Tuesday, 17 November 2020 12:00 to 12:45
Member Rate £0.00
Accessing Finance to Trade with the World
Louis Taylor, CEO of UK Export Finance, in conversation with Anne-Marie Martin, Director of Global Networks at the BCC
Tuesday 17 November
12:00 - 12:45 (UK Time)
Open to all
The impact of the global pandemic on all economies across the world means that trading goods and services internationally has never been more important.
One of the most regularly mentioned barriers to international trade has been limited access to adequate and secure financing arrangements, to enable businesses to grow international trade activity or expand their global footprint through major global projects.
UK Export Finance (UKEF), the UK government’s export credit agency, provides both finance and insurance solutions - in partnership with the private sector -for companies that want to export globally.
Their latest report shows that they have provided £4.4 billion support for UK exports to 69 countries. 77% of the companies UKEF have directly supported were SMEs and 88% of these were based outside of London.
Join Louis Taylor, CEO of UK Export Finance, and Anne-Marie Martin, Director of Global Networks at the BCC, for a fascinating and topical discussion on the future of global trade. They will be examining how companies in the UK can access finance and insurance to help them deliver projects, in particular large investment projects in emerging economies across the world.
The wide-ranging conversation will cover why exporting is so important to the economic recovery for every nation, however large or small. They will also explore how UKEF’s 2020-2024 business plan aims to help companies, particularly SMEs, as they recover from the aftermath of the pandemic, as the economy moves into recovery and renewed growth.