Global Britain: Examining the Prospects of UK Trade | IPT
Chair: Catherine West MP, Select Committee on International Trade
Speaker: Paul Kenward, Managing Director, British Sugar
Dinner Discussion


Tuesday 01 May 2018


House of Commons

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Since June 2016, the UK Government has used the phrase ‘Global Britain’ to indicate the UK’s future trade and foreign policy ambitions to remain an active player on the global stage as an outward-looking nation. As Brexit draws closer, the UK’s opportunity to take stock of its reputation on the world stage becomes ever-greater, not forgetting the role UK industry will play in crafting a successful Global Britain. However, in order to demonstrate global leadership, the Foreign Affairs Select Committee have called for a clear definition and statement of objectives, priorities and commitment to the sufficient resources required to achieve a ‘Global Britain’.


This Dinner Discussion will:

  • Explore what constitutes a ‘Global Britain’ and how the UK is working towards delivering this
  • Look at the strategies the UK could adopt to become a global trading hub
  • Examine how ‘Global Britain’ differs from previous UK policy approaches
  • Discuss which regions, countries and multilateral organisations the UK should prioritise, and the policy and resource trade-offs that may be involved.