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British Chambers of Commerce - Harnessing opportunities across Asia Pacific to drive recovery and growth from Coronavirus

Tuesday 26th May 2020
10:00am - 11:00am

Join our moderated discussion with HMTC Natalie Black, on the impact of Coronavirus on sectors in the Asia Pacific region including:

  • technology;
  • financial services;
  • infrastructure;
  • renewable energy;
  • healthcare; and
  • education.

The webinar will also explore how, economies in South East Asia are focussed on infrastructure development to re-boost their recovery and how British businesses can explore these and other sector opportunities across the region.

The event will be moderated by James Ramsbotham, CEO of the North East England Chamber of Commerce in discussion with Natalie Black HM Trade Commissioner for Asia Pacific (incorporating North East Asia, South East Asia & Australasia).

Date: Tuesday 26th May 2020 10.00 am to 11.00am
Cost to attend: FREE for Members 


Natalie Black HM Trade Commissioner for Asia Pacific

Natalie Black became Her Majesty’s Trade Commissioner (HMTC) for Asia Pacific, covering North-East Asia, South-East Asia and Australasia in September 2018. Natalie has held a number of posts in Her Majesty’s Government. Previous roles include: · Deputy Head of the Number 10 Policy Unit · Director of the Internet Harms Unit · Director of the Office of Cyber Security, Cabinet Office Before joining the Civil Service, Natalie was the Chief of Staff for Security at the London Organising Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games, London2012, and a management consultant. Natalie is a graduate of the London School of Economics and Harvard Kennedy School, where she was a Fulbright scholar.

(Colonel) The Hon. James Ramsbotham CBE DL - Chief Executive @North East England Chamber of Commerce

James Ramsbotham is Chief Executive of the North East England Chamber of Commerce. The Chamber celebrated 200 years of championing business in the North East in 2015. It has almost 3,000 members and delivers a range of business membership services, especially international trade advice. Previously James was Vice Chairman of the Esh Group – the award-winning North East construction group. Prior to that, he spent 14 years Corporate Banking in Barclays Bank plc (throughout the UK), latterly as Marketing Director. He had 12 years soldiering in the Royal Green Jackets (throughout the world) and benefitted from executive education at Harvard (USA), INSEAD (France), and Oxford University after graduating from Durham University. He was awarded a CBE for services to business and the North East economy in the 2019 New Year’s Honours.

All event bookings need to be made and paid online only unless we have agreed alternative arrangements with you in advance of the event. If you have any queries, please contact our Accounts Manager Rachael Hogg on 01206 363721.