Harnessing the Commonwealth Advantage in International Trade
13th July 2017
Event Venue: 30 Crown Place, Earl Street, London, EC2A 4ES
Commonwealth members already enjoy a trade advantage without any formal collaboration. We tend to trade on average around 20% more compared to other partners and benefit from lower trade costs arising from our commonalities. These results suggest potential for enhanced cooperation to further stimulate the Commonwealth trade advantage in contemporary trade, finance and investment flows. Getting our trade, finance and investment governance structures fit for purpose within the context of 21st century trade – in anticipation of the next production revolution – is a prerequisite to regenerative development. This one-day event organised in collaboration with Pinsent Masons and the London Wealth Forum will explore how the Commonwealth advantage in international trade can be more effectively harnessed to this effect.
REGISTRATION AND COFFEE
Moderator: Richard Moir, CEO London Wealth Forum
Session 1. The Commonwealth in the Changing Global Trading Landscape: This panel will explore the profound shifts arising in the global trading landscape and the Commonwealth trade advantage within this context.
Moderator: Jodie Keane, Commonwealth Secretariat, London
Session 2. Enhancing Connectivity across the Commonwealth: New forms of trading relationships are arising as a result of profound technological advances. In view of these transformations, this panel will explore 21st century trade support measures.
Moderator: Stèphanie Noël, S. Noël Law Office
Session 3. Accessing Finance and Alternative Investment Vehicles: Upgrading productive structures requires access to finance. In turn, this requires institutional support and governance capabilities. This panel session will explore experiences across the Commonwealth and situate this discussion within the context of regenerative development.
Moderator: Howard Haughton, Commonwealth Secretariat
Session 4. The Tax and Trade Nexus – Developments in Tax Treaty Arrangements The taxation of cross-border flows has a significant influence on investment and cross border trade. In the context of significant and ongoing broader reform related to international taxation this session focusses on developments related to bilateral tax treaty arrangements.
Moderator: Lucas Rutherford, Commonwealth Secretariat
Master of Ceremony: Richard Moir, CEO London Wealth Forum
Reception Hosted by Pinsent Masons
Spaces are limited. For information and registration please contact Richard Moir.
Tel 07803048451. RSVP by 11 July. email@example.com
Total cost will be £55 per person.
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