WelcomeMiroslava Remenárová, Chair of the Board, British Chamber of Commerce
Opening RemarksHM British Ambassador Nigel Baker
  • Nigel Baker (HM Ambassador at the British Embassy)

    Nigel Baker

    HM Ambassador at the British Embassy

    Mr Ambassador Nigel Baker - Honorary President of the British Chamber of Commerce in the Slovak Republic

    Nigel took up his appointment as British Ambassador to Slovakia in August 2020. In this role he represents Her Majesty The Queen and the UK government in the Slovak Republic.
    Nigel joined the FCO (now FCDO) in 1989. Previous roles in London include desk officer for Tunisia and Libya in the Near East and North Africa Department, and Head of the European Defence and Security team in Security Policy Department. He was posted to Prague in 1992 and transferred to Bratislava from 1993-6 following the separation of Czechoslovakia. From 2000-03 Nigel was Assistant Private Secretary to The Prince of Wales, supporting HRH with his international engagements and visits including his visit to the Czech and Slovak Republics in 2000. He was also Deputy Head of Mission in Havana from 2003-6. He was also Head of the Foreign Office’s Latin America Department for 3 years before serving a short period as Head of the FCO’s COVID Joint Action Coordination Team. He served as British Ambassador to the Holy See from 2011-16, and British Ambassador to Bolivia from 2007-11.

    Nigel Baker, britský veľvyslanec na Slovensku
    Nigel nastúpil na pozíciu britského veľvyslanca na Slovensku v auguste 2020. V tejto funkcii reprezentuje jej veličenstvo kráľovnú a vládu Spojeného kráľovstva na Slovensku.
    Nigel začal pracovať pre britské ministerstvo zahraničných vecí (FCDO) v roku 1989. V Londýne pracoval ako referent pre Tunisko a Líbyu na Odbore pre Blízky východ a severnú Afriku a vedúci tímu európskej obrany a bezpečnosti na Odbore bezpečnostnej politiky. V roku 1992 bol vyslaný do Prahy a po rozdelení Československa sa v rokoch 1993-6 presunul do Bratislavy. V rokoch 2000-03 bol Nigel asistentom súkromného tajomníka Princa z Walesu a podporoval jeho kráľovské veličenstvo pri jeho medzinárodných angažmánoch a návštevách, vrátane jeho návštevy v Českej a Slovenskej republike v roku 2000. V rokoch 2003 - 2006 bol zástupcom vedúceho misie v Havane. V rokoch 2011–16 pôsobil ako britský veľvyslanec pri Svätej stolici a v rokoch 2007–11 ako britský veľvyslanec v Bolívii. Tri roky tiež pracoval ako vedúci odboru pre Latinskú Ameriku a potom krátko pôsobil aj ako vedúci koordinačného tímu ministerstva pre jednotnú COVID akciu.

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Tracy Halliwell MBE, Director of Tourism, and Convention Bureau London & Partners
  • Tracy Halliwell MBE (Director of  Tourism, and Convention Bureau at London & Partners)

    Tracy Halliwell MBE

    Director of Tourism, and Convention Bureau at London & Partners

    Director of Tourism, and Convention Bureau, at London & Partners, the capital’s global marketing organisation, focused on attracting discretionary business, cultural & sporting events to the capital; and working with city stakeholders and member organisations to develop and build London’s leisure and event tourism offering.
    Over 20 years’ experience in senior sales and marketing positions in the hospitality industry ,recipient of the Eventia Outstanding Achievement honour in 2013; 2015 was named one of the top 25 women in the meetings industry by US based M&C magazine; and regularly appeared in the Event 100 list of the most influential people in the industry
    Tracy was awarded an MBE for services to business tourism in 2014.

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Roundtable Discussion

• Radúz Dula, Director General, Section of Tourism, Ministry of Transport
• Martin Volek, Vice Chairman, Bratislava Tourist Board
• Andreas Schuster, Cluster General Manager, Ensana Health Spa Hotels, Slovenské liečebné kúpele Piešťany and Smrdáky
• Michal Tmej, Chairman of the Board and Managing Director of Vienna International Beteiligungsmanagement Gmbh, Košice Airport (joining online)
• Marek Harbuľák, President, Slovak Tourism Association

Moderator: Ms Miroslava Remenarova, Chair of the British Chamber of Commerce

Closing RemarksHajni Hayler, Executive Director, British Chamber of Commerce in Slovakia