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31 March 2014
09:30 - 15:00

Lancaster House
Stable Yard
St James's,

Foreign & Commonwealth Office

This is a CSARN FREE to attend open forum

Based on a first come first served basis

Company email and website address will be required on registration form

+44 (0) 1737 249 989

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CSARN : Foreign & Commonwealth Office /
Overseas Business Risk, Lancaster House

In the luxurious surroundings of Lancaster House, CSARN's annual Overseas Business Risk briefing, in partnership with the UK Foreign & Commonwealth Office, will examine the man-made and natural risks for UK companies and employers engaging in low, medium and higher risk overseas markets.

With modern and multi-national regulations and compliance, how prepared is your team and your business to professionally support and exploit business operations in regions that may have political, religious and territorial tensions? And what can we, within UK Plc, learn throughout the day which will give us 'competitive advantage'? This briefing will be critical to those organisations who currently operate in challenging regions (or aspire to do so) and need to secure solutions that will maintain their effectiveness.



08:30 Registration and Coffee
09:30 Brett Lovegrove / CEO, CSARN - Chair of the day
09:35 Andrew Mitchell / Director, Prosperity, Foreign and Commonwealth Office
FCO Introduction
09:45 Ankush Sharma / Stirling Assynt
Risk in emerging markets - an overview
10:15 Andrew Heyn / Head, Commercial and Economic Diplomacy Department, FCO
Overview of the FCO OBR Service and current state of play and future plans
10:45 Q & A
11:05 Coffee Break and networking
11:25 Dr Heiko Borchert / Managing Director, Sandfire AG, Switzerland
The Big Picture: Geostrategic Dynamics and Global Business Operations
11:55 Jennifer Anderson / Head, FCO Counter Terrorism Unit
International Terrorism Response
12:25 Q & A
12:45 Lunch and Networking
13:30 Ron Lindsay MBE MRAeS / Partner, Gates Aviation
Travel Safety ~ Know before you go
14:00 Rob Fenn / Head of Department, Human Rights and Democracy Department, FCO
Business and Human Rights - New Business and Human Rights responsibilities when operating internationally
14:30 Rhydian Pountney / General Manager for Rest of World sales at Renishaw plc
Experiences of operating in an overseas market – Experiences, risks, challenges and opportunities
15:00 Q & A / Close / Networking

Please note all CSARN events are held under the Chatham House Rule.