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The OCO Broadcast

The OCO Broadcast

By OCO Global
Your guide to global trade and Foreign Direct Investment, from the experts at OCO Global.

The global coronavirus pandemic has hugely impacted trade and investment. In the podcast, we have been analysing what this has meant to trade and investment and discuss how governments and businesses are planning of the future.

We talk to sector experts, businesses affected and government agencies from across the world on the impacts and how they will plan for the future, and what companies can do to succeed.

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Episode 17 - Culture as a barrier to trade - Part 2
Culture as a barrier to trade
26:17
August 27, 2021
Episode 17 - Culture as a barrier to trade - Part 1
Culture as a barrier to trade - Episode 1
39:45
May 10, 2021
Ireland as an EU Hub for Jordanian Tech Firms
Ireland as an EU Hub for Jordanian Tech Firms
01:04:19
March 11, 2021
Episode 16 - How can we redress the imbalance for female entrepreneurship? A look at Tunisia, and beyond… (OCO Broadcast)
Globally, only 1 in 3 businesses are owned by women. Only 1% of public tenders are won by female-owned companies. Women make up half of the world’s population, but only contribute to 37% of the global GDP. Our Senior Project Manager (Trade & Investment)  Barbara Gruewald speaks with Fatma Ben Soltane – founder and chief executive of two fashion brands: Soltana and Fierce. And, Caroline Brummelhuis – Founder and Chapter Head of the professional network The Next Women Tunisie on the challenges female entrepreneurs face and the steps necessary to tackle gender inequality in Tunisia, and globally. OCO work with Governments and Companies across the world to develop investment and economic development strategies and trade support helping companies increase their exports and enter new markets.  Keep up to date with us on LinkedIn and Twitter. 
28:33
January 25, 2021
Episode 16 - How can we redress the imbalance for female entrepreneurship? A look at Tunisia, and beyond… (Buy Tunisia)
Globally, only 1 in 3 businesses are owned by women. Only 1% of public tenders are won by female-owned companies. Women make up half of the world’s population, but only contribute to 37% of the global GDP. Our Senior Project Manager (Trade & Investment)  Barbara Gruewald speaks with Fatma Ben Soltane – founder and chief executive of two fashion brands: Soltana and Fierce. And, Caroline Brummelhuis – Founder and Chapter Head of the professional network The Next Women Tunisie on the challenges female entrepreneurs face and the steps necessary to tackle gender inequality in Tunisia, and globally. OCO work with Governments and Companies across the world to develop investment and economic development strategies and trade support helping companies increase their exports and enter new markets.   Keep up to date with us on LinkedIn and Twitter. 
28:32
January 21, 2021
Episode 15 - Near and reshoring manufacturing in the Americas
Our US Commerical Director Alan Stevenson talks to Enterprise Florida's Manny Mencia, Invest Trinidad and Tobago's Sekou Alleyne and Dr Ramesh Ramdeen of Trinidad and Tobago Manufacturers' Association.
26:38
January 05, 2021
Episode 14 - Levelling Up the UK. The key to regional economic development?
The Levelling Up of the UK regional economy was a key pledge of the Boris Johnson government and has been a hot topic within UK politics and economic development for many years. As the UK economy begins to plot a course past COVID-19, what are the implications of the crisis around regional economic development thinking?  Has the crisis exposed limitations and challenges that a stronger regional economy might hold the answer to? Will the way that we want (and may be forced to!) work and live our lives in the post COVID world necessitate us to think differently about cities and regions? As the post COVID picture emerges, we have the chance to consider its impact and the challenges and the opportunities it presents to regional economies across the UK. In this episode of the OCO broadcast, Gareth Hagan, Deputy CEO, speaks with two senior experts from significant regional economies in the UK: · Guy Currey, Director, Invest North East England · Steve Harper, Executive Director - International Business, Invest Northern Ireland OCO work with Investment Promotion Agencies across the world to develop investment and economic development strategies, and trade helping companies increase their exports and enter new markets . Additional reading. For further analysis of the causes of UK regional inequality, international context and how the Covid 19 pandemic could ultimate help deliver on teh Levelling Up agenda, check out this complimentary blog from  Nick Watson, Consultant at OCO Global,  #uktrade #Levellingup  Visit www.OCOGlobal.com Follow OCO on LinkedIn . https://www.linkedin.com/company/oco-global
27:21
September 25, 2020
Episode 13 - Food security in the UAE. Trade, Investment and economic development opportunities
Food security in the UAE, Trade & Investment opportunities  In this episode, Joe Hepworth, OCO Director Middle East, is joined by Majid Al Qasimi and Greg Ohannessian, Partners at Soma Mater, a specialised consultancy focused on the Middle East food system.   Food Security has been in the news in the last 6 months like never before and has moved into the public consciousness, .  In this podcast, we try to define food security in the Middle East and examine the impact COVID has had on the food supply system. The UAE has been praised internationally for its strategy on food security.  We will attempt to understand the successes in the UAE and what the opportunities are in the future.  OCO work with Investment Promotion Agencies across the world to develop investment and economic development strategies, and trade helping companies increase their exports and enter new markets .   #uaemarket #uae #middleastbusiness  Visit www.OCOGlobal.com
15:58
September 14, 2020
Episode 12 - The Tunisia Tech Phoenix
The OCO Broadcast. Episode 12. The Tunisia Tech Phoenix Tunisia has emerged as a global tech hub, rising from the 2010/11 Arab spring. In this episode, Kush Boparai, Senior Project Manger at OCO Global, talks to Khaled Ben Jilani, Senior Partner at Africa Invest, funder and mentor for the start up sector, on the circumstances that made this possible, the importance of education and what the future of Tunisian Tech could look like. The Tunisian technology sector has seen tremendous growth in Artificial Intelligence, Data Analysis, Fintech, Retail tech, Insure Tech & Industry 4.0. The OCO Consulting team work with organisations across the world on investment and economic development strategy. www.ocoglobal.com
37:57
September 07, 2020
Episode 11 - The Future of Economic Development in the American South
In this episode of the OCO Broadcast our US Director Paul Grossman is joined by owner and publisher of “Southern Business & Development,” Mike C. Randle to discuss the growing business opportunities in the American South, as the US’s most preferred region for foreign direct investment. Mike succinctly explains the changes and challenges facing the South, the challenges for indusry and for the economic development agencies in business recruitment. Just a few observations to pique your interest: · Re-shoring has been occurring in the South long before COVID-19. · Companies are moving employees to Southern locations who found they could buy two houses when they found it hard to buy one house in states that they left. · The automotive sector is king, and technology is its servant. As we adjust our thinking to a new normal, I invite you to adjust your perception of the American South. visit www.OCOGlobal.com Find us on Linked In.  oco-global
23:38
August 06, 2020
Episode 10 - Société 5.0
Société 5.0, IA.. le Japon en a fait ses priorités afin de répondre aux nouveaux enjeux économiques et sociétaux que sont la compétitivité industrielle, le déclin démographique, le vieillissement de la population. This week, our Director for Southern Europe, Mr. Laurent Sansoucy, discuss opportunities for French companies in Japan with Mr. Susumu Kataoka, Managing Director of Jetro France.
17:39
July 17, 2020
Episode 9 - Tuscany, towards a renaissance?
Episode 9 - Tuscany, towards a renaissance? 
12:21
June 23, 2020
Episode 8 - BPO in 2020 and Beyond...
The face of Business Process Outsourcing has changed and business needs to think creatively to keep ahead of the challenges to come. Omar Sultan-Khan CEO, Trinidad and Tobago International Financial Centre and Geoff Land CEO of Software Services provider Infinity CSS share their insights with us. To receive notifications on new episodes of The OCO Broadcast, REGISTER HERE: www2.ocoglobal.com/l/53912/2020-03-19/kp95mh #trinidadtobago #bpo #investment #trade
37:33
June 11, 2020
Episode 3 - A View from The UK and Ireland
Episode 3 - A View from The UK and Ireland
23:13
June 09, 2020
Episode 7 - Looking East – An insiders look at the future of the Chinese Market
Looking East – An insider look at the future of the Chinese Market by OCO Global Broadcast In this episode OCO's Chief Operating Officer, Joachim Arnold is joined by Yi Zhang, General Manager of OCO China and Gustav Astrom CEO of Aventura.  They discuss how China will emerge from the corona-virus crisis and where the opportunities will emerge for foreign companies to trade in this important global economy. #trade #fdi #investment
22:40
May 26, 2020
Episode 6 - The Future Of Logistics In The US
Our Commercial Director Gareth Hagan speaks with Kevin J. Traver, Chief Commercial Officer for the American Trucking Associations (ATA) and Michael Kiely, Senior Vice President of U.S. Government Affairs for UPS to discuss the impact of COVID-19 on logistics and the trucking industry in the US, what the industry will look like in the future and how technology will shape it. To recieve notifications on new episodes of The OCO Broadcast, REGISTER HERE: www2.ocoglobal.com/l/53912/2020-03-19/kp95mh
33:03
May 14, 2020
Episode 5 - A View From The Middle East
Our Commercial Director Gareth Hagan speaks with Dubai FDI CEO Fahad Al Gergawi and our Middle East Director Joe Hepworth to discuss the new normal and what the future holds for The Middle East during this period. To recieve notifications on new episodes of The OCO Broadcast, REGISTER HERE: http://www2.ocoglobal.com/l/53912/2020-03-19/kp95mh
30:14
April 21, 2020
Episode 4 - Re-imagining Supply Chains
OCO Global Commerical Director Gareth Hagan in conversation with Kenny McDonald of One Columbus and IEDC, and Martin Kaspar, Head of Corporate Development at a large German Automotive supplier, to discuss the changing face of supply chains post COVID-19 and beyond. To recieve notifications on new episodes of The OCO Broadcast, REGISTER HERE: http://www2.ocoglobal.com/l/53912/2020-03-19/kp95mh
19:33
April 15, 2020
Episode 2 - Trade in a time of turmoil
Trade predictions in a world post COVID-19.
20:24
April 06, 2020
Episode 1 - The FDI Playbook
Episode 1 - The FDI Playbook by OCO Global Broadcast
21:36
March 30, 2020