Thursday 19th April 2018

Earlier this week our Sales and Marketing Director, Amelia Anderson, attended the Commonwealth Business Forum, as part of the 25th Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting 2018.

The Commonwealth Business Forum (CBF) is a unique platform bringing together businesses and Government leaders from across the Commonwealth to debate the issues facing their countries in 2018 and beyond. It was the 11th CBF and the first held in the UK in 20 years.

Over three days the full agenda included sessions covering a wide range of topics from Financial Regulation: Working Together to Address De-Risking, through to Fintech and Innovation in Financial Services.

Overarching themes framing these discussions included:

  • Accessing modern financial services;
  • Easing the pathway for business and growth;
  • Harnessing Commonwealth technology and innovation;
  • Creating a new attitude to sustainable business;
  • Mobilising an export economy; and
  • Attracting inward investment.

I feel incredibly privileged to have been invited to attend such an exciting, innovative and collaborative event. The Commonwealth Business Forum provides the perfect platform to forge new relationships with business and government leaders from around the Commonwealth and to help shape future policy on trade. I would like to especially thank the Commonwealth Enterprise and Investment Council, the Government of the United Kingdom and the City of London for organising such a productive and galvanising Forum.

The Commonwealth is a diverse community of 53 nations and more than 80 organisations that work together to promote prosperity, democracy and peace. It is home to a third of the world’s population and nearly 40% of its young people.

As a business of the Commonwealth we at BankSearch already enjoy the advantages of our shared legal systems, languages and values, which have enabled us to successfully export our services to other member states. We look forward to ever increasing cooperation, knowledge sharing and trade opportunities as promoted by the Commonwealth Business Forum 2018.

If you would like to learn more about the Commonwealth Business Forum please click here.