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Tackling the economic challenges of Coronavirus and the end of the UK Transition period.

We are proud to present the next event in the British Chambers of Commerce's prestigious Leadership Programme.

Philip Hammond, former Chancellor of the Exchequer and Foreign Secretary, will be joining us to share his thoughts on the current economic climate and how to drive the economy forward.

This fascinating conversation with Dr Adam Marshall, Director General of the BCC, will address the challenges faced by UK business as a result of one of the biggest economic crises of our time, and new ways we will interact and trade with the rest of the world after the end of the Transition period.

Discussions will reflect on what policy interventions are needed to weather this unprecedented economic storm. They will explore a potential road to the recovery of future resilience and sustainability in businesses, discussing innovation and new technologies as drivers for enhanced productivity, new skills and jobs and a stronger economy.

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Thursday 26th November
12.30 – 13.30

This is a Chamber Members only event.

3 Day event 21st to 23rd October

Click here to see the 3 day agenda

Exporting Excellence is a virtual event that gives you access to all the expertise you need to build export strategies specific to your business.

The event for those looking to export

A mix of panel discussions and one-to-one sessions with export experts who will help you build your expand your business horizons.

In a hostile economic environment and Brexit fast approaching, it's never been more important to expand your customer base, but with a variety of regulations and requirements, exporting can seem a daunting prospect. The rewards however can be great with new revenue streams and more opportunities on a global scale.

With contributions from leading export organisations including the Department for International Trade and international FDIs, Exporting Excellence is a virtual event that gives you access to all the expertise you need to build export strategies specific to your business.

Sector and market specific export advice

Exporting Excellence covers a variety of sector and market specific topics to ensure that you attend only what is relevant to you. Simply specify your particular area of interest and we will recommend the talks and one-to-one sessions we think will be of interest in your event dashboard.

We have over 30 speakers from Government departments, trade associations and country FDIs who can help you take that first step to international trade whether you need help on paperwork, logistics or marketing.


An event in conjunction with The British Chambers of Commerce (BCC):

We are delighted to present world-renowned political leader Gordon Brown, former British Prime Minister, Chancellor of the Exchequer and Leader of the Labour Party, in conversation with Dr Adam Marshall, Director General of the BCC.

In this wide-ranging conversation, we will hear Gordon Brown discuss the big universal challenges:

• a new way to trade as we move into new future international trade relationships;
• future tech-driven industries and a need for relevant skills,
• climate change;
• diverse representative leaders;
• the UK's continued competitiveness; and
• its role as a global leader.

There will also be an opportunity for attendees to put questions to Gordon Brown

Tuesday 27th October
12.00 – 13.00

The ongoing impact of the global pandemic means that global economic conditions are likely to remain challenging in the short-term and the end of the transition period approaching on 31 December brings further uncertainty for UK business.

In this virtual event, Dr Adam Marshall, BCC Director General will be joined by Andrew Bailey, the Governor of the Bank of England as part of our Global Insights Leaders Programme.
Topics on the agenda include:

the Bank of England's decision to significantly expand quantitative easing;
how the Bank works with financial institutions to provide on the ground support for businesses; and
what further steps are needed to help kickstart economic recovery.

Andrew Bailey – Governor of the Bank of England

Andrew Bailey began his term as Governor of the Bank of England on 16 March 2020. He served as Chief Executive Officer of the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) from 1 July 2016 until taking up the role of Governor. As CEO of the FCA, Andrew Bailey was also a member of the Prudential Regulation Committee, the Financial Policy Committee, and the Board of the Financial Conduct Authority.

While retaining his role as Executive Director of the Bank, Andrew joined the Financial Services Authority in April 2011 as Deputy Head of the Prudential Business Unit and Director of UK Banks and Building Societies.

Tuesday 22 September
08:30 – 09:30 (UK Time)

Andrew worked at the Bank in a number of areas, most recently as Executive Director for Banking Services and Chief Cashier, as well as Head of the Bank's Special Resolution Unit (SRU). Previous roles include Governor's Private Secretary, and Head of the International Economic Analysis Division in Monetary Analysis.