Import Export Show to celebrate UK's award-winning exporters

Fri 6 Oct 2023
Posted by: William Barns-Graham
IOE News

Global Britain with trade flows shown heading to different countries

The inaugural Import Export Show is set to be a landmark occasion for the UK’s international trade industry, with some of the country’s most successful exporters set to be celebrated as part of the event.

The conference is your chance to hear from senior figures across business, government and academia about how trade can propel future economic growth in the UK.

On top of this, we’re delighted to announce that it will also be great opportunity to meet and celebrate award-winning exporters.

Award winners

IOE&IT is bringing together the newly launched International Trade Awards with the Import Export Show, to ensure that the first tranche of winners collect their accolades and gain recognition in front of over 200 industry leaders and influential policy makers.

For award winners and those shortlisted, the conference will be a fantastic occasion in which their successes will be showcased to leading decision-makers from across the global trade community.

For those attending the conference, it’s an opportunity to join in the celebrations, network with peers and enjoy a champagne reception


The inaugural Import Export Show will be held in London on 15 November 2023 and hosted by ITV Lunchtime News presenter Nina Hossain. The strapline for the event is ‘Local to global: From a trade-led recovery to a more resilient Britain’.

Confirmed keynote speakers include:

  • David Henig, UK trade policy director at the European Centre for International Political Economy
  • Sam Flint, director of Flint Global
  • Jens Munch Lund-Nielsen, head of global trade and supply Chain at The IOTA Foundation
  • Oliver Winters, global communications director at Fever-Tree
  • Richie Finney, manufacturer, purveyor and exporter at Captain Fawcett

IOE&IT director general Marco Forgione recently said he was “delighted” that IOE&IT is launching the event, saying:

“It’s going to be a great day of conversations, discussions and workshops. And there’ll be great potential for networking with a range of fellow trade professionals from all sorts of businesses.”