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Covid-19 vs The Financial Markets: what we’ve learnt so far and what we can prepare for

Best practices for currency management and the impact of in-country currency accounts.

The new normal – How to talk professionally online

<>This free webinar provides invaluable expert advice on how to improve your professionalism, in an era of virtual business. Gain invaluable tips from influential advisor Roz Morris (Managing Director of TV News London) on how to have a professional image on screen whether in meetings, presentations or interviews.

Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

Welcome to the new normal – How to talk professionally online

April 2020

Everyone is having to learn to talk online now, but It's easy to get it wrong when you're at home. You don't want to look and sound unprofessional. This webinar will give you expert advice and tips on how to have a professional image on screen whether in meetings or interviews.

Department of International Trade

Upcoming webinars

You can expect to:

  • Receive help and advice to sell overseas with confidence
  • Gain new skills and knowledge
  • Discover solutions to specific challenges to exporting
  • Get your exporting questions answered by the experts

Recorded DIT webinars

A selection of past DIT webinars are now available to view.

30 days to Brexit - Business Preparation Webinar 

The webinar focused on a number of topics relating to Brexit and business preparedness.

How to navigate China: an exporter's guide

For the last 20 years, the advice to UK businesses looking east has been to tap into the emergence of the world’s next economic superpower. Today China remains one of the most dynamic, challenging and exciting places in the world to do business – but it pays to understand just how business is done.

This webinar discusses the opportunities for UK businesses interested in exporting to China, shares some practical advice and top tips, and shows how HSBC, with the largest service network of any foreign bank in mainland China, can support you to take the next steps to succeed in China.

Recording password: KkmkWPd3

Researching your markets and the route to access

There is a common misconception that the key to successfully expanding overseas is breaking into the largest markets as quickly as possible. Often, there are businesses that expand so quickly that they ignore the necessary due diligence required when targeting countries for global growth. For this reason, problems are frequently formed early on in a business’s international expansion, such as large tax liabilities or sanctions for not following compliance laws. These can be expensive to resolve, or even worse, irreversible.

During this webinar David Slater, KPMG’s Director of Trade, will inform participants how to successfully research and access global markets, while stressing the importance of all businesses ensuring that they have a robust strategy in place for growing globally.

Recording password: 5Yy7ebbU

How to drive business growth: working capital solutions

This webinar is presented by the Exporting is GREAT team in partnership with Funding Options, a platform that searches the market to find the right funding options for your situation.

It will explore the different funding options suitable for exporting businesses and help owners identify opportunities to drive business growth.

Vivek Seda, Funding Options Business Finance Specialist, will explain the following common types of finance used by exporting businesses.

  1. Working Capital Finance to fund services and stock for overseas orders
  2. Trade finance to assist with the manufacturing cost/supplier payments of orders
  3. Invoice Finance to close the cashflow gap at the end of the trade cycle

The webinar will explore how these types of finance work and their requirements.

Recording password: Amh5sDmV

Ecommerce trends, shipping and tracking for export success

This webinar provides key insights to retailers keen to take advantage of the demand for British products online and leverage the growth opportunity this represents.

Online shopping across Europe has become a well-established practice as confidence grows, payment methods evolve, and ecommerce markets develop. For the past three years, DPDgroup has conducted an independent study to shine a light on the trends and buying habits, interviewing over 25,000 respondents across 22 countries.

Claire Nicolas, Head of International Development at DPDgroup UK will discuss these trends in e-commerce and e-shopping. She will also discuss customer behaviour, including a clear desire to know the delivery company at the moment of purchase and the role of returns in the e-shopping experience.

Recording password: Uc74WC6q

Certificates of Origin and Movement Certificates Explained

As accredited issuers of Trade Documents, the Chamber of Commerce Network sits at the heart of the export process and can advise exporters in all aspects of international trade.

This webinar will provide participants with an insight into how to apply for a certificate or origin, how origin is calculated, how to gain preference on your goods entering another country, and what evidence you should expect to provide a Chamber so that they can authentic and stamp your certificate of origin.

Chambers help exporters navigate their way through an ever-changing regulatory framework. Free Trade Agreement (FTA) and World Trade Organisation (WTO) rules are not set in stone and Chambers help exporters to avoid goods getting stuck at the border.

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How exporting could stretch your cash flow

In this webinar, hosted by Exporting is GREAT, NatWest and Coriolis, David Salter (Head of Funded Trade Finance, NatWest) will start by outlining the most common factors that can impact cash flow when UK businesses export, and the best strategies to deal with this. David will move on to cover the latest thinking on supply chain visibility and how this will impact the way businesses manage their cash flow strategies in future. He will be joined by Rebecca Harding (CEO, Coriolis Technologies), an industry thought-leader in world trade matters, to discuss her views on the sectors in each global region, where the biggest opportunities are and the best way for SMEs to get involved in those supply chains.

Recording password: KkJmdsP2

Financing Exports

Entering overseas markets can bring secure, long-term growth for many UK businesses. However, the upfront cost of producing, shipping and delivering the goods can be difficult for businesses to manage.

Export finance is a specialist form of finance that helps businesses to mitigate risks and gain the working capital required for cross-border or trade transactions. There are several types of export finance, with structuring determined by which solution is most suitable for a given businesses’ terms and operations.

This webinar, hosted by Exporting is GREAT, UK Export Finance and Barclays, brings together export finance experts to discuss the barriers, opportunities and how export finance solutions can be used to help exporters capitalise on overseas business opportunities.

Recording password: 4ZgRRpkW

Setting up overseas

Considering how to expand overseas can appear daunting. This webinar, from the Exporting is GREAT team and Growth 365 International at Grant Thornton, provides a practical perspective on options for international expansion.

Growth 365 International is how Grant Thornton bring their reach, talent and facilities to bear in supporting UK companies trading around the world.

The webinar will be presented by Duncan Levesley, the lead for Growth 365 International. He will run through key drivers of international growth, as well as opportunities and issues an international business can face.

Considerations including tax, structure and supply chain implications will be highlighted along with different options and business models, including directly owned operations and partnership endeavours.

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A Practical Guide for Doing Business in India

With India’s GDP forecast to grow at 7.5% and the Indian government committed to progressive reforms and market liberalisation, there is considerable opportunity for British businesses.

Presented by the Exporting is GREAT team and BDO International, this webinar will provide guidance on doing business in India. Arbinder Chatwal, head of BDO’s India Advisory team, will provide key insights for any organization looking to enter the market and develop long-term relationships.

Recording password: 8Zp3ppuJ

Get funding to grow your business overseas

Presented by the Exporting is GREAT team in partnership with Funding Circle and UK Export Finance, this webinar will cover different ways that you can fund overseas expansion of your business.

Funding Circle is an online lending platform that allows investors to lend money directly to SMEs.

This webinar will contain key advice for businesses that want to grow their international sales, including:

  • Finance options available to UK businesses, including bank loans, export finance schemes and online lenders.
  • Why businesses may need extra finance for overseas expansion.
  • How to budget for the extra expenses of overseas growth.

Recording password: EjaJFxp3

Rachel Reeves MP keynote speech 

From 2 April 2019

Rachel Reeves MP, Chair of the Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy Committee, delivered a keynote speech launching the committee’s report into the future of audit in Chartered Accountants’ Hall.

India: Tap into the world’s fastest growing eCommerce market with Flipkart

From 14 February 2019

Flipkart offers an opportunity for UK brands and retailers to enter the world’s fastest growing ecommerce market with India’s largest online marketplace. Flipkart has over 100 million registered users and a majority market share in major categories including electronics, kids and baby, homeware, and sports and fitness. Join this webinar to find out how you can tap into this huge market. You will hear from Flipkart and their partners who can help UK brands to quickly launch in this market of 1.3 billion people.

Reach 8 million customers in the Netherlands and Belgium with Bol.com

From 23 January 2019

Bol.com is the leading marketplace platform in the Netherlands and Belgium. Bol is looking for well-known UK brands or innovative new products across a wide variety of categories, including: books and media, toys and games, mother and baby, computing and electronics, beauty and health, lifestyle and homeware, and more. Bol does not sell food and drink. Join this webinar and listen to a bol.com representative providing practical advice on how to set up and sell successfully on this unique platform.