Event: Trade Unlocked 2023

Trade Unlocked 2023

When: Tuesday, June 20th 2023, 9:30-17:00

Where: The Birmingham NEC 

Borderlex is pleased to be a media partner for Trade Unlocked 2023! This is a new interactive British conference bringing together businesses of all sizes to discuss and address the challenges of the current trading environment and opportunities for the decade ahead. 

The conference will bridge the gap between the worlds of business and politics, providing a high-profile platform for businesses from all sectors to give views on what they need from the UK government to get their business and the economy growing. 

Trade Unlocked 2023 is organised in partnership with the British Chamber of Commerce, International Chambers of Commerce and business leaders with policy support from the UK Trade and Business Commission. 

Free tickets are available for Borderlex readers. Click here and use code TU23Borderlex to claim your free spot.  

Here is an overview of the programme. Full details can be found here.  

Inward Investment: what are the rules of attraction? 

  • Juergen Maier, Former CEO, Siemens UK 
  • Peter Norris, Chair of the Virgin Group, Co-Convenor, UKTBC  
  • Vicky Pryce, Chief Economic Adviser, Center for Economics and Business Research 
  • Geeta Nathan, Deputy Director of Innovation Ecosystem Strategy, Innovate UK 
  • Eman Martin-Vignerte, Director External Affairs and Government Relations, Bosch UK 

 The UK’s labour mobility problem: how do we fix it? 

  • Charles Owen, Managing Director, Seasonal Business in Travel  
  • Suki Fuller, Founder, Miribure 
  • Dave Seaward, Founder, 3p Innovation Ltd.  

 Freeing Trade: what needs to be done? 

  • Peter Foster, Public Policy Editor, Financial Times  
  • John Carroll, Head of International and Transnational Banking, Santander UK  
  • Charles Baughan, Managing Director, Westaway Sausages 
  • Lesley Batchelor CBE, International Trade Expert Ltd 

 The Changing World: when trade and business meet geopolitics 

  • Lord Darroch, Former UK Ambassador to the USA 
  • Paul Drechsler, Chair, International Chambers of Commerce 
  • Dr Helen Belopolsky, Global Head of Geopolitical Risk, HSBC  
  • Kevin Klowden, Chief Global Strategist, The Milken Institute  

 Supply chains and logistics: managing the economy’s heartbeat 

  • Kate Jennings, Policy Director, Logistics UK  
  • Fergus McReynolds, Director of EU and International Affairs, Make UK 
  • Stephen Taylor, Managing Director, Winterwood Farms  
  • Delcan Pang, Director of Public Affairs and Policy, Road Haulage Association 

  Brexit Opportunities: what will really make a difference for business? 

  • Willian Bain, Head of Trade Policy, British Chamber of Commerce  
  • Tim Sarson, Partner and UK Head of Tac Policy, KPMG 
  • Sally Jones, Trade Strategy and Brexit Leader, EY UK  
  • Mike Cohen Deputy CEO, National Federation of Fisherman’s Organisations 

 The Productivity Institute: UK Productivity 

  • Bart van Ark, Managing Director, The Productivity Institute and Professor of Productivity Studies, The University of Manchester 
  • Tera Allas CBE, Director of Research and Economics, McKinsey 
  • Nigel Driffield, Professor, TPI and Warwick Business School  
  • Halima Jibril, Research Fellow at the Enterprise Research Center, University of Warwick, and the Productivity Institute 
  • Donna Edwards, Managing Director for Business Support and Business Finance, The Growth Company Manchester   

 People & Planet: how do we boost trade sustainably? 

  • Miatta Fahnbulleh, Chief Executive, New Economic Foundation 
  • Shelley Brown, Owner, The Good Life  
  • Angela Francis Director of Policy Solutions, WWF UK  
  • Clare Jackson, Chief Executive, Hydrogen UK  

 Trade and Levelling Up: making a new industrial strategy 

  • Henrietta Brealey, Chief Executive, Greater Birmingham Chambers of Commerce 
  • John Giwa-Amu, CEO, Good Gate Media  
  • Jessica Bowles, Director of Strategic Partnerships and Impact, Bruntwood 
  • Frank McKenna, Founder and Chief Executive, Downtown in Business  

  Standards and Regulations: divergence or alignment? 

  • Sarah McCartney, Founder, 4160 Tuesdays  
  • Rosa Crawford, Policy Officer, Trades Union Congress  
  • Richard Griffiths, Chief Executive, British Poultry Council  
  • Pheobe Clay, Co-director, Unchecked UK 

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