Where in the world?

In an unpredictable world, where should successful people and families live, work, invest and hold their family interests, to protect themselves?

22 May 2018

22 May 2018 | 8.30am to 5.00pm
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The Institute of Engineering and Technology
2 Savoy Place, London WC2R 0BL.
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Alistair Darling

Join us for a full day’s conference on 22 May 2018 to examine a range of issues that are currently impacting wealth generators globally. In a time of increasing political turmoil we are asked by many clients to advise on how best to protect their success for themselves and future generations.

Our conference will examine where successful people can live and invest, and how best they can protect their family interests in the face of a range of economic, social, political and technological threats.


The event is aimed at families, family offices, individuals and their spouses who are invited to attend for free.

We are also inviting their advisers for which there will be a charge of £299+VAT.

Discussion topics

The day will comprise of panel discussions and presentations by thought leaders from Withers and other leading organisations on the following topics:

  • Wealth planning in times of political uncertainty
  • Having a Plan B: where to live in an uncertain world
  • Citizenship and residency: who is offering what and why?
  • Digital assets and information: security in a world without borders
  • Investing across borders: protecting, structuring and realising the value of your investments
  • Where and how best to resolve personal and business disputes privately
  • Preparing for the unthinkable: disappearance, disability and death

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Alistair Darling


Ten years on from the financial crisis of 2008 we are delighted to announce that our keynote speaker will be AlistairDarling, who will share his experiences as UK Chancellor during those momentous events and how they will continue to influence international issues facing successful people in years to come.

External speakers

Yolande Barnes



Liam Bailey



Peter Connolly


Iraj Ispahani



Leslie Perrin



Withers speakers include

Venue information

The IET’s Global Engineering Hub in the heart of London, IET London: Savoy Place, has undergone a two-year refurbishment and is home to the IET’s London-based activities. It is fully accessible by all major transport links in the capital and has a fantastic selection of local accommodation. More information about the facilities and services available can be found on the IET London: Savoy Place website.

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Let us know if there's a particular topic that you would like to be addressed on the day. We'll consider all suggestions and aim to include those where possible.