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Secretary of State for International Trade to speak at our Graduation & Prizegiving Ceremony

11 April 2018  
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We are delighted to announce that the Secretary of State for International Trade, Dr. Liam Fox MP, will be speaking at our Graduation & Prizegiving Ceremony on May 23rd

Our graduation & awards ceremony is a major highlight of the year and the perfect opportunity for our students to celebrate their hard work and academic achievements with their family and friends. 

Senior figures from across the export world gather to meet and greet with our students, who are, after all, the future – and in many cases the current - stars of international trade.

The Secretary of State will no doubt have some fascinating insights to share from his experiences leading the Department for International Trade and UK Export Finance in their efforts to help more UK businesses to export.

Illustrious company at Mansion House

The event, held at Mansion House in London, is a prestigious event that attracts around 200 attendees from major stakeholders in international trade, including the Department for International Trade and UK Export Finance.

It’s a great opportunity to network with key decision makers and also our students – highly impressive individuals who have gained high level expertise and skills in trade through their qualifications with us.

Most of our students are in work whilst studying with us, which makes their achievements all the more impressive. Many of them are starting out on their career paths with large companies.

Priced at just £30, you can buy a ticket today for the opportunity to meet both the key decision makers of today and tomorrow in international trade.

Register for a ticket

Sketching a Blueprint for Global Britain

Joining Dr Fox in delivering keynote speeches will be our President, Lord Green of Hurstpierpoint, and Professor Michael Mainelli, Master of Worshipful Company of World Traders, chairman of commercial think-tank Z/Yen, and Emeritus Professor of Commerce at Gresham College in London.

Dr Fox and Lord Green are also contributing articles to the forthcoming spring edition of our members’ journal World Trade Matters. The theme for this edition is ‘Sketching a Blueprint for Global Britain’.

Sponsor a prize to leave a lasting impression

Each year we award prizes to the students who have gained the highest mark in a module or overall. The prizes are sponsored by a range of companies, offering the opportunity to promote your brand to an audience of newly qualified international trade professionals.

Prize sponsors will receive the following:

  • Your company name inscribed on the award
  • A pair of tickets to the Graduation & Prize Giving Ceremony
  • Inclusion in the Graduation Programme
  • Your business logo featured on our website with a direct link to your website
  • Social media promotion
  • Banner stand at the event

To find out more speak to a member of our team on +44 (0)1733 404400 or email