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‘Ask the Expert’ zone at The Future for International Trade Conference


Delegates attending The Future for International Trade conference, organised by leading trade associations, Gardenex, PetQuip and BHETA, can seek personalised advice on every aspect of exporting in the conference’s  ‘Ask The Expert’ zone, featuring specialist UK export service providers.


The ‘Ask the Expert’ zone takes the form of an informal meeting area at the conference for one-to-one meetings with experts in logistics and freight, intellectual property, international business law, key trade exhibitions, export procedures and Department for International Trade representatives. 


Leading trade associations will also be involved to provide individual advice on international trading and information on the support available for British businesses developing overseas trade. 


As well as hearing a packed programme from expert speakers during the event, delegates will have plenty of networking opportunities with conference speakers who include some of the UK’s most experienced exporters in home, garden, leisure and pet, plus experts on international business law, trackers of worldwide economic data, plus international  market consultancies highlighting retail megatrends and digital sales worldwide.


The day-long conference will take place on March 12th, 2019 at the Stratford Manor Hotel in Stratford upon Avon, Warwickshire.  


Director General of Gardenex and PetQuip, Amanda Sizer Barrett, commented “We are already receiving considerable interest in this very topical event on March 12th.  It will be a very practical day, including top-level speakers and leading export experts to help UK companies secure international sales.” 


BHETA Executive Director, Will Jones added, “This is a great joint initiative, which will be inspirational and informative for all.  Overseas expansion is a key opportunity for many businesses and anyone looking to maximise their return from export should put March 12th in their diary.”  


Places can be reserved at this important conference by contacting any of the organisers.  Contact Gardenex or PetQuip on 01959 565995; email or; or visit  Contact BHETA  on 0121 237 1130, email or visit 


Members of Gardenex, PetQuip, CHA and BHETA 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).   

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