Heavyweight line-up of speakers for South West World Trade Summit

Heavyweight line-up of speakers for South West World Trade Summit

Following the success of the Institute of Export & International Trade’s (IOE&IT) South West World Trade Summit last year, we will be hosting a second event on July 6th in partnership with the Institute for Social, Policy and Enterprise Research (iSPER) at Plymouth University. Aimed at businesses in the South West who are working in, or have an interest in international trade, the ‘Blueprint for Global Britain’ will examine the issues and opportunities in accessing new markets and the debate will help shape the future of global commerce. The summit, which is sponsored by local law firm Bond Dickinson and export consultancy Middleton Jones, starts with registration and coffee at 9.00am at the University of Plymouth Portland Square building. The morning session’s focus is ‘Brexit and International Trade’. After lunch, the vibrant conference will turn its attention to ‘Enabling the South West International Trade Performance’. We are delighted to announce that the keynote speaker will be the Institute’s new president, Lord Green of...
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Nuggets of Information – bringing it together

Nuggets of Information – bringing it together

One of the great challenges in accessing new markets is getting information on which to base your decision making.  Too often businesses fail because they hadn’t appreciated either the regulatory regime or the business culture in the target market. It is true that some companies make a success in spite of their ineptitude, same as people really but a little foresight and preparation really can make the difference between success and failure.  For me it is those nuggets of information that really bring a potential project to life. For example, knowing that entry to a new market is best done through an agent or a distributor; whether you have to build relationships with central and local authorities , just how far a country is with their technological development is valuable information.  Your export strategy should be based on reputable sourced information and I personally recommend the A5 business guides produced free by the Institute of Export About the Guides IOE together with IMA produce the internationally-recognised...
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