International Trade Summit 2017

Learn. Export. Grow.

See below for the agenda and confirmed speakers . Please check back for updates.

 Morning Session

Networking & Refreshments

09:45 Opening Address  Paul Kehoe, President, Birmingham Chamber of Commerce
09:50 Welcome and Introduction Adam Marshall, Director General, British Chambers of Commerce
10:00 Adrian Wright, CEO and Founder of Sporting Group International
10:15 Olivia Leonard, Director SMB EMEA , Facebook
Panel Discussion

Selling Internationally: How hard is it? Peer – peer advice from exporting companies.

  • Chair: Paul Faulkner, CEO, Greater Birmingham Chambers of Commerce Group
  • Dr Nik Kotecha OBE, CEO, Morningside Pharmaceutical (East Midlands Chamber of Commerce (Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire, Leicestershire)
  • Elizabeth Gooch MBE, CEO, egsolutions (Staffordshire Chamber of Commerce)
  • Neil Goldman, CEO, Colpac (Bedford Chamber of Commerce)
  • Rahul Kale, Director of International Business and Sales, Typhoo Tea (Wirral Chamber of Commerce)
11:00 Networking Break & Refreshments
Panel Discussion

Disruptors: How the next generation is going global

  • Chair: James Ramsbotham, CEO, North East England Chamber of Commerce
  • Julianne Ponan, CEO, Creative Nature
  • Geoffrey de Mowbray, CEO, Dints International
  • James Yeomans, Founder, Hop Stuff Brewery
  • Neil Kuschel, VP Sales UK, DHL Express
12:10 Keynote Speech: Lord Paul Deighton, Chairman, Heathrow Airport
 Interactive Sessions
Interactive Session – Stream 1
Seizing Opportunity Beyond the Uncertainty with Bibby Financial Services
A Journey to Global E-Commerce Success with DHL 
Meet the BCC Global Business Network
Interactive Session – Stream 2
How to mitigate currency risk in a post Brexit market with MoneyCorp
Business without Borders with Facebook
Meet the BCC Global Business Network


Afternoon Session
Panel Discussion

Looking further afield: Brexit and opportunities for UK Businesses 

  • Chair: Sara Williams, CEO, Staffordshire Chambers of Commerce
  • Shanker Singham, Director of Economic Policy & Prosperity Studies, Legatum Institute
  • Alex de Ruyter, Professor at the Birmingham City Business School
  • The Hon Alexander Downer AC, Australian High Commissioner to the United Kingdom
  • Karen Betts, CEO, Scotch Whisky Association
15:35 Paul Lindley, CEO and Founder, Ella’s Kitchen
15.55 Closing address
Francis Martin, President, British Chambers of Commerce
Networking Reception

*Timing and speakers may be subject to change