2017 events

The UKRN regularly organises events, breakfast briefings and lunchtime seminars, often jointly with other organisations, such as the Whitehall & Industry Group (WIG), the Policy Exchange, the Long Term Infrastructure Investors Association, Indepen, Which? and the Office for National Statistics.

Below you can find a list of the events we organised in 2017. For our current events, please see our events page.

21 Nov – Long Term Infrastructure Investors Association (LTIIA) + UKRN conference: ‘Joint seminar on UK infrastructure regulation (working title)’
Following the success of our joint convention last year, the UKRN and the LTIIA second conference, hosted by Norton Rose Fulbright, brought back together executives representing UK regulators, institutional investors in the UK infrastructure, fund managers, multilateral institutions, advisers and industry bodies.
Dermot Nolan, Ofgem’s CEO and UKRN’s Chair, Richard Moriarty, CAA’s Deputy CEO and Mark Moseley, COO of Global Infrastructure Hub, were some of the key note speakers of the event.
The full agenda can be accessed here.

1 Nov – Money and Mental Health Policy Institute + UKRN breakfast roundtable: ‘Money, mental health, vulnerable consumers and regulators: a status report’
This private breakfast seminar brought together participants from member regulators of the UKRN, mental health organisations, consumer groups with understanding of mental health issues and experts from the Money and Mental Health Policy Institute. The roundtable aimed to seek out opportunities to improve regulation of supplier and service to consumers with mental health problems in regulated services, through enhancing mutual awareness and understanding.

31 Oct – Citizens Advice + UKRN roundtable: ‘Big data, bigger challenges: how will market serve consumers of the future?’
This event was a unique opportunity for regulators, government and consumer groups to talk about the future of consumer policy, in particular relating to a number of topical questions, including: changing markets, business models and innovations have big implications: how can regulators keep up? How will changes to the way people live, their skills and wider situations affect markets? How can providers adapt to new markets? How can companies use technology to improve engagement? How will firms of the future dispense their responsibilities toward vulnerable consumers?
A summary note of the discussions’ themes will be produced, so please contact us if you are interested in receiving it.

11 Jul – Policy Exchange + UKRN event: ‘How can Government and regulators keep up with disruptive innovation?’
A roundtable debate exploring a number of questions around regulation and innovation, with representatives from economic regulators and industry from across the sectors, with john Penrose Mp and Alan Mak MP.
You can read the summary blog here.

27 Jun – Office for National Statistics – User Event for Business Price Consultation
This event launches a consultation which gives users the opportunity to shape the transformation of the Producer Price Index (PPI) and Services Producer Price Index (SPPI). The event is aimed at anyone who uses the PPI or SPPI for forecasting, monitoring the economy, contract negotiations, etc. and will also provide an update on current development work plans and progress including: sample improvement work; the introduction of annual chain linking; and legislative changes.

19 Jun – UKRN Annual Conference
Our Annual Conference is an opportunity for our members to network with peers, learn about some of the work taking place across the network and participate in workshops.
We are planning to issue a summary of the conference shortly, so if you are interested to receive a copy, please email the UKRN Office.

16 Jan – Policy Exchange event, supported by the UKRN and Citizens Advice: ‘Switched on? Are switching sites a sign of a healthy or broken market?’
The session explored the debate about whether switching is as a great idea as it seems in principle, with a panel of engaging speakers from government, industry and consumer groups.


You can also view the events we organised in 2016.