Future Trends Influencing Intra-Commonwealth Trade and Investment

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Future Trends Influencing Intra-Commonwealth Trade and Investment

2:00-5:00pm, 30 November 2018

Delegates Lounge, Marlborough House, Commonwealth Secretariat, Londo



The Commonwealth

November 30 2018


Date: November 30, 2018
Time: 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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  • 2:00 – 2:30pm REGISTRATION
  • 2:30 – 3:00pm OPENING SESSION: This session will reflect on the Commonwealth Trade Reviews 2015, and 2018, moving to 2020
  • • Welcome Remarks by Chair, Head of International Trade Policy and Hub & Spokes Section (a.i), Commonwealth Secretariat, London.
  • • Commentary on Commonwealth Trade Reviews: Dr Brendan Vickers, Economic Adviser, Trade Oceans and Natural Resources Directorate.
  • • Brief scene setting presentation on major findings of the 2015 and 2018 reviews and exploration of future thematic areas for 2020.
  • 3:00 – 4:15pm Thematic Issues: Commonwealth Services Trade: This session will explore the unique attributes of intra-Commonwealth trade including common regulatory structures, law, language and ways of doing business and how these may be leveraged in view of increased digitalisation of services trade.
  • Moderator: Dr Jodie Keane, Economic Adviser, Trade Oceans and Natural Resources Directorate.
  • • Chris Southworth, International Chamber of Commerce
  • • Michelle Chivunga, British Blockchain Association
  • • City of London - “The Commonwealth Connection” (tbc)
  • 4:15 – 5:30pm Thematic Issues: Adapting to Industry 4:0: This session will explore how the developing Commonwealth can leverage the trade advantage to take advantage of new trade opportunities as well as better mitigate trade related challenges, including regulatory.
  • Moderator: Mr Richard Moir, CEO, The Wealth Forums
  • • Micheal Sippitt, Commonwealth Environmental Investment Platform
  • • Member States Perspectives (tbc) re: Changes in Business Models
  • • Commentary by Heather Kus-Cover, Small States Division
  • 5:30pm
  • Closing Remarks by Chair
  • 5:30 – 7:00pm NETWORKING RECEPTION – Atrium


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