LIVERPOOL | COBCOE | 'We need to talk about... the Global Future of Business'

A one-day conference to help businesses plan for the future. The aim is to provide a new understanding of the big picture with insights from senior government and business representatives.

We need to talk about... The Global Future of Business

With uncertainty over Brexit, it has become more difficult than ever for businesses to make plans to ensure continuity, growth and development. We do know that there will be challenges and opportunities, but we need to identify where they will come from.


Confirmed speakers and panellists include

COBCOE Conference Speakers

  • Robin Walker MP, Minister, Department for Exiting the European Union
  • Barry Gardiner, MP, Shadow Secretary of State for International Trade 
  • Helen Brand OBE, CEO Association of Chartered Certified Accountants
  • Tadeusz Kościński, Deputy Minister, Ministry of Entrepreneurship and Technology, Poland
  • Paul Hardy, Brexit Director, DLA Piper
  • David Thomas MBE, Executive Chairman, COBCOE
  • Mike Cherry, Chairman, Federation of Small Businesses
  • Ronan Quigley, Executive Director, Corporate Services, British Chambers of Commerce
  • Stephen Phipson CBE, CEO, EEF (the manufacturers' organisation)

Please download the programme for full details

To register online, visit the Eventbrite page.


Attendance is free and gives access the entire International Business Festival from 12 to 28 June. (There may be an additional charge for some hosted events at the festival.)

For more information about the event and sponsorship opportunities please contact Adam Szpala

Please click here travel and hotel information 


British Chamber of Commerce in Latvia,

British & Commonwealth Chamber of Commerce in Finland

British Bulgarian Business Association

Israel-Britain Chamber of Commerce

British Chamber of Commerce for Italy

Engineering Industries Association

Gatwick Diamond Business

Connect China

Emerging Europe 


Cote d’Ivoire Chamber of Commerce in Great Britain

Hertfordshire Chamber of Commerce

Greater Manchester Chamber of Commerce

Wirral Chamber of Commerce

Liverpool & Sefton Chamber of Commerce

Surrey Chambers of Commerce

Glasgow Chamber of Commerce

Edinburgh Chamber of Commerce 

French Chamber of Commerce in Great Britain

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