Enjoy a morning of connection, learning and innovation at IOE&IT Regionals: Bristol. Hear from and connect with your peers, thought leaders and the decision-makers having a real impact on global trade operations in this region.  

Discover the full agenda and event details and secure your place to ensure you’re part of the day’s critical conversations, which include an exploration of the UK’s new Critical Imports and Supply Chains strategy.  


Equipping trade professionals and businesses in Bristol and the surrounding areas with the knowledge, expertise and tools to trade effectively across borders.


  • 9:00 am - 9:30 am:
    Breakfast networking

  • 9:30 am - 9:40 am:
    IOE&IT welcome

  • 9:40 am - 10:00 am:
    Local keynote discussing regional opportunities and challenges with Q&A

  • 10:00 am - 10:30 am:
    Networking break
  • 10:30 am - 11:00 am:
    Fireside discussion–international growth opportunities

  • 11:00 am - 11:05 am:
    IOE&IT close and thanks

  • 11:05 am - 12:00 pm:
David Rutter

Meet David Rutter, Strategy and Policy Lead, Economic Security and Supply Chain Resilience at the Department for Business and Trade

David has spent the last 5 years working on international trade for the UK government, including trade negotiations and most recently developing the Critical Imports and Supply Chains Strategy, for which he now leads implementation.

He graduated from the University of Nottingham in 2012, after which he led communications at an international relations think tank and completed a Master’s at LSE before joining the Civil Service in 2016.

Hear from and connect with David at IOE&IT's Bristol regional event. 


Date: Thursday 10 October 2024

Time: 9:00 am BST – 12:00 pm BST

Location: M Shed, Princes Wharf, Wapping Road, Bristol BS1 4RN

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  • Attend for free and enjoy breakfast on us
  • FREE


  • Attend for just £49 + VAT and enjoy breakfast on us
  • £49 + VAT
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