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YOU CAN: Use E-Commerce to Export Retail to China

Date: Wednesday, 13th November 2019
Time: 9:45 am - 2:00 pm
Venue: Manor of Groves, Sawbridgeworth, Hertfordshire, CM21 0JT

China presents opportunities too big to be missed. More than 40% of the world’s online purchases are made in China, creating new avenues for British exports to reach Chinese consumers. 

In 2019, retail e-commerce sales in China will reach $1.935 trillion making up 36.6% of total retail sales. Chinese shopping apps are experiencing tremendous growth and offer huge potential to British exporters. 

Join the Department for International Trade (DIT) in the East of England and China-Britain Business Council (CBBC) for this free workshop exploring why your company should sell online to China, the various elements involved and how to capitalise on the opportunities offered.

The morning will include:
•    An overview of the Chinese e-commerce / retail environment 
•    B2C e-commerce and cross border opportunities 
•    Chinese search engines and social media channels
•    An introduction to The British House (TBH) and the support available
Following the short presentations, there will be round table sessions providing you with the opportunity to get tailored advice for your company.


Who is this workshop suitable for?

This morning workshop is suitable for experienced exporters who would like to explore exporting to China through e-commerce.Exporting via Chinese e-commerce platforms requires careful planning and a comprehensive understanding of the market. However with 71% of China’s population buying products via e-commerce the opportunities are endless for British exporters. Join this workshop to discover how to maximise your chance for success.


10:00    Welcome

Jose Richart, DIT Export Development Advisor

10:10    DIT Digital Services

Vivish George, DIT Digital Trade Advisor

10:15    Intro to Chinese e-commerce and retail environment

Jack Porteous, China-Britain Business Council

10:35    Chinese search engines and social media channels- WeChat, Weibo, Baidu

Toni Kostanic, Ping Pong Digital

11:05    Break

11:15    B2C e-commerce – Routes to Market and Cross border opportunities

Byron Constable, Avenue 51

11:45    Introduction to The British House

Jamie Powell, Group Retail and Marketing Director - The British House

11:55   Break

12:00 Round Table Session 1

12:20 Round Table Session 2

12:40 Round Table Session 3

13:00 Lunch

14:00 Close


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This course is not suitable for agencies or intermediaries. In situations where many companies wish to attend, only one representative from each company will be able to attend.


For more information about the event please contact:

Email: diteastevents@mobile.trade.gov.uk

Phone: +44 (0) 1707 398 398

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Manor of Groves

High Wych



CM21 0JT

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