Date:22 June 2012
Online Retail to be Key Feature at British Business Embassy Event
Online retail has been selected as one of the main topics of discussion during the Retail Food and Drink day at the British Business Embassy at Lancaster House on 9th August.
IMRG will be among those discussing how the UK’s innovations can impact globally as well as exploring how international and UK companies can collaborate and partner in the future.
The British Business Embassy, developed by UK Trade & Investment (UKTI), is the centrepiece of the Government’s international business legacy programme taking place during London 2012’s Olympic Games time.
The Retail Food and Drink day will see government ministers and some of the world’s leading CEOs from the sector come together to showcase UK innovations and facilitate introductions between international and UK companies.
Lord Green, Minister for UKTI, said: “We will be welcoming 3,000 UK and international business leaders at Lancaster House for one of the country’s most ambitious series of business summits. London 2012 offers a unique opportunity for global leaders to meet, debate and do business. It is also a chance for us to demonstrate our outstanding expertise, skills and knowledge in all sectors and share this with the world.”
The event programme key note speeches and seminars include:
- Online retail;
- Identifying global challenges in health and wellness;
- Meeting the demands of the global consumer in a sustainable manner and the ethical journey through the supply chain, retailers and consumers; and
- Omni/multichannel retail and how modern technology increasingly allows the consumer to dictate how they interact with a brand.
Speakers and participants include John Andrews, Managing Director of IMRG, Nick Robertson, CEO of ASOS, Stephen Robertson, Director General of British Retail Consortium, Stefano Pessina, Executive Chairman of Alliance Boots, Mr Luis Cantarell, President and CEO of Nestlé Health Science S.A, Tim Cofer, President of Kraft Foods Europe, Marc Bolland, CEO Marks and Spencer, Paul Walsh, CEO of Diageo PLC, John Brock, Global CEO of Coca Cola Enterprises.Notes on the Event
The British Business Embassy at Lancaster House is the centrepiece of UKTI’s international business legacy programme during the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games.
It will play host to 18 global business summits across six weeks providing thought-leadership and panel sessions, networking opportunities and face-to-face meetings for senior British and international decision-makers.
The programme, which will start on the eve of the Olympic Games, is part of a series of initiatives expected to generate over £1bn in trade and investment for the UK. UKTI is the government department that helps UK-based companies succeed in the global economy. We also help overseas companies bring their high quality investment to the UK’s economy - acknowledged as Europe’s best place from which to succeed in global business. UKTI offers expertise and contacts through its extensive network of specialists in the UK, and in British embassies and other diplomatic offices around the world. We provide companies with the tools they require to be competitive on the world stage. For more information on UKTI, visit www.ukti.gov.uk or telephone +44 (0)207 215 8000. For latest press releases, visit the online newsroom at www.ukti.gov.uk/media.