Join us for the South West Summit

Tue 26 Jun 2018
Posted by: IOE&IT News
IOE News

South West summit flyer


Following on from the success of previous events, the South West Summit returns for its third year. With this year's theme of 'Roadmap to Success', the event will feature a fantastic line-up of thought-leaders and inspirational speakers to examine the issues and opportunities for companies in the South West in accessing new markets.

Due to be held on 4th July, American Independence Day, the Summit will have a special focus on 'Doing Business in the USA'.

The speaker line-up includes:

Linda Middleton-Jones, Regional Director of the IOE&IT – South West

Adam Taylor, Customs & Excise Duties Senior Manager – Grant Thornton LLP

An EU-UK FTA – Practicalities behind the headlines

Dr Frank Levene, UK & European Head of Business Development – Avitus Group

What's the scoop with US entry strategies?

John Worthington, Partner – IBT Online

How to sell online in the USA

Gary Baylis, Managing Director – Export Access Ltd

US Food & Drug Administration - Challenges & Solutions


Craig Durnell, Managing Director - Bibby Financial Services

Managing your finances when trading abroad

Alastair Mitton, Partner – Womble Bond Dickinson (UK) LLP

Doing business in the US - a legal snapshot from the UK

Tim Burden, International Business Manager – Lloyds Banking Group

The financial challenges of trading in the US

Panel Discussion: Roadmap to Success – Exporter Experiences

Ian Metcalf, Chief Representative – Fairfax County Economic Development Authority

Doing Business in the USA – The Power of Ideas

Patrick Mulcahy, Trade Compliance Manager - NVidia

 Denied Party Screening ‘How’ and ‘The 5 Ws’

William Diaz, Associate - Fragomen

US Immigration Strategies for British



The summit will take place from 9.30am to 1.15pm and will be followed by a light lunch and opportunity for networking.

Grant Thornton have kindly offered us the use of their offices at 2 Glass Wharf, Bristol to hold the event.

This event is FREE for all to attend, just register your place.