Major summit to encourage Warwickshire businesses to trade overseas - The Leamington Observer

Major summit to encourage Warwickshire businesses to trade overseas

Leamington Editorial 1st Sep, 2023   0

A MAJOR summit to give Warwickshire firms a competitive edge when trading overseas is taking place this autumn.

Coventry and Warwickshire Chamber of Commerce is hosting an International Trade Summit on Friday November 3 at the Holiday Inn Coventry and it will feature a range of expert speakers and panellists to offer an insight into exporting and importing.

The event, which will aim to break down the barriers to trading overseas, will be opened by Chamber chief executive Corin Crane and will also include contributions from David Hooper of Independent Freight, Andy Demetriades of Rational FX, and Will Bain of the British Chambers of Commerce.

It will be closed by a panel discussion before an opportunity to network over lunch.

Topics will include Global Trade Insights to ensure businesses are equipped for success on the global stage.

Firms will be shown how to discover strategies for expanding their worldwide reach, tapping into international markets with the British Chamber of Commerce Global Network.

There will also be information and insight on how to unravel the complexities of tariffs, customs duties, and Free Trade Agreements as well as exploring the cutting-edge revolution of artificial intelligence and uncovering how data-driven strategies can revolutionise firms’ approaches to global business.

Corin Crane said: “International trade is absolutely key to growing our regional economy. The more firms that export, the better it is for Coventry and Warwickshire, but it also gives those individual businesses a much stronger chance of survival and growth.

“Over recent years, there has been a huge amount of noise about overseas trade – whether it has been through conversations around Brexit or signing Free Trade Agreements with other nations or blocs.

“This summit will cut through that noise and hear from international trade experts who can give up-to-the-minute, practical advice and information to businesses across Coventry and Warwickshire.

“For any business that wants to trade overseas – or expand what they are already doing – this is an event that cannot be missed.”

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