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Helping you leverage new opportunities regarding import & export

Are you thinking about starting your journey with importing or exporting your products? Do you want to gain expert advice from leading industry professionals on the tips and tricks on making this a successful route to market? IFE are on hand to help. Launching from November, we'll be running a dedicated webinar series solely focused on import and export. 

Covering topics such as reaching international buyers, hear from export champions and gain a better understanding as to why import and exporting has become a vital part of their business success.

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Beat the Competition! Stand out in a Global Marketplace


Date: Wednesday 13 March, 2:00pm - 2:45pm GMT


Mark Burkett, Export Academy Trade Advisor

Menna McNiven, Sector specialist for Food and Drink, DBT

Amanda Thompson, CEO and founder of Thomson Scott Ltd

Jo Colman, Head of Sales & Marketing of Summerdown Ltd

Life for food and drink businesses isn’t easy and taking your sales globally can be daunting. Join this chat with two Entrepreneurs who have been through this experience and come out the other side

Ahead of the International Food and Drink Exhibition, join us for an insightful chat with industry experts Amanda Thompson and Jo Colman to find out how they successfully grew their sales internationally, the challenges they faced and why exporting was vital for their business growth. Culminating in a live Q&A, you can ask the questions that are on your mind and learn how to make your businesses stand out in a competitive global marketplace.

Amanda Thomson, CEO and Founder of Thomson & Scott, created NOUGHTY, the world’s first premium non-alcoholic wine portfolio. She was voted one of Business Insider’s Coolest People in Food & Drink and is leading the global shift to alcohol-free drinking. Jo Colman, from Summer down Peppermint thriving, is part of a family that created one of the world’s most pure peppermint oils and prides itself on its thriving and sustainable ecosystem

You'll get first hand insights and actionable tips to propel your business into international markets such as:

How to start your export journey and take those initial steps into a global market.

How to secure new international customers.

How to build brand awareness in new international territories.

How to navigate barriers along the way.

You will also learn how to leverage support from The Department for Business and Trade to support you on your journey.

Register below to unlock the secrets to international success and position your brand for growth in the dynamic landscape of the global food and drink industry.

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Import Solutions and Strategies


Date: Tuesday 5 March, 2:00pm - 2:45pm GMT


Robert Hardy, Founder, EORI UK

Peter Bambury, Business Development UK, Roswel

Join Roswel as they discuss all there is to know about importing into the UK, from supply chain and logistics, like EU/UK Groupage solutions to transhipping/storage & Distribution solutions to customs do's and don'ts. They will use case studies to walk you through how to navigate these topics and finish with a live Q&A with solution providers & customs experts. Register now to secure your spot.

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UK Retail Trends Predictions for 2024



Date: Tuesday 6 February, 2:00pm - 2:45pm GMT

Speakers: Rhian Thomas, Head of UK Insight, IGD

In this exclusive webinar, you will gain leading insight and data from IGD’s UK retail experts, which will help you to be informed on the market and identify opportunities to win with UK retailers. IGD’s experts will be sharing their hotly anticipated trend predictions for the year, and you will learn what’s coming down the track, where to focus your attention and what the biggest commercial opportunities will be for 2024.

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Discover the UK Food & Drink Market



Date: Tuesday 16 January 2024, 2:00pm - 2:45pm GMT


Stephen Minall, Co-Founder, FDReviews

Kelly Dowson, Managing Director, F!S Group

Gavin Mclean, Founder, Titan Brands

Join the FDReviews team as they take you on an overview of the UK’s £130 Billion Food & Drink industry. They will reveal a wide range of routes to market - helping you to focus your energy on the most successful and efficient opportunities for your product.

As well as discussing what UK buyers are looking for, they will also share some key tips on packaging and labelling – and getting ‘shelf ready’ for the UK consumers and buyers alike.

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Reaching international customers - Getting the Practicalities right



Date: Tuesday 12 December 2023, 2:00pm - 2:45pm GMT

Speakers: Nicola Thomas, Director, FDEA

Your chance to hear direct from those that are doing the doing in export! The Food & Drink Exporters Association (FDEA) promise an insightful session around key aspects of exporting including labelling, logistics, certification and more. A panel of experts will share their top tips to help you understand the details you need to get right to ensure your products reach your export customers.

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Getting Started in Food & Drink Export - Be inspired!



Date: Tuesday 21 November 2023, 2:00pm - 2:45pm GMT


Suzanne Skerry, Sales Director, Cornish Sea Salt

Joyce de Haas, Co-founder and CEO, Double Dutch ltd

Jack Davies, National Account Manager, Hilltop Honey

Hear from the experienced Food & Drink Exporters Association (FDEA) team plus a panel of SME businesses sharing their insights and success stories.

Learn from their success and understand why exporting should be a key component of your business strategy. Gain top tips on the questions you need to ask yourself to determine if you are ready to export and where to focus your efforts to achieve export success.

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