31 March 2022 - Lunch meeting - Login for venue
Success in international trade will be the key factor in determining whether the UK economy adjusts successfully to operating outside of the EU and navigating the turbulence caused by the Covid pandemic, and the Ukraine/Russia war. So, we were delighted, this week, that Andrew Mitchell, Director General, Exports and Trade, at the Department for International Trade could lead an Industry Forum policy roundtable on, ‘Opportunities for UK International Trade in 2022’. The hybrid meeting was hosted physically at the London offices of the Iraq Britain Business Council and the work of the IBBC was summarised by Charles Burbridge, Regional Managing Director of G4S Risk Management Group. Panelists, Geoff Mackey, Corporate Affairs and Sustainability Director, BASF, and John Taylor, Oil and Gas, Business Development Consultant with Hydro-C responded and suggested measures that could help British exporters. It was clear that enormous progress has been made in establishing a strong UK department for international trade and that independent operation will enable future trade deals to focus on the UK’s particular strengths in tangible goods, and also take more account of our world-leading services sectors.
Andrew Mitchell, Director General, Exports and UK Trade, Department for International Trade
Geoff Mackey, Corporate Affairs & Sustainability Director, BASF
John Taylor, Oil & Gas, Business Development Consultant, Hydro-C
Sponsors: Iraq Britain Business Council