Amazon Academy Wales

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The Celtic Manor Resort

Coldra Woods

The Use Valley

Newport

NP18 1HQ

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Welcome to the Amazon Academy Wales

Following the success of the Amazon Academy events throughout the UK in 2017 and 2018, the Amazon Academy is coming to the Celtic Manor Resort in Wales. The Amazon Academy will provide free advice and practical support to help SMEs from across Wales succeed in the digital economy. The event is open to businesses of all sizes and is being run in conjunction with Enterprise Nation, Department for International Trade Be the Spark Wales, Be the Business and Business Wales.

As a small business owner (or someone thinking of starting your own business), you will be able to learn how to use the power of the internet and technology to grow your company, boost export sales and improve the customer experience. SMEs ranging from e-commerce businesses, web developers and new startups will be in attendance to hear from a range of speakers who will provide ‘how to’ advice and insights, as well as discussing some of the broader issues facing businesses today in Wales.

What happens on the day?

In the morning, you'll be able to find out how you can make the most of the digital opportunity as a small business, with insight from Amazon, Enterprise Nation and other independent experts and successful entrepreneurs.

Following a networking lunch, in the afternoon session attendees will be given practical advice on how to capitalise on Amazon’s global digital and physical products and services to boost your revenue, improve productivity, and reach customers globally.

Plus you can visit the exhibition area and get one to one business advice from independent business experts.

If you would like to create your Amazon Selling Account prior to the event, make sure to follow this link here.

Event Agenda

9:00am - 9:30am: Event registration and refreshments in the exhibition area

9:30am - 9:45am: Take your seat in the keynote stage

9:45am - 10am: Welcome from Emma Jones MBE, Enterprise Nation

10am - 10:15am: Welcome from Doug Gurr, UK Country Manager, Amazon

10:15am - 10:30am: Russell George AM, Chair of the Welsh Assembly Economy, Infrastructure and Economy Committee

10:30am - 11:15am: Meet the entrepreneurs

  • Gayle Cajee, founder, LUXELU London
  • Sanjana Karnani, founder, Verdure Plus

11:15am - 11.45am: Coffee break

11:45am - 12:15pm: Meet the experts who can help you grow your business. Audience Q&A hosted by Emma Jones with experts:

  • Caroline Thompson, Be the Spark
  • Michelle Ward, Indelible IP
  • Harri Lloyd Davis, Partner at Bevan Buckland and ICAEW President in Wales
  • Parveen Thornhill, DIT
  • Markus Klavin, Be The Business
  • Praseeda Nair, Real Business

12:15pm - 1pm: Lunch and networking in the exhibition area

Afternoon workshops

In the afternoon you'll be able to choose from a choice of workshops. Please note seats are allocated on a first come, first served basis. All workshops are 30 minutes long and there will be a 15 minute turn around between workshops.

1pm - 1:30pm: Choose from one of the following workshops:

  • Introduction to selling on Amazon: How to grow your sales with Prime
  • Going global: Reach new customers across the world through Amazon
  • How to showcase your products on Amazon: Introduction to deals and Sponsored Products
  • How to make the most of the digital opportunity in Wales with Enterprise Nation and Superfast Business Wales

1.45pm - 2:15pm: Choose from one of the following workshops:

  • How to showcase your products on Amazon: Introduction to deals and Sponsored Products
  • Learn how to boost your B2B sales with Amazon Business
  • Turning your craft into a career with Amazon Handmade
  • Working with the Department for International Trade to take your business global

2:30pm - 3pm: Choose from one of the following workshops:

  • Going global: Reach new customers across the world through Amazon
  • Marketing tools: Enhanced marketing tools for brand owners (Brand owners only)
  • Learn how to boost your B2B sales with Amazon Business
  • Be the Business workshop: Magpie or ostrich? How comparing and sharing can help you build a better business

3pm: Event ends


Directions for the event

The full address is: Celtic Manor Resort, Coldra Woods, The Usk Valley, Newport, Wales, NP18 1HQ.

If you are driving, exit the M4 motorway at Junction 24, and head straight across the roundabout and then the next right to the Resort. Overground car parking is £4 for 8-12 hours and £5 for 24 hours. Underground car parking is £12 for 8-12 hours and £15 for 24 hours.

The Celtic Manor Resort is just a 10-minute taxi ride from Newport train station. Great Western Railway operate fast and frequent services into Newport station from London Paddington, Reading, Swindon, Bristol & Avon, Portsmouth Harbour, Southampton, Weymouth and South West Wales. Connecting services also operate from the Cotswolds, Thames Valley, Somerset, Devon, Cornwall and the South West.

About Enterprise Nation

Enterprise Nation is the UK's most active small business network and we have helped thousands of people turn their good idea into a great business.Enterprise Nation membership gives you access to exclusive opportunities to grow your business and connects you with like-minded entrepreneurs and business experts who can help.

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The Celtic Manor Resort

Coldra Woods

The Use Valley

Newport

NP18 1HQ

United Kingdom

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