Theatre 18

Thursday 16th November

Friday 17th November


11.00 - 11.30

Mónica Elizabeth Costales-Vasquez

Doing business in Latin America – Andean Region

A general overview of selected markets of the Andean region of Latin America, which are attractive for international strategic expansion. This will focus on key economic aspects, strengths and challenges, retail-industry insights, business opportunities and relevant points to enter successfully into these selected markets not yet fully explored. This strategic analysis will show why the Andean region matters, which also represents appealing prospects to achieve international and sustainable growth in the long term.


11.45 - 12.15

Katharina Strenge

London meets Hamburg - Your Gateway to Europe

The Hanseatic city is one of the most dynamic cities in the European Union impressing worldwide with an excellent international business environment. It attracts companies, institutions and professionals from all over the world to start their visions of the future. In this seminar, we will show the different aspects of the Hamburg business surroundings and market opportunities for companies to be successful in the metropolitan region of one of the most anglophile cities in mainland Europe.


12.30 - 13.00

Zdenko Lucić

Croatia – Be a Part of a New Growth

Did you know that the tie, the ballpoint pen, the parachute, the tungsten light bulb, the torpedo, the azithromycin antibiotic, the electronic speedometer, dactyloscopy (finger printing), the MP3 player and the world’s fastest electric car (Rimac Automobili) were all invented by Croatians? Located in Southeast Europe and bordering Italy, Slovenia, Hungary, Serbia, Bosnia and Herzegovina and Montenegro, Croatia is perfectly positioned for reaching both the EU market and the markets of Southeast Europe. Its convenient geographical location, modern infrastructure, political and economic stability as well as the competent and highly educated workforce are only some of the reasons to invest in Croatia. In this 30 minutes presentation, we will give you a short overview of the Croatian investment potential and the advantages it offers to the investors.


13.15 - 13.45

Francesc X. Mirón

Business Opportunities in Barcelona, The Mediterranean Business Hub

A 360º overview of the economic assets, the growing strategic sectors, the current challenges and the value proposal that Barcelona offers to international investors, as the most important economic hub of Southern Europe, The World Mobile Capital, a Smart City of reference, with a top quality of life resident start ups, employees and entrepreneurs. Barcelona City Promotion brings to Olympia a portfolio of services that will guarantee the landing of your European operations, smoothly, through Barcelona.


14.00 - 14.30

Paul North

ASEAN – A Community of Exporting Opportunities

The presentation will consist of a brief about ASEAN, ASEAN country information, exporting opportunities and what assistance is available from UKABC and the British Chambers of Commerce in ASEAN.


14.45 - 15.15

Lesley Batchelor OBE

Update from the World Trade Organisation Public Forum

Providing an update from the World Trade Organisation Public Forum, the WTO’s largest annual outreach event, where the Institute held a workshop: ‘Learning International Trade: How formal qualifications help us reap the benefits of global trade.’


15.30 - 16.00

Zahra Saleh

How to set up your company in Dubai

How to set up your company and life in Dubai, and how Serene Investments can help you with that. We will cover a variety of points such as the benefits of having a Dubai company, how you can benefit from the tax free system along with setting up your residency visas and life in the UAE.


16.15 - 16.45

Bolaji Sofoluwe

Go Global to Africa

Is Africa really an unknown territory for business? Learn about this great continent with exciting emerging markets that can boast of some of the world’s most impressive growth statistics. You can be going there next with your product or service or developing a mutually beneficial partnership. This session will unravel Africa in a way that participants haven’t experienced before…


17.00 - 17.30

Mr. Raj Hari

Dubai Economy – Before & After Expo 202

Expo 2020 in Dubai is a global event for millions to visit. It has predicted to have significant impact on infrastructure development, technology innovation, hospitality and employment. Economist & global financial institute have made extensive research on economic scenario pre and post event for hundreds and thousands of SME’s in UAE.