GLOBAL LAVA, Sep 8th 2016
Brexit: What’s Next
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!
questions to be discussed:
Why did the UK vote to
leave the EU?
Where do we go from
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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