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

Speakers include:

  • Stephen De Boer Ambassador and Permanent Representative of Canada
  • The Rt Hon. Baroness Virginia Bottomley Board Member, ICC United Kingdom; Chair, Board Practice Odgers Berndtson
  • Julian Braithwaite Ambassador and Permanent Representative UK Mission to the UN and Other International Organisations, Geneva
  • Sir Roger Carr Chairman, BAE Systems
  • John Carroll Head of International and Transactional Banking Santander UK
  • Alderman Peter Estlin The Rt Hon The Lord Mayor
    of the City of London
  • Dr. Mukhisa Kituy Secretary-General of the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development UNCTAD
  • Adam Marshall Director General, The British Chamber of Commerce
  • Stormy-Annika Mildner Head of Department External Economic Policy, Bundesverband der Deutschen Industrie (BDI); B20 Germany Sherpa
  • Mike Cherry OBE Chair Federation of Small Businesses
  • Sir Michael Rake Chairman, ICC United Kingdom
  • David Tinline Senior Advisor to the Director-General WTO World Trade Organizations




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 

10:00 | PANEL I

Macro-economic challenges and opportunities impacting on business

Moderator: Business Leader (TBC)

  • 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.

10:55 | PANEL II

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

Moderator: (TBC)

  • 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.


The benefits of private sector engagement

12:00 | CLOSE


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