The GREAT Global Investment Conference (GIC) showcased the best of Britain and marked the start of a business festival taking place throughout the Rugby World Cup 2015.
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The GREAT Global Investment Conference brought together more than 150 government leaders, investors and entrepreneurs; they represented nine of the UK’s target markets for overseas investment, all of which have teams competing in the Rugby World Cup 2015.
The event was attended by international business and thought leaders from automotive, advanced engineering, technology and the creative industries.
Organised to coincide with the Rugby World Cup, visiting international business leaders heard from some of the UK’s most influential figures from Advanced Engineering, Automotive, Technology and the Creative Industries.
Speakers included Sir John Sorrell, Brent Hoberman of Founders Forum, Kathryn Parsons from Decoded, John Mathers from Design Council, Jamal Edwards of SBTV, Simon Cowell of Syco Entertainment and Mike McGee of Framestore.
See how the day unfolded here
Watch the Prime Minister’s welcome to delegates here
View the event photography here
The UK has world-leading capabilities in aerospace, automotive and the full range of engineering disciplines from advanced materials to manufacturing technologies. UK engineering companies do global business, supplying a wide range of end-users that include the Aerospace, Automotive, Chemicals, Construction, Food, Healthcare, Marine, Mining, Oil and Gas, Pharmaceutical, Power, Printing and Publishing and Steel industries.
The UK automotive industry attracts significant levels of foreign direct investment (FDI) and is home to seven volume car manufacturers; seven commercial vehicle manufacturers; nine bus and coach manufacturers; eight major premium and sports car producers; over 100 specialist brands; and seven Formula One teams.
The creative industries or those that ‘have their origin in individual creativity, skill and talent with the potential for wealth and job creation through the generation and exploitation of intellectual property’ include advertising; architecture; crafts; design (product, graphic and fashion); film, TV, animation, radio and photography; software and computer services; music, performing and visual arts; and publishing.
The UK is the leading destination in Europe for foreign direct investment in the ICT sector, second only to the USA with a reputation as a global centre for digital technologies and world-leading academics and businesses in the media, cyber security and a growing open data movement.