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UKTI 'Let's get exporting' Event

Date: 15th November 2013

Location: Invincible Suite at Preston North End FC, PR1 6RU


Exclusive Export Week seminar in association with UK Trade & Investment

Leading North West entrepreneur Matthew Moulding, co-founder and chief executive of high-growth retailer The Hut Group, will be sharing his business journey at a major event hosted by UK Trade & Investment next month.
Marking the latest Export Week initiative, the seminar, on the morning of November 15, will hear from UKTI's North West regional director, Clive Drinkwater, on his Export Challenge to boost the number of companies in the region trading internationally.

The free event at Preston North End's stadium will also feature HSBC chief economist, Mark Beresford-Smith, and a panel of North West Export Champions, who will discuss the issues businesses will face as they begin assessing which international market is right for them.

Despite the domestic economy improving, excellent growth prospects abound in international markets and increasing overseas trade is vital for a broad-based recovery.


09.30 Registration & networking
10.00 Welcome - Chris Barry, Business Desk
10.05 Introduction - Clive Drinkwater, UKTI
10.20 Economic Overview - Mark Berrisford Smith - HSBC
10.40 Local company experience - Dennis G Mendoros OBE, DL, MD Euravia Engineering & Supply Co Ltd
11.00 Coffee break
11.20 Matthew Moulding, co-founder and chief executive of high-growth retailer The Hut Group
11.40 Richard Unwin - Backbone IT
12.00 Logistics of online selling

12.15 Sources of help & support/next steps -
12.30 Q & A session - panel
12.45 Final round up - Chris Barry
13.00 Close & networking lunch

The event will be held at the Invincible Suite at Preston North End FC, PR1 6RU
We welcome businesses looking to export, professional advisers, and anyone looking to grow their business internationally

To register for the free event email:

Spaces are limited and are allocated on a first-come first-served basis. We will contact you to confirm your place once you have registered your interest.
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