Delegates at the one-day The Future for International Trade conference on 12th March will benefit from hearing top level presentations covering every aspect of exporting, from mega trends in retailing worldwide to finding new and developing export markets and how to ease the path of exporting in the post-Brexit era.
In addition, experts in all aspects of exporting will be on hand throughout the day to answer the questions your company has on international trading and how you can benefit from increased sales internationally.
The event, which is being organised by leading trade associations, Gardenex, BHETA and PetQuip, and is being sponsored by Glee, is aimed at companies in the home enhancement, garden and leisure and pet product sectors. Senior personnel from UK brand names including Smart Garden, Burgon & Ball, Ames Companies UK, Fothergills Seeds, Burgess Pet Care, Interpet, Charles Bentey, Dexam, Rollins, Creative Tops, Trend Machinery, Rosewood Pet Products, Nutriment and Concept Research, will be attending the day conference at the Stratford Manor Hotel in Stratford upon Avon, Warwickshire, which is easily accessed by road and rail.
In addition to inspirational case studies on how they are developing and expanding international sales from successful exporters WHAM (What More UK), Spear & Jackson, VegTrug and Group 55, the packed line-up of speakers will be giving delegates an intriguing behind-the scenes insight into all the current Westminster manoeuvrings, valuable practical information on export procedures and compliance and a worldwide economic forecast including predictions on potential currency fluctuations.
An expert on international business law will provide pointers on how best to prepare for trading globally and delegates will gain an insight into how British businesses can harness digital channels to expand international sales. There will also be plentiful opportunities for companies to ask Q&As, network with industry colleagues and participate in ‘ask the expert’ meetings.
The speakers taking part are:
- John Arnold, Northern Universal; UK Government Lobbying
- Tim Hiscock, Strong & Herd - Export Procedures and Compliance
- Lord Ivo Darnley, Rathbones - Worldwide Economic Forecast
- Dechert Solicitors - Legalities of International Trade for Businesses
- Stefano Botter, Euromonitor International - Retail Megatrends
- Sarah Carroll - Drive International Growth via Digital Channels
- Stephen Turner, Group 55
- Brett Russell, Spear & Jackson
- Joe Denham, Veg Trug
- Tony Grimshaw OBE, Whatmore UK Ltd
Among the international trade service providers taking part in the Ask the Expert Zone are Velta Freight, The Translation People, Strong & Herd, Infinity Blue Marketplaces consumer trend consultancy, GovGrant, plus representatives from the Department for International Trade; exhibition organisers Ambiente and Glee, the conference’s industry sponsor, will also be represented.
BHETA Executive Director, Will Jones says “We have a varied and stimulating agenda comprising an array of top-level speakers and export experts which will help UK companies to develop and expand international sales in the future.”
Director General of Gardenex and PetQuip, Amanda Sizer Barrett, commented “Gathering all these top-level experts and industry representatives at a single day event offers delegates a great industry networking opportunity and invaluable insights, inspiration and practical advice on securing, developing and expanding international trade.”
Places can be reserved at this important conference by contacting any of the organisers. Contact Gardenex or PetQuip on 01959 565995; email firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com; or visit www.gardenex.com. Contact BHETA on 0121 237 1130, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.bheta.co.uk.
Members of Gardenex, PetQuip, BHETA and CHA can secure a preferential delegate rate of £69 per person at the conference. The event is also open to non-members at £149 per person (both plus VAT).