Are you interested in International Trade?

Or looking at opportunities for your business? Start building business relationships and grow your network at the Global Business Conference.

Join our Global Business Conference to discuss new international opportunities for businesses. Looking at the current state for trade in the UK, a global economic analysis and specialist panel discussions around key markets. The event will also include networking opportunities throughout the day.

Why should you attend?

๐Ÿ‘ซ New international connections
๐ŸŒŽ Valuable trade information and insights
๐Ÿ‘ฅ Hear success stories from real companies who have made their international footprint
๐Ÿ‘† Raise your profile through networking 
๐ŸŒŽ Open your eyes to new opportunities and collaborations
๐Ÿ“ˆ Grow sales, customers and client base

Who should attend 

The Global Business Conference is ideal for a diverse array of companies including:

  • Multinational corporations whose operations span multiple countries and regions and are considering new markets and networking with new partners.
  • Exporters and importers who can learn about market strategy entries, trade regulations and best practice for conducting business globally.
  • Innovative startups and scaleups looking to enter global markets or expand their global footprint.
  • Technology Companies interested in global expansion, cross border collaborations and international market trends.
  • Consulting and Professional services firms specialising in international business, market entry strategies, legal regulatory compliance and trade advisory services who can share expertise and network.
  • Trade Associations to advocate for interests of their members, facilitate networking opportunities and provide industry – specific insights.
  • Government Agencies and Economic Development Organisations and those responsible for trade promotion and foreign affairs.
  • Logistics, transportation and supply chain management companies and can explore opportunities for collaboration and discuss emerging trends in global trade logistics.
  • Academic and Research institutions studying international business, trade policy, globalisation and innovation.


  • 12:00- 1:00pm: Arrivals and Around the World Networking Lunch

sponsored by Flanders Investment and Trade

  • 1:00pm: Welcome

Hosted by Dr Nasir Awan MBE DL, President of Greater Birmingham Chambers of Commerce and Henrietta Brealey CEO GBCC

  • 1:10pm: Ones to Watch:

    Elevating the West Midlands: International Positioning and Trade Outlook 

Hosted by Raj Kandola, Director of External Affairs, GBCC

Hosted by Mark Smith, President, Greater Birmingham Global Chamber of Commerce

  • 2:20pm: Doing Business with the USA 

Hosted by James Tait Greater Birmingham Transatlantic Chambers of Commerce

  • 2:55 pm: Comfort break 
  • 3:15pm: In conversation with

Keynote speaker Caroline Miller OBE, Chief Executive of Birmingham Royal Ballet “In conversation with”

Hosted by Henrietta Brealey, CEO, Greater Birmingham Chambers of Commerce

  • 3:35pm: Internationalising Innovation: 


Hosted by Professor Deb Leary OBE, Scale up Director, Innovate Edge

  • 4:10pm: Navigating New Frontiers: Business and Trade Relations between the West Midlands and Europe Post Brexit 

Hosted by Mark Smith, President, Greater Birmingham Global Chambers of Commerce

  • 4:45pm: Summary and Close 

Hosted by Henrietta Brealey



Sponsorship Opportunities

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Event Sponsors

Headline Sponsor


Birmingham City University, 
Curzon building, B4 7BD