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Global UK: Trade, Innovation and Culture

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​​​Global UK: Trade, Innovation and Culture is Lord Mayor William Russell’s mayoral programme which will grow global trade and investment opportunities, champion innovation, and promote a rich and vibrant cultural and creative economy.

The City and the UK is a global hub for trade, innovation and culture

"Globally the City of London and the UK are renowned for a world class offer in trade, innovation and culture. I will focus on championing innovation to scale up our offer in fintech and green finance within a secure, sustainable and green City. Innovation is a driver of global trade and investment and I will champion open and frictionless international trade for the UK working with HM Government to maximise opportunities for the City, London and the UK."

— William Russell, The Rt Hon The Lord Mayor of the City of London

The City of London is not only a great place to do business - our rich, vibrant cultural offering makes it a fantastic place to live, learn, work and visit. A culturally diverse City helps drive a creative economy, fuel innovation, and deliver a flourishing society. Over the year, the Lord Mayor will highlight the significant social and economic impact of culture on the City, London and the UK, championing the connectivity between trade, innovation and culture in a thriving local, national and international economy as part of a Global UK.

Trade

The programme aims to grow global trade and investment opportunities for the City, London and the UK, strengthening our strategic city partnerships globally:

  • Champion open & frictionless international trade deals for UK.
  • Grow partnerships with domestic and international strategic cities.
  • Support HM Government in trade and commercial relations.

The City continues to be a world-leading global financial centre at the heart of a great trading nation.

Innovation

Driving innovation to scale up our offer in fintech and green finance within a secure, sustainable and green City:

  • Promote the UK as leader in green and sustainable finance in the lead up to COP26.
  • Share best practice in tackling cyber security & economic crime.

London and the UK are global leaders and innovators in fintech.

Culture

Promoting a rich and vibrant cultural and creative economy, showcasing the City, London and the UK as a great place to live, learn, work and visit:

  • Launch Institute for Cultural Social Impact.
  • Champion the creative economy, fusion skills and Culture Mile.

The social and economic impact of creativity, culture & sport on London & the UK is widely understood.

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