ICC Going Global Seminar - Guildhall, London - 21 October 2019

The City of London Corporation and International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) are delighted to invite you to join political, institutional and business leaders in a discussion about the future of UK international engagement and the role of its private sector in shaping the global policy environment

Venue: Guildhall, Gresham St, London EC2V 7HH

Date: 21 October 2019

Time: 8:30-12:00

Speakers include:

  • Nora Senior CBE, President, Scottish Chambers of Commerce Chair, Weber Shandwick UK ICC Board 
  • Paul Drechsler CBE, Chair, Bibby Line Group Chair, London First ICC Board
  • Mike Cherry OBE, Chair, Federation of Small Business 



9:00 | WELCOME

Catherine McGuinness, Chair, Policy and Resources Committee City of London Corporation

9:10 | KEYNOTE 1 

UK International priorities and the role of the private sector - Senior Government Minister

9:40 | KEYNOTE 2

The benefits of private sector engagement with global institutions - Business Leader (TBC)

10:00 | PANEL I

Macro-economic challenges and opportunities impacting on business

Moderator: Business Leader (TBC)

  • Macro challenges impacting on trade including trade wars, protectionism and trade reform
  • The direction of travel for institutions like the UN, G20 and the WT0
  • Their Roles in the trade economy  and opportunities for companies to improve the international business environment 

10:55 | PANEL II

Effective solutions for business to scale up their international presence and engagement with international institutions

Moderator: John Denton, Secretary-General, ICC

Panellists: Lord Bates, Minister of State at the Department for International Development

  • Making the case for private sector engagement and looking at practical initiatives where the private sector is engaged and making a difference in promoting growth, managing risk, enhancing reputation, increasing international profile and improving the international business environment 


The benefits of private sector engagement

The Rt Hon The Lord Mayor of the City of London, Alderman Peter Estlin

12:00 | CLOSE




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