Minister for the Commonwealth Lord Howell last night addressed Ministers, High Commissioners, senior business leaders and sports journalists at an event hosts at Scotland House by the Commonwealth Business Council, The Scottish Government, Scottish Enterprise, the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games and UKTI. The event focussed on the steps that are being taken to use the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow as a platform to leverage business engagement and promote trade and investment across the Commonwealth and beyond.
The British Business Embassy is today hosting Global Business Summit on ICT. The Summit will feature a number of panel-led seminars focusing on key ICT fields such as ICT Enabling London 2012; Broadband; Cloud & SaaS; Digital Innovation; Smart Infrastructure: Video, Image Recognition & AR; and Next-Generation Mobility. The summit is being streamed live on the UKTI YouTube channel.
Last night, Foreign Office Minister Lord Howell spoke at the Opening Gala of the Creative Cities Collection 2012. Creative Cities is a week-long exhibition to forge new links and closer relations between artistic communities in China and the UK, with particular focus on Olympic Host Cities Beijing and London. The event forms part of the Inspire 2012 Programme, often known as the Cultural Olympiad.