As part of our commitment to build competence in British businesses, the Institute produces a series of Regional Trade Summits that bring together experts and leading authorities to speak on the key issues of the day.
These one-day events explore the increasingly complex international trade environment, looking at the many opportunities and a few challenges currently facing those working in international trade.
The Birmingham summit will be taking place alongside the latest Open to Export Competition final sponsored by Bibby Financial Services.
09:30: Breakfast and registration
10:00: Welcome from the Institute of Export & International Trade - ‘Exporting is easy when you know how’
10:20: Jim Davis, Managing Director, Bibby Financial Services
10:40: Keith Stokes-Smith, President, Greater Birmingham Commonwealth Chamber of Commerce - 'Opportunities Beyond the EU - The Commonwealth'
11:00: Boris Obolenets (President of the Stavropol Chamber of Commerce and Industry) and Sergei Averin (Representative of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of the Russian Federation, The Russo-British Chamber of Commerce) - 'Opportunities Beyond the EU - Russia'
11:20: Coffee and Networking
11:35: Stewart Ferguson, China Business Advisor, China Britain Business Council - 'Opportunities Beyond the EU - China'
11:55: Michael McGowan, Managing Director - Bibby Foreign Exchange Limited
12:15: John Newton, Group Marketing Director - Clickthrough Marketing
12:35: Exporter case study panel:
Shan Hassam - Managing Director, Veenak International
Tony Allen - Founder, Age Check Certification Scheme (previous winner of the Open to Export Competition)
13:00: Lunch and networking
14:00 - 17:00: Open to Export Action Plan Competition Final