Programme

09:00 – Tea, Coffee, Registration

09:30 – Conference Opening

Andrew Jeffreys – CEO, Oxford Business Group

09:35 – Welcome

Marcus Winsley – Deputy Head of Asia Pacific Directorate

09:45 – Using International Trade to Drive Prosperity for All

Paul Scully MP – Prime Minister’s Trade Envoy to Burma

09:55 – The UK & Myanmar – Partnering Together for the 21st Century

H.E. U Thaung Tun, Union Minister of Investment and Foreign Economic Relations

10:10 – Panel: Myanmar Today and Opportunities Tomorrow

Myanmar’s current political, economic and business environment and the outlook for the medium term. What are Myanmar’s strategic growth goals and what does it need to achieve them?

  • Moderator: Simon Makinson – Partner, Allen & Overy
  • H.E. Bo Bo Nge – Deputy Governor, Central Bank of Myanmar
  • H.E. U Sett Aung – Deputy Minister of Planning and Finance
  • U Min Ye Paing Hein- National Economic Coordinating Committee Member
  • Vicky Bowman – Director, Myanmar Centre for Responsible Business (MCRB)

11:15 – We did it! UK Success Stories in Myanmar

  • Steve Smith – Deputy CEO, ABE Qualifications

11:35 – Panel: The Practicalities of Trading with Myanmar

With a low ‘Ease of Doing Business’ World Bank rating, how can UK companies turn these practical challenges into opportunities? What type of UK companies should realistically consider Myanmar and what help is available for UK companies looking to enter this dynamic market?

  • Moderator: Thiri Thant Mon, CDC Group
  • Douglas Barnes – Director, DIT Myanmar
  • Melvyn Pun – CEO, Yoma Strategic Holdings
  • Peter Beynon – Chairman of British Chamber of Commerce Myanmar (BCCM)
  • U Thant Sin Lwin – Deputy Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Investment and Foreign Economic Relations

12:50 – Closing Remarks – Douglas Barnes, Director, DIT Myanmar

13:00 – Business Networking Lunch

14:00 – Myanmar Sector Workshops

Education – Discussion on “Supporting Sustainable Development plan for modelling a 21st Century Education; Training for the Job of the Future”

Financial Services – Discussion on “Myanmar’s Financial Services industry and opportunities for the UK”

Renewable Energy – Discussion on “Supporting Sustainable Development towards Low Carbon Energy Future and Opportunities for the UK in Myanmar’s Energy Market”

15:30 – Tea/Coffee Break

16:00 – 1-2-1 meetings between Myanmar business delegates and UK companies attending the conference. Book your slot here

18:30 – Business Networking Reception