Business is GREAT Britain


UKTI is organising the British Business House (BBH) alongside the Commonwealth Games this summer in Glasgow. The BBH will run for three days from 23-25 July at Glasgow City Chambers. It will provide a focal point for UKTI’s business activity during the Games to promote trade and investment within the Commonwealth. There will be nine sector sessions, for business, hosted by Ministers The BBH will provide the opportunity for business leaders from the UK and the Commonwealth to meet, strengthen relationships and explore business opportunities.

Hosted within Glasgow City Chambers, the British Business House will showcase British business expertise and the UK’s investment proposition to key audiences through a programme of daily sessions in a variety of formats, with themes including digital health; agri-tech; global sport; energy; rail, transport; security; space and satellite applications and opportunities in the growth of African cities.

Corporates, policy makers, academics, sponsors and experts will come to meet, influence and do business against a unique creative showcase, demonstrating the very Best of British.  The British Business House will also offer space for high profile industry leaders to hold one to one meetings and network.

The British Business House will be open from Wednesday 23rd – 25th July and is organised by UK Trade & Investment.



The Programme is designed to achieve these objectives.

  • Develop trade opportunities for UK companies internationally
  • Promote inward investment into the UK
  • Showcase the Best of British business in priority sectors
  • Attract a high calibre international and domestic business audience
  • Bring decision makers from around the Commonwealth together to undertake business in the UK
  • Provide an exclusive base for business leaders and ministers; and Complement activity at Scotland House

 The sectors or areas to be covered during the British Business House include Digital Health; Agri-Tech; Global Sport; Education and Training in the Oil and Gas Sector; Rail HVOs; Security; Space and Satellite applications and Opportunities in the Growth of African cities.

An outline of each sector session follows:

1. East and West Africa Oil and Gas Seminar and Workshops

This session will help UK oil and gas companies understand the market conditions and opportunities in Ghana, Nigeria, Kenya, Uganda, Mozambique and Tanzania.

2.Digital Health: Reconfiguring Healthcare Worldwide

This session will enable British businesses to understand key opportunities in Commonwealth markets and to support partnership formation between British businesses and key overseas digital health providers.

3.Security Through Partnership Seminar

This session will set out the UK’s Security offer to overseas delegations and show the UK security industry how the Home Office and UKTI are committed to assisting them export, including through the security growth partnership.

4.The Growth of African Cities

This session will allow companies to hear from politicians and senior officials about their plans for their cities, particularly in the sectors listed above. This is an opportunity for companies to build on their existing contacts in Africa, or indeed find new ones.

5.Partnering for Food Security

This session will promote the UK’s strengths and capability in agri-technology and how this technology can be used to assist Commonwealth countries with their food security issues.

6.South American Sport Events Seminar

This session will help UK companies understand the opportunities and procurement methods to supply the Organising Committee of Rio 2016 Summer Olympic and Paralympic Games, as well as also hearing from speakers from Peru that will host the 2019 Pan American Games in Lima.

7.Space Data for Life

This session will give delegates awareness of the latest UK satellite applications, technologies and providers and an understanding of the economic benefits of applying this disruptive innovation.

8. Global Sports: Bid For Benefit Seminar

This session will showcase UK thought leadership in the area of bidding for and maximising the benefits of hosting major sports events.

9.Commonwealth Rail High Value Opportunities

The session will facilitate direct engagement at the senior level between opportunity providers and UK rail companies, helping attendees gain an understanding of the range of opportunities on offer and how UKTI can help to access them.

To register your attendance for a BBH session, it is a relatively straight forward process –  below is the current outline for each of the sessions and the link to attend the session.


  1. East and West Africa Oil and Gas Seminar and Workshops
  2. Digital Health: Reconfiguring Healthcare Worldwide
  3. Security Through Partnership Seminar

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