Be present in the future of trade with the Import Export Show

Wed 23 Aug 2023
Posted by: Marco Forgione

Marco Forgione in front of Parliament

The Import Export Show is a new initiative for the Institute of Export & International Trade (IOE&IT). Bringing together some of the leading names in international trade, including politicians and policymakers, influencers and academics, business leaders and entrepreneurs, the show is a chance for IOE&IT to fulfil our responsibilities as the leading convener of the most important conversations in international trade.

The one-day conference and exhibition will cover the most pressing issues of the day for traders and those involved in trade policy.

Some of the main talking points include a conversation with senior officials at the Department for Business and Trade (DBT) about how government and industry can work better together to boost UK trade and a panel session exploring how successful exporters have thrived, even during  the challenging times of the last few years.

As part of our ongoing work leading on the e-commerce trade commission we’re also keen to hear practical tips on how to help traders grow sales through e-commerce platforms. We’ll also investigate the changing role of trade finance in helping businesses to export and explore how digitalisation makes trade easier and more sustainable for businesses.

Hosted by Nina Hossein and with an array of talented discussion chairs, the speaker line-up includes senior politicians, leading academics such as Clare Gammage, David Henig, Alistair Milne and Michael Short. We also have business leaders and entrepreneurs from Barclays and AIG, Fever-Tree and Captain Fawcett and senior trade officials, including Andrew Mitchell, director general at DBT.

This is an exciting opportunity to get involved in the big conversations and drive the agenda for the entire international trade community. It’s a chance, as we like to say, to be present in the future of trade.