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CBI Conference Series: International Trade Conference

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Royal Society of Arts

8 John Adam Street

London, WC2N


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Join us for the first ever CBI London International Trade Conference, where you will hear the latest insights on emerging trends in international trade and new trade policies that could impact your business.

Understanding the UK’s role in the global economy and what global factors will impact your business has never been more important. This event will look at how you navigate your way through these turbulent times.

Why you should attend:

Listen to senior representatives on how you Trade in a changing world, allowing you to operate and thrive in these challenging times. Get practical advice on the next steps to internationalise your business and how you put those plans into action. Network and share best practice with other senior business leaders who are facing the same challenges as you. Join senior international trade policy experts and your peers at our exclusive networking drinks reception with Lord Billimoria.

Confirmed speakers include:

Dame Carolyn Fairbairn, Director General, CBI
Senior Cabinet Minister
Antonia Romeo, Permanent Secretary, DIT
Karen Betts, CEO, Scotch Whisky Association
Chris Manson, CEO, Newable
Ben Digby, Director of International Trade, CBI
Julian Braithwaite, UK Ambassador to WTO
Deighton Conder, First Secretary, Trade and Economics, New Zealand High Commission
Joakim Reiter, Group External Affairs Director, Vodafone
Patrick Horgan OBE, Director Global Government Relations, Rolls Royce
Martin Wolf, FT
David Tinline, Former Senior Advisor to the WTO
Swati Dhingra, Associate Professor of Economics, LSE
Sally Jones, Director, Deloitte
Wilson Del Socorro, Global Director of Government Affairs, Diageo
Karim Haslam, Chief Marketing Officer, Princess Yachts Ltd

Featured sessions:

11:50 In conversation with Antonia Romeo, Permanent Secretary, DIT

12:20 Keynote address from the Government: Trading in a post-Brexit world

The UK is undergoing a revolution in the way we work, the way we live and the way we do business which has wide reaching implications for the economy and society. This session will look at the step’s government are taking to support businesses in a post-Brexit world.

12:45 Trends in global trade: the challenges and opportunities in 2020

In an ever-changing world the way we work and operate is moving at an incredible pace. This session will give you the opportunity to hear from leading experts on the latest insights in emerging trends, the importance of understanding the UK’s role in the global economy and what global factors can impact your business.

You will have the chance to get advice first-hand from experts on how to overcome the external environment challenges you face on a day to day basis.

15:25 The future of UK trade and making a success post Brexit - what you need to know

Hear from other businesses on what they see the risks and opportunities are in Global Trade post Brexit and what steps they are taking to capitalise on these opportunities. They will share their stories on what plans they have in place to utilise the new business world we will operate in.

Conference Programme:

11:00 Registration and Refreshments

11:30 Welcome and Keynote Address

11:50 In conversation with Antonia Romeo

12:20 Keynote Address

12:45 Panel Discussion

13:30 Lunch

14:15 Breakout Sessions

15:15 Break

15:25 Panel Discussion

16:10 Keynote Address

16:55 Close

17:00 Drinks reception with Lord Bilimoria CBE, Vice-President, CBI

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Who should attend?

All CBI members and non-members are welcome. Those most likely to benefit from attending are individuals responsible for:

  • International and trade remit
  • Government Affairs representatives
  • SME and MSB CEO’s, Managing Directors and Finance Directors

Ticketing information:
The CBI International Trade Conference welcomes business leaders from all organisations, including those that are not members of the CBI.

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Please contact the Event Manager Carley Stump.

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