Beyond the EU – managing corruption risk in emerging and developing markets
London – Tuesday, 19th November 2019
As the 10th anniversary of the UK’s Bribery Act approaches, BExA will be hosting an afternoon seminar on how UK exporters can manage corruption risk in emerging and developing markets.
With Brexit, UK exporters are being challenged to look beyond the EU for new markets. However, many of the countries with the best opportunities for growth pose a high bribery and corruption risk. Several UK companies have fallen foul of the legislation since it was introduced, often because of the behaviour of their third party agents and representatives on the ground.
While there is evidence to suggest that British companies are inclined not to resort to bribery, many have not yet built up the necessary safeguards to minimise the risk of being exposed to bribery and corruption, nor taken adequate measures to detect or react to it when it occurs.
Our excellent line-up of speakers from both the public and private sector will provide participants with a wealth of expertise and guidance on what exporters can do to ensure that they are fully compliant with the legislation; how they can do business with integrity even where corruption is widespread; and how they can contribute to promoting responsible business practices in their key markets.
The seminar will run from 2-5.30pm and be followed by a networking reception.
To download the full agenda please click here.
This event is free to attend for BExA members and non-member SME guests. If you are interested in attending, please contact Michelle Treasure for more details.
GTR SOUTHERN AFRICA 2019 – Zambia, 30-31 October
With overwhelmingly positive feedback from 2018, GTR eagerly returns to Victoria Falls for the second instalment of GTR Southern Africa, the leading gathering of trade, supply chain, corporate and banking representatives for Southern Africa.
The event promises a highly anticipated opportunity to connect with the key players in this exciting region and is set to welcome a host of senior government representatives, sovereign and corporate borrowers, project sponsors, risk management specialists and financing experts. It will provide direct insight into the initiatives being undertaken to facilitate trade and infrastructure investment in Southern Africa’s growth hot spots.
As a supporting partner, BExA has secured a limited number of free Corporate Rate passes to attend the event. Corporate Rate passes are only available to those who are exporters, importers, manufactures, distributors, traders & producers of physical goods and are not valid in conjunction with other discounts and available for new registrations only.
To check your eligibility, and to register on a free Corporate Rate pass, please contact Briony Hemmings at firstname.lastname@example.org.
GTR Africa London
London, 13 November 2019
The dynamics surrounding trade and infrastructure finance for Africa are changing. Join over 300 industry leaders in London on 13 November for GTR Africa London 2019, the key annual gathering for a wide range of domestic and international trade, export and infrastructure finance professionals from the African region. Formally known as the GTR Africa Trade & Infrastructure Finance Conference, GTR Africa London will provide multi-format sessions allowing delegates to hear the latest developments on a range of topics including ECA and infrastructure finance, trade and commodity finance, fintech and more. As a supporting partner of this event, BExA has secured complimentary corporate passes for members who are exporters, distributors, manufacturers, traders or producers of physical goods. To confirm your eligibility and to redeem your pass, please send your details, including your full name, company, and job title to Tanya Naysmith at email@example.com and quote ‘BExA’. In addition, we have two 50% off passes available to non-corporate members on a first come first served basis. Deadline for applications for complimentary and discounted member passes is 23 October.
WORLD TRADE SYMPOSIUM 2019 – New York, 6-7 November
BExA is delighted to confirm it will be an Association Partner for the World Trade Symposium, taking place between 6-7 November at the Grand Hyatt in New York. As free trade continues to be challenged by increased protectionism and political pugilism, this unique forum asks what steps can be taken to promote the vision of an inclusive, prosperous trade ecosystem that benefits all? Peter Navarro, Assistant to the US president and director of the office of trade and manufacturing policy has recently joined the programme alongside a host of other leading experts in world trade. Attendance is complimentary for senior level professionals from the global trade community. For more information and to register your place online visit www.worldtradesymposium.com.
Hosted by: Finastra | Programmed by: The Economist Events
GOING GLOBAL LIVE – ExCeL London, 27-28 November
Europe’s Leading Event For Taking Your Business Overseas
Going Global Live is the number one show in Europe for businesses that are looking to expand internationally, export products or set up overseas operations. Providing businesses with everything they need to know about trading in some of the world’s most lucrative cities, countries and regions; Going Global brings the most forward-thinking minds on doing business abroad under one roof. Register now for FREE tickets.