Going Global Live: Keynote Theatre 3 sponsored by the Qatar Free Zones Authority

Keynote Theatre 3

Wednesday 27th November

Thursday 28th November


10.15 - 10.45

Chris Southworth

The Future of International Engagement.

ICC’s Secretary General Chris Southworth will give an insight into the importance of Business Engagement to global institutions such as the WTO, UN and G20; Touching on global priorities including Climate Change and Sustainability, Digital Trade, and Protectionism.


11.45 - 12.15

Ian Gowers MIEx

How to Sell in a Global Market

In this seminar, Ian will cover the basic aspects of international marketing and how to develop sales to new export markets. Hear how to approach a market and what needs to be considered as part of the export plan. Ian will also cover key considerations including the costs of getting products to market and also how to find customers and business partners.


12.30 - 13.00

Liam Smyth

The impact of Brexit on Traders, Trade Flows and Tariffs

Traders in the UK are experiencing huge uncertainty as the impact of Brexit becomes more understood. The Government asked traders to ‘Get Ready for Brexit’, HMRC has introduced transitional arrangements and encouraged traders to prepare to import and export from the EU just like they do for the rest of the world. But what’s happened? Are our traders prepared for change? What more can they do now?


13.15 - 13.45

David Leighton

Turbo-charging UK trade

In this seminar David will consider what steps the British Government needs to take to make the UK a true global trading and exporting powerhouse. A wide range of topics will be covered including transport connectivity, export promotion and finance, as well as the wider policy context in a post-Brexit Britain.


14.00 - 14.30

Sarah Carroll

How to get unstoppable international growth in the digital age

The internet has opened up the doors of international trade to everyone so you too can sell to millions of customers all over the world. Sarah shares the insights from her book ‘Grow Fast, Grow Global’ on how to do this using digital channels to get unstoppable international growth.


14.45 - 15.15

Shweta Jhajharia

6 Lessons Entrepreneurs in Companies Expanding Internationally Learn Too Late

Too many businesses make common mistakes which put their profits at risk when attempting to grow in foreign markets. To succeed in global expansion, business owners need to be clued-in to the channels, strategies and best practices that are working right now. Shweta will walk you through some of the most important lessons to learn to give yourself the best chance of success when expanding internationally.


15.30 - 16.00

Lord (JD) Waverley

Life Hereafter

The UK''s trajectory, with or without BREXIT in place, is set on a global path. It has been a long haul and our country deserves a long bout of optimism. Rallying around the flag, reacting to consequences and working to create opportunities around the world is required. & SupplyFinder: Business needs of the global economy - SMEs - are SupplyFinder’s core. Tender opportunities, JV matchmaking & export services.


16.15 - 16.45

Richard Simon-Lewis

Helping exporters win, fulfil and get paid for exports

UK Export Finance (UKEF) is the UK’s export credit agency. Our mission is to ensure that no viable UK export fails for lack of finance or insurance from the private sector, while operating at no net cost to the taxpayer. Join us to find out more about how export finance and insurance could help your business win, fulfil and get paid for export contracts.