**Monday 20th February

BANK OF ENGLAND RELEASES CAPITAL ISSUANCE STATISTICS

CBI PUBLISHES MONTHLY INDUSTRIAL TRENDS SURVEY

DIGITAL MEDIA STRATEGIES CONFERENCE 2017, 20TH-23RD

The annual Digital Media Strategies conference will be held at King's Place, London. This event brings together a global audience of over 350 senior leaders and chief executives from magazines, newspapers, digital content companies, broadcast, B2B and STM media. It tackles the key issues facing the media industry today, and features keynotes and panel discussions with some of the industry’s leading figures.

ECB PUBLISHES EURO AREA INVESTMENT FUND STATISTICS

EUROGROUP OF EU FINANCE MINISTERS MEET IN BRUSSELS

HOUSE OF COMMONS DEBATES PETITION SAYING TRUMP'S STATE VISIT SHOULD BE CANCELLED

Business in Westminster Hall includes a debate on e-petitions 171928 and 178844 relating to a state visit by President Donald Trump. The debate will last up to three hours and there will not be a vote. It has been triggered by a petition saying that Trump should not get a state visit, which has been signed by 1.7m people online. It says Trump should be allowed to visit the UK but that he should not get a state visit “because it would cause embarrassment to Her Majesty the Queen.” But MPs will also consider a rival petition saying Trump should get a state visit.

RIGHTMOVE RELEASES MONTHLY HOUSE PRICE FIGURES

**Tuesday 21st February

ANNUAL INTERNATIONAL PETROLEUM WEEK - LONDON, 21ST-23RD

The annual International Petroleum Week (IP Week), organised by the Energy Institute, takes place at the Grosvenor House, London. IP Week is a forum for the international oil and gas community, attracting over 2,000 attendees from around the world every year.

EU ECOFIN COUNCIL MEETS IN BRUSSELS

NATIONAL FARMERS UNION ANNUAL CONFERENCE - BIRMINGHAM, 21ST-22ND

RESPUBLICA HOLDS DEBATE WITH CHUKA UMUNNA AND VINCE CABLE

Think tank ResPublica will hold a debate with Chuka Umunna MP, former Shadow Business Secretary, and Vince Cable, former Business Secretary, to discuss the way forward for corporate governance in the UK. Ahead of the Government’s response to its Corporate Governance Green Paper; during the consultation of the Industrial Strategy Green Paper; and ahead of the Government triggering Article 50, the event comes in a period which will be vital in shaping the future of the UK’s domestic economic policy.

**Wednesday 22nd February

EEF ANNUAL CONFERENCE

EEF, the manufacturers’ organisation, will hold its annual national manufacturing conference at the QE2 Centre in Westminster. Attended by around 800 senior decision makers from business and manufacturing.

STUDENT VOLUNTEERING WEEK, 22ND-28TH

Student Volunteering Week (SVW) takes place. Now in its 15th year, SVW brings together organisations from all sectors to promote and celebrate the volunteering efforts of students across the Universities and Colleges in the UK. SVW will combine local campus focused events and campaigns with a national media profile and high-level events.

**Thursday 23rd February

ADAM SMITH INSTITUTE EVENT 'BLACK INNOVATORS AND ENTREPRENEURS UNDER CAPITALISM'

The Adam Smith Institute (ASI) will hold a lecture with Dr Andrew Bernstein at 18:00. Dr Andrew Bernstein, Ayn Rand specialist and philosophy professor, will be speaking on Black Innovators and Entrepreneurs Under Capitalism.

CBI PUBLISHES QUARTERLY DISTRIBUTIVE TRADES SURVEY

COUNCIL OF MORTGAGE LENDERS RELEASES MARKET COMMENTARY REPORT

DEPARTMENT FOR EDUCATION PUBLISHES NEET STATISTICS

THECITYUK CAPITAL MARKETS SUMMIT: HOW TO NAVIGATE THE POST BREXIT SHAKE-UP – PARIS

TheCityUK holds Capital Markets Summit - How to navigate the post Brexit shake up, in Paris. Co-hosted by Politico and L’AGEFI, the summit is the second edition of the capital market series. This international summit will examine the challenges and opportunities for capital markets in a post-Brexit Europe. It will be an opportunity for European policymakers and business leaders to debate how to adapt their policies and business models to a changing financial landscape.

THE RESOLUTION FOUNDATION EVENT 'YOUNG, GIFTED AND SLACK? UNBLOCKING THE CAREER BARRIERS FOR MILLENNIALS'

The Resolution Foundation will hold 'Young, gifted and slack? Unblocking the career barriers for millennials' - a speech by Employment Minister Damian Hinds. At an event for the ongoing Inter-generational Commission, the Minister for Employment Damian Hinds will deliver a keynote speech on lessons from the UK’s recent employment success and challenges for the future. The Resolution Foundation will present findings from its new research on how labour market shifts are affecting different generations, after which a panel of experts will debate the issues thrown up by the speech and research findings before taking part in a Q&A.

**Friday 24th February

BRITISH BANKERS' ASSOCIATION RELEASES MONTHLY HIGH STREET BANKING FIGURES

WORK YOUR PROPER HOURS DAY 2017

The Trades Union Congress (TUC) will mark its annual Work Your Proper Hours Day for 2017. Now in its 13th year, Work Your Proper Hours Day celebrates the unsung – and unrewarded – hours that staff put in to help their employers and boost the UK economy.

**Monday 27th February

CBI RELEASES LATEST QUARTERLY SERVICE SECTOR SURVEY

EUROPEAN COMMISSION RELEASES MONTHLY BUSINESS & CONSUMER SURVEY

FAIRTRADE FORTNIGHT

Fairtrade Fortnight, an annual campaign aimed at increasing awareness of the Fairtrade mark among consumers, is to take place on these provisional dates. The campaign involves support from Fairtrade licensee companies, development agencies (such as Oxfam, Christian Aid, and Cafod), women's groups (Women's Institutes, Mother's Union) as well as churches, trade unions, and others. A further aim of the campaign is to increase sales of products bearing the Fairtrade symbol.

MAYOR OF LONDON HOLDS 'LONDON PLANNING AWARDS'

The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, hosts the 14th annual London Planning Awards at City Hall, the Queen's Walk, London SE1 2AA. The London Planning Awards, run jointly by the Mayor of London, London First and the Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI), recognise planning achievements by individuals or organisations.

VARIOUS EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT COMMITTEE'S MEET IN BRUSSELS

**Tuesday 28th February

BRITISH CHAMBERS OF COMMERCE ANNUAL CONFERENCE

The British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) holds its annual conference at the QEII Conference Centre in Westminster. The former Chancellor of the Exchequer, George Osborne, is due to speak.

FTSE ANNOUNCES CHANGES TO QUARTERLY REVIEW OF UK INDEX

US PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP ADDRESSES CONGRESS

**Wednesday 1st March

CIPS/MARKIT RELEASE UK MANUFACTURING PMI

**Thursday 2nd March

CIPS/MARKIT RELEASES UK CONSTRUCTION PMI

**Friday 3rd March

BANK OF ENGLAND RELEASES EXTERNAL BUSINESS OF MONETARY FINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS OPERATING IN UK

BANK OF ENGLAND RELEASES UK OFFICIAL HOLDINGS OF INTERNATIONAL RESERVES

CIPS/MARKIT RELEASES UK SERVICES PMI

LSE DEBATES SUCCESSES, FAILURES AND THE FUTURE OF THE EU AND UK WITH LORD KINNOK