The Canning Conference 2017: Doing Business in Latin America – Does Brexit Matter?

On Thursday 28th September, Canning House hosted The Canning Conference 2017. The conference was held at the Honourable Artillery Company.

Following the UK’s decision to vote ‘Brexit’ and signal its intention to leave the European Union, the conference looked at any changing dynamic this might result in with its relationship with Latin America. Taking into consideration the UK government’s ‘Canning Agenda’ and any possible necessity to ramp up its engagement with regions such as Latin America following the ‘Brexit’ vote. This year’s conference also discussed other countries around the world, such as China, India and Germany, to see what we can learn from their success in trading and investing in Latin America.

 

 

Compere – Mark Keller, Analyst, Americas, Economist Intelligence Unit.

Opening Dialogue – Dr Peter Collecott, Chairman, Canning House; Former UK Ambassador to Brazil, HE Julián Ventura, Ambassador of Mexico to the UK and Giles Paxman, Trustee, Canning House; Former UK Ambassador to Mexico and Spain.

 

‘The Global View – Trading & Investing Successfully in Latin America’ – Chair: Christopher Garnett, ChuteCourt Asesores. Speakers: Gonzalo de Castro, CAF Europe, Lord Meghnad Desai, OMFIF Advisory Board and Bodo Leisenfeld, Lateinamerika Verein.

 

‘UK Outlook – How are British companies adapting to match the success of other regions?’ – Chair: Chris Bryant MP, Vice-President of Canning House. Philip Bouverat,  JCB, Ruth Euling, De La Rue and Michael Treacy, Mabey Bridge.

 

Closing Dialogue – Nigel Baker, Foreign and Commonwealth Office, and Jeremy Browne, Special representative for the City of London to the EU; Canning House.

 

Special thanks for our sponsors Shell, Foreign Commonwealth Office, Development Bank of Latin America and Anglo American.