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Date(s) - Oct 30, 2019
10:30am - 1:30pm



The Midlands Engine Export Champions Tour 2019 will be taking place in locations across the region during 2019. Covering a wide range of topics, you are sure to find an event to suit your business needs.

DIT’s Midlands Engine Export Champions have committed to share their wealth of experience and knowledge to advise others.

They are the Champions, and in in this series of free events you are invited to hear and see first-hand how they have succeeded, and to learn the secrets to their success. See the listings below, or here for further information.

Walk the Export Walk

Expert: Jane Shepherd (Shepherd PR)
Venue: Calton Village Hall, ST10 3LQ
Date / Time: 11 September 2019, 17:45 – 19:15

Join us for a unique networking walk in the Staffordshire countryside, with refreshments provided. Jane will share her experiences of selling services, with a particular focus on the role played by languages and culture. For details see here.

Fast Track Exporting

Expert: Stuart Garner (Norton Motorcycles)
Venue: Donington Hall, DE74 2SG
Date / Time: 18 September 2019, 13:00 – 16:00

Norton motorcycles are an iconic British brand. Starting with lunch at Donington Hall and including a factory tour, Stuart will explain how Norton have built their dealer/distributor network, how important that brand is, and how to access finance.. For details see here.

Shop Window to the World

Expert: Barry Tong (Stephensons Online Ltd)
Venue: Solretail, NN4 8JD
Date / Time: 9 October 2019, 09:00 – 12:00

This is a business who know how to sell online – and the formation of the company is a story in itself. Concluding with lunch, Barry will discuss maximising online sales platforms and different distribution models, as well as details of his own plans pending a possible EU exit. For details see here.

Exporting to Japan

Expert: Steve Crane (Business Link Japan) and Rachel Morley (Spatial Group)
Venue: Holiday Inn, Derbyshire, DE55 2EH
Date / Time: 10 October 2019, 08:00 – 11:30

This is an event with not one, but two of our Export Champions, focussing on exports to Japan. The opportunities that there are for your business in one of the biggest global markets, and quite simply how to ensure you get it right.. For details see here.

Specialist Exporting

Expert: Michael Brunton (Mobile Integrated Solutions)
Venue: Sutton-in-Ashfield, NG17 2HU
Date / Time: 30 October 2019, 10:30 – 13:30

Michael’s is a truly fascinating business designing and manufacturing mobile air traffic control towers and mobile clinics/hospitals. Including lunch and a factory tour, this will be particularly valuable if you are interest lies in aid-funded business and selling high value items, or if Africa is a target destination for you.. For details see here.

Further Information:

Click here for further details or to register your interest in attending any of these events. Please note that your place is not guaranteed until you receive confirmation from Midlands Engine.

Please also note: these events are not open to all.

For any other enquiries contact the Department for International Trade East Midlands at: events@tradeEM.co.uk or call 0345 052 4001.

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