David Cameron is to hold talks with business leaders in Downing Street on how Britain can boost its international trade.
The Prime Minister is to host the summit at Number 10 as he seeks to show the country is “open for business” again under the coalition.
The event is set to be attended by senior figures who have agreed to act as UK Business Ambassadors.
JCB boss Anthony Bamford, CBI head Sir Richard Lambert, and Brent Hoberman of Lastminute.com are among those who hold the role.
It will also be former HSBC chairman Lord Green’s first official engagement as trade minister.
Mr Cameron said: “International trade and investment is absolutely crucial to Britain’s economic growth, helping to create and safeguard thousands of jobs at home.
“So I am delighted that Stephen has joined the Government to drive forward our trade mission.
“Stephen’s international business experience will be a real asset to the Coalition, helping Britain to forge strong international relationships, open new trade links and attract high quality inward investment into the country.”