October 2009: Kick-Off Seminar (London)

The 2010 sdw UK kick-off event took place on the weekend of the 23rd/24th of October 2009 in London. The yearly kick-off event provides a platform for all members of the sdw UK group to meet each other as well as coordinate the events for the academic year. Also present at this event were our tutor, Dr Tom Kirchmaier (LSE), our manager Ms. Jana Hecker (JP Morgan) and visiting from Berlin, our advisor Ms. Luise Heidenreich (sdw). It featured talks by Philipp Rode, Executive Director of the Urban Age Programme and Associate with the Cities Programme at LSE on “London in an urban age” and Giovanni Bassanni of the FSA on “Selected Issues of Financial Market Regulation”. Also part of the program were a tour of the House of Parliament and a dinner with sdw alumni.

The schedule for this year along with broad topics are presented in the following table.

DateTeamTopic
28/29 Nov 2009London IFootball
23/24 Jan 2010OxfordRole of the UK in the EU
27/28 Feb 2010CambridgeEnergy & Technology
20/21 Mar 2010London IIArt & Culture in London
24/25 Apr 2010ScotlandReinventing Microfinance