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The British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) is to host its annual conference later this month, where a number of politicians and business leaders will explain the benefits of business for the UK.
It will take place on March 14th at the Methodist Central Hall in Westminster and aims to bring businesses and politicians together to discuss the measures required to develop a new "model economy" for Britain.
Speakers from across the country's political spectrum will appear at the event, with BCC director-general John Longworth set to be joined by a variety of high-profile figureheads in UK business.
Talks will focus on the vital issues of confidence, new export markets, financing for growth companies and renewing the country's infrastructure.
People set to appear at the event include secretary of state for business, innovation and skills Dr Vince Cable, secretary of state for transport Patrick McLoughlin and financial secretary to the Treasury Greg Clark.
Speaking ahead of the event, Mr Longworth said: "We are in difficult economic times. Never before has it been more important for government to be bold and take radical action.
"By bringing together Britain’s political leaders with businesses that are striving to succeed in every part of the country, we can find solutions to our economic problems, and work to drive Britain out of stagnation and into renewed prosperity."
Mr Cable, business secretary, also commented on the event, saying that business and government needs to work together if the UK is to return back to a strong economic footing.
"Access to finance, skills and investing in future technology are important issues for Chamber members and the government. That's why I'm looking forward to discussing these matters at the BCC Annual Conference," he explained.
Ed Miliband, Labour leader, also described the event as a "key opportunity" to learn about the challenges facing British businesses.
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