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UK Fireside Chat on Smart Cities

The World Affairs Council of Austin, Greater Austin Chamber of Commerce, and The UK’s Department for International Trade (DIT) host a series of fireside chats. Learn from successful entrepreneurs who have successfully expanded their business to the UK. Find out what worked well as they share their lessons and tips on how to make global expansion work for your business. The Fireside chat series is live and interactive; attendees will have the opportunity to ask questions. The series will be recorded as a podcast if you can’t attend each session.

During this session, Consul General Richard Hyde will talk with Paul Kallee-Grover, Group Planning Director for the Leith Group. He is a chartered city planner and economist who advises clients on all aspects of commercial development and real estate. Paul is also the CFO & VP of Investor Relations at the Barcelona based CREA IDEA LAB where he provides expertise in Smart Building & Urban Development globally for smart cities.

Paul is a regular speaker on inward investment and exporting goods and services and has been an Export Champion for the UK government since 2013. In 2018 he was awarded an inaugural Board of Trade Award in recognition of his role in international trade with a specific focus on his work in North America and Asia. In 2019 Paul was invited to become an Export Champion for the Northern Powerhouse. Paul is also an expert in Foreign Direct Investment from overseas markets into British businesses and UK real estate.

The Leith Group is a fast moving and dynamic company, built on a strong foundation of family values and providing exceptional client care. Leith Group provide a range of professional services across the UK, to both national and international clients with a vision to become the most trusted and respected brand in the development industry.




April 16
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
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World Affairs Council Austin
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British Consulate General in Houston
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