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Recent events

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Helping UK Energy-Intensive Industries

26 April 2022 - Lunch meeting - Login for venue

Bill Esterson MP, Shadow Minister (Business and Industrial Strategy)

Vital UK Energy-Intensive industries such as steel, cement, and ceramics face multiple crises: The Ukraine/Russia war has caused a spike in fossil fuel prices that threatens their viability; the need to transition to carbon neutral energy requires large investments in research, and transition, and, ... Read More

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Opportunities for International Trade in 2022

31 March 2022 - Lunch meeting - Login for venue

Andrew Mitchell, Director General, Exports and UK Trade, Department for International Trade

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 Gen... Read More

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UK economic prospects for 2022 and beyond

25 November 2021 - Morning - Login for venue

Andrew Smith, Chief Economic Adviser, Industry Forum

The UK could escape suffering the worst Covid 19 hit among the G7 nations, as predicted by the IMF, but it would require some deft policymaking to focus Bank of England and Government actions on targeting growth and implementing a coherent strategy for structural change. This was the broad conclusio... Read More

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Policy implications of Quantum Computing

18 November 2021 - Late morning - Login for venue

Chi Onwurah MP, Shadow Minister Digital, Science & Technology

The vast scale of the potential changes and opportunities presented by quantum computing were outlined today at an Industry Forum virtual roundtable on ‘The Policy Implications of Quantum Computing’. Leading the discussion was Ilias Khan, CEO of Cambridge Quantum Computing, who highlighted the i... Read More

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Can the UK become a new medicines powerhouse?

20 October 2021 - Lunch meeting - Login for venue

Panel discussion,

The UK response to the COVID pandemic has established our global reputation as a scientific leader in life sciences. Key to this success has been the collaborative approach between the scientific community, the pharmaceutical industry, and the NHS.  The recently published Life Sciences Vision sets ... Read More

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Expanding US/UK trade and commerce

13 October 2021 - Late morning - Login for venue

Rosemary Gallant, Minister Counselor for Commercial Affairs, U.S. Embassy London

Following the departure of the UK from the European Union, and the advent of a new US administration there are opportunities to expand and deepen trade and commerce between the two nations. Rosemary Gallant, Minister Counselor for Commercial Affairs at the US London Embassy will lead the discussion.... Read More