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CommonwealthFirst is organising a briefing on Tuesday 25th April at Birmingham Airport to raise awareness of its SME export champions programme and invite further applicants from small firms which have high growth and trading.
The regional event will highlight recruitment for the third cohort of Commonwealth Export Champions, which opened at the Trade Ministers Meeting last month. The previous intake of SME cohorts participated in a trade mission during the India-UK Tech Summit, Delhi last November which coincided with Theresa May’s first overseas visit as Prime Minister. The second trade mission is scheduled for Malaysia and Singapore in May 2017.
Lord Marland, Chairman of the Commonwealth Enterprise & Investment Council (CWEIC), said, “At a time when trade is under the spotlight, it is encouraging to see such high-quality export-ready small businesses coming forward to take part in this ambitious programme.”
To register your interest, email Barry Crisp: firstname.lastname@example.org. Places are limited.
11:00 Registration and coffee
11:20 Welcome – David Winstanley, Chief Operating Officer, Birmingham Airport; Richard Burge, CEO, Commonwealth Enterprise and Investment Council; Martin Levermore, Chair of the Business and Trade committee at the Birmingham Commonwealth Association – CWF EC*
11:40 Presentation on CommonwealthFirst Export Champion programme – John Pemberton-Piggott, Director of Programmes, CWEIC; Tommy Hutchinson, Founder & CEO, i-genius
12:00 Questions and roundtable discussion
12:55 Uday Dholakia, Brand Ambassador, Birmingham Airport – CWF EC*
13:00 Buffet lunch and networking