Speaker: Governor Doug Ducey


Governor Doug Ducey and the Arizona delegation look forward to a roundtable discussion on advancing the UK-US relationship and exploring mutually beneficial opportunities for business, trade and investment.

Arizona is nationally recognized as a center of excellence in emerging industries such as: aerospace and defense, healthcare and life sciences, business and financial services, technology and innovation, optics and photonics, renewable energy and advanced manufacturing.

Governor Doug Ducey is the 23rd governor of the state of Arizona. He was elected on November 4, 2014 and sworn into office on January 5, 2015. The governor remains committed to what he has identified as his top priorities: growing the economy, creating and supporting 21st-century jobs, promoting educational excellence, protecting our communities and restoring fiscal responsibility – all without raising taxes on hardworking Arizonans.

Sandra Watson is the Arizona Commerce Authority President and CEO. Ms. Watson brings more than 20 years of economic development dealership experience to Arizona. Under her direction, the ACA leads statewide efforts assisting companies to locate, expand and grow – bringing new high-wage jobs and capital investment to Arizona.

Michael Bidwill is the Arizona Cardinals President and the Arizona Zanjeros Co-Chair. In addition to his role with the Cardinals, Mr. Bidwill is an influential leader in Arizona’s business community and a strong advocate for economic growth and development. He serves on the Arizona Commerce Authority board of directors and is the co-chair of Arizona Zanjeros.

The advantages Arizona offers to business include:

  • Access to major world markets
  • Skilled, available workforce
  • Low cost of doing business
  • Thriving innovation
  • Simplified tax system
  • Exceptional quality of life

This event is free for members of BEI and Strategy International. Please contact Luisa Edves to book on to this event.