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International Connection: Monthly Networking Highlight

United Kingdom

International Connection provides an opportunity to better understand Houston's top international trade partners and interact with key officials who can help your business expand into those markets. Consuls general, bilateral chambers of commerce and government trade officers present business opportunities and available resources.

This month we welcome the British Consulate-General and The Honorable Paul Lynch, Her Majesty's Consul General, who will discuss business opportunities in the UK for Houston companies and update on the recent political and economic issues in the UK. Rob Toker, Consul and Head of Trade and Investment will discuss the commercial climate and other considerations U.S. companies will encounter upon entering into the UK market.  Becci Himes, Executive Director of the British-American Business Council (BABC) will give a brief overview of BABC and their role in connection with the Consulate.

Trade between the UK and Houston totaled almost $6.2 billion in 2006, growing 2.4 percent from $6 billion in 2005. Exports, which account for forty percent of total trade, grew 17.6 percent. Nearly half of the growth is a result of increased exports of industrial equipment, electrical machinery and scientific instruments, which increased $206.3 million or 20.1 percent over 2005.  Companies interested in expanding their commercial links with the UK should attend. 


The Honorable Paul Lynch
Consul General
British Consulate-General

Rob Toker
UK Trade & Investment

Becci Himes
Executive Director
British-American Business Council


The Greater Houston Partnership, in collaboration with the British Consulate-General, UK Trade & Investment, and the British-American Business Council invite you to participate in a networking breakfast.

Date & Time:
Monday, December 3, 2007 • 8:30 to 10:30 a.m.
Registration and continental breakfast at 8 a.m.

Greater Houston Partnership, Board Room • 1200 Smith St., Suite 700

Admission for Members: Free
Admission for nonmembers: $15

For more information, please contact Jessie Tan at
or 713-844-3662.

Series Sponsor:


Speaker UK Consul General Paul Lynch and Rob Toker

British Consulate and UK Trade and Investment

Organizer Becci Himes


Mon, Dec. 3, 2007
2:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
(GMT-0500) US/Central


Greater Houston Partnership - Board Room
1200 Smith Ste 700
Houston, TX 77002