South West Summit: Blueprint for Global Britain


Aimed at businesses in the South West who are working in international trade. The Summit will examine the issues and opportunities in accessing new markets and the debate will help to shape the future of international trade.

In an ever changing business environment, the Institute is working to raise the skills of those involved in international trade by engaging with business and government to explore some of the opportunities that are available to South West business.


Morning session: Brexit and International Trade

09.00: Registration and coffee
09.30: Welcome by the Lesley Batchelor OBE and University of Plymouth
09.45: Iman El Sherif, Secretary General at the Egyptian-British Chamber of Commerce
10.00: Siddharth Mukne, Regional Head at UK India Business Council
10.15: Dr Lise Hunter, University of Plymouth – ‘UK Enabling Trade index and impact after Brexit’
10.30: Debate – chaired by a mix of industry and academia
11.00: Coffee break
11.30: John Worthington, CEO at IBT Online
11.45: Peter McCann, DataWise Intelligence Ltd
12.00: Stephen Dilley, Partner at Bond Dickinson
12.15: Dr Andreas Walmsley, University of Plymouth – ‘Enterprise Education and Regional Support after Brexit’
12.45: Lunch

Afternoon session: Enabling the South West International Trade Performance

14.00: Lord Green of Hurstpierpoint
14.15: Dr Mohamed Haddoud, University of Plymouth
14.30: Tim Jones, Chairman of Devon & Cornwall Business Council
14.45: Miles Carden, Aerohub Cornwall
15.00: Janakan Sothinathan, University of Plymouth – ‘Investigate the effect of internationalisation on the innovation of SMEs in emerging markets’
15.15: Alastair Ross, Director at Codexx Associates Ltd – ‘Innovating product and service value for global markets’
15.30: Coffee break
16.00: Concluding remarks
17.00: Drinks reception


IOE&IT Members – £25 + VAT
Non Members – £50 + VAT

Online registration is available until: 06/07/2017

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