02 March, 2016
Lord Puttnam Trade Mission 2016
Lord Puttnam is currently undertaking his fifth trip to Vietnam, Cambodia and Laos in his capacity as the Prime Minister’s Trade and Cultural Envoy to these three ASEAN member states. He will undertake an extensive programme of activity in each market, focusing primarily on Education, Skills Development, Tourism and the Creative Industries.
In Cambodia, he will attend a number of events, including the launch of the 'STEM Careers of the Future' Guide, a showcase of the value of STEM-related careers and a source of advice to Cambodian students on how to go about securing work in this sector.
In Laos, he will advocate the importance of UK involvement in Laos’ infrastructure and heritage industries; attending the 18thLanith Symposium, at which international experts, local businesses and development partners will exchange ideas on growing a sustainable tourism industry.
One of the highlights of the Vietnam leg of the trip is a UKTI/PwC-/British Council organized conference, the aim of which is to explore the means by which to Vietnam can best equip itself with the talents and skills it will need to drive its economy forward int the 21st century.Lord Puttnam will open and close the event with Vietnam’s Deputy Prime Minister.
Over the past few years Lord Puttnam’s role has contributed significantly towards advancing the Government’s Trade and Investment agenda, with the objective of further increasing the UK's trade and cultural engagement in these three growing markets.