BCC Global Annual Conference 2021

The British Chambers of Commerce flagship Annual Conference is one of the main events in the business calendar, with the 2021 Conference taking place on 16 and 17 June.

Bookings for this event are now closed.

Attended by hundreds of business leaders, policy makers, the media and Chambers of Commerce from around the world, the Conference will discuss how we can restore confidence and build a more resilient sustainable future, that supports businesses to recover, grow, invest and thrive.

The 2021 event will run over two days and feature high-level keynotes, expert panel sessions, practical workshops, and a virtual exhibition. We are expecting over 1,000 attendees.

The event is an excellent opportunity to raise the profile of your brand, engage with businesses of all sizes from all sectors and position your organisation as a thought leader. To find out more about being part of the event please contact Faye Busby and take a look at the opportunities in the partnership pack.

Day 1 - A Year of Challenge and Reflection

The UK is playing a leading role in vaccine development and rollout, is hosting the UN climate change conference in November and is striking post-Brexit trade deals with key markets across the world at an accelerated rate. However, challenges still remain.

How can we break through the difficult legacy left by the pandemic and move to a brighter future for the UK economy, leading to growth, resilient businesses and jobs?

Potential Themes

Business Resilience at the heart of recovery:

  • How SMEs are adapting and transforming operations in response to new global demands
  • Supply chain diversification and restructure for long term resilience and sustainability
  • Recapitalisation and access to finance for businesses

Trade and Technology as drivers for economic recovery and growth:

  • Accelerated dependence on technology and placing innovation at the heart of recovery and growth
  • Technology as a driver for future development and growth and diversification in industries (e.g. medical technology, fintech, agricultural technology, energy technology/ trade technology)
  • Forging dynamic international trade and investment relationships to ensure sustained recovery and growth in the economy

Day 2 - The Road to Viable Renewed Growth

Tackling the big challenges of today and tomorrow that impact future generations, by protecting health, inequities in society and the planet.

The Covid-19 experience has accelerated people’s demand that companies redress the balance between a volume and a value-driven economy, where profits are the primary ultimate goal.

Potential Themes

Building a greener, more sustainable economy:

  • Meeting our net zero/ climate change commitments to ensure a sustainable future
  • Greater investment in sustainable infrastructure that is fit for purpose and reflects our changing environment
  • Innovation and tech-driven industries leading to new skills and jobs. Addressing the long-running weaknesses in our skills base while preparing for new ways of working

People as a force for change:

  • Diversity in leadership representation across all sectors of the economy
  • Radical changes in consumer behaviour that are impacting the way we shop, connect, socialise and work
  • Millennial and Generation Z consumers, employees and activists driving change from the bottom up

Please note that this content is not confirmed. We would welcome the opportunity to discuss how speakers might input into this.


Baroness Ruby McGregor-Smith CBE
President, British Chambers of Commerce

Sarah Howard MBE
Director, Sarand Business Software; Member of Suffolk Chamber of Commerce

Ben Francis
Founder & Chief Product Officer, Gymshark

Paul Farmer
Chief Executive, Mind

Andrew Mitchell CMG
Director General Exports and UK Trade

The Rt Hon Ed Miliband MP
Shadow Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

Graham Stuart MP 
UK Minister for International Trade

Karima-Catherine Goundiam
CEO, Red Dot Digital and Head of Tech Advocates Canada

Katherine Bennett
Current Senior Vice President, Airbus

Lewis Iwu
CEO and Founding Partner, Purpose Union

For more information on speakers click here

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UK GDPR: In accordance with UK GDPR guidelines, we will not share your details with anyone unless you give us express permission to do so. For this event we are working with a third-party supplier and your logon link will come directly from them. By making a booking via this website and agreeing to our terms and conditions, you agree for this to happen. Seven days after the event your contact details will be removed from their platform, in accordance with our agreement with them.

Exhibiting at the Global Annual Conference

We are inviting applications from organisations who wish to raise their profile by exhibiting at our flagship Global Annual Conference.

With the Conference being entirely virtual this year, we are able to expand our exhibition offering which enables business from across the world to apply. Please be aware that there are a limited number of opportunities available to exhibit and we recommend that applications are made early to avoid disappointment.

If you are interesting in learning more about exhibiting at the Conference, click here or please contact Julia Watson.

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