The Bilbao Effect #6: Liverpool, UK
Famous for The Beatles, football and its waterfront, Liverpool is also a notable case study in cultural urban regeneration. It won its bid to become European Capital of Culture in 2008 and has since become a popular city break destination, attracting over 50m tourists a year pre-pandemic.
Claire McColgan, director of Culture Liverpool, talks to fDi about the impact of the award on the city, how it grew in confidence and the experience of Liverpool losing its Unesco World Heritage Status last year as a result of developments on the docks. Now, weakened by the pandemic due to its exposure to the visitor economy, Claire reflects on where the city is headed next and how it can retain its distinctiveness.
Wednesday, May 25, 2022
fDi at EBRD AM 2022: What concerns you most in this turbulent world?
The beginning of 2022 has been among the most turbulent in recent memory. Since Russia began its invasion of Ukraine on February 24, millions of people have fled the country. Alongside billions of dollars worth of damage in Ukraine, the war has caused global prices for everything from fuel to food to soar. Multilateral institutions have subsequently downgraded their economic forecasts for many countries around the world.In this joint podcast from fDi Intelligence and the Banker, co-hosts Alex Irwin-Hunt and Burhan Khadbai discuss what is concerning policymakers, bankers and investors most during this period of uncertainty. Based on conversations with attendees at the EBRD's 2022 annual meeting and business forum held from 10-12 May in Marrakech, Morocco, this podcast explores themes including the EBRD's engagement in Morocco, the wide-ranging impacts of war in Ukraine and why the green transition must be inclusive.
Friday, January 21, 2022
The Bilbao Effect #5: London, UK
The Tate Modern needs little introduction. As one of the most recognisable museums in the world, it has helped put London on the map as an international art and cultural centre. But perhaps less often discussed is its contribution towards the transformation of London’s waterfront in what could be described as a “Tate Modern effect”. In conversation with Seth O’Farrell, Frances Morris stresses that throughout the museum’s history, it has engaged the local community so as not to “parachute” into an area it had little to do with. But challenges have emerged with the encroachment of privatisation and neighbouring commercial developments. Now, with the increasing need for private funding, the pandemic and the climate crisis, Ms Morris is confident that the museum can step up to the plate as the demands on the "museum of the 21st century" change once more.
Friday, January 7, 2022
Rising Ecosystems #14: Interos CEO on global supply chain risk
Covid-19 has disrupted global supply chains in everything from semiconductors to vaccines. Jennifer Bisceglie, the CEO and founder of supply chain risk company Interos, has spent over two decades helping organisations reduce risk and avoid disruption in their supply chains.From her base in Arlington, Virginia, Ms Bisceglie joins fDi’s regular start-up podcast to discuss global supply chains and Interos’ recent crowning as a unicorn, or private company valued above $1bn. Listeners can expect a candid discussion on how businesses can manage supply chain disruption, what is needed to empower female entrepreneurs in the US and the reality of being a founder in Arlington. This episode was recorded on November 11 2021.