Thursday 27 April

18:30 - 20:30

FT 125 Senior Executives Forum

Transformation: The 100-year life; Living and working in an age of longevity

If you knew you would live to 100, would you change your plans for your career, relationships and finances? You almost certainly should. Likewise, companies and governments need to think how increased longevity could affect everything from management structures to retirement programmes.

In conversation with Lucy Kellaway, FT Management Columnist, Dr Lynda Gratton, Professor of Management Practice, London Business School and Andrew Scott, Professor of Economics, London Business School will talk about the new challenges that living longer presents - and the opportunities a longer life may create.

Thursday 04 May

18:30 - 20:30

FT 125 Senior Executives Forum

Rise of Tech: How to make money in tomorrow’s world

Brooke Masters, FT Companies Editor with Marty Chavez, Chief Financial Officer, Goldman Sachs and Blythe Masters, Chief Executive, Digital Asset Holdings.

Tuesday 09 May

18:30 - 20:30

FT 125 Women’s Forum

“The House that Jack Ma Built”: Selling to China and the Alibaba phenomenon

James Kynge, FT Emerging Markets Editor in conversation with Duncan Clark, Chairman BDA China and Author of Alibaba - The House that Jack Ma Built.

Few in the West can match Duncan Clark's experience and knowledge of China's internet, technology and investment industries. Author of the 2016 bestseller, Alibaba - The House that Jack Ma Built, Duncan has lived in China since 1994, mostly running a consultancy that he founded. He has known many of the biggest names in Chinese internet - including, of course, Alibaba's Jack Ma - since they were struggling start-up entrepreneurs.

A captivating speaker, Duncan is also able to shed light on practical matters, including "haitao" - or exporting directly to Chinese consumers online. This fast growing market, which is driven largely by the distinctive tastes of Chinese millennials, is projected to be worth some $300bn by 2018. Duncan's remarks will draw on personal experience to describe Alibaba's 20-year rise from nothing to become the world's largest retailer by transaction volume last year. He will also delve into Alibaba's current internationalisation drive and how this may affect companies in the UK and elsewhere.

Duncan is a UK citizen, educated at the LSE, who was awarded an OBE in 2013 for services to UK-China trade and investment.

Tuesday 16 May

18:30 - 20:30

FT 125 Senior Executives Forum

View from the Top: Ginni Rometty, the CEO of IBM

In conversation with Gillian Tett, US Managing Editor of the FT.