Laura Faulkner OBE
UK Commissioner General & Director, Expo 2020 Dubai
Delivering economic legacy and nations branding for the world’s largest events and global campaigns. Designing the UK’s presence on world stages including Olympic and Paralympic Games. Creator of the UK’s Award Winning World Expo Team.
As the Director of the British Business Embassy during London 2012, she co-created and delivered one of the largest global business series. Over the summer of 2012, 4000 thought leaders visited London and were hosted by the UK Government. This programme promoted UK excellence and international trade/inward investment.
Now, the legacy of this programme is measured in £billions. Part of the legacy of the Olympic Games is a deeper understanding within the UK of the global appetite for UK brands. As a result of this, she developed the Multi award winning UK World Expo and Events Team. Through a series of International Programmes, Laura helped to accelerate UK exports and attract retain and grow Foreign Direct Investment to the UK.
The groundbreaking e-commerce programme and the global retail and food and drink plans have helped to generate economic benefit for the UK Economy.