International Trade Event 2016

Learn. Export. Grow.

See below for the agenda and speakers present at last years BCC International Trade event.

Check back for updates to see the line up for the BCC International Trade Summit 2017 taking place in Birmingham on the 12th October.


 Morning Session

Networking & Refreshments


Francis Martin: President, British Chambers of Commerce


Dr Adam Marshall: Director General,  British Chambers of Commerce

09:45 Lord Price CVO: Minister of State for Trade Policy
10:00 Lord Deighton: Non-Executive Chairman, Heathrow
Panel Discussion: Secrets to SME Exporter Success
  • Neil Kuschel: Vice President of Sales, DHL Express
  • Neil Smith: International Sales Director, Polyseam. Sheffield chamber member.
  • Sean Ramsden: CEO, Ramsden International. Hull & Humber chamber member.
  • Chris Daniels: Head of partnerships & communications, Hybrid Air Vehicles. Bedfordshire chamber member.
  • Leah Hutcheon: Founder and CEO, Appointedd. Edinburgh chamber member.
  • Supported by DHL
10:45 Networking Break & Refreshments
Breakout Sessions
Breakout Stream 1 – click on topic to find out more
The power of exporting through international events with Reed Exhibitions
Accessing government financial support to drive your exports  with UKEF
East Asia & India focus with British Chamber of Commerce Korea, China Britain Business Council and UK India Business Council
Breakout Stream 2 – click on topic to find out more
Maximise the financial supply chain and unlock export opportunities with Bibby Financial Services
A journey through International E-commerce with DHL
South East Asia Focus with British Chamber of Commerce Thailand, British Chamber of Commerce in Indonesia, British Chamber of Commerce Singapore, British Business Group Vietnam, British Chamber of  Commerce Philippines and British Malaysian Chamber of Commerce
Middle East focus  with  British Chamber of Commerce Qatar, British Chamber of Commerce Turkey, UAE British Centres for Business, Saudi British Joint Business Council and Kuwait British Business Centre.
Supported by Qatar Airways
 13:15 Lunch and speed networking
Afternoon Session
Breakout Stream 3 – click on topic to find out more
How are you managing foreign currency risk in times of economic uncertainty? with Moneycorp
Africa focus with British Chamber of Commerce Morocco, British Chamber of Business in Southern Africa, Nigerian British Chamber of Commerce, British Chambers of Commerce Kenya and British Chamber of Commerce Zambia
Latin America focus with Britcham Chile Services,  British-Caribbean Chamber of Commerce, British Chamber of Commerce Mexico and Britcham Brazil.
15:30 Networking Break & Refreshments
Panel Discussion: Exporting in the 21st Century
16:20 In Conversation with  Harriet Green OBE: General Manager of Commerce, Watson Internet of Things and Education, IBM.
Closing Remarks

Adam Marshall: Director General, British Chambers of Commerce

Networking Reception supported by DHL
17:45 Close

*Timing and speakers may be subject to change