BCC Global Annual Conference 2021

16 Jun
  16th June 2021
  9:00am to 1:00pm
  Virtual World

This year the BCC’s Global Annual Conference will be held virtually over two days on 16 and 17 June and is one of the most eagerly anticipated events of the business calendar.

Both days will feature an impressive roster of senior political figures, Leader to Leader ‘In Conversation’ sessions, panels, interactive workshops and essential keynotes, exploring how we can restore confidence and build a more resilient sustainable future that supports businesses to recover, grow, invest and thrive.

The sessions will include:
• senior political leaders
• thought-provoking debates on panels between business leaders from large and small companies 
• inspiring interviews with some of our incredible young entrepreneurs that are putting innovation and sustainability at the heart of their business models, and expanding their global footprint with exciting, new products and services

In the days leading up to it, and during the event, there will also be the opportunity to network with other delegates through the BCC’s new virtual platform, allowing you to browse the delegate list, form connections, start conversations and make contacts.

Day 1 A Year of Challenge and Reflection


On Day 1 we consider trade, tech and innovation, the drivers to a bold new post-pandemic world.  The speed of innovation and change is speeding up, so how can we transform, restructure and innovate to stay agile in response to global demand?

The first day of the BCC’s Global Annual Conference will open with Baroness Ruby McGregor-Smith, the President of the BCC, and will be followed by a senior government speaker. 

Other highlights include an In Conversation with Miriam González Durántez to discuss how trade is a driver for economic recovery.  On a similar note, our second Leader to Leader In Conversation features two high-profile leaders discussing how access to finance is a crucial driver for global economic recovery.

There will be an expert panel discussion around our increasing reliance on tech and innovation, and how they are drivers for economic recovery; delving deeper into sectors which are disrupting traditional industries, such as fintech and tradetech.

The Day 1 Keynote will consider measures which business communities, academia and government need to take to maintain the UK and London’s global reputation as a financial and professional services powerhouse in an ever-evolving world.

And finally, the Big Interview is with Ben Francis, the inspirational Founder of Gymshark, which has gone from being an entrepreneurial start up to a global brand in 170 countries.  How did Gymshark become the first DTC brand in the UK to achieve Unicorn status with no external funding, whilst helping to reshape the world into a more sustainable environment? 

Plus, delegates are warmly invited to participate in Day 1 workshops including:
• The key pillars and guiding principles of any FTA and what that means for global trade
• As 2021 heralds Coventry as the City of Culture, we will see how the pandemic has impacted the world of culture whilst exploring the opportunities that City of Culture celebrations bring

For details of pricing and how to book onto this webinar please email Teresa Rowe at events@shropshire-chamber.co.uk