Gloucestershire International Network - Looking to new markets
Gloucestershire International Network – Looking to new markets
This special event held in collaboration with Gloucestershire Airport, at the Jet Age Museum, will bring togetherexperts in high-growth markets to take a look at how local businesses can look further afield and prepare for life outside of the European Union.
The audience will have the opportunity to discuss issues and opportunities and share their experiences.Our global trade experts with expertise in India, China, Latin America and South East Asia will discuss current opportunities and answer your questions. Albright IP will also give an insightful presentation about Intellectual Property protection when expanding your business overseas.
The event will be followed by a networking session for Business West's Gloucestershire International Network (GIN), a group of local companies exporting in the region, and an exclusive tour of the Jet Age museum.
Topics covered on the day will include:
- Introduction from Ian Mean, Director of Business West Gloucestershire
- Panel discussion from Export for Growth Market Specialists
- IP Unpicked session from Albright IP, Robert Games, Director & Freddie Noble, Patent Attorney
- Local success story formFluid Transfer International
Don’t miss this opportunity to gain the insight needed to take your business to the world, register your place today.
We’re also offering the opportunity to book a 1:2:1 meeting with our market specialists to discuss a chosen market, entry plans and details of further support available from the Export for Growth project.
About the Market Specialists:
Jonathan Smith Market Specialist - China
Jonathan is Business West's Market Specialist for China, working primarily on the Extend Your Global Reach project. He has worked helping foreign companies of all sizes succeed in the China market through working at North Head, a boutique strategy consultancy in Beijing, and the China-Britain Business Council. He holds a masters degree from Peking University in International Relations and can speak Chinese. In his spare time Jonathan organises events for Sinophiles in Bristol.
Ameeta Virk Market Specialist - India
Originally from California, Ameeta has worked in a range of sectors, including founding an interior design firm in San Francisco, English Language teaching and training in Spain, China, UK and the US, and pharmaceutical sales. Upon moving to the UK, she co-founded an ecommerce company focusing on the eco childrenswear market. After selling the company in 2013 she consulted for a portfolio of designer childrenswear brands seeking to enter the UK marketplace.
Sarah Hildersley - Market Specialist - Latin America
Sarah Hildersley is our Latin America Market Specialist and has significant experience of living and working in Mexico asHead of the Monterrey British Consulate. Monterrey is Mexico’s leading commercial centre and Sarah worked closely with UK companies to help them secure multi-million pound deals in the Advanced Engineering sector. Leading the 30-strong UKTI team across Mexico, she worked closely with the Wood Group and Aston Martin, amongst others. Sarah is fluent in Spanish and has an extensive network of contacts across Latin America who can support South West companies to grow their international trade; honing in on what exporters really need to do to secure international sales.
Shozey Jafferi - Market Specialist - South East Asia
With over a decade of successfully managing engineering companies whilst living in Central and South East Asia, Shozey is now using his experience to support companies through the Extend Your Global Reach programme. He provides hands-on support to SME’s in the South West of England seeking to exploit the opportunities on offer in South East Asia. This is provided through direct business development and commercial support, and by tapping into his extensive regional network of business contacts.