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How to spot opportunities for growth

October 22 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

At the heart of every successful growing business is a pipeline of high-value, target market leads. This series of new events will show you how to leverage the global chamber network to achieve your growth ambitions beginning with Japan and Mexico. Hear from our ‘Go-To-Market’ partners on how they’re uniquely placed to help identify and pre-qualify the best prospects for your business.

Discover how to adapt to changing landscapes

The UK’s first major trade deals as an independent trading nation were signed with Japan and Mexico late last year locking in tariff-free trade and other benefits for UK exporters. Understand the benefits of these changes for your business.

Connecting ambitious export businesses with the resources they need:
  • Learn how to sell your products overseas
  • How to find the best country for your product
  • Practical help to create an export plan
  • Grants to fund your growth
An online event from 10:30am until 4pm
Morning session – Find Overseas Buyers: Customised Services
10:20am – 10:30am | Sign in
10:30am – 10:50am | Welcome About the Global Overseas Business NetworkAnne-Marie Martin, Director of Global Business Networks, British Chambers of Commerce
10:50am – 11:05am | Japan Market – Current business environment, emerging sectors and immediate opportunitiesSteve Crane OBE, CEO and Founder of Business Link Japan
11:05am – 11:20am | Mexico Market – Current business environment, emerging sectors and immediate opportunitiesLaura Atkinson, Manager of British Chamber of Commerce Mexico
11:20am – 11:35am | The DIT Internationalisation Fund Ingunn Vallumroed, ERDF Project Manager of DIT Yorkshire and the Humber
11:35am – 12:00pm | Q&A
12:00pm | Break for lunch

Afternoon session – The Art of Finding New Export Markets

A practical packed workshop to build your knowledge, skills and capabilities to prepare your business to sell to new overseas customers.

Includes help in drafting an export action plan and applying for funding. An optional* 3-hours of post-event one-on-one time with our senior advisor to help you progress your plan can be ordered at the time of booking or booked on the day.

12:20pm – 12:30pm | Sign in
12:30pm – 3:30pm | The Art of Finding New Export MarketsJeff Lewis, Senior Trainer of Chamber InternationalPractical ResearchLanded cost analysis, export pricing strategy, trade agreements, product compliance and market demandRoutes to MarketDistributors, agent/independent sales representatives, directPartner ProfilingCompetitor products, complimentary products, stockists, repair and local warranty, market ranking, website ranking CompetitionLocal product support structure, sales coverage, competitor brands,support material requirements, local language material, website translations, UK support staffOngoing Development and Growth SupportField visits, marketing costs, in country trade showsPreparing your Funding/Export Action Plan
3:30pm – 3:40pm | How to protect your IPElizabeth Ward, Founder and Principal of Virtuoso Legal
3:40pm – 3:50pm | Foreign exchange & global payments solutionsAndy Dobson, Sales Manager of moneycorp
3:50pm – 4:00pm | The Export Action Plan and close of event

Cost: Regular Customers / Chamber Members £297 +VAT

Non-Regular Customers / Non-Chamber Members £327 +VAT

Click here to book your place.

Match-funded grants available via the DIT Internationalisation Fund