Session Three Poster
Session Three Poster

Dear Friends,

Today I want introduce to you the third session of the virtual Trade Forum I will be hosting this coming Tuesday 8th December, “Building Britain’s Trading Future”, which you can sign up to below.

For the panel; “Building a Sustainable Trading Future”, we will be hearing from a fantastic selection of trade experts, advisors and diplomats, examining issues that were barely considered the last time the UK had an independent trade policy in the 1970s, but which must now be at the heart of our thinking: climate change; international development; trade justice; and gender equality.

Our panellists and Chair will be:

  • Ayesha Hazarika; a broadcaster, journalist, comedian, and regular political commentator, who previously worked as a senior political adviser to Labour politicians, including Harriet Harman and Ed Miliband.
  • Jean Blaylock; the Campaigns & Policy Manager for Global Justice Now, and has previously worked on trade issues for organisations such as War on Want, the UK Food Group and the Agency for Cooperation and Research in Development (ACORD).
  • Ruth Bergan; the Senior Advisor at the Trade Justice Movement, who has previously worked with Homeworkers Worldwide, Oxfam and Development in Action, with experience spanning the issues of climate change, trade policy, gender and labour rights.
  • Thembi Tambo; the High Commissioner of South Africa to the United Kingdom, Director of Women in Capital Growth and Webnet Solutions, CEO of Evening Star Manufacturing, and the Co-Founder of the South African Women’s Chamber of Commerce.

You can register to join the event and ask questions by clicking the following link:

I hope you will join us for what promises to be a vibrant and healthy debate on the future of British trade, as we look to secure deals which aren’t just economically viable, but which will accelerate the push for progress in empowering women, reducing poverty, tackling climate change, and safeguarding our natural environment.

Best wishes,


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