World Business Podcasts
Chris Southworth talks WTO rules, trade negotiations and the realities of a no-deal Brexit with LBC’s James O’Brien

Chris Southworth talks WTO rules, trade negotiations and the realities of a no-deal Brexit with LBC’s James O’Brien

July 22, 2019

Chris Southworth elaborates on the realities of a no-deal Brexit from a trade perspective with LBC Radio's James O'Brien. 

Discussion points included: 

- The insufficiency of the GATT24 trading "solution";

- The economic impact of a no-deal Brexit;

- Trading under WTO rules and what that actually means;

- The likelihood of a trade deal with the US. 

 Also covered by LBC here and here

Chris Southworth compares the Tory leadership candidates from a trade perspective with Nick Ferrari on LBC

Chris Southworth compares the Tory leadership candidates from a trade perspective with Nick Ferrari on LBC

July 9, 2019

Nick Ferrari invites Chris Southworth to speak on the viability of Jeremy Hunt and Boris Johnson's Brexit "solutions" from a trade perspective, and to shed light on Boris Johnson's assertion that the UK can have tariff-free trade with the EU following Brexit according to GATT 24. 

Discussion points:

- The crisis ongoing within the global trading system: protectionism, consumer behaviour, trade growth, sustainability and technology.

- The UK's credibility in the trade sphere;

- Neither candidate are presenting a viable solution from a trade perspective.

essDOCs CEO Alexander Goulandris explains the importance of trade digitalisation

essDOCs CEO Alexander Goulandris explains the importance of trade digitalisation

November 20, 2018

Alexander Goulandris talks to ICC United Kingdom's Chris Southworth about the importance of digitalisation, ICC's Digital Trade Roadmap and the barriers it's facing.

Discussion topics:
 
  • What are the barriers to digital trade
  • Why is it important for industry to engage at national level and press governments to make progress at the WTO
  • How can the new ICC Digital Trade Roadmap help to address some of the issues

Audience: International and domestic policy makers, corporates and SMEs

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S&P Global Rating’s Michael Wilkins discusses how the public and private sectors are responding to climate change

S&P Global Rating’s Michael Wilkins discusses how the public and private sectors are responding to climate change

July 18, 2018

In light of the UN’s High-level political forum on sustainable developmentICC United Kingdom Secretary General Chris Southworth, talks to Michael Wilkins, Head of Sustainable Finance, S&P Global Ratings, regarding how the public and private sectors are enabling sustainable finance, the UN's sustainable development goals (SDGs) and resilient societies.

Discussion topics:

  • How leading businesses are responding to the challenge of sustainable development
  • The challenges to enabling sustainable finance in both the private and public sectors
  • How cities and policymakers can enable the UN's SDGs

Audience: International and domestic policy makers, corporates and SMEs

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Santander’s John Carroll talks increasing SME access to international markets

Santander’s John Carroll talks increasing SME access to international markets

June 13, 2018

Following the release of ICC's 10th annual Global Survey on Trade FinanceChris Southworth, ICC United Kingdom Secretary General talks to John CarrollHead of Products and International Business at Santander UK, about the trade finance process and banks' role in driving economic growth.

Discussion topics:

  • The journey SMEs in both developed and emerging markets must undergo to trade abroad

  • The obstacles companies face when attempting to access international markets and trade finance, as well as how these can be overcome

  • How banks’ utilisation of blockchain is playing a role in alleviating the trade finance gap

Audience: SMEs, international trade experts, corporates, policy makers

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Digital trade: Moving forward together

Digital trade: Moving forward together

April 11, 2018

Chris Southworth, ICC United Kingdom Secretary General talks to Gabriel PetrusICC Brazil Executive Director, and Serigne Mansour Gaye, President of the Senegal-UK Chamber of Commerce on how digital trade is affecting businesses and trade in Brazil and Senegal.

Discussion topics:

  • How digital trade is benefiting SME growth, with specific insights from Brazil and Senegal

  • Brazil's role driving digital trade

  • How we can help strengthen the voice of African business groups in Geneva

  • Barriers to be overcome with respect to digital trade and data localisation 

Audience: Policymakers, Directors, Boards, International businesses, trade exerts, NGOs

We are now broadcasting to over 130 countries worldwide from Sri Lanka to the USA, so if you would like to come and speak on a topical world business issue, please let us know by emailing press@iccwbo.uk.

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Creating a trade model that works for everyone

Creating a trade model that works for everyone

February 15, 2018

Chris Southworth, ICC United Kingdom Secretary General talks to Rob Mulligan, Senior Vice President for policy and government affairs at the United States Council for International Business (USCIB), and Jean Blaylock, Coordinator at the Trade Justice Movement, on creating an inclusive trade model.

Discussion topics:

  • Creating a trade model that works for everyone (government, business, NGOs, unions, civil society) from the business and NGO perspectives
  • What works in the US with respect to trade inclusiveness and where there is room for innovation
  • International trade models that exemplify best practice
  • Opportunities that lie ahead with respect to trade

Audience: Policymakers, Directors, Boards, International businesses, trade exerts, NGOs

We are now broadcasting to over 130 countries worldwide from Sri Lanka to the USA, so if you would like to come and speak on a topical world business issue, please let us know by emailing press@iccwbo.uk.

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B20 Chair, Dr. Daniel Funes de Rioja talks B20 priorities

B20 Chair, Dr. Daniel Funes de Rioja talks B20 priorities

February 6, 2018

Chris Southworth, ICC United Kingdom Secretary General talks to Dr. Daniel Funes de Rioja, Head of “Business 20” on why now more than ever, the B20 is a key forum for companies looking to set standards and influence global policy.

Discussion topics:

  • How businesses and engagement groups are promoting sustainable and inclusive economic growth through the B20
  • Key objectives and goals of the B20 organisation
  • What the WTO digital trade agreement means for businesses and SMEs globally, and how businesses played a major role setting the agenda

Audience: CEOs, Directors, Boards, International Trade Experts, Policy Makers

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Chris Southworth talks digital trade priorities ahead of WTO’s Ministerial Conference in Argentina

Chris Southworth talks digital trade priorities ahead of WTO’s Ministerial Conference in Argentina

December 11, 2017

Ahead of the WTO's Eleventh Ministerial Conference in Argentina this week, ICC UK's Secretary General, Chris Southworth, talks priorities around digital trade and ICC's mission for G20 Argentina. 

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ICC’s Sir Michael Rake and CBI’s Paul Drechsler talk trade and G20 priorities

ICC’s Sir Michael Rake and CBI’s Paul Drechsler talk trade and G20 priorities

November 24, 2017

Robert Kelsey talks to Sir Michael Rake, Chairman of the ICC United Kingdom, and Paul Drechsler, President of the of the Confederation of British Industry (CBI).

Areas of discussion:

  • Why is the G20 important for businesses, and how given Brexit, can the UK make the most of this forum?

  • What are the CBI and ICC doing to support both UK and international companies at the G20?

  • In two weeks’ time governments from around the world will gather in Buenos Aires for the 11th WTO Ministerial Conference, what should be the outcome of this conference?

  • How much of a priority is the WTO to CBI members?

  • From a global policy point of view, what should UK companies be doing to prepare for next year, and potentially a hard Brexit?

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