Understanding the UK’s international trade policy and how to influence it is key to the success of British businesses looking to expand and build their brand overseas.
Drawing on the CBI’s wealth of political and trade policy knowledge, this workshop provides an overview of the domestic and international organisations that have an impact on how the UK trades with other countries overseas, and provides a introduction to trade deals and WTO.
You will come away with an understanding of what the Department for International Trade (DIT) is doing to prepare the UK’s post Brexit trade deals, and how businesses should engage with them, including on trade deals and market access issues. You will also gain insight into the other international institutions that have a stake in the global framework for trade, and suggestions for how businesses should think about engaging and influencing them in future.
Having attended this workshop, delegates will:
- Have an improved understanding of the global architecture for trade
- Understand how to engage with the Department for International Trade at home and overseas
- Be able to put in place a forward plan for influencing the global trade agenda
- Have an improved understanding on what’s in a trade deal and what the WTO does
Sessions will be held with a variety of speakers from the CBI:
- Ben Digby, Director of International Trade & Investment, CBI
- Jonathan Brenton, Head of Trade Policy (Non EU), CBI
- Jessica Dickinson, Principal Policy Adviser - International Trade, CBI
- Will McGarrigle, Principal Policy Adviser – International Trade, CBI
Dates and locations
London (CBI Headquarters)
- 11 May 2020
- 27 November 2020
- The major challenges facing UK trade policy and the CBI’s influencing strategy
- How the UK government manages trade policy and how to engage: the view from DIT
- Case study on how a CBI member manages trade policy
- An introduction to the World Trade Organisation and the UK Mission in Geneva, and opportunities to engage
- An introduction to the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development, and opportunities to engage
- What’s in a trade deal and how’s it negotiated?
- Exercise: How to prepare your company strategy for a trade deal
Who should attend?
All CBI members and non-members are welcome. Those most likely to benefit from attending are:
- Business Leaders
- Public Affairs Professionals / Government Affairs Professionals
- Senior Manager / Business Units Heads
- Strategy VP / Directors
Standard delegate - £695 PLUS VAT
CBI Member delegate - £495 PLUS VAT
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