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Global Britain – UK Minister Kwasi Kwarteng sets out the case for Britain’s future outside the EU

4 May 2021
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We are yet again pleased to offer a member’s exclusive event in collaboration with fellow CFCC members.

Date
4 May 2021
Time
15:00 – 16:00
Venue
Online webinar
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Price
Free to attend for members Non-members do not get access - members only!

Join us for a webinar with The Rt Hon Kwasi Kwarteng MP, UK Secretary of State for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy, and guests. The Association is a member of Council of Foreign Chambers of Commerce in the UK and in joint effort created this opportunity for our respective members.

The Secretary of State has overall responsibility for the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy bringing together responsibilities for business, industrial strategy, science, innovation and energy. During this event the Secretary of State will comment on how his department is:

  • developing and delivering a comprehensive industrial strategy and leading the government’s relationship with business;
  • ensuring that the country has secure energy supplies that are reliable, affordable and clean;
  • ensuring the UK remains at the leading edge of science, research and innovation;
  • and tackling climate change.

The conversation with the Secretary of State will be followed by a panel discussion and Q&A moderated by Mark Mardell, Former Radio 4 Presenter & BBC’s Chief Political Correspondent & North America Editor. See programme below for details.

  • About CFCC*
  • Speakers
  • Sign Up
  • Programme

About the Council of Foreign Chambers of Commerce (CFCC)

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The Rt Hon Kwasi Kwarteng MP

Secretary of State for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy

Kwasi Kwarteng was appointed Secretary of State at the Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy on 8 January 2021.

He was previously Minister of State at the Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy.

Kwasi was Parliamentary Under Secretary of State in the Department for Exiting the European Union from 16 November 2018 to 24 July 2019.

Kwasi read classics and history at Trinity College, Cambridge, and then attended Harvard University on a Kennedy Scholarship. He earned a PhD in economic history from the University of Cambridge in 2000.

Before becoming a Member of Parliament, Kwasi worked as an analyst in financial services.

Kwasi was elected the Conservative MP for Spelthorne in 2010. From 2010 until 2013 he was a member of the Transport Select Committee, and in 2013 he joined the Work and Pensions Select Committee where he was a member until 2015.

In October 2016 Kwasi joined the Public Accounts Committee, where he was a member until May 2017.

In 2015 Kwasi was appointed as Parliamentary Private Secretary to the Leader of the House of Lords, and in 2017 he became Parliamentary Private Secretary to the Chancellor of the Exchequer.

Personal life

Kwasi’s passions include history, music and languages. He has lived in and around London for most of his life. He has authored several books, including Ghosts of Empire, War and Gold and Thatcher’s Trial.

Stephanie Flanders

Senior Executive Editor for Economics

Bloomberg

Stephanie Flanders is Senior Executive Editor for Economics at Bloomberg and head of Bloomberg Economics. She was Chief Market Strategist for Europe at J P Morgan Asset Management in London (2013-17) and BBC Economics Editor (2008-13). She has also been Senior Advisor to US Treasury Secretary Lawrence H. Summers (1997-2001), editorial-writer for the Financial Times and an economist at the Institute for Fiscal Studies and London Business School.

Tara McGeehan

President, CGI UK and Australia

CGI

Tara McGeehan was appointed President of CGI’s UK operations in January 2018. In May 2019, to capitalise on market synergies, the Australia Business Unit was added to the UK operations, forming the UK and Australia Strategic Business Unit. As President, Tara leads a team of approximately 6,000 professionals and consultants who bring all of CGI’s end-to-end capabilities and industry and technology expertise to clients across these regions.

Ulrika Wising

Global VP Customer Solutions Renewables & Energy Solutions

Shell

Ulrika Wising, VP Global Customer Solutions for Shell’s Renewables & Energy Solutions business. A new VP ship which intends to support new and existing cus-tomers on their decarbonization journey.

Ulrika joined Shell just over a year ago. Her work experience shows a wide variety of business and transformational leadership roles. Prior to Shell she was the head of Solar and Battery storage at Macquarie, she’s led several teams with DNV GL, and she was the CEO of a start-up in data mining which she turned into a growing business. She holds a PHD in Chemical Engineering.

Mark Mardell

Former Radio 4 Presenter &

BBC’s Chief Political Correspondent & North America Editor

Mark Mardell joined the BBC in 1989 as a political correspondent for the Six O’Clock News. He covered Westminster for 19 years, working as Political Editor on Newsnight and serving as the BBC’s Chief Political Correspondent.

In 2005 Mark moved to Brussels, taking up the newly created role of Europe Editor for BBC News. He reported from all over the EU and beyond, drinking Slivovitz with Montenegrin farmers on the eve of independence, patrolling the Polish border with guards on snowmobiles, and accompanying Nigel Farage round Romanian food markets.

As the BBC’s North America Editor (2009-2014) Mark eschewed the courtship of politicians in DC, choosing instead to travel beyond the beltway and understand American politics at its roots. During this time he covered the start of the Obama era and unearthed nascent anti-globalist Trumpism in the form of the Tea Party.

Mark arrived back in the UK in 2015 just in time for Brexit, a phenomenon he has covered extensively, including in the 28 episode BBC series, Brexit: A Love Story?

For the past five years, Mark has presented The World This Weekend and The World at One, bringing Radio 4 listeners the latest news, award-winning journalism, and snippets of his eclectic music taste.

Mark is now pursuing a career independent of the BBC and is working on several podcast ideas and writing projects.

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All times given are in GMT (Greenwich Mean Time)
15.00Log-in and Welcome
Global Britain – UK Minister Kwasi Kwarteng sets out the case for Britain’s future outside the EU
15.30Panel discussion and Q&A with:
Stephanie Flanders, Senior Executive Editor for Economics & Head of Bloomberg Economics
Tara McGeehan, President, CGI UK
Ulrika Wising, Global VP Customer Solutions Renewables & Energy Solutions, Shell

Moderator: Mark Mardell, Former Radio 4 Presenter & BBC’s Chief Political Correspondent & North America Editor
16.00End of Programme