This digital panel discussion will explore all things Commonwealth Games and business opportunities - how previous host cities and the businesses within them have found the experience, the impact previous Games have had around the world and the opportunities in store from Birmingham 2022. It aims to inspire, engage and inform local businesses.
It is a joint digital event between the Greater Birmingham Chambers of Commerce’s Commonwealth Chamber of Commerce and the Glasgow Chamber of Commerce.
Stuart Patrick CBE, Chief Executive, Glasgow Chamber of Commerce
Stuart was actively involved in the Glasgow 2014 Games and numerous legacy activities, he will be sharing his perspective on how the 2014 Games engaged and benefitted businesses.
Stuart Patrick is Chief Executive of Glasgow Chamber of Commerce, committed to the business success of Chamber members and championing the economic growth of the Glasgow city region.
He is a member of the Glasgow Economic Leadership board, the Glasgow City Regional Partnership and the Glasgow Partnership for Economic Growth, is chair of the Wise Group, chair of Glasgow City of Science and Innovation and sits on the boards of British Chambers of Commerce, Clyde Gateway, City of Glasgow College and Glasgow Science Centre.
He was appointed a CBE in June 2019 for services to business and the Glasgow economy.
Ian Reid, Chief Executive Officer, Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games Organising Committee
Ian is the Chief Executive Officer for the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games and for the last 2 years has been overseeing the establishment of the Organising Committee and early stages of planning and delivery of the city and the region’s largest-ever cultural and sporting event.
He brings a wealth of Games, finance and commercial experience to this role, having served as Chief Financial Officer and Company Secretary for the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games from 2009 to 2015, leading the Corporate Services and Support Functions including finance, legal, procurement, HR, programme management and office management. The event procured almost £250m of goods and services, recruited 1,500 staff and exceeded attendance and commercial targets.
Ian’s previous roles include Head of Commercial Finance for AG Barr plc and sat on the Board of Funkin Cocktails Limited.
Anne Ledgerwood, General Manager of St. Enoch Centre in Glasgow and Chair of the City Centre Retail Association
11:05-11:30: Introductory comments from panellists
12:15-12:25: Closing Comments from panellists
12:25-13:30: Closing comments from Chair
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