CWEIC co-hosts the Commonwealth Games Business Forum in Birmingham
The end of July saw Commonwealth come together again for sport and business at the Commonwealth Games in Birmingham.
CWEIC Chairman Lord Marland opened the Commonwealth Games Business Forum with Minister for Exports Andrew Griffiths. The Forum was addressed by various senior UK Government officials, including, Chancellor Nadhim Zahawi, and Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy Kwasi Kwarteng, alongside sports stars Tessa Sanderson CBE, Stef Reid MBE, and Emile Heskey, as well as business leaders from companies including Bbox, Arup, eTranzact Global, 100 Woman in Finance, the Confederation of Indian Industry, among many others.
Prime Minister Boris Johnson, who provided the opening address at the Commonwealth Games Business Forum highlighted the legacy of the London 2012 Olympics and the immense potential the Commonwealth Games have for Birmingham in developing the region and attracting inward investment. Additionally, The Prime Minister focused on how we can stimulate business to level up the potential for Commonwealth and utilise the Commonwealth Advantage.
The Business Forum focused on championing green growth across member nations, and business and government leaders gathered to discuss how the transition to net zero can stimulate sustainable economic growth through trade and investment. Alongside our delivery partners, The Department of International Trade, and the West Midlands Growth Company, we ran sessions on “Financing the Greener Future”, “Green Technologies Driving Green Growth” among many others. We were delighted to be joined by so many of our strategic partners that travelled from across the Commonwealth to join us.
Click here to see an excellent video highlight of the Commonwealth Business Forum