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Information Session: UK in 2020, What’s New?
Wed September 16 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 amFree
Are you looking to expand to the UK or already doing business there?
The UK is the most innovative major economy. The UK tech sector beat both the US and China to lead global tech growth in 2019. This special information session will give you insight on the UK market from leading industry experts.
What does the UK recovery offer and what are the implications of the UK exiting the EU? Uncertainty can create opportunity, but is now the time to explore overseas markets?
Join us to better understand the implications of the UK leaving the EU and why using the UK as your European base still makes sense.
Date: Wednesday, September 16, 2020
Time: 10:00 – 11:30 a.m.
Presenter | Caroline Saunders, British Consul General in Calgary
Caroline is a career diplomat with diverse experience overseas and in London. Her most recent roles with the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) were Head of Global Challenges and Innovation and Head of Global Low Carbon Growth.
She was Deputy Consul-General and Head of UK Trade and Investment (UKTI) in Brisbane, Australia and Political and Media Officer at the British High Commission in Kuala Lumpur. She has also worked at UKTI in London on trade strategy and for the UN Conference on Disarmament negotiations on chemical and biological weapons. Her first overseas posting was as Development Attache at the British High Commission in New Delhi.
Presenter | Usman Ghani, VP Inward Investments, America | Scottish Development International
Usman Ghani, Vice President for Scottish Development International, assists Western Canadian businesses establish a presence in Scotland. In his current role, Usman identifies and engages with potential inward investor companies from western Canada and also supports existing investors with their expansion projects in Scotland.
He has been with SDI for 4 years and has more than 10 years of experience in various technical and Program Management roles across multiple industries. He has an honours degree in Geological Engineering and holds an MBA.