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East Midlands Business Hub - Planning for a positive future

Projekt Hansa hosted its first of a stream of Business Hubs in Nottingham, UK. The event took place at the East Midlands Conference Centre and brought together prominent members of the business community in the East Midlands.

The Hub began with a panel discussion with experts including; Professor David Paton, an economist at Nottingham University Business School, Dr Lee Rotherham, an EU expert, Neville Baxter, a prominent Nottinghamshire based businessman and Ian Harrison, Director of Exports for The Midlands at the Department for International Trade.

During the event the guests quizzed the panel on the implications of a no trade deal, their views for the future of export in the Midlands and the discussed effect on the labour market. Before discussion broadened to include the UK’s relationships with northern European countries around trade, culture and tourism.

At the close of the event, Rupert Matthews, commented:

“It was pleasure to bring Projekt Hansa to Nottingham for the first UK event. It was fascinating to hear the views of the panellists and guests in what was a lively and engaging discussion which focussed on trade, as well as tourism and culture.

“What was really encouraging was to hear the positivity in the room about the opportunities for future trade. Many of the guests are trading all over the world and many were keen to be involved in the initiative.”