Suren Thiru, chief economist for British Chambers of Commerce (BCC), London, will give a briefing on what’s happening to Britain’s international trade. BCC’s Quarterly International Trade Survey is the longest continuous industry data set on Britain’s trade and is highly respected by forecasters. Suren will provide insights from the most recent quarter,published just a few days before and discuss where UK trade is heading.
An Economic Outlook event
Why should you attend our economic outlook event?
- Gain specific insights
- Understand opportunities
- Share you experience and expertise and drive thought leadership in your business
- Meet the real experts
- Network with people like you and exchange ideas
This economic outlook will outline the key trends in the economy, with a focus on UK international trade and wider European prospects for international trade.
This presentation will be based on the Q4 2019 Quarterly Economic Survey for which the BCC will publish just a couple of weeks prior, along with other research from the BCC including their annual International trade survey. This is an incredible opportunity to gain a thorough insight on the latest trends in the UK economy. For businesses that does or wants to do business in the UK, this will provide a great specific insight and a chance to network with peers who have the same interests.
The BCC's Quarterly Economic Survey is the largest independent business survey in the UK and a significant economic indicator.
About our Economic Briefings
We are the go to place to learn what’s going on in the economy, including business trends and economic outlooks in the UK, Belgium,Europe and globally. We regularly organise briefings from acknowledged experts from our members and partners. We do this to provide a first-hand opportunity to learn what’s going on in the economy, how it will affect them and their business operations. You will have the opportunity to comment and question the experts and raise your own profile.
At the British Chamber of Commerce in Belgium, high level speakers come in and provide direct access for members of the chamber to influential experts in key areas of trade and economic policy. This is because we are a truly international body that is the essential network for any commercial organisation that is serious about doing business in the heart of Europe.
What is the British Chambers of Commerce?
The 53 local Chambers across the UK are trusted champions of businesses, places, and global trade. Together, The British Chambers of Commerce represents tens of thousands of businesses of all shapes and sizes,which employ almost six million people across the UK.
BCC is the only organisation that helps British businesses to build relationships on every level, in every region and nation of the UK.
The network exists to support and connect companies,bringing together firms to build new relationships, share best practice, foster new opportunities and provide practical support to help member businesses trade locally, nationally and globally. Chambers at the heart of local business communities in every part of the UK, they are uniquely placed to help businesses of every size and sector to thrive. This includes the active role Chambers and their members undertake to improve the local business environment and communities in which they work.
Accredited Chambers of Commerce also provide a respected voice to the business communities they represent, ensuring their priorities and concerns are heard in the corridors of power. BCC’s opinions are regularly sought by policymakers and parliamentarians and they’ve been helping to shape the UK’s business agenda for more than 150 years.
UK Economic Adviser | British Chambers of Commerce (UK)
With a wide-ranging background in economics, Suren oversees the BCC’s economic thought leadership work and is a regular commentator on the UK economy featuring regularly on television and radio and in the national press. Suren also leads on the BCC’s policy work on access to finance, international trade, and tax. He also contributes to the BCC’s policy ideas for economic growth and government spending. Prior to joining the BCC, he spent over five years as an economist at Lloyds Banking Group.