The Commonwealth Enterprise and Investment Council (CWEIC) has announced that the Commonwealth Business Forum will be held on April 16-18, 2018
The Commonwealth Enterprise and Investment Council (CWEIC) has announced that the Commonwealth Business Forum will be held on April 16-18, 2018.
It is being organised by CWEIC and the UK Government, in partnership with the City of London.
Part of the 2018 Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM), the Commonwealth Business Forum (CBF) will bring together leading businesses within the trade and investment sector and national governments to debate issues facing countries in 2018 and beyond.
It will address the themes of accessing modern financial services, which include easing the pathway for business and growth through harnessing Commonwealth technology and innovation.
It will also look at creating a new attitude to sustainable business, mobilising an export economy, and attracting inward investment.
The forum will include over 40 sessions on key economic and business themes, networking events and an online business-to-business meeting booking system.
CWEIC is a not-for-profit membership organisation with a mandate to promote intra-Commonwealth trade, investment and the role of the private sector across member countries.
It also organises the Commonwealth Trade Ministers Meeting on alternate years to the Commonwealth Business Forum.
With its combined GDP to reach US$13 trillion by 2020, the Commonwealth has a `Commonwealth Advantage’ arising from the network’s use of shared values, language and regulatory systems.
This makes trade costs on average 19% lower between Commonwealth countries.
The 25th CHOGM will be the first held by the UK since 1997 and will host 5,000 personnel from business, academia, politics and civil society, 800 of which will be CEOs and board members of global companies.
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