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Commonwealth Games Business Conference And British Business House

UK Trade & Investment is organising two events in Glasgow during the Commonwealth Games this summer as part of an international business programme

Published on 30 April 2014

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The events in Glasgow will build on the strengths of trade and investment in the Commonwealth and give participants the opportunity to strengthen relationships with senior decision makers from business and government.

Commonwealth Games Business Conference - 22-23 July 2014

The Commonwealth Games Business Conference will take place before the opening ceremony of the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow. It’s being organised jointly with the Scottish Government, Scottish Enterprise and the Commonwealth Business Council and will be held at the University of Glasgow.

The event will focus on issues and opportunities common to all countries, such as:

  • employment and skills
  • infrastructure development
  • improving financial services for business
  • the development of smart cities of the future

A number of speakers have already been confirmed including the Governor of the Bank of England, Mark Carney, and businessman and entrepreneur, Richard Branson.

The British Business House - 23-25 July 2014

The British Business House is organised by UKTI and will be held at the Glasgow City Chamber, immediately after the Commonwealth Games Business Conference.

This is the main event of UKTI’s Commonwealth Games business programme. More than 400 global CEOs and political leaders will attend the event over two and a half days as part of the GREAT campaign.

The event will demonstrate British business expertise and the UK’s inward investment offer through a programme focused on key sectors including:

  • education and training in oil and gas
  • digital health
  • growth of African cities
  • food security
  • agri-tech
  • space data
  • global sports opportunities
  • Commonwealth high value rail opportunities

The event provides a place for Commonwealth business leaders and senior Cabinet Ministers to discuss key economic issues, network, and build relationships.


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Posted 2014-04-30 16:27:00