1 December 2023
Mrs Didem Ciner, Chair of WE Soda, met with His Majesty King Charles III at the Global Investment Summit on Monday, 27 November 2023.
Mrs Ciner was one of more than 200 of the world’s leading CEOs, who were invited to attend the exclusive summit at Hampton Court Palace, which aimed to showcase the UK as one of the best places in the world to do business. At the event, Prime Minister Rishi Sunak unveiled £29.5 billion of new investment for a variety of thriving UK sectors.
As part of the event, Mrs Ciner was invited to a reception at Lancaster House, with the Secretary of State for Business & Trade and President of the Board of Trade, The Rt. Hon Kemi Badenoch MP alongside the Minister for Investment, Lord Dominic Johnson of Lainston, to discuss steps being taken by the UK Government to open up investment opportunities for the UK.
Notable attendees from finance and business at the Global Investment Summit included Stephen Schwarzman, CEO of the world’s biggest alternative asset manager Blackstone and CEO and Founder Anya Hindmarch CBE. Other attendees included David Solomon, Chief Executive of Goldman Sachs; Amanda Blanc, CEO of Aviva; Ignacio Galán, Chairman of Iberdrola; and Jamie Dimon, CEO of JP Morgan Chase.
"I was delighted to speak with key members of the UK Government in addition to global investors about WE Soda and our commitment to the UK."
Mrs Didem Ciner, Chair, WE Soda
Mrs Ciner attended keynote speeches, including with the new Foreign Secretary, Lord Cameron of Chipping Norton, on the state of the global economy, and with the Chief of MI6, Richard Moore, on the future of national security.
For the final day of the three-day summit, Mrs Ciner was a gust at the philanthropy breakfast at Downing Street with the Chancellor of the Exchequer, The Rt. Hon. Jeremy Hunt MP, to discuss technological progress being made in various sectors.
Commenting on the Summit, Mrs Didem Ciner said: “I was delighted to speak with key members of the UK Government in addition to global investors about WE Soda and our commitment to the UK.”
Minister for Investment, Lord Johnson said:
"The UK is a top global investment destination, and this event has helped to secure billions of pounds of valuable investment that has the power to drive economic growth and create jobs.”
Minister for Investment, Lord Johnson