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Legal Week Announces LegalWeek Connect Lineup

Legal Week has announced the 2017 LegalWeek Connect lineup on 29-30 November at The IET in London. LegalWeek Connect, a new business conference with world class speakers, allows law firm leadership teams to investigate and debate how to reinvent their business models in order to thrive in the 21st century.

A two-day gathering for legal professionals in London on 29-30 November

LONDON, UK –  13 Sept. 2017 – Legal Week has announced the 2017 LegalWeek Connect lineup on 29-30 November at The IET in London. LegalWeek Connect, a new business conference with world class speakers, allows law firm leadership teams to investigate and debate how to reinvent their business models in order to thrive in the 21st century.

To view the full LegalWeek Connect lineup, visit: http://legalweekconnect.com/keynote-speakers

The first day will feature a series of plenary sessions: a mix of keynote speeches, panel discussions and a Question Time-style debate on the future of law. Guests will include The Hon. Mr Justice Blair, The Hon. Mr Justice Knowles CBE and Azeem Ibrahim, Entrepreneur, Investor and Philanthropist. In the evening, Legal Week will host a party which will feature the announcement of the winners of the LegalTalent competition.

On the second day, the conference will be divided into two streams: LegalEngage, which will focus on law firm management and strategy, and LegalTech, which will examine how technology can be effectively harnessed by law firms. The second day concludes with the British Legal Awards.

“LegalWeek Connect is not a legal conference. It is a business conference for business people in law firms,” said Bill Carter, CEO at ALM.

“‘The Connect speaker lineup features unique visionaries from across the world in business, sport, politics, journalism, entertainment and law firm leaders,” said Rhiannon Van Ross, Director of Strategic Projects at ALM International. “We are delighted with the outcome of this year’s programme for LegalWeek Connect and would like to thank our Ambassadors for all of their time and effort in helping us get to where we are.”

“The programme has been crafted with input from an unrivalled list of more than 80 global law firm leaders, and I am pleased to be a part of it,” said Lisa Mayhew, Managing Partner at Berwin Leighton Paisner.

ALM’s editors from Legal Week, The American Lawyer, Corporate Counsel and Legaltech News will host sessions and cover the event. A number of external publications have also been aligned with the event, including CLOC, Legal IT Insider, The City of London Law Society, Next Tech Girls, Technology PR and Wired.

Connect will conclude on the evening of 30 November with Legal Week’s prestigious British Legal Awards, where we will be celebrating achievement, excellence and innovation in the legal profession. Over 700 participants are planning on attending the Awards ceremony.

To register for LegalWeek Connect, please visit http://legalweekconnect.com/, and follow us @LegalWeek and engage with #LegalWeekConnect to be a part of the conversation and get the latest updates on the event.

About Legal Week

Legal Week is ALM’s leading UK-based publication that combines the latest news with the sharpest commentary and analysis, making it the brand that clients, lawyers and private practice firms rely on.
Please visit http://www.legalweek.com/ for more information and follow us on Twitter @LegalWeek.

General event enquiries
Rhiannon Van Ross, Strategic Projects Director, ALM – International Division

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Thomas Pearson, Commercial Director, ALM – International Division

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