Hosted at DLA Piper at 160 Aldersgate Street in London, this inaugural conference is the largest event in the ICC United Kingdom calendar and will highlight why global value chains matter to trade and the impact of global policy – climate change, sustainability, business ethics, technology, digital trade…
We want an interactive event with an international audience that truly represents the various stakeholders that are involved in global value chains to help promote awareness, dialogue, trust, and inclusion.
Global value chains play a key role in the global economy, creating jobs, sharing prosperity, fostering innovation and attracting investment but are being increasingly challenged by the rise in protectionism, climate change and digitisation. This inaugural ICC event will look at the issues and provide a set of policy recommendations for how global value chains can evolve to meet the challenges.
The challenges facing the global trade system and solutions to how to address the issues.
A discussion exploring the global opportunities and challenges and how GVCs can be a solution to delivering the UN 2030 Agenda
Adam Marshall, Director General, British Chamber of Commerce
Latest patterns, trends and analysis. Role of SMEs
Katherine Bennett CBE, Senior Vice President, Airbus
Creon Butler, Director, Global Economy and Finance Programme, The Royal Institute of International Affairs, Chatham House
Sébastien Miroudot, Senior Trade Policy Analyst, OECD Trade and Agriculture Directorate Trade in Services Division, OECD
Maher Ghanma, Head of Government Affairs, DLA Piper
Wilson del Socorro, Global Director of Government Affairs, Diageo
Sustainable Development in Practice
1A DELIVERING THE 2050 NET ZERO EMISSIONS
Challenges, opportunities and solutions to meeting the Paris Agreement commitment.
- Smart technology
- Using the SDGs as a framework
Dexter Galvin, Global Director, Corporations & Supply Chains, CDP
Rebecca Marmout, Chief Sustainability Officer, Unilever
Technology as the Transformer
2A DIGITAL TRADE; THE ENABLER TO INCLUSIVE GROWTH
How the WTO Ecommerce Agreement will transform global trade, promote economic growth, investment and jobs, address the digital divide, increase financial inclusion and tackle gender equality.
MODERATOR: Nick Ashton-HartGeneva Representative, DTN
Craig Burchell, Vice President Global Trade Affairs, Huawei
Gerard Haughey, Head of Global Trade and Receivables Finance, Large Corporate, UK, HSBC
Business Pillars to Drive Success
3A IMPACT OF GLOBAL CHANGE ON TAX STRATEGY
Tax is becoming a critical area of focus as governments seek new ways to reform the global tax system and raise revenues from the digital economy and meet sustainability and climate change targets, particularly in emerging countries where development priorities are acute and tax revenues low. This session will look at the risks, implications and potential opportunities to deliver a more effective tax system that meets the needs of business and governments but is fair and transparent.
Catharina Clabots, VP Tax Downstream, Shell International Limited
Marius Cosnita, Senior Manager-Global Trade Fiscal Affairs, British American Tobacco
1B CLIMATE & GREEN FINANCE
This session will be a conversation with leading corporate treasurers and review the impact of policy, disruptive new technologies, digital platforms and banking regulation on climate & green finance and how companies are adapting.
2B WHAT DOES THE FUTURE LOOK LIKE
This session will assess the macro framework set out in the ICC Digital Trade Roadmap, progress across digital integration initiatives and the implications of new WTO digital trade rules and the ICC digital trade standards on the corporate trading environment.
Daniel Cotti, Managing Director, Centre of Excellence, Banking and Trade, TradeIX
Hans Huber, Trade Finance Innovation Project Management, Commerzbank AG
3B TRADE FACILITATION
Trade facilitation matters if we are to help
small businesses grow, support women’s economic empowerment or alleviate poverty. This session will look at how distribution networks are being disrupted and what this means for the movement of goods across borders.
Leila Aridi Afas, Director, International Public Policy, Toyota
Poul Hansen, Chief, Trade Facilitation, UNCTAD
James Hookham, Secretary General, Global Shippers Forum
Valerie Picard, Deputy Director – Global Alliance for Trade
Facilitation, ICC (International Chamber of Commerce)
Steven Pope, Vice President Customs & Regulatory Affairs, DPDHL
Trade now impacts on all areas of public policy. This session will look at the importance of multi-stakeholder engagement, transparency, consensus building and inclusive trade governance.
Ruth Bergan, Senior Advisor, Trade Justice Movement
Rosa Crawford, Policy Officer, Rights, International, Social and Economics Department, Trades Union Congress (TUC)
Fergus Drake, CEO, Crown Agents
Justin MacMullan, Advocacy Director, Consumers International
New thinking on business ethics, compliance and responsible business conduct.
Sophie Ogilvy, Business Integrity Programme Director, Transparency International UK
Karina Litvack, Governance and Sustainable Investment Specialist, Bridges Fund Management
The future role of global value chains in the global economy.
Craig Burchell, Vice President of Global Trade Affairs at Huawei Technologies’ HQ in Shenzhen, China, looks at tech supply chains for the first instalment of ICC United Kingdom’s Global Value Chains (GVCs) Series.
Wilson Del Socorro, Global Director of Government Affairs at Diageo, sheds a light on alcoholic beverages supply chains for ICC United Kingdom’s Global Value Chains (GVCs) Series