The summit, to be addressed by business secretary Vince Cable MP and attended by DEFRA secretary of state Caroline Spelman MP, gives Britain’s brewers the chance to promote their products to industry leaders and Government Ministers from across the globe who are in London for the 2012 Olympics.
Brigid Simmonds, BBPA chief executive, said: “Beer makes up 10% of British food and drink exports and we have huge growth potential with the growing appeal of British beers across the world.
“We will be making our case for a better export-friendly regime and pointing out to ministers the very real threat that the current HMRC tax stamp proposals pose to British beer exports.
“This is a unique opportunity to showcase Britain’s world-beating beers. Growing our beer exports can stimulate further economic growth and create much-needed new jobs.”
Cable announced at the event today that Paul Walsh chief executive of Diageo has become a UK global trade ambassador.