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Retail: Building Success in North America

4th September 2018 @ 8:30 am - 10:00 am

The United States (US) is the largest, most competitive and technologically advanced economy in the world. As the UK’s top export destination, it has already proven to be a lucrative market and we want to help you to take advantage of the retail export opportunities available there.

This is an exclusive chance for retail businesses* from the East of England that are already exporting to expand their export portfolio into the US market and hear from experts on the region. The speakers will be able to advise on how to develop your export strategy in order to be successful in the market.

What you will experience?

Hosted by the Department for International Trade, the event will take place on their state of the art Export Hub. There will be initial presentations from the speakers, followed by a roundtable giving you the opportunity to discuss your past export experiences, air any concerns and ask the speakers and fellow delegate’s questions.

  • Kirsten Chambers: US Consul and Head of Trade & Investment based in New England. Kirsten has a wealth of on the ground experience helping UK businesses to expand into the US market.
  • Adam Payne: International Desk Director USA at Santander. Adam is responsible for Inbound and Outbound Corporate opportunities from UK-USA and USA-UK and will be able to advise on the market from a banking perspective.
  • Jo Archer, Export Finance Manager at UK Export Finance (UKEF). Jo has worked within the banking and finance industry for over 15 years and will be able to advise on the UKEF services available to you that can support your exports into the US market.
  • OCO Global have a world class reputation in the domain of international trade and investment built over the last 15 years. They have helped over 300 economic development clients and have experienced consultants from a number of top firms.

*This event is for retail businesses with a turnover of £500,000+ and who already have experience of exporting.

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