Day 1 - A Year of Challenge and Reflection
On Day 1 we consider trade, tech and innovation; the drivers to a bold new post-pandemic world. The speed of innovation and change is speeding up, so how can we transform, restructure and innovate to stay agile in response to global demand?
Our first day of our Global Annual Conference will open with Baroness Ruby McGregor-Smith, the President of the BCC, and will be followed by a senior government speaker.
Other highlights include an In Conversation with Miriam Gonzalez Durantez to discuss how trade is a driver for economic recovery. On a similar note, our second Leader to Leader In Conversation features two high-profile leaders discussing how access to finance is a crucial driver for global economic recovery.
We have an expert panel discussion around our increasing reliance on tech and innovation, and how they are drivers for economic recovery; delving deeper into sectors which are disrupting traditional industries, such as fintech and tradetech.
Our Day 1 Keynote will consider measures which business communities, academia and government need to take to maintain the UK and London’s global reputation as a financial and professional services powerhouse in an ever-evolving world.
And finally, our Big Interview is with Ben Francis, the inspirational Founder of Gymshark, which has gone from being an entrepreneurial start up to a global brand in 170 countries. How did Gymshark become the first DTC brand in the UK to achieve Unicorn status with no external funding, whilst helping to reshape the world into a more sustainable environment?
Plus delegates are warmly invited to participate in Day 1 workshops including:
- The key pillars and guiding principles of any FTA and what that means for global trade
- As 2021 heralds Coventry as the City of Culture, we will see how the pandemic has impacted the world of culture whilst exploring the opportunities that City of Culture celebrations bring
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