Strategic partner

This event will be facilitated by our International team, and provide insight and intelligence around the challenges of exporting into new markets.

The Future of UK Trade forms part of the CBI’s intelligence series into the international trade and overseas markets.  At this roundtable lunch we will be joined by:

Shehla Hasan, CBI Country Director for India. 
Shehla has recently been named as one of the eleven most influential women in the India/UK business corridor, so we are delighted that she will be visiting Northern Ireland to share her expert insight on the emerging markets and opportunities in India. 

John Dickerman, CBI Head of Washington.
John joined the CBI in 2012 and handles the day-to-day operation of the Washington office, principally focusing on policy questions that involve US government relations, international trade, financial services, climate change, energy, telecom, and transport. Prior to joining the CBI, John worked as a legislative and policy adviser for two members of Congress.

Guy Dru Drury, CBI Head of China NE & SE Asia.
Guy was recently appointed MBE for services to promoting British business in China.  Guy’s career has seen him work in a variety of sectors and industries ranging from inward investment to consultancy both in the UK and China and across NE & SE Asia.    Guy specialises in supporting UK and international corporates build their business and policy networks in-country and across the Asia-Pacific region.

Why attend?

  • Receive the latest insight and analysis of the current operating context in overseas markets, key political events and likely impact to the UK.
  • Understand the opportunities for doing business in these markets, who to connect with and what to look out for as you build or grow your presence in these countries.
  • Meet other businesses who have an interest in overseas markets.

 Spaces are limited so early registration is highly recommended.  Please contact Karen Hoey for more details.