Global Trade Conference

Time: 12:00 - 18:00

Date: 15/09/2022

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


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 and our app
🌎 Open your eyes to new opportunities and collaborations
📈 Grow sales, customers and client base


An exciting opportunity to get your brand in front of businesses.



12:00: Arrivals, networking and refreshments
13:15: Welcome and intro: Henrietta Brealey, CEO, GBCC
13:20: Keynote speaker: Anne-Marie Trevelyan, SoS DIT
13:30: Session 1,  International Trade Index Launch
Raj Kandola, Head of Policy and Strategic Relationships, GBCC
14:00: Session 2, Around the World in 45 minutes
Chair: Deb Leary, President of the Greater Birmingham Chambers of Commerce, CEO of Forensic Pathways
Amanda Brooks CBE, Director General of Trade Negotiations, Department for International Trade
Andy Dawson, Director and Co-Founder Curium Solutions
14:45: Comfort break
15:00: Keynote speakers: 2022 Economic Update: An Analysis of the Global Economy
Joe Brusuelas, US Chief Economist, RSM
Tom Pugh, UK Chief Economist, RSM
15:40: Session 3,Business Masterclass: An Introduction to Entering International Markets
16:20: Session 4, Investment Opportunities in the West Midlands
Chair: Henrietta Brealey, Chief Executive Officer, Greater Birmingham Chambers of Commerce
Prof. Geoff Thompson MBE FRSA DL, Deputy Chair of the Board, Birmingham 2022
Jon Batty, Head of Inward Investment, West Midlands Growth Company
17:00: Final comments and networking reception
18:00: Close 


The virtual event included discussions around the recent effects of COVID-19 on the world a year on, a global economic analysis, international travel, business resilience and resuming trade.


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