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Upcoming events

What is the UK role in the Asia-Pacific region?

24 October 2022 - Lunch meeting - Login for venue

Catherine West MP, Shadow Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs Minister

Much is happening in the Asia-Pacific region upon which, the UK government is increasingly focused for new diplomatic and trade opportunities. This may mean new trade deals, a more complex relationship with China, new defence alliances like AUKUS, and strengthening relationships with the administrat... Read More


Boosting UK international trade

14 November 2022 - Lunch meeting - Login for venue

Rt Hon Nick Thomas-Symonds MP, Shadow Secretary of State for International Trade

It is clear that, following Brexit, long-term problems remain in restoring and increasing the UK’s share of international trade. The pandemic, the Ukraine/Russia war, supply chain problems and inflation have all added to the problems of importers and exporters alike. The Shadow International Trade... Read More


Events in planning

Industrial strategy: how the plans for infrastructure and skills announced by the Conservative party will take shape and increase industrial activity and business opportunities.


Trade policy: We will aim to look at prospects for UK trade with the major economies.


Bringing ESG (environmental, social and governance) priorities to the top of the business agenda.


The procurement transformation: new technologies and new approaches that can bring big savings in procurement costs and logistics.


The key economic role of 5G, and the security issues involved.


The economics of health and social care in an age of rapidly changing technology and demographics.


The key role of science and technology in turning the UK into a leading 21st century economy.


Foreign and defence policy issues that may impact on business prospects.


Housing and pension issues in the UK economy.