The Fortune Most Powerful Women International Summit in London is an unparalleled opportunity to connect with female change makers in the U.K., Europe, and beyond to exchange ideas and forge new alliances.

The program included the issues that are top of mind for every company in this rapidly changing business and political environment. We began at 16.30 on Monday, 11 June, with business sessions followed by a gala dinner and entertainment, and concluded the next afternoon after a day packed with networking, breakout discussions, and engaging content built around interviews and conversations—no long speeches. It’s not a conference about women…. it’s the world’s best conference that happens to be attended by women.

This year’s acceptances include JCCI Vice Chair Lama Alsulaiman, photographer Anita Corbin, IBM Asia Pac Head Harriet Green, World Bank CEO Kristalina Georgieva, The Baroness Jenkin of Kennington, The Baroness Kingsmill CBE, Legal & General Head of Personal Investing Helena Morrissey, Frances Osborne, Goldman Sachs Asset Management International CEO Sheila Patel, M&G Investments CEO Anne Richards, and Vodafone Chief Commercial Operations and Strategy Officer Serpil Timuray, as well as leaders from Aviva, BP, Daimler, HSBC, Mastercard, Old Mutual, Time Warner, and many other prominent companies. Among those who joined us in London in 2017 were musician and activist Annie Lennox, Lloyds of London CEO Inga Beale (who will attend again in 2018), Heineken Holding NV Executive Director Charlene Lucille de Carvalho-Heineken, Palantir Technologies Global Head of Cyber Security Melody Hildebrandt, and Swedish Minister for Labor and Refugee Integration Ylva Johansson.

The MPW International Summit is the cornerstone of the global expansion of Fortune Most Powerful Women, which started as a conference and has evolved into the preeminent community of women leaders in business and beyond.

<div class="caption legacy-media-caption"><p>At the 2017 <em>Fortune</em> MPWI Summit in London (clockwise from left): <b>Ylva Johansson</b>, Minister of Employment and Integration, Ministry of Employment, Government of Sweden with <b>Nina Easton</b> of Fortune; <b>Tamara Mellon</b>, Co-founder and Chief Creative Officer, Tamara Mellon Brand; <b>Naomi Campbell; </b><b>Charlene de Carvalho-Heineken</b>, Executive Member, Board of Directors, Heineken Holding with <b>Pattie Sellers</b> of Fortune.</p> </div>