Shriti Vadera, Chairman of Santander UK (right) with Michael Lawrence, Chief Executive of Asia House (left). Photo by Richard Hanson
Chairman of Santander UK: the impact of Brexit on SMEs

London's position as a financial centre was also discussed at the briefing with Shriti Vadera.

East meets West: Asia House Bagri Foundation Literature Festival announces 2017 programme

Leading foreign correspondent Christina Lamb will open this year’s Festival.

Indonesia's Finance Minister Sri Mulyani Indrawati (right) with Chief Executive of Asia House Michael Lawrence (left). Photo by Richard Hanson
Indonesia’s Finance Minister: Optimistic that 5.1% growth will be achieved

Sri Mulyani joined Asia House corporate members straight from the G20 finance ministers' meeting.

Former Director-General of the World Trade Organization and former European Trade Commissioner Pascal Lamy (right) with Chief Executive of Asia House Michael Lawrence (left). Photo by Martyn Hicks
Pascal Lamy: Expect a hard Brexit and a soft Trump

The former WTO Director-General also discussed the Brexit process, naming it "long and complex".

Vice-Chancellor of The University of Nottingham Professor Sir David Greenaway (left) with Chief Economist of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development Sergei Guriev (right) and Chief Executive of Asia House Michael Lawrence (right). The discussion on globalisation took place as part of The University of Nottingham's Global Dialogue series. Photo by Martyn Hicks
Global trade stagnating, says EBRD

The Bank's Chief Economist also warned of the ‘catastrophic consequences’ of a global trade war.

Former trade negotiator with Japan’s foreign ministry and recent adviser to Tokyo on the Trans-Pacific Partnership Professor Yorizumi Watanabe (right) and Chief Executive of Asia House Michael Lawrence (left)
Trade expert: TPP, Brexit and Trump

Professor Yorizumi Watanabe outlined the future of trade policy in Asia.

Mohsin Hamid's latest novel Exit West gives a unique insight into the global refugee criis
Exit West shows how we are all migrants and nowhere stays the same, says Mohsin Hamid

Mohsin Hamid gives an exclusive interview to Naomi Canton about his latest novel Exit West.

John Alty, Director General, Trade Policy, Department for International Trade (left), Michael Lawrence, Chief Executive, Asia House (right)
DIT Director General: Determining options for new UK trade policy

The UK's membership of the WTO was also on the agenda at the briefing with John Alty.

Singaporean author Waihong Choo has written a first insider account of the Mosuo tribe in China
In this tribe at least it’s a woman’s world

Choo Waihong talks about her debut book which is based on her experiences with the Mosuo tribe.

Datuk Seri Ong Ka Chuan, Malaysia’s Second Minister of International Trade and Industry, left, with Michael Lawrence, Chief Executive of Asia House, right
Malaysia’s appetite for an FTA with the UK among topics discussed at briefing

Malaysia’s Second Minister of International Trade & Industry briefed corporate members.