The Queen’s Baton Relay Business Roundtable - India

13 January 2021

GMT

0930-1100

Roundtable

Virtual

The Queen’s Baton Relay Business Roundtable - India

In advance of the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games, and celebrating The Queen’s Baton Relay arriving in India, the Commonwealth Enterprise and Investment Council and the UK’s Department for International Trade will convene business leaders for a high-level virtual dialogue on increasing trade and investment between India and the UK - focussing on the West Midlands region, where the Games will be hosted. The virtual Roundtable will gather senior business leaders from India – the Commonwealth’s largest nation – the West Midlands and UK Government to discuss the future of key sectors to drive benefit to both nations.

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The Queen’s Baton Relay Business Roundtable - Singapore

18 January 2021

GMT

0930-1030

Roundtable

Virtual

The Queen’s Baton Relay Business Roundtable - Singapore

In advance of the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games, and celebrating The Queen’s Baton Relay arriving in Singapore, the Commonwealth Enterprise and Investment Council and the UK’s Department for International Trade will convene business leaders for a high-level virtual dialogue on increasing trade and investment between Singapore and the UK - focussing on the West Midlands region, where the Games will be hosted. The virtual Roundtable will gather senior business leaders from Singapore– one of the Commonwealth’s most important trading hubs – the West Midlands and UK Government to discuss the future of key sectors to drive benefit to both nations.

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The Queen’s Baton Relay Business Roundtable - Malaysia

24 January 2021

GMT

0930-1030

Roundtable

Virtual

The Queen’s Baton Relay Business Roundtable - Malaysia

In advance of the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games, and celebrating The Queen’s Baton Relay arriving in Malaysia, the Commonwealth Enterprise and Investment Council and the UK’s Department for International Trade will convene business leaders for a high-level virtual dialogue on increasing trade and investment between Singapore and the UK - focussing on the West Midlands region, where the Games will be hosted. The virtual Roundtable will gather senior business leaders from Malaysia, the West Midlands and UK Government to discuss the future of key sectors to drive benefit to both nations.

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Commonwealth Trade & Investment Networking Reception

25 November 2021

GMT

1800-2000

In-Person

London

Commonwealth Trade & Investment Networking Reception

CWEIC will be hosting a Commonwealth Reception in partnership with the High Commission of Australia at Commonwealth House, London on the 25th of November. The Reception will celebrate the trade and investment links across the Commonwealth, bringing together Commonwealth businesses, Government Representatives and Members of the Diplomatic Corps for an evening of networking and festivity.

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The Role of Global Standards and Accreditation in Supporting Climate Action

23 November 2021

GMT

1200-1300

Webinar

The Role of Global Standards and Accreditation in Supporting Climate Action

This webinar will seek to explore the practical ways businesses and organisations across the global economy can accelerate their climate action by using trusted standards aligned with robust net zero targets, in order to facilitate wider and faster climate action in this race to a zero-carbon world.

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Commonwealth Skills and Entrepreneurship Webinar

17 November 2021

GMT

0930-1030

Webinar

Commonwealth Skills and Entrepreneurship Webinar

This webinar will look at the new skills challenges sharing perspectives from leaders in academia, corporates looking to recruit and employ, and the ever-changing nature of Entrepreneurship and start-ups.

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Small Island States and Sustainability Roundtable

11 November 2021

GMT

1500-1600

Virtual

Small Island States and Sustainability Roundtable

For the Commonwealth’s 25 Small Island States, the past year has brought dramatic changes, from the loss of tourism income due to the covid pandemic to dramatic cyclones which have caused widespread damage. These challenges have perhaps been under-recognised in global discourse with not enough attention being paid to the unique issues faced by small island states. This virtual Roundtable will bring together High Commissioners, experts and business leaders to look at how we manage the challenges facing the Commonwealth’s small states. The aim is to start building a global discussion and potential solutions to these critical matters in advance of the Commonwealth Business Forum, alongside the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) in Rwanda which has been postponed to 2022 with specific dates still to be announced.

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Antigua and Barbuda Investment Forum

07-11 November 2021

In-Person

London

Antigua and Barbuda Investment Forum

The Government of Antigua and Barbuda will be hosting the “@40 Business Forum” on the occasion of the country’s 40th Anniversary of Independence, in London from 07-10 November 2021. The forum aims to create sustainable and tangible business, trade, and investment opportunities by introducing new opportunities in sectors including property development, financial services, hospitality, information technology, education, tourism, aviation, renewables, and the blue economy

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Bangladesh Investment Summit: Building Sustainable Growth Partnerships

04 November 2021

GMT

In-Person

London

Bangladesh Investment Summit: Building Sustainable Growth Partnerships

CWEIC is delighted to invite members to the “Bangladesh Investment Summit 2021: Building Sustainable Growth Partnerships” hosted in the presence of the Hon Sheikh Hasina, Prime Minister of Bangladesh on 04 November 2021 (Thursday) from 10:00 -16.30 hrs. The event is jointly organised by the Bangladesh Securities and Exchange Commission (BSEC), Bangladesh Investment Development Authority (BIDA) and Bangladesh High Commission, London. Strategically located between South Asia and South-east Asia, Bangladesh has developed into a significant market player in the Commonwealth with great potential for trade and investment. With a rapid increase in per capita income and growing purchasing power, the country’s GDP has doubled over the past 6 years.

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Commonwealth Tourism Webinar

03 November 2021

GMT

0920-1030

Webinar

Commonwealth Tourism Webinar

Tourism is central to many economies in the Commonwealth and a growing industry in most. It contributes over 2.5% into the total GDP of the Commonwealth, averaging 6.7% of GDP per country and employs over 30 million people. This webinar will look at the variety of responses taken by Government and the industry across the Commonwealth to keep local tourism alive, and explore how collaboration between business and government and across borders to strengthen the industry. Please find attached a document with further information.

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The Commonwealth Trade and Investment Summit

13-14 September 2021

Virtual

The Commonwealth Trade and Investment Summit

CWEIC is delighted to be virtually hosting the Commonwealth Trade and Investment Summit (CTIS) on 13-14 September 2021. The summit will bring together Government and senior business leaders from across the Commonwealth for a high-level two day virtual discussion.   The in-depth discussions will focus on accessing modern financial services, improving sustainable business practices, overcoming vaccine related challenges and exploring the future of African Trade following the ratification of the AfCFTA agreement. Sessions will investigate how member states can leverage their Commonwealth connections to collaborate and drive the global recovery following the COVID-19 pandemic and set up a platform for sustained economic growth.

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The Commonwealth Banquet

13 September 2021

BST

In-Person

Guildhall, City of London

The Commonwealth Banquet

Held in Partnership with the Royal Commonwealth Society and the City of the London, the Commonwealth Banquet is a mainstay of the Commonwealth Calendar. Not held in 2020 due to the pandemic 2021’s Banquet is expected to exceed all those that have come before, participation is expected from the Royal Family, Commonwealth Governments and the our most senior business leaders. Invitations are only extended to CWEIC Strategic Partners.

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Ocean 30×30 Call for Action Webinar

29 June 2021

BST

1330-1430

Webinar

Virtual

Ocean 30×30 Call for Action Webinar

This webinar led by British-South African endurance swimmer and ocean advocate and UN Patron of the Oceans, Lewis Pugh, seeks to highlight the initiative to have 30% of the world’s oceans to become Marine Protected Areas (MPA) by 2030.

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Supporting the Commonwealth’s development priorities: An ambitious manifesto from the insurance profession

23 June 2021

BST

1445-1600

Webinar

Virtual

Supporting the Commonwealth’s development priorities: An ambitious manifesto from the insurance profession

This webinar jointly hosted by CWEIC, the Chartered Insurance Institute and the Commonwealth Insurance Forum, is a thought-provoking webinar coinciding with the launch of CII’s publication ‘A Commonwealth Insured’. A distinguished panel of insurance and personal finance leaders from across the world will examine how innovation by the insurance profession has helped to support the Commonwealth’s development priorities – and speculate on some of the emerging opportunities for the decade ahead.

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CWEIC Webinar: Attracting Investment – Reset, Recovery and Resurgence

20 May 2021

Webinar

Virtual

CWEIC Webinar: Attracting Investment – Reset, Recovery and Resurgence

Over the past year, consolidation has been the priority for businesses and governments around the world. They are now starting to look beyond Covid-19. FDI will be key to economic recovery and plays a pivotal role in bolstering local job growth. This webinar will bring together Commonwealth investment promotion agencies to discuss opportunities, innovative methods to attract investments and the road to economic recovery.

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CWEIC Webinar: The African Continental Free Trade Agreement (AfCFTA)

13 April 2021

BST

0930-1100

Webinar

Virtual

CWEIC Webinar: The African Continental Free Trade Agreement (AfCFTA)

In January 2021, the African Continental Free Trade Agreement (AfCFTA) was ratified becoming the largest free trade agreement in the world since the establishment of the World Trade Organisation. Nineteen of the 54 Commonwealth nations are in Africa, and despite the ravages of Covid-19, the continent is set to forge a new economic path. The Agreement seeks to create a single market for goods and services by facilitating free movement of goods, services and investment within the African Continent. This webinar will bring together government and business leaders both from Africa, and from those who trade and invest with the Continent to examine the key opportunities for Commonwealth businesses.

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CWEIC Sector Webinar: AI, big data, disruptive innovation and the challenge for regulators

01 April 2021

Webinar

Virtual

CWEIC Sector Webinar: AI, big data, disruptive innovation and the challenge for regulators

Artificial intelligence is impacting the future of virtually every industry and every human being. It has acted as the main driver of emerging technologies like big data, robotics and IoT, and it will continue to act as a technological innovator for the foreseeable future. This is more relevant than ever in a post Covid world. This webinar will bring together industry experts to discuss how Commonwealth businesses and regulators can keep ahead of developments and benefit from this era of rapid technological innovation.

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