The sharing economy in the UK: regulation, growth and policy priorities

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This seminar will be a timely opportunity to examine the way forward for securing the UK as a global centre for the sharing economy.

At a time when the adoption of popular applications continues to rise, transforming and disrupting consumer markets, delegates at this seminar will consider how UK businesses can fully exploit the potential of the sharing economy to meet the changing needs of the consumer - with examples of best practice from across sectors.

Delegates will also examine the future role of regulation and policy in ensuring the continued growth of the UK sharing economy, focusing on issues surrounding technology development, market competition, employment contracts, as well as consumer trust and protection.

For this conference we expect speakers and other delegates to be an informed group including members of both Houses of Parliament, senior government officials involved in this area of public policy, together with key stakeholders - including technology and telecoms businesses - and representatives from sectors including hospitality, travel services, retail, fashion, finance and real estate amongst others with an interest in these issues.

We are delighted that, at this early stage, the following speakers have agreed to speak: Debbie Wosskow, Chair, Sharing Economy UK (SEUK) and Chief Executive Officer, Love Home Swap; Helen Goulden, Executive Director, Innovation Lab, Nesta; Roddy Campbell, Founder, Vrumi; Steve Garelick, Branch Secretary for Professional Drivers, GMB Union; Sam James, Managing Director UK & Ireland, Hassle.com; Richard Laughton, Chief Executive Officer, easyCar; Clive Seddon, Partner and Head of TMT & Sourcing, Pinsent Masons and Olivia Sibony, Co-Founder, Grub Club.