Network with international trade giants at May 24th graduation ceremony

Fri 31 Mar 2017
Posted by: IOE&IT News
IOE News

Montage of images from graduation 2016


Our annual graduation and prize giving ceremony is a major highlight of the year. Held at the Lord Mayor of London’s residence – Mansion House, London – on May 24th, this prestigious event is an opportunity to show our appreciation of the dedication and commitment our students have put into their studies.

As well as student presentations, industry giants will be speaking at the event and sharing their knowledge of international trade.

The graduation is a great opportunity for networking with major stakeholders from the world of international trade and we invite our members and non-members alike to join us for this celebratory event. 

This year we are delighted to announce that our new president, Lord Green of Hurstpierpoint, will also be making a guest appearance. As trade minister from 2011 to 2013, Lord Green’s remit included promoting UK industry overseas as Government spokesman in the Lords for both the former Department for Business, Innovation and Skills and the Foreign and Commonwealth Office.

Our colourful celebration of students’ achievements will be followed by an evening reception and an opportunity to network with major stakeholders from the world of international trade.

You are invited to join us for the ceremony, which will begin at 5pm, followed by a full reception from around 6.30pm. It will draw to a close by 9pm. Tickets for the event are priced at just £30 + VAT. Tickets can be booked online here.

Institute of Export & International Trade Director General, Lesley Batchelor OBE, said: “Most of our students are in work whilst studying with us, which makes their accomplishments all the more impressive. Many of them are starting out on their career paths with large companies, where they will have a real impact on global trading.”

Many thanks to our prize sponsors, Strong & Herd, Middleton Jones, Grant Thornton, XDS Solutions, Cambridge Education International Centre and RS Components.

A wealth of vibrant sponsorship opportunities are also available in the categories below:
• Main event partner
• Drinks reception sponsor
• Highest score across a number of qualification modules (from £250 each)

If you are interested in one of the available sponsorship slots, please call +44 (0)1733 404400 or email