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IoD announces Global Business roadshow for Hull

28 Jun 2019

IoD announces Global Business roadshow for Hull

The Institute of Directors’ showpiece event for business leaders – IoD Open House – is heading out on the road, with Hull picked to host a Global Business roadshow.

Following on from the success of its 2018 Convention, the IoD wants to give even more business leaders the chance to learn from, and network with, some of the business world’s most respected thought leaders.

The Global Business roadshow, at The Deep on 20 November 2019, will include collaborative learning and inspirational presentations from leaders who have navigated the turbulent global economy.

Themes will include managing cultural diversity, raising finance for growth and investing in technology. The aim is to give attendees tools and support to take their business forward on the international stage.
The Global Business roadshow speakers touring the UK includes

  • Lilian Small, Partner, Temple Bright LLP - practical tips and suggestions to assess board readiness for global expansion and how to kick start a risk assessment.
  • Malcolm Johnston, Director and Consultant - top tips and experiences in preparing staff to set up overseas networks, manage negotiations and lead multi-cultural teams.

  • Geoff Taylor, Managing Director, AEB (International) Ltd - why digital is key to navigating change and how supply chain digitisation can drive better navigation of dynamic global trade changes.
  • Dr Chris Moore, Technology Specialist, Department for International Trade (DIT) - advice for UK tech companies on how to trade overseas. 
  • Nick Chism, Director General – Enterprise Department, BEIS – outlining the Government’s Industrial Strategy and how to attract foreign investment.  
  • Nick Obolensky, Complex Adaptive Leadership - doing business in China, options for businesses and an insight into China’s fascinating culture. 

Pat Coyle, chair of the IoD in East Yorkshire, said: “I’m delighted that Hull has been selected to host a Global Business roadshow. Expanding your operations to, and trading with, new overseas markets offers the possibility of real growth for UK companies. 

“But with complex factors transforming Britain’s role on the international stage, business leaders must understand how to quickly adapt to, and navigate through, a turbulent global economy.”

As well as Hull, the Global Business roadshow visits London (10 May), Birmingham (13 May), Cardiff (13 June), Bristol (27 June), Manchester (13 November) and Cambridge (21 November).

Further IoD Open House roadshows will focus on Inclusive and Connected Business. The Connected Business roadshow visits The Grand Hotel, York, on 30 September, with the Inclusive Business event taking place at Jesmond Dene House, Newcastle, on 16 October.

Each half-day roadshow starts at 9am. For further details, including how to book tickets, visit IoD Open House on the Road 

Contact IoD Yorkshire

Contact the branches team here.

IoD Yorkshire & North East
Old Broadcasting House
Woodhouse Lane

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