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Olympic Roundup - Wednesday 8 August

08 August 2012

Today's look at Foreign Office activity and the events taking place in and around the London 2012 Olympic Games.
Pictured 470 Class GB boat Luke Patience & Stuart Bithell. Photo by David Poultney for GOC

  • Minister for the Caribbean, Henry Bellingham, has attended the CARIFORUM-EU Business Forum organised by the Caribbean Export Development Agency. The Minister participated in a panel discussion on "Investment Opportunities within the Caribbean and Europe."
  • Lord Howell attended the Global Business Summit on Energy at the British Business Embassy at Lancaster House on 6 and 7 August. As well as meeting representatives of energy companies keen to invest in the UK’s energy sector, Lord Howell discussed bilateral investment and wider energy security issues with the Deputy Energy Minister of Ukraine, Mr Volodymyr Makukha. Addressing delegates on the second day of the conference, Lord Howell said, “We face two major energy revolutions – the green one and the new oil and gas technology one. The UK is fully equipped to supply both.”
  • The British Business Embassy is hosting a Global Business Summit on Infrastructure, which will bring together business leaders from across the world to debate emerging trends, examine best practice and identify opportunities in across infrastructure sectors – Construction, Water, Airports and Rail. The summit is being streamed live on the UKTI YouTube channel

Further information

Foreign Office social media channels

Twitter: @foreignoffice, @fcotravel, @WilliamJHague

Facebook: The Foreign Office, William Hague

Storifythe story of the Games

Pinterest: 2012 activity from our offices around the world

See also:

Government Olympic Communications website

Twitter: @2012govuk, @2012govpress, @DCMS

Facebook: Dept for Culture Media and Sport, This is GREAT Britain


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