Danny Lopez

Danny Lopez

British Consul-General, New York

Part of UK in New York

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8th May 2013 New York, USA

Danny Lopez

by Danny Lopez

British Consul-General, New York

24 hours at the Offshore Technology Conference (OTC) in Houston – Britain has the power!

Talk about feeling energised. As I fly back to New York from Houston, blogging about my time there is a good way to reflect on what I’ve just witnessed. Offshore Technology Conference is the largest energy conference on the planet with over 90,000 delegates. This is Texas after all: ‘big’ takes on a whole new […]

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5th February 2013 New York, USA

Danny Lopez

by Danny Lopez

British Consul-General, New York

And the “Crunchie” goes to…

Last Thursday evening, I joined the UK Trade & Investment (UKTI) team in San Francisco and the “who’s who” of the technology and start up communities at the “Crunchies,” the veritable Oscars for tech companies. I’m not quite sure what I was expecting at an awards ceremony with 2,000 tech-gurus, but what I witnessed was […]

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29th November 2012 New York, USA

Danny Lopez

by Danny Lopez

British Consul-General, New York

Calling all tech entrepreneurs

This week in New York, we at UK Trade & Investment (UKTI) have led a Digital Mission of 20 British tech start-ups looking at New York as an international expansion destination. For four days, we’ve connected them with key players in New York’s technology scene, including: like minded-entrepreneurs; potential partners; prospective clients; industry experts; media […]

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29th November 2012 New York, USA

Danny Lopez

by Danny Lopez

British Consul-General, New York

Calling all tech entrepreneurs

This week in New York, we at UK Trade & Investment (UKTI) have led a Digital Mission of 20 British tech start-ups looking at New York as an international expansion destination. For four days, we’ve connected them with key players in New York’s technology scene, including: like minded-entrepreneurs; potential partners; prospective clients; industry experts; media […]

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3rd August 2012 New York, USA

Danny Lopez

by Danny Lopez

British Consul-General, New York

Open for Sport, and Open for Business

The Opening Ceremony of the London 2012 Olympic Games was the proudest moment in recent memory for any Brit, and I was pleased to watch it unfold with my colleagues at the Consulate here in New York. I was in awe of what, to me, was a terrific start to the greatest show on earth. The Olympics, with […]

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5th July 2012 New York, USA

Danny Lopez

by Danny Lopez

British Consul-General, New York

Airbus Crosses the Atlantic

On Monday, I had the fantastic experience of landing an Airbus 320 in London.  Well, simulating one at least, from inside a Thales full-flight simulator of an A320 at Airbus’ Miami training centre.  The flight might have been virtual, but the sweat on my brow was real, and I was definitely at my most focused. […]

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29th May 2012 New York, USA

Danny Lopez

by Danny Lopez

British Consul-General, New York

Tech winds are blowing east

The frenzy surrounding Facebook’s IPO shows the firm grip the thriving tech scene has on public consciousness. The IPO disappointed investors and Facebook is a few billion off its May 18 valuation. Let’s not forget however, that this is an eight-year-old company that is closing in on 1 billion users and employs a staff of […]

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10th February 2012 New York, USA

Danny Lopez

by Danny Lopez

British Consul-General, New York

Empire State of Mind

2012 is a special year for the UK, and we have much to look forward to in the months ahead with the London 2012 Games and the Diamond Jubilee. On a cold January day in New York, while talking to some colleagues about celebrating the countdown to the Olympics, somebody mentioned the “Empire State Building Run […]

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23rd December 2011 New York, USA

Danny Lopez

by Danny Lopez

British Consul-General, New York

GREAT Expectations

As 2011 draws to a close, with Christmas and New Year’s Eve just days away, many of us are busy with preparations for holiday cheer with family and friends. Here at the British Consulate-General in New York, we’re also quite busy with preparations for what will be the most exciting year in any Brit’s life: […]

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23rd November 2011 New York, USA

Danny Lopez

by Danny Lopez

British Consul-General, New York

UK calling global entrepreneurs

On the morning of Thursday, 17 November, I had the privilege of attending a panel forum on the topic of immigration featuring New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, former Toronto Mayor David Miller, and Grupo Salinas Founder & Chairman Ricardo B. Salinas Pliego. The panel, moderated by New York Times columnist and Pulitzer Prize-winner Thomas […]

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About Danny Lopez

Danny was appointed British Consul-General, New York in July 2011 and has responsibility for promoting the UK’s economic profile, foreign policy and national security priorities in New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and Connecticut’s Fairfield County. He is on the Board of UK Trade & Investment, the foreign commercial arm of the UK Government, and leads its operations across the USA. Prior to joining the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, Consul-General Lopez enjoyed a varied career in the UK’s public and private sectors. From 2009 to 2011, he worked for the London Development Agency, the Mayor of London’s economic development arm, as Group Director for Business Support and Promotion. During this time, he was responsible for creating London & Partners, the UK capital’s promotional agency for business, visitors and students and was its inaugural CEO. From 2006 to 2009, he was Managing Director, Marketing & Communications at UK Trade & Investment, where he was responsible for delivering a new marketing strategy to promote and showcase the UK economy internationally. Previously, he worked at Barclays Bank for ten years, where he held a number of senior international positions, including Director of Business Banking USA in New York, Head of Inward Investment in London and Business Development Director in India. He holds a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Economics and a Masters in International Economics and Finance from the University of Essex. He is recently engaged to his Australian fiancee Susan and is a big fan of running, tennis, football (soccer) and Formula 1.

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