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    Lord Grimstone of Boscobel Kt, Minister for Investment at DIT and BEIS

    The COVID-19 pandemic is reshaping the global trade and investment environment, with implications for the UK’s engagement with Asian markets.

    Asia House Corporate Members will receive an update on these issues during  a briefing with Lord Grimstone, Minister for Investment jointly at the Department for International Trade and the Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy, UK Government, on 3 June.

    Lord Grimstone was appointed Minister for Investment on 18 March 2020, with his responsibilities including developing a new investment strategy, promoting investment across all sectors, and increasing FDI and portfolio investment into the UK.

    Before joining government, his career spanned the private and public sectors, including serving as Chairman of Barclays Bank plc and Standard Life Aberdeen; lead non-executive on the board of the Ministry of Defence; Chairman of TheCityUK; and member of HM Treasury’s Financial Services Trade and Investment Board. Lord Grimstone has a particular interest in UK-China and UK-India relations, and has joined several Prime Ministerial visits, including the annual Economic and Financial Dialogues between the countries. He also chaired TheCityUK China Market Advisory Group.

    This video briefing is held exclusively for Asia House Corporate Members. To register interest in attending, please contact Edward Danks at: edward.danks@asiahouse.co.uk.

    This event is part of an ongoing series of Asia House digital events to keep Asia House’s global network informed during the coronavirus outbreak.

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      3 June 2020
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