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International Trade Forum

Are you a business working in International trade or are you looking to expand and break into the International marketplace?  

This event will provide a platform to learn about some important areas of international trade, whilst also giving you an informal environment to developbeneficial and supportive relationships with other local businesses within the trading community.

David Watson - Austrade

'Seeking Growth:  Why Australia?’

David is Senior Trade and Investment Commissioner and Minister Counsellor Commercial for Australia.  Based in London, his role is to attract investment into Australia in targeted industry sectors of infrastructure, renewable energy, agribusiness & food, fintech, cyber, health and digital technologies.  Austrade also assists Australian companies seeking to enter the UK and Irish markets.

David will cover the key features of the Australian economy, the benefits of doing business in Australia, and the sectoral opportunities in trade and investment between the UK and Australia.

John Spargo – Customs 558 Limited

‘Imports, Exports and Brexit – what will change?’

John has over 30 year’s successful experience as a policy advisor on Customs and Excise Duties in the UK and Europe.  A highly respected trade representative with over ten years advocacy experience in the European oil industry, John is also a very experienced trainer covering all aspects of Customs and Excise compliance

John will be presenting on the impact of Brexit on imports and export.

We will also be hearing from Sara Pomfret from the Department for International Trade about the DIT North West grant funded programme – Enhancing SME’s International Trade Performance.   Jacqui Morris will also be providing an update on services available from the Chamber team.


We are grateful to our event sponsors, Watts Commercial Finance Ltd Watts Commerical logo.jpeg High Res .jpg

Tuesday, February 27, 2018 8:00 am - 10:30 am
Manchester Metropolitan University, Cheshire Campus
Crewe Green Rd, Crewe
United Kingdom
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Phil Taylor Watts Commercial Finance
Really looking forward to the team at Watts Commercial Finance in supporting this excellent event
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