Pet firms will get the chance to discover ways to grow their export business at a special conference co-hosted by PetQuip.
The second edition of the popular Future for International Trade Conference was due to take place this month (November) but will now be staged on March 17 2022.
The new date is in response to industry requests to host the conference when international travel restrictions ease further, as several international show organisers wish to participate, as well as recently announced organisational changes at the Department of International Trade, both of which restricted the availability of the leading international experts and export speakers who were scheduled to appear.
The event will focus on challenges and opportunities for UK exporters, advice on international logistics, routes to open up export markets with significant potential and includes insightful business case studies by some of the UK’s leading exporters.
In addition, experts in many aspects of international sales will be available throughout the conference to provide specific advice and support to delegates on a one-to-one basis in the Export Expert Zone and there’ll be plenty of networking opportunities between delegates too.
Organised by leading trade associations – Gardenex, BHETA and PetQuip – the conference is aimed at companies in the home enhancement, garden and leisure and pet product sectors. Topics covered in what will be a packed programme include an international economic forecast, worldwide retail trends, solutions to export logistics and digital sales opportunities. There are also plentiful chances for Q&A, networking, discussing individual export challenges and hearing keynote speeches from leading international retailers.
Director general of Gardenex and PetQuip, Amanda Sizer Barrett confirmed: “The Future for International Trade conference is a lively and informative occasion comprising the UK’s exporters, top-level speakers and export experts. The conference will help UK companies navigate their best routes to secure international sales, especially in the changed world post-Brexit and following the impact of the pandemic.”
The conference, held at Stratford Manor Hotel, will be opened by John Arnold, a lobbyist whose behind-the-scenes insights on government strategy and performance should prove to be a real winner with conference delegates.