UK government's major trade priorities to be outlined at briefing

John Alty, Director General, Trade Policy at the Department for International Trade (DIT), will brief Asia House corporate members on the process of delivering an independent trade policy for the UK once it leaves the EU. This event is part of Asia House's The New Global Trade Order series which will examine the shifting global trade architecture following recent political changes.

Thursday 9 March

08.00 - 09.30

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UK post-Brexit trade priorities on the agenda at briefing with Liam Fox

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Discussion points at Wednesday's briefing with UK International Trade Secretary Liam Fox included the feasibility of transferring existing EU free trade agreements (FTAs); the prospect of new FTAs with key Asian markets; and the UK’s future relationship with the World Trade Organization.

The future of globalisation

Vice-Chancellor of the University of Nottingham Sir David Greenaway and the Chief Economist of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development Sergei Guriev will discuss how globalisation will ensure more inclusivity in the future at this event, which is being held in partnership with the University of Nottingham.

Tuesday 14 March

18.00 - 20.00

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The UK Government's post-Brexit Asia strategy discussed at briefing

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Alok Sharma, Minister for Asia and the Pacific, Foreign and Commonwealth Office, joined Asia House corporate members for a private briefing on Thursday to discuss the challenges and opportunities leaving the EU will present the UK economy.

Shriti Vadera to discuss the future of financial services in the City

Chairman of Santander UK Baroness Shriti Vadera will brief Asia House corporate members on post-Brexit prospects for the City of London. Vadera has been chair of the European Financial Services Chairmen’s Advisory Committee since the referendum vote in June. The group was set up to act as a senior sounding board for Ministers during the EU exit negotiations.

Wednesday 22 March

08.00 - 09.30

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Ex-WTO chief Pascal Lamy to shed light on future of UK-EU relations

Pascal Lamy, former Director-General of the World Trade Organization (WTO) and former European Trade Commissioner, has repeatedly said that the Brexit negotiations will take a long time and that the UK economy will face a number of challenges in the process of leaving the EU. At this briefing, he will shed light on EU-UK relations during both the process of leaving, and post-leaving.

Friday 17 March

11.00 - 12.00

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Paul Nicholson appointed as Asia House Corporate Services Manager

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Paul Nicholson joins Asia House from Thomson Reuters, where he created a portfolio of events and publications for 'International Financing Review' and 'Project Finance International' on capital markets and infrastructure topics for senior finance professionals in China, India, Southeast Asia and the UK. Nicholson will take on the responsibility for driving business research at Asia House as well as programming events and advising UK-Asia business professionals.

OECD Chief of Staff to outline the economic case for addressing the gender gap

Gabriela Ramos will give the keynote address at The Female Economic Growth Factor conference, which is being held at Asia House next week in partnership with the Embassy of Japan in London.

Thursday 2 March

09.00 - 12.00

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