Events > Go Global: Grow your Digital Footprint
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eCommerce is here to stay — and growing at a rapid pace. The online opportunities to expand your company's brand presence and global reach are huge!

Join us in 2020 for Go Global: Grow your Digital Footprint, a free Midlands Engine event focused on selling via international online marketplaces. This event is for you if your business ticks one or more of the following criteria:

  • a Midlands based SME with a turnover of £500k+
  • are already exporting, with a web presence
  • have a strong domestic business, have an e-commerce site and are ready to export through an online marketplace 

Expect a thought-provoking start to the day with a panel session hosted by Jatin Bhurabhai, Ecommerce & Marketplaces Consultant from DIT, where you will hear from: 

  • Candy Kittens - Jamie Laing & Ed Williams, Founder and Managing Director 
  • BrewDog - David McDowall, Group Chief Operating Officer 
  • Ohh Deer - Laura Philbin, Sales Manager 

This is a great opportunity to gain some insight into how these businesses are growing on an international platform using online marketplaces and e-commerce websites. There will also be the chance to ask the panel questions about their business growth. 

Our E-Marketplace Zone will include talks from a range of global online marketplaces including:

  • Tmall (Avenue 51)
  • Fruugo 
  • Newegg
  • OnBuy

You'll get to know the key benefits of each platform and also go away with an idea of cost, customer base, how you'll get paid, delivery and fulfilment along with a chance to ask questions. 

Our E-Essentials Zone will equip you with the know-how to make your business an online global success. Industry leaders will hold sessions on: 

  • Tax and VAT - with Simply VAT 
  • Logistics and Fulfilment - with Hermes 
  • Payment gateways - with Worldpay 
  • E-commerce Marketing - with Sharpmonkeys

Why attend?

  • Learn more about some of the top online platforms across the world including how to get your products listed 
  • Connect with more than 200 like-minded individuals who face similar challenges and goals when it comes to global e-commerce
  • Direct access to e-commerce experts and DIT partners for a full day of knowledge sharing and networking
  • Listen to insightful keynotes and practical workshops, leaving your online business better equipped


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We have gathered together some of the best global marketplaces and speakers from highly respected professionals in the industry. Click through to view the speaker line up so far...

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The Connectivity Zone

We know networking is a key take-away for event delegates so this year we have a dedicated area to meet fellow attendees, as well as representitives from each of the online marketplaces and speakers from our E-Essentials sessions.

This zone will allow you to gain an array of ideas and inspiration to take your business to the next level. This is the key place to meet experts and companies that can support you in your global growth.

Open to all delegates, the Connectivity Zone will also give you an area to catch up on some work emails or calls, enjoy refreshments and take some time to gather your thoughts from the event and share with other delegates.

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Need more convincing? 

Here's a snapshot of the feedback we received from our last digital event in 2018... 


'We found the selling online conference extremely useful, the sessions were well organised and gave us lots of insightful information and tips on how to improve our digital presence internationally' T-T Pumps

'A very informative day, brought back lots of information which was then shared to our employees' Possibility of London

'I was very impressed with how relevant the workshops were, every one I attended gave me something to think about!' Precision Chains

'I was really surprised at how good this event was. Exciting speakers, hugely informative and thought-provoking. A tremendous effort by the organisers. Well done.' Tutti Rouge Lingerie 

'It was excellent, learned a lot, and applied it, very useful (62 years old, so not just for the young ones!)' Green Science UK

'Really useful information with a good variety of topics. Points we wouldn't have thought to consider otherwise' Nielsen Chemicals

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