The importance of understanding the UK’s trading role in the global economy, and the opportunities and challenges for your business has never been so important.

Our first-ever online international trade conference will focus on recasting trade relationships in a post-Brexit world, the role of trade as a vital part of the economic recovery, and the importance of international cooperation in driving global trade.

Join us for the latest insights on emerging trends in international trade and new trade policies that could impact your business.

Why attend

  • Gain insight on new trade policy to help you understand how you can make it work for your business.

  • Learn from senior representatives on how to trade successfully in a post-COVID and post-Brexit world.

  • Share best practice with other senior business leaders who are facing the same challenges as you.

Our Speakers

Confirmed speakers include:


Conference Sessions

Highlights include:

Conference Programme

  • 10:00
    Dame Carolyn Fairbairn
    Dame Carolyn Fairbairn

    In conversation with...

    Live session

    • Hear how the government will support UK business on the international stage
    • Learn more about the Department for Trade’s plans for supporting exports and ensuring trade is an enabler of the economic recovery
    • Understand more about the international plan for living with COVID-19 globally

     

    Further speakers will be confirmed soon.

     

    Speakers
    • Dame Carolyn Fairbairn
      Dame Carolyn Fairbairn Director-General, CBI
  • 11:00
    Guy Dru Drury
    Guy Dru Drury

    Panel discussion | The UK-China relationship and business priorities

    On-demand content

    Join a debate about the opportunities and challenges for the China-UK trading relationship in a changing landscape, understand more about what the future holds for Chinese investment into the UK, discuss current supply chain issues, and what the future holds.

    Further speakers will be confirmed soon.

    Speakers
    • Guy Dru Drury
      Guy Dru Drury Head of Group, Beijing, CBI
  • 14:00
    Katherine Bennett CBE
    Katherine Bennett CBE

    Panel discussion | The importance of international coordination

    Live session

    The importance of international coordination living with COVID-19, and how business can shape the agenda.

    Discuss global unity and ways in which the UK can combat competing protectionism, and explore the importance of the low-carbon agenda.

    Further speakers will be confirmed soon.

    Speakers
    • Katherine Bennett CBE
      Katherine Bennett CBE Senior Vice President, Airbus in the UK
    • Rain Newton-Smith
      Rain Newton-Smith Chief Economist, CBI
  • 15:00
    Jeff Walters
    Jeff Walters

    Panel discussion | How trade might change in the post-COVID recovery

    On-demand content

    • Gain insight from the debate about the need to reconfigure supply chains and/or potentially reduce reliance on overseas operations/suppliers
    • Explore how companies are reacting to consumer behaviour changes as a result of COVID-19
    • Discuss the importance of digital trade

     

    Further speakers will be confirmed soon.

    Speakers
    • Jeff Walters
      Jeff Walters Managing Director and Senior Partner, Hong Kong, Boston Consulting Group
    • Josh Hardie
      Josh Hardie Deputy Director-General, Policy and Campaigns
  • 17:00
    Dame Carolyn Fairbairn
    Dame Carolyn Fairbairn

    In conversation with...

    Live session

    Hear from a leading expert on global trade issues, including the progress being made on the UK’s new trading policy and how the rest of the world manages continuing US-China tensions.

    Further speakers will be confirmed soon.

    Speakers
    • Dame Carolyn Fairbairn
      Dame Carolyn Fairbairn Director-General, CBI
  • 10:00
    Dame Carolyn Fairbairn
    Dame Carolyn Fairbairn

    In conversation with...

    Live session

    • Hear about the UK’s long-term trade strategy and focus on supporting British business to succeed globally
    • Gain the latest insight into ongoing trade negotiations, and the importance of taking a ‘whole of UK’ approach
    • Discuss what the UK can do through its G7 Presidency to help the economic recovery and promote UK interests

     

    Further speakers will be confirmed soon.

    Speakers
    • Dame Carolyn Fairbairn
      Dame Carolyn Fairbairn Director-General, CBI
  • 11:00
    Wilson Del Socorro
    Wilson Del Socorro

    Panel discussion | How the UK trade agenda can support business growth

    On-demand content

    • Learn about what’s needed to ensure trade deals work for business
    • Understand more about how the UK can utilise its multi-lateral role to champion trade
    • Hear about how the government can support UK business to solve market access issues and promote trade continuity

     

    Further speakers will be confirmed soon.

    Speakers
    • Wilson Del Socorro
      Wilson Del Socorro Global Director of Government Affairs, Diageo
    • Sally Jones
      Sally Jones UK Trade Policy Leader, EY
  • 14:00
    Kiran Haslam
    Kiran Haslam

    Panel discussion | Trade as a vehicle for prosperity

    Live session

    • Gain insight on how we should be making trade work for the whole of the UK
    • Explore how to ensure regional priorities are at the heart of UK trade negotiations, and what business needs on trade from regional and devolved government
    • Hear more about the need for the UK to take an integrated approach so we achieve inclusive trade policies.

     

    Further speakers will be confirmed soon.

    Speakers
    • Kiran Haslam
      Kiran Haslam Chief Marketing Officer, Princess Yachts
    • Henrietta Jowitt
      Henrietta Jowitt Deputy Director-General, Commercial
  • 15:00

    Panel discussion | UK-US trade deal

    On-demand content

    • Gain the latest insight on what’s been agreed/still to be agreed in the US-UK trade deal
    • Discuss how business can influence the trade deal
    • Explore how UK business can break into US state markets

     

    Further speakers will be confirmed soon.

  • 17:00
    Dame Carolyn Fairbairn
    Dame Carolyn Fairbairn

    In conversation with...

    Live session

    • Understand the role of Parliament in developing trade policy
    • Explore how trade policy can be made more inclusive and benefit the whole of society
    • Discuss how to ensure future trading terms support wider societal goals such as reducing carbon emissions

     

    Further speakers will be confirmed soon.

    Speakers
    • Dame Carolyn Fairbairn
      Dame Carolyn Fairbairn Director-General, CBI

Tickets

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    MEMBER

     

    Access to full programme 

    (except virtual networking and exhibition rooms).

    FREE

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  • NON-MEMBER (FULL)

     

    Access to

    full programme.

     

    £350

    + VAT
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  • NON-MEMBER (PARTIAL)

     

    Access to selected 

    sessions.

     

    FREE

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This is an online event.

Live and pre-recorded sessions will become available at the times specified in the programme. You will receive joining instructions the week prior to the event.

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Event enquiries

Keren Bowman

Senior Conference Manager email Keren.Bowman@cbi.org.uk
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Rich McFaul

Head of Commercial Partnerships email Richard.McFaul@cbi.org.uk