Andria Zafirakou MBE

is the 2018 Global Teacher Prize winner. She is an Arts and Textiles teacher at Alperton Community School in northwest London.

Linda Papadopoulos

is is a Canadian psychologist based in the UK. A leading psychologist, she was commissioned by the Home Office in 2010 to write a review on the effects of sexualisation on young people.

is the Regius Professor of Engineering, Chair in Biomedical Circuit Design, Director of the Centre for Bio-Inspired Technology and Founder and Chief Scientist for the Institute of Biomedical Engineering at Imperial College. He is also the founder of two successful Medical Device Companies (Toumaz Technology and DNA Electronics) and Chief Scientific Advisor to GENEU.

Lorna Tilbian

was appointed Chairman of Dowgate Capital, the Corporate Broking & Wealth Management boutique, in January 2019. Lorna was formerly an Executive Plc Director (2005-17) and Head of Media (2001-17) at Numis Corporation Plc.

Peter Polycarpou

is an English-Cypriot actor, best known for playing Chris Theodopolopodous in the television comedy series Birds of a Feather.

Dame Janet Paraskeva DBE PC

has held roles including First Civil Service Commissioner, Chair of the Child Maintenance and Enforcement Commission, Chief Executive of the Law Society. Currently she serves as Chair of Council for Licensed Conveyancers.

Lord Andrew Adonis

A member of the House of Lords who has held several senior Government positions under Prime Ministers Tony Blair and Gordon Brown. He was Secretary of State for Transport from 2009-2010. Prior to that, he was a Minister of State for Education (2005-2008)

John Christodoulou

is a Monaco-based British property developer and owner of Yianis Group. Born in Cyprus, Christodoulou came to London as a child refugee in 1974. He founded the Yianis Christodoulou Foundation, which supports underserved children and their families in the UK and abroad. Christodoulou has given £1 million to his Foundation.

Is a British Greek-Cypriot retail magnate and entrepreneur. He is best known for his appearances on the BBC business programme Dragons’ Den. Paphitis has made most of his fortune in the retail sector.

Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Cyprus, will provide Opening remarks at the start of the day.