Think Global 2016

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One Marylebone

1 Marylebone Road



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In an increasingly connected world, growing businesses look beyond borders,growing businesses think global.

And as Britain attempts to redefine its relationship with Europe, perhaps a truly global outlook has never been more important. Join World First in celebrating global ambition and international trade as we navigate the environment for businesses looking to grow globally.

We are bringing together high-profile experts and entrepreneurs from various fields, including our keynote speaker, Mark Garnier MP, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for International Trade. They will be offering practical tips and advice for growing your business through international trade and share first hand experiences on how they built their own global businesses and the lessons they learnt along the way.

We look forward to meeting you at Think Global 2016!


09:30 - 10:15

Event registration, coffee and networking

10:15 – 10:35 – Keynote from Mark Garnier, MP for Wyre Forest and Parliament Under Secretary for Department of International Trade

10:35- 10:55- Guest speaker Ed Vaizey, MP for Wantage.


Morning Panel: Seizing the opportunity of international trade

  • Jane Gomez, Strategic Director, The Supper Club
  • Cecile Reinaud, Founder and MD, Seraphine
  • Charlotte Chung, Policy Advisor, Federation of Small Businesses
  • Titus Sharpe, CEO and Co-Founder, MVF Global
  • Anthony Fletcher, CEO, Graze

11:40 - 12:10

Overcoming the legal challenges when exporting

Julian Hamblin, Partner, Bond Dickinson and Nicky Strong, Consultant, Bond Dickinson

12:10 - 13:10

Networking lunch – Opportunity for attendees to network with each other and also receive bespoke advice from event partners.

13:10 - 13:40

Navigating the risks: Managing a currency strategy to support international growth plans

Jeremy Cook, Chief Economist, World First

13:40 - 14:00

Thinking Global and Beyond- the route to UK exporting success

Jonathan Quin, co -founder and CEO, World First

14:00 - 14:45

Afternoon panel – Making a plan, how to set your business up to be export ready.

14:45 - 15:30

Reach new customers online: executing an effective marketing campaign across borders in a digital age- a Google digital garage initiative

Gori Yahaya, Head of Training and Development, Google Digital Garage

15:30 - 16:00

Coffee break

16:00 - 16:30

Q&A and case study with Julien Callede, co-Founder,

16:30 - 17:15

Evening Panel – Fuel for growth: Accessing the right financial products and sources of funding to support growth

  • Philip Salter, Director of The Entrepreneurs Network and Columnist at City A.M
  • Adam Tavener, Founder, Chairman, Alternative Business Funding Group
  • Gordon Welsh, Head of Business Group, UK Export Finance
  • Rhydian Lewis, CEO and co-founder, RateSetter

17:15 - 17:30

Closing remarks from Sir David Clementi, Chairman, World First

17:30 - 19:00

Networking drinks and canapes

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1 Marylebone Road



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