09:30 – Registration

10:00 – Welcome

Andrew Patrick – British Ambassador to Burma (Myanmar)

10:10The UK & Myanmar – Partnering together for the 21st Century

Mark Garnier MP – Minister for International Trade

10:25 – Myanmar Today and Opportunities Tomorrow

H.E. U Win Khaing – Union Minister of Construction

10:40 – Panel: Opening Doors to Myanmar

A panel of Myanmar experts give an overview of the economic, investment and business environment in Myanmar
Moderator: Simon Makinson – Chairman, ASEAN Group, Allen & Overy

U Aung Naing Oo – Director General of DICA
Daw Khine Khine Nwe – Secretary of UMFCCI
U Thura Ko Ko – YGA Capital Ltd

11:20 – We did it! UK Success Stories in Myanmar

Alex Warren – MD, Frontier
Giulia Zino – Senior Consultant, Control Risks

11:40 – Panel: The Practicalities of Trading with Myanmar

Market entry tips and support available from government agencies and private sector organisations
Moderator: Andrew Jeffreys –  CEO, Oxford Business Group

Douglas Barnes – Director of Trade and Investment Burma, DIT
David Kennedy – Director General for Economic Development, DFID
Peter Beynon –  Chairman, British Chamber of Commerce Myanmar
Thiri Thant Mon –  Managing Director, Sandanila

12:20 – Closing Remarks

 Douglas Barnes – Director of Trade and Investment Burma, DIT

12:35 – Networking Lunch

Myanmar Sector Workshops

13:45 – Workshops

  Focus on five of Myanmar’s key sectors in the afternoon’s workshops, with more speakers

  to be added.


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15:15 – Coffee Break

Business Meetings

16:00 – Business Meetings

1-2-1 meetings with speakers and accompanying business delegation

17:30 – Forum Close

Business Networking Reception

18:00Networking Reception 

Network with speakers, delegates and specially invited guests over drinks and nibbles to reflect on the day and look forward to continued partnership.


This programme, including speakers, is subject to change.

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