How can a company identify overseas opportunities and quickly start achieving positive results?
Even the smallest company can envisage representation in another country. With the right support and some funding, even a novice can become the next micro multi-national in only a few years.
Delegates will learn about all relevant areas of exporting and be reassured about what banks, freight forwarders, translation companies, and other export service providers can provide and facilitate.
The aim of the workshop is to provide the delegates with confidence about developing their export business as well as information about the support that is available through EEN, DIT and our partner organisations.
Programme of Activity
9.00 - 9.30: Registration & Coffee
9.30 - 9.50: Welcome and Introduction: Enterprise Europe Network and Department for International Trade
9.50 - 10.10: Global trends - looking for opportunities
10.10 - 10.30: Why international business is important
10.30-10.50: Key benefits
11.00-11.20: Barriers and concerns - perception or reality?
11.20-11.40: When to start?
11.40-12.00: Case study - the stages of international business development
12.00-12.20: Costs and pricing
12.20-12.40: Five things you should do
12.40 - 13.00: Review, Q&A and summary followed by a Lunch Reception
This workshop will be led by Simon Bedford who has enjoyed a successful private sector career in international sales and marketing.
Simon has delivered over 600 workshops to business audiences, and numerous presentations at international business conferences.
This event is organised in collaboration with the Department for International Trade.