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09:30 - 10:15

Event registration, coffee and networking


10:15 - 10:35

Keynote from Mark Garnier, MP for Wyre Forest and Parliamentary Under Secretary of State at the Department for International Trade


10:35 - 10:55

Guest speaker Ed Vaizey, MP for Wantage


10:55 - 11:40

Morning Panel: Seizing the opportunity of international trade


11:40 - 12:10

Overcoming the legal challenges when exporting

Julian Hamblin, Partner, Bond Dickinson & Nicky Strong, Consultant, Bond Dickinson


12:10 - 13:10

Networking lunch – Opportunity for attendees to network with each other and also receive bespoke advice from event partners.


13:10 - 13:40

Navigating the risks: Managing a currency strategy to support international growth plans

Jeremy Cook, Chief Economist, World First


13:40 - 14:00

Thinking Global and Beyond- the route to UK exporting success

Jonathan Quin, co -founder and CEO, World First


14:00 - 14:45

Afternoon panel – Making a plan, how to set your business up to be export ready.


14:45 - 15:30

Reach new customers online: executing an effective marketing campaign across borders in a digital age- a Google digital garage initiative

Gori Yahaya, Head of Training and Development, Google Digital Garage


15:30 - 16:00

Coffee break


16:00 - 16:30

Q&A and case study with Julien Callede, co-Founder, and moderated by Emma Haslett, Digital Editor at City A.M.


16:30 - 17:15

Evening Panel – Fuel for growth: Accessing the right financial products and sources of funding to support growth

  • Adam Tavener, Founder, Chairman, Alternative Business Funding Group
  • Gordon Welsh, Head of Business Group, UK Export Finance
  • Rhydian Lewis, CEO and co-founder, RateSetter
  • Edward Hardy, Corporate Market Analyst, World First


17:15 - 17:30

Closing remarks from Sir David Clementi, Chairman, World First


17:30 - 19:00

Networking drinks and canapes


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