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Global Annual Conference 2021

16 and 17 June 2021

The British Chambers of Commerce flagship Annual Conference is one of the main events in the business calendar, with the 2021 Conference taking place on 16 and 17 June.

Attended by hundreds of business leaders, policy makers, the media and Chambers of Commerce from around the world, the Conference will discuss how we can restore confidence and build a more resilient sustainable future, that supports businesses to recover, grow, invest and thrive.

The 2021 event will run over two days and feature high-level keynotes, expert panel sessions, practical workshops, and a virtual exhibition. We are expecting over 1,000 attendees.

The event is an excellent opportunity to raise the profile of your brand, engage with businesses of all sizes from all sectors and position your organisation as a thought leader. To find out more about being part of the event please contact Faye Busby and take a look at the opportunities in our partnership pack below.


Day 1 - A Year of Challenge and Reflection

The UK is playing a leading role in vaccine development and rollout, is hosting the UN climate change conference in November and is striking post-Brexit trade deals with key markets across the world at an accelerated rate. However, challenges still remain.

How can we break through the difficult legacy left by the pandemic and move to a brighter future for the UK economy, leading to growth, resilient businesses and jobs?

POTENTIAL THEMES

Business Resilience at the heart of recovery:

  • How SMEs are adapting and transforming operations in response to new global demands
  • Supply chain diversification and restructure for long term resilience and sustainability
  • Recapitalisation and access to finance for businesses


Trade and Technology as drivers for economic recovery and growth:

  • Accelerated dependence on technology and placing innovation at the heart of recovery and growth
  • Technology as a driver for future development and growth and diversification in industries (e.g. medical technology, fintech, agricultural technology, energy technology/ trade technology)
  • Forging dynamic international trade and investment relationships to ensure sustained recovery and growth in the economy


Day 2 - The Road to Viable Renewed Growth

Tackling the big challenges of today and tomorrow that impact future generations, by protecting health, inequities in society and the planet.

The Covid-19 experience has accelerated people’s demand that companies redress the balance between a volume and a value-driven economy, where profits are the primary ultimate goal.

POTENTIAL THEMES

Building a greener, more sustainable economy:

  • Meeting our net zero/ climate change commitments to ensure a sustainable future
  • Greater investment in sustainable infrastructure that is fit for purpose and reflects our changing environment
  • Innovation and tech-driven industries leading to new skills and jobs.Addressing the long-running weaknesses in our skills base while preparing for new ways of working


People as a force for change:

  • Diversity in leadership representation across all sectors of the economy
  • Radical changes in consumer behaviour that are impacting the way we shop, connect, socialise and work
  • Millennial and Generation Z consumers, employees and activists driving change from the bottom up


Please note that this content is not confirmed. We would welcome the opportunity to discuss how speakers might input into this.

Partnership opportunities


Themes

Climate change and sustainability

Recapitalisation and access to finance

Radical changes in consumer behaviour impacting the way we shop, connect, socialise and work

Innovation at the heart of recovery. Tech-driven industries leading to new jobs and skills

Trade and investment driving growth

GenZ – young people driving change

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