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: 8:15-12:00





  • Sir Michael Rake, Chairman, ICC United Kingdom

8:50 | KEYNOTE 1 

UK International priorities and the role of the private sector

  • Senior Minister, HM Government

9:05 | KEYNOTE 2

The benefits of private sector engagement with global institutions

  • Dr Mukhisa Kituyi, Secretary General of the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development, UNCTAD

09:20 | PANEL I

Macro-economic challenges and opportunities impacting on business

Global challenges are transnational in nature and transinstitutional in solution. They cannot be addressed by any governments or institutions acting alone. This conversation will tackle current global priorities and the opportunities for companies to engage with international organisations in paving the way to global prosperity.


  • Stephen de Boer, Ambassador and Permanent Representative of Canada to the WTO (World Trade Organisation)


  • Sir Roger Carr, Chairman, BAE Systems
  • Jakob Kopperud, Special Representative to the UK & Ireland, World Bank Group
  • Stromy-Annika Mildner, Head of Department External Economic Policy, Bundesverband der Deutschen Industrie (BDI); B20 Germany Sherpa
  • David Tinline, Senior Advisor to the WTO Director-General, 2013-2019 (World Trade Organisation)

10:10 Networking Break

10:30 | PANEL II

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

Senior experts will make the case for private sector engagement and look at practical initiatives where the companies are engaged and making a difference in promoting growth, managing risk, enhancing reputation, increasing international profile and improving the international business environment.


  • Chris Southworth, Secretary General, ICC United Kingdom


  • Amanda Brooks, Director, Controls, Remedies, EU Exit and WTO at Department for International Trade (DIT)
  • Mike Cherry OBE, Chair, Federation of Small Businesses
  • Adam Marshal, Director General, The British Chambers of Commerce
  • Wilson Del Socorro, Global Director of Government Affairs, Diageo

11:20 KEYNOTE 3

The case for engagement 

  • Victor Zhang, President, Global Governments Affairs Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.

11:35 KEYNOTE 4

The benefits of private sector engagement

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

12:00 | CLOSE


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