The Trade Finance Show From Informed Funding – The What, Who, Why & When - Finance Conference for Growing Businesses - Glaziers Hall at London Bridge
Thursday, 30 March 2017 from 08:45 to 15:30 (BST)
Overseas procurement and offshore production is a route many growing businesses choose – whether based on cost, availability or quality. We will be looking at both the finance facilities available to small and medium enterprises together with access to advice on how to minimise risk.
At these conferences we do something different. Our conferences involve ‘live’ case studies, informal panel discussions, Q&As and networking.
We build in time for attendees to really question speakers to help ensure each attendee gains a tangible learning that will impact their business.
THE TRADE FINANCE SHOW FROM INFORMED FUNDING – THE WHAT, WHO, WHY AND WHEN
We are excited to announce the first Informed Funding Conference of 2017 – hot on the heels of our successful 2016 series of seminars and conferences.
Our focus for the day of 30 March 2017 will be on TRADE FINANCE – both domestic and international. This event will be the biggest UK gathering of trade finance expertise in one place – all to the benefit of companies that want to GROW.
We are once again hiring the wonderful Glaziers Hall on London’s South Bank. We love this venue for its great ambience as well ideal location.
8:45 to 9:00 Registration: with refreshments served.
9:00 to 9:10 Welcome to the Day: with Chris Dines, CEO of Informed Funding
9:10 to 9:35 Keynote Speech: The Future of Global Trade, with Dr Rebecca Harding, Co-founder and CEO of Equant-Analytics
9:35 to 10:00 Case Study One: BBOXX (www.bboxx.co.uk) is a venture backed company developing solutions to provide affordable, clean energy to off-grid communities in the developing world. The company now employs 350 staff across UK, China and East Africa.
10:00 to 11:00 Main Session One: How to Finance the Orders you Win – So, you’ve got the sale now you have to deliver and that can be a big working capital drag. Mark Runiewicz, CEO of Trade & Export Finance Limited will lead this session, which will include input from UKEF (Julian Lynn who leads UKEF in London Region). Will feature Funders and Case Studies.
11:00 to 11:20 Refreshment Break
11:20 to 12:05 Main Session Two: How to Finance Equipment, Production and Stock - This session will be led and chaired by Ted Ettershank, one of the most respected figures in the finance industry. Ted is a former Chairman of the Asset Based Finance Association and Managing Director of Lloyds TSB Commercial Finance. Will feature Funders and Case Studies.
12:05 to 12:50 Main Session Three: How to Manage Risk - Here we focus on regulatory compliance, receipt/payment risk and currency management. With experts from www.accuity.com and www.smartcurrencybusiness.com .
12:50 to 13:15 Case Study Two: Brompton (www.brompton.com) makes over 45,000 bikes per year, in London, and is the UK’s largest bike manufacturer. Brompton now does business in 45 countries. With Lorne Vary, Chief Financial & Business Development Officer at Brompton Bicycle
13:15 to 15:00 Lunch Served – Extended Buffet Lunch: A chance to meet other delegates and also to share some lunch at 1:1 meeting
13:45 to 15:30 1:1 Workshops Sessions: book private time with Funders, Finance, Legal and Trade experts. There will be capacity on the day to book meetings.
1:1 Sessions - Legal and Finance experts will be ready to meet you for 1:1 sessions helping you with your specific questions and challenges
Meet Funders and Other Advisors - During lunch and other Refreshment breaks, a wide range of organisation that can assist business will have their own meeting table
*Our timetable and mix of speakers is always subject to amendment, dependent on availability.
Thanks to our sponsors, we can afford to offer free tickets to our first 50 registered businesses – subject to status*.
If you are a funder or advisor working in the trade finance space, we’d love to see you on 30 March. Please register your interest HERE and we will get back to you with further details.
*Free tickets are only available to management of trading UK companies (PLC/Limited/LLP)
Informed Funding is Sponsored by Workspace.
Workspace is home to some 4000 New and Growing Companies. It provides unique office space, co-working and meeting rooms in over 65 business centres across London. Workspace provides the right environment for its customers to grow, offering business grade connectivity, access to key partner services and a rolling programme of business insight and networking events.
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Informed Funding helps connect businesses to finance. We help business owners better understand the funding options for their growing business and give funding providers the opportunity to connect directly with businesses seeking finance.
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