Barry Gardiner MP, Shadow Secretary of State for International Trade to speak at COBCOE Conference


Barry Gardiner MPBarry Gardiner MP, Shadow Secretary of State for International Trade, is confirmed as a keynote speaker at our conference on 12 June at the International Business Festival. 

We have invited senior representatives of government and business to discuss their views and share their insights and knowledge at our conference in order to help businesses make plans for the future. 

Barry is also Shadow Minister for International Climate Chamge. Shadow ministers are the team of senior spokespeople chosen by the Leader of the Opposition to mirror the Cabinet in Government. 

For more information and registration for the COBCOE Conference please click here.

Our one-day trade conference, entitled 'We need to talk about...the Global Future of Business' is part of the International Business Festival in Liverpool. Confirmed speakers and panellists to date include: 

  • Robin Walker MP, Minister, Department for Exiting the European Union
  • Tadeusz Kościński, Deputy Minister, Ministry of Entrepreneurship and Technology, Poland
  • David Thomas MBE, Chairman, COBCOE
  • Bertrand de Comminges, Head of Business Development, Global Trade & Receivables Finance, Europe, HSBC
  • Stephen Phipson CBE, Chief Executive, EEF (the manufacturers' organisation)
  • Mike Cherry OBE, Policy Chairman, Federation of Small Businesses
  • Helen Brand OBE, Chief Executive, Association of Chartered Certified Accountants

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