA Sep 8th; Brexit: What’s Next
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Global LAVA Sep 8th; Brexit: What’s Next

Get your questions ready and enjoy meeting likeminded peers at our usual spot at the heart of Century City – thanks to our newest Global LAVA sponsor Littler recognized as a Leading Firm in Chambers Global 2016 and acknowledged as "North America Innovative Lawyers" by the Financial Times.

When: Thursday, September 8, 2016
Where: Century City Towers Concourse Level Conference Room B
2049 Century Park East
Concourse Level D
Century City, California  90067
United States
Contact: Victoria Silchenko

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GLOBAL LAVA, Sep 8th 2016




Brexit: What’s Next



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South California is a major business partner of the United Kingdom which shocked the world moving forward with the Brexit decision in the June 23rd referendum. Britain is the second-largest source of foreign-owned establishments in the region behind Japan and was second only to China among foreign visitors to California.




Please join us for an important discussion with the top-experts at our usual spot in Century City, network with globally-minded peers and enjoy food & wine, thanks to our newest sponsor Littler recognized as a Leading Firm in Chambers Global 2016 and acknowledged as "North America Innovative Lawyers" by the Financial Times! 




Key questions to be discussed:




-        Why did the UK vote to leave the EU?


-        Where do we go from here?


-        How Brexit will affect UK trade with the US?


-        What impact will this have on local businesses? 







Chris O'Connor - the British Consul General in Los Angeles since August 2013. He represents the UK government in Southern California, Arizona, Nevada, Utah, Hawaii and US Pacific Territories. He promotes trade and investment, scientific cooperation, creative and media collaborations and educational partnerships between the UK and the southwestern United States. He also oversees delivery of essential consular services to a 600,000-strong British resident community and British visitors numbering over a million per year.


Prior to his current role, Chris was UK Ambassador to Tunisia from 2008-2013. He has worked in British embassies in Cairo, Riyadh and Beirut as well as the British High Commission in Ottawa and the UK Delegation to NATO. He was head of the UK Foreign Office Middle East Peace Process Team in London from 2003-2005.




Paul J. Wright, ESQ - an English Barrister and California Attorney. In 1990, he formed a law firm based in Malibu, California. He has successfully represented many companies and individuals in the US and UK in the business and entertainment communities. Mr. Wright has organized, chaired or co-chaired many prestigious events and conferences. He is extensively consulted on legal and business matters and has been a speaker in a number of distinguished international forums. Mr. Wright is currently in his second term as President of the British American Business Council Los Angeles (comprising of 22 Chapters, the BABC is the largest transatlantic business network)


Rob Vickery is a Partner and Co-Founder of Stage Venture Partners.

Stage is a seed venture fund in Los Angeles that invests in software startups with defined and creative technology.
Stage has a particular emphasis on startups in the fields of digital media, entertainment technology, machine learning and autonomous vehicles. In addition, we will consider investments in any software-enabled company.

Before founding Stage with Alex Rubalcava, Rob created the Entertainment and Technology Division for BNY Mellon and was the North America Director for Lloyds International one of the world’s leading financial institutions, focusing on major corporate entertainment-related investments. He has also spent a number of years working and advising a range of international music and film talent on embracing new forms of technology, especially Virtual and Augmented Reality.

Rob serves on the boards of the British Academy of Film Television Arts (BAFTA) LA Games, British American Business Council, South Central Scholars and the Chairman of the School of Business & Entrepreneurship at Dorsey High School. In his downtime, Rob is an amateur paleontologist, snowboarder, gaming addict and can often be found exploring the North American wilderness.




Victoria Silchenko, Ph.D. – Creator & Chair of Global LAVA SIG, a Board Director of LAVA, Founder & CEO of Metropole Capital Group and Founder & Producer of the Global Alternative Funding Forum. One of the leading alternative funding exerts; in 2013 was invited to the White House as a crowdfunding champion and to the Leadership Summit organized by the United Nations. Huffington Post contributor and Los Angeles Business Journal Op-Ed guest writer. Adjunct professor at California Lutheran University, teaching Entrepreneurial Finance course for MBA program. Previously worked at the Milken Institute and directly with Dr. Arthur Laffer.


Events are free for paid LAVA members and sponsors and $35 for all others, unless otherwise noted.




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