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Doing Business in the USA

Thursday, 26 September 2019 9:00 am - Manchester

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About the event

The USA is the world’s largest market and remains the UK’s top destination for exports, which increased by 5.9% to £121.4bn in the four quarters leading to Q1 2019.

During this event, in partnership with GM Chamber, you will hear from Gary Baylis of Registrar Corp discussing regulatory compliance for food and drink products in the USA. You’ll also hear from Mark Macauley at OCO Global on entry into the US market and we’ll be joined by representatives from the Columbus region in Ohio. 

International Trade Adviser, Karen Holden, will be sharing her knowledge on the opportunities that await businesses looking to trade with USA and we’ll hear from Steve Cowles, Export Finance Manager at UK Export Finance about support available through UKEF for businesses looking to trade overseas. 

Northern Powerhouse Export Champions, MPM Products and Clarke Energy, who have successfully broken into the market will be at hand to describe their journey and steps to establish your business, and operate successfully in America. 

We’re also joined by Susana Cordoba, Head of International Trade at GM Chamber to talk about Brexit Preparation.  


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Thursday, 26 September 2019
9:00 amRegistration & refreshments
9:30 amWelcome by Susana Cordoba, GM Chamber & Lynn Shaw, DIT NW
9:40 amDepartment for International Trade Services - USA - Karen Holden, International Trade Adviser
10:00 amUS Market Entry - Mark Macauley, OCO Global & Colombus 2020
10:30 amRegulatory Compliance for Food & Drink Products in USA - Gary Baylis, Regulatory Adviser, Registrar Corp
11:00 amBreak for refreshment
11:15 amCase Study on the US: Clarke Energy & MPM Products
11:45 amUK Export Finance Services - Steve Cowles, Export Finance Manager, UK Export Finance
11:55 amBrexit Preparation - Susana Cordoba, Head of International Trade, GM Chamber
12:15 pmBABC & Closing Remarks - Lynn Shaw, Head of Global Programmes – DIT NW and Exec Director BABC NW
12:30 pm - 1:30 pmNetworking Lunch

In partnership with

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Chamber Space
Greater Manchester Chamber of Commerce
M3 3WD

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