Thursday, 09 May 2013
Global Investment Conference 2013
The GIC builds upon last year’s event, which started a series of 17 events at the British Business Embassy during the Olympic Games, promoting the UK as the ideal place to do business and helping more British firms to export.
“The Global Investment Conference is a perfect opportunity to identify areas for collective action and examine opportunities for global investors and companies.”
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Lord Green, Minister for Trade & Investment
Key themes at the conference included international economic growth and global business investment in the year ahead.
The Prime Minister, David Cameron, George Osborne, Christine Lagarde, Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund, Boris Johnson, Mayor of London, senior Ministers including Edward Davey, Greg Clark, Lord Deighton and the Canadian and German Finance Ministers are among nearly 300 delegates from 40 countries that attended the GIC.
The conference was followed by the G7 Finance Ministers’ meeting on 10 May 2013, part of the UK’s presidency of the G8 in 2013, in which the government has put the focus on more free trade, fairer tax systems, and more transparency.
UKTI Investment Infographic on ease of doing business in UK
The GIC is a major opportunity for the UK and our partners to show leadership in the fight to tackle global economic challenges and examine the opportunities to generate new investment and international trade.
There will be a showcase of innovative UK products, art and models of major investment projects already in the UK.
HSBC ‘Export Special’ edition of Trade Radar publication
View HSBC’s ‘Export Special’ edition of Trade Radar featuring four companies who have boosted growth through exporting, broken into emerging markets, and benefited from knowledge and support available from HSBC and UKTI. Download the document.
Ernst & Young – UK open for business
View Ernst & Young’s brief paper which considers the recent changes to the UK corporate tax regime and how groups could consider reviewing existing strategies and assessing whether the UK should play a more prominent role in a group’s operations moving forward. .