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The Department for International Trade – Driving Inward Investment

Tuesday, 6th October 2020 1345hrs – 1500hrs

The Department for International Trade plays a significant role in supporting the property and development industry in terms of investment, funding and strategic partnerships. They work with stakeholders across the UK developing a pipeline of investment opportunities for overseas investors. As we work through the implications of Covid 19 it is clear that the desire to invest in the UK remains high and DIT are continuing to attract global investment interest and funding for major UK development projects.

Naisha Polaine, their Senior Advisor in the large capital projects team is keen to engage with developers and project promoters who have a project or pipeline of projects that require investment funding.

On this webinar DIT will be joined by Ono Odudu, Technical Director at BCEGI – the Chinese State owned Beijing Construction Engineering Group –  investing in the UK now and working with DIT and Aldred Drummond, CEO of Fawley Waterside Ltd, Hampshire, currently working with the Capital Investment Team at DIT.

Together, they will articulate the process of inward investment and how UK developers can work with DIT to engage with global capital who have funds available.

The DIT is keen to talk to UK developers with schemes and portfolios valued in excess of £100m therefore if you or your business associates would like to hear how these funds could be made available for your schemes then this webinar should be viewed.

Speakers for this event include:

Naisha Polaine Naisha Polaine,
Head of Projects – Property & Infrastructure
Aldred Drummond Fawley Waterside Aldred Drummond,
Chief Executive
Ono Odudu,
Technical Director

Our online webinars will merge our face-to-face events with a virtual platform – providing networking opportunities, an exceptional panel discussion and debate, speaker presentations and an exhibition hall. The event will run as follows:

13:45-14:00 – Networking & Exhibition

14:00-15:00 – Main Stage – Speakers, Discussion, Presentations and Audience Led Q&A

15:00-15:30 – Networking & Exhibition

Here’s a little video highlighting what to expect

And here’s a bit more information of key areas of our online webinars…

You’ll receive unique log-in details to join our online event via computer or phone – and you’ll be greeted with an easy navigation tool. You’ll be able to navigate to:

Main Stage

Where the webinar will take place with excellent speakers and content. You’ll be able to get involved, asking questions and taking part in live polls.


Just like a real event you’ll be able to meet and connect with new people in our forum. You can directly request to chat with someone or you can enter our ‘speed networking’ area to meet numerous new people within the industry. Get your elevator pitch ready!

Sponsor / Exhibitor Area

Meet our partners and sponsors – view what they’re all about, video chat with them and download their literature and product information.


Tickets are not currently available for this event.


Tuesday, 6th October 2020

1345hrs – 1500hrs


Online – Hopin

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