Global Trade Conference

Time: 12:00 - 18:00

Date: 15/02/2023

Division: International Business Hub

Venue: Royal Birmingham Conservatoire

General Price:

All prices exclude VAT

Member Price: Free

Future Faces Members: Free

Non-Member Price: Free

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Are you interested in International Trade? Looking at opportunities for your business? Start building business relationships and grow your network at the Global Trade Conference

Join our Global Trade 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?

From multi-nationals to start ups, we have always been here to help businesses 'Be Greater' every step of the way.

👫 New international connections
🌎 Valuable trade information and insights
👥 Hear success stories from real companies who have made their international footprint
👆 Raise your profile through networking 
🌎 Open your eyes to new opportunities and collaborations
📈 Grow sales, customers and client base


  • 12:00pm: Arrivals and networking
  • 1:00pm: Welcome and introduction, Henrietta Brealey, CEO, GBCC

Hear from our sponsors West Midlands Growth Company and Birmingham City University

  • 1:10pm: James Tait, President of the Transatlantic Chamber of Commerce

Keynote speaker: Representative from His Majesty’s Government

  • 1:30pm: International Trade Index Launch - Sponsored by Birmingham City University

Speakers: Raj Kandola, Head of Policy and Strategic Relationships, GBCC

Dr Steve McCabe, Associate Professor, Birmingham City University

  • 2:00pm: Around the World in 45 Minutes

Chaired by: Deb Leary OBE DL, President of GBCC, CEO of Forensic Pathways

Speakers: Amanda Brooks CBE, Director General for Trade Negotiations, Department for International Trade

Dr Tariq Ali, Deputy Pro-Vice Chancellor (Strategic Partnerships), University of Birmingham

Andy Dawson, Director and Co-Founder, Curium Solutions

  • 2:45pm: Comfort break
  • 3:15pm: 2023 Economic Update: An Analysis of the Global Economy

Speakers: Simon Hart, Lead International Partner, RSM

Tom Pugh, UK Chief Economist, RSM

  • 3:40pm: Business Masterclass: An Introduction to Entering International Markets

Speakers: Taran Singh, Founder and CEO, Taran 3D

Elisabeth Lewis-Jones, CEO, Liquid PR

Shaun Adams, MD, Birmingham Case Makers

  • 4:20pm: Investment Opportunities in the West Midlands Chaired by: Henrietta Brealey, CEO, GBCC

Speakers: Geoff Thompson MBE FRSA DL, Deputy Chair, 2022 Birmingham Commonwealth Games

Jamila Davis, International Projects Lead, West Midlands Growth Company

  • 5:00pm: Summary and Close

Mark Smith, President of the Commonwealth Chamber of Commerce Henrietta Brealey, CEO, GBCC


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