Panel Sessions

FDI Panel Sessions

We have identified the top 15 sectors that our visitors are most interested in receiving expert advice, information and guidance on. We are delighted to announce that the 2017 event at ExCeL, London (17/18 May) will host panel discussions covering each of these areas in detail. Panels will be made up of global business experts representing different countries and regions.

The programme is set out as follows

Wednesday 17th May

Thursday 18th May

11:00 - 11:30: Manufacturing

The UK’s innovative and quality products are known throughout the world, and there is huge potential for businesses looking to sell in a new country and to new customers. This panel discusses the benefits of relocating your manufacturing business abroad.

11:45 - 12:15: Business & Professional Services

With a global reputation for the strength of its financial, professional, and business services, there are locations all over the world waiting for UK businesses operating in the sector. Our panel will discuss what you need to know.

12:30 - 13:00: Finance & Banking

With fears rising that Britain's finance and banking sector will look to move abroad over the coming years after Britain's EU exit, our panel will discuss this the future of the sector and the potential of a foreign relocation.

13:15 - 13:45: Retail & Hospitality

Join our esteemed panel of guests as they talk about the opportunities for the UK's retail and hospitality sector abroad, and the next best location for businesses looking to relocate. A debate that ambitious retail and hospitality business owners cannot afford to miss.

14:00 - 14:30: Software & IT Services

The chances of picking a winning location for your software or IT business are always increasing, and this debate looks at where and how you can flourish in a new community overseas.

14:45 - 15:15: Transport & Distribution

This session will offer a wealth of insight on all aspects of finding a global location for your transport and distribution business, and will discuss where the biggest opportunities for the sector lie across the earth.

15:30 - 16:00: Infrastructure & Construction

Our expert panel will discuss the cities, regions, and countries on offer for our infrastructure and construction businesses, and will advise and guide on common pitfalls and hurdles on the relocation journey.

16:15 - 16:45: Engineering

Where are the world's most exciting cities and regions for the UK's engineering sector, and how do these ambitious businesses find their new location? This panel session will explore the sector's opportunities to find a new home.