Policy Roundtable

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

  • Honourable Artillery Company, Armoury House, City Road, London

The Canning Conference 2017 is taking place on the morning of 28th September. Following the UK’s decision to vote ‘Brexit’ and signal its intention to leave the European Union, this conference will look 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 will also look to 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.

The Canning Conference 2017 is taking place on the morning of 28th September.

Following the UK’s decision to vote ‘Brexit’ and signal its intention to leave the European Union, this conference will look 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 will also look to 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.

As well as keynote speakers, the panels will discuss the following: 'The Global View – Trading & Investing Successfully in Latin America' and the 'UK Outlook – How are British companies adapting to match the success of other regions?'

The final programme is available here, which includes the following speakers:

HE Julián Ventura, Ambassador of Mexico to the UK

Kara Owen, Director, Americas at the Foreign Office

Gonzalo de Castro, Senior Executive, CAF Europe

Philip Bouverat, Director, JCB

Lord Meghnad Desai, Chairman, OMFIF Advisory Board

Ruth Euling, Global Sales Director, De La Rue

Michael Treacy, CEO, Mabey Bridge

Bodo Leisenfeld, President resp. Chairman, Lateinamerika Verein

Christopher Garnett, Principal, ChuteCourt Asesores

Mark Keller, Analyst, Americas, Economist Intelligence Unit

Chris Bryant MP, Vice-President, Canning House

Jeremy Browne, Special representative for the City of London to the EU; Vice-President, Canning House

Dr Peter Collecott, Chairman, Canning House; Former UK Ambassador to Brazil

Giles Paxman, Trustee, Canning House; Former UK Ambassador to Mexico and Spain

The Conference will be held at the Honourable Artillery Company, Armoury House, City Road, London EC1Y 2BQ.

If you would like to attend this event please send expressions of interest to [email protected].

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