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UK Freeports policy explainer

UK Freeports policy explainer

30 June 2022
Venue: Virtual | 15:00 - 15:45

UNLOCKING THE BENEFITS OF FREEPORTS

This event, led by the Department for International Trade, will set out details of the UKís new Freeport policy approach as well as outlining how businesses can take advantage of the opportunities this will present. The presentation will discuss the specific benefits available within Freeport sites, how these will operate, and how businesses can access these benefits. 

SPEAKERS


ROWAN STUART | POLICY ADVISOR, DEPARTMENT FOR INTERNATIONAL TRADE

Rowan has worked in a number of roles in the Civil Service. Currently working within the Freeports team at DIT, he has previously worked in other export & investment roles, as well as undertaking COVID-19 response work within the Department for Health and Social Care. Rowan is an international relations graduate, with an interest in exploring how best the UK can support its businesses to succeed in trading internationally, and how best we can leverage success in this space to deliver value for the UK taxpayer.


MICHAEL GREEN | HEAD OF FREEPORTS, DEPARTMENT FOR INTERNATIONAL TRADE

Michael is Head of Freeports at the Department for International Trade, coordinating the Departmentís work to establish UK Freeports as national hubs for global trade and investment. This involves working to articulate the attractiveness of the UKís Freeport ecosystem to prospective investors and export markets overseas, as well as supporting Freeports in developing robust strategies to increase trade and investment. Michaelís previous experience includes leading DITís High Potential Opportunities (HPO) programme, managing a team that works with stakeholders from across the UK to identify emerging clusters, regional supply chain gaps, R&D centres and other strategic opportunities with high potential for inward investment that would benefit from targeted promotion activity.

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