Her Excellency Ambassador Emma Hopkins OBE and the British Bulgarian Business Association are pleased to invite all members to a discussion on 

with Greg Hands, UK Minister of State for Trade Policy

Thursday, 14 December, 17:30 – 19:00
at the British Ambassador’s Residence
36 Vassil Levski Blvd., Sofia


17:30 – 17:40 Welcome by H.E. Emma Hopkins OBE and BBBA Chairman Omourtag Petkov 

17:40 – 17:55 Speech by Greg Hands, Minister of State for Trade Policy on the topic "Future of Trade" 

17:55 – 18:10 Question & Answer Session

18:10 – 19:00 Networking cocktail

Greg Hands was appointed as Minister of State in the Department for International Trade on 15 July 2016. He was elected the Conservative MP for Hammersmith and Fulham in 2005, and for Chelsea and Fulham in 2010.

The Minister of State for Trade Policy has responsibility for the Trade Policy Group, which leads for the department on developing, coordinating and delivering a new trade policy.

Greg Hands has been a Government Minister since October, 2011. He served first as the Treasury Whip, 2011 - 2013, and then as Government Deputy Chief Whip and Treasurer of Her Majesty’s Household, 2013-15. Following the May 2015 General Election, Greg Hands attended Cabinet as Chief Secretary to the Treasury under the then Chancellor of the Exchequer, George Osborne.

Greg served as a Local Councillor in Fulham, 1998 - 2006. He was elected Conservative MP for Hammersmith & Fulham in 2005, the MP for the redrawn Chelsea & Fulham constituency in 2010 and again in 2015.

He spent 8 years working on trading floors in London and New York trading and marketing fixed income derivatives.

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