World business leaders to debate future of economy ahead of G7 in Cornwall

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Regional, national and global business leaders and influencers will gather for a conference of international significance ahead of the 2021 G7 summit in Cornwall.

British Chambers of Commerce South West (BCCSW) will present C7 – a conference designed for business and industry to ask questions of world leaders and global policy, discussing the challenges and opportunities in achieving a truly Green/Blue Global Economy.

Speakers and panelists include former Cabinet Secretary and Head of Civil Service, the Rt Hon Lord Sedwill, and the leaders of premier business organisations and prominent chambers from around the world.

The virtual conference takes place on Thursday, 27 May.

The C7 takes place just two weeks before the start of the G7 conference when eyes across the globe will be on Cornwall as world leaders discuss the very same issues in picturesque Carbis Bay.

Phil Smith, Managing Director of Business West – a member of BCCSW – said: “How we achieve a blue/green economy is of particular significance in the South West – it is a global issue being played out with pressing consequences for our peninsula.

“Cornwall, the venue for the G7 summit, has the potential to be a world leader in how we manage green and marine assets while growing our economy.

“The wider South West – home to the UK’s first National Marine Park, marine tech companies of international repute and a business community ready to thrive in a sustainable environment – can play a globally instrumental role.

“Environment and economy must nurture one another to promote sustainable growth, and business has a huge role to play in how we achieve this. This event will send a clear message to the G7 leaders on how it can be possible – and what needs to change to make it happen.

“BCCSW is proud to bring together so many business leaders of international repute for an event that demands attention from the G7. We look forward to hearing the varied opinions of all panelists on such pressing issues.”

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