Event Programme

The Great Hall, Manchester University

 

Thursday, 27th November 2014 


Morning Sessions

(Please note that the working language of the event is English)

 

09.00 – 10.00

Registration & networking


10.00

“Welcome & Introduction”

Greater Manchester Chamber of Commerce 
Chris Fletcher, Director of Policy and Communications
 

10.05 – 10.25

Introduction by Facilitator
BBC Diplomatic Correspondent, Bridget Kendall

Bridget will take a look at some of the issues running between the UK and Russia and how they are affecting business. A brief exposé of what Russia means to Western Europe politically and as a business destination. Meet our sponsors.
 

10.25 – 11.00

Presentations by specialists in Russia

 

Chadbourne & Parke LLP

“Exporting in a Sanctions Environment”
Luke Conner, International Counsel

Moore Stephens LLP

“Tax Implications for UK Exporters”
Gavin Stoddart, Partner

 

UKTI

“Support for UK  companies in Russia”
Cathy Cottrell,  Deputy Head, British Embassy Moscow
 

11.00 – 11.30

Debate and Questions

An opportunity for discussion to develop not only general issues of doing business with Russia, but also more specific issues on some of the business problems of today.


11.30 –11:55

Coffee Break

 

11:55– 12:40

Russo-British Chamber of Commerce

“Russia: A land of opportunity?”
Trevor Barton, Executive Director

 

Owen Mumford Ltd

“Owen Mumford: Exporter”
Sam Butler, Regional Manager Europe and Africa

 

Albion (Overseas) Ltd

“The Challenges of doing business with Russia”
David Cant, Managing Director

 

UK Export Finance

“Financial Support for Exporters”
Paul Wright, Export Finance Adviser

12:40 – 13:10

Debate and Questions

 

Many of the companies attending this event find that this is one of the most inspiring parts of the day. There will be input from our facilitator and the panel presenters, but companies will be encouraged to put problems and solutions to each other on the floor.


13:10 – 13:35

 “The Worst Journey in the World”

Geoffrey Shelton, David Craig and Austin Byrne
Veterans of WWII Arctic Convoy

 

Followed by a presentation to the veterans from the business community

 

13.35 – 14.30    Lunch & Networking

The organisers of the event will use this opportunity to make introductions to speakers, delegates, service providers and potential clients. There will be time to visit the stands and have discussions with specialists.

 

14.30 – 16.45

Simultaneous one-to-one Sessions by Sector and open Master Classes

 

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