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South West Summit: Blueprint for Global Britain
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South West Summit: Blueprint for Global Britain

When: Thursday, July 6, 2017
09:00 AM
Where: Devonport Lecture Theatre 1, Portland Square Building
Plymouth University, Drake Circus
Plymouth PL4 8AA
United Kingdom
Contact: Linda Middleton-Jones

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Blueprint for a Global Britain

In partnership with University of Plymouth

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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.


9.00am                     Registration and coffee

Morning session: Brexit and International Trade

9.30am                     Welcome by Lesley Batchelor OBE, IOE&IT and Professor Jingjing Xu, University of Plymouth

9.45am                     Stephen Dilley, Partner at Bond Dickinson - 'Brexit:  Reforming a legal landscape’ 

10.05am                   Siddharth Mukne, Regional Head at UK India Business Council - 'India Market & Why Export to India'

10.25am                   John Worthington, CEO at IBT Online - 'Grow your sales, brand and business online globally'

10.45am                   Coffee break

11.00am                   Debate: 'Changing the outlook of the South West'

12.00pm                   Iman El Sherif, Secretary General at the Egyptian-British Chamber of Commerce ' 'The gateway to Egypt'

12.20pm                   Dr Lise Hunter, University of Plymouth - 'UK Enabling Trade index and impact after Brexit'

12.40pm                   Richard Holt, Director at Creative Innovation Centre CIC - 'The Design Industries: UK as a global leader in business innovation development and improved productivity'

1.00pm                     Lunch

Afternoon session: Enabling the South West International Trade Performance

2.15pm                     Welcome by Professor Judith Petts, Vice Chancellor University of Plymouth

2.20pm                     Keynote speaker: Lord Green of Hurstpierpoint, President of the IOE&IT- 'Paying our way in the world'

2.40pm                     Tim Jones, Chairman of Devon & Cornwall Business Council - 'Artificial Intelligence - Threat or opportunity for UK in new international markets'

3.00pm                     Miles Carden, Aerohub Cornwall - 'Space Cornwall - launching a new pioneering technology revolution in the South West'

3.20pm                     Coffee break

3.35pm                     Dr Andreas Walmsley, University of Plymouth - 'Enterprise education and regional support after Brexit'

3.55pm                     Alastair Ross, Director at Codexx Associates Ltd - 'Innovating product and service value for global markets'

4.15pm                     Janakan Sothinathan, University of Plymouth – 'The effect of internationalisation on the innovation of SMEs in emerging markets'

4.45pm                     Concluding remarks

5.00pm                     Drinks reception & Networking


IOE&IT Members - £25 + VAT

Non Members - £50 + VAT


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With thanks to our sponsors:

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Middleton Jones logo

 South Western Distillery logo

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