IoD Commonwealth Business Conference 2022

Are you ready for the Commonwealth Games?

Join us at the Birmingham Grand Hotel on 19th July 2022 to celebrate the Commonwealth.

The IoD is celebrating England’s third time hosting the Commonwealth Games (28th July-8th August 2022) with a full-day business conference followed by a celebration dinner.

Join us on the 19th July to listen to amazing speakers such as Rt Hon Kwasi Kwarteng MP and Baroness Tanni Grey-Thompson, Baroness Patricia Scotland and Andrew Mitchell of the Department of International Trade, as well as our very own Director General Jon Geldart, together with additional VIP speakers as we celebrate the sport and business communities together with UK trading opportunities at the distinguished Grand Hotel in Birmingham, the heart of the West Midlands region.

The day will begin with a conference in the ballroom of the Grand Hotel, hearing from:

  • Rt Hon Kwasi Kwarteng MP, Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy
  • Rt Hon The Baroness Tanni Grey-Thompson DBE DL, Member of the House of Lords and former Paralympian
  • Rt Hon Patricia Scotland QC, Secretary-General for the Commonwealth
  • Lord Rami Ranger CBE
  • John Crabtree, Lord-Lieutenant and Chairman of the Commonwealth Games 2022 Organising Committee
  • Rt Reverend Rose Hudson-Wilkin
  • Andrew Mitchell CMG, Director-General at the Department for International Trade
  • Councillor Ian Ward, Leader of Birmingham City Council
  • Matthew Hammond, PWC Strategic International Markets Lead Partner, Chairman of West Midlands Growth Company

Evening dinner in the Grand hall with after-dinner speaker Roger Black MBE and entertainment representing the Commonwealth.

Links to book tickets to follow shortly.

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