International Trade Summit

Tickets are now on sale for this year's International Trade Summit.

This event gives delegates practical advice, invaluable resources and the contacts needed to grow their business and begin the next step of their export journey.

The event is designed to give businesses, whatever stage of the export journey they are at, help to take their business to the next level.

There is a choice of informative workshops, lively panel discussions, stimulating speeches from policy makers, successful exporters and household names. And, of course, plenty of time for networking.


17th Oct 2019 - 9:00am

Hilton London Bankside, 2-8 Great Suffolk Street

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2019 Themes

How will changes in Britain's Trade Policy relationships impact your business

  • Brexit, Customs Unions, Free Trade Agreements, Regulation, Market Liberalisation all have an impact for companies trading internationally. We will aim to demystify these terms and assess the implications for business.
  • We will explore how Britain’s future Free Trade Agreements will impact business, the future of Trading Blocs, operating within global Customs Unions and how to spot opportunities as markets liberalise and de-regulate.

The changing nature of global supply chains and the impact on UK exporters and importers

  • The current political uncertainty facing the UK is leading to changes in global sourcing and supply chains.
  • This panel will assess how Brexit is impacting exporters and importers and European and global supply chains and how businesses can effectively respond.
  • We will explore how to diversify supply chains to reduce risks, make better use of trade finance in the management of supply chains and benefit from hearing case studies from major global manufacturing businesses who have reconfigured their operations in response to new world trends.

Getting goods across borders at a time of uncertainty

  • The realities of exporting and importing in the context of the UK’s future trading relationships and the impact on the practicalities of shipping goods across borders
  • The ‘need to knows’ of trade documentation, dealing with tariffs and customs declarations
  • The impact of e-commerce on buying habits and the shipping of goods
  • How to create a swift and secure distribution network and consider the impact of technology in the processing of goods

2019 Speakers

Adam Marshall
Director General, British Chambers of Commerce
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Hannah Essex
Co-Executive Director, British Chambers of Commerce
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Claire Walker
Co-Executive Director, British Chambers of Commerce
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David Henig
Director of the UK Trade Policy Project, European Centre for International Political Economy
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John Williams
Director UK&I, Under Armour
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2019 Sponsors


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