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.