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Tuesday, 14 July 2020 14:00pm to 15:00pm

Webinar Event

Roundtable with Industry Experts - Farnborough International Airshow Meet the Buyer Virtual Webinar Series

The Department for International Trade South East of England, invites you to the virtual 'Roundtable with Industry Experts Webinar', the third in a series of 3.

In this webinar you will hear DIT updates and specific aerospace and aviation sector updates from DIT officials Stuart Hatch, Head of Aerospace & Space and Ben Raby, Head of South East of England. You will have the opportunity to ask questions and join in with discussions.

Joining the panel is Chris Wenczka from the Aerospace company Kwikbolt Ltd, a Queens Award for Enterprise Winner. Chris will explain how via a succinct marketing plan and business model the Kwikbolt team were able to take a start up company with limited funds to achieve a multi million pound turnover, and become a multi award winning business.

Why should you attend the 'Roundtable with Industry Experts' webinar?

  • Hear from senior DIT officials on the current trading environment, sector challenges and opportunities for the future.
  • How can the DIT Aerospace team support companies to access international opportunities and help them to achieve exporting success.
  • Hear how an SME in the aerospace sector has navigated this environment and how they plan to move forward.
  • Have the opportunity to engage with companies in your sector and understand common issues.
  • Engage in discussion and ask questions of the experts.
  • And much more.


Meet our speakers


Stuart Hatch
Head, Aerospace & Space | Technology & Advanced Manufacturing

Stuart joined DIT’s Aerospace sector team in October 2017, having completed his degree in Aeronautical Engineering and spending 6 years at British Airways in roles across Engineering, Strategy and Fleet Planning. Since then he and his team have focussed on opening up opportunities for UK aerospace suppliers across the US, Canada, China and France and in the last year the team has become the Aerospace & Space team, which Stuart now leads. 


Ben Raby 
Head of Trade, DIT South East region

Ben was appointed DIT’s Head of Trade for the South East region in November 2017. In this role he has overall responsibility for the delivery of export support across the South East of England. Alongside this he works closely with regional stakeholders, including LEPs and Chambers, to advocate DIT’s role in support of the UK’s export priorities. Since joining the Department in 1999, Ben has completed overseas postings in China (Shanghai) and Thailand (Bangkok) and worked in the UK in policy roles focussed on sectors (financial and professional services) and the provision of overseas export support.


Chris Wenczka 
Commercial Director, Kwikbolt

Chris Wenczka is the Commercial Director and co-founder of the multi award winning engineering company Kwikbolt Ltd, the market leader in aerospace temporary fasteners. Chris also holds a directors role within Succinct Solutions that supports small to medium engineering and technology businesses to improve their performance and grow sales.




Who should attend the 'Roundtable with Industry Experts' webinar?

Suitability criteria – companies must:

  • Be small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) according to the European SME definition
  • Be based in the South East of England or London
  • Be registered in the UK

Your application will be reviewed based on the eligibility requirements stated above and we will be in touch if your application has been successful.

What's next?

To apply for a space at the webinar simply click Apply Now

Only a limited number of places are available we highly recommend applying quickly to secure your spot. 

If you would like to register for the FIA Connect Meet the Buyer Programme 


If you are interested in attending the FIA Connect Meet the Buyer Programme but have not registered your interest please ensure Charlotte Beebe on charlotte.beebe@farnborough.com and she will ensure you are sent the supplier booking form.

On receipt of your interest you will be contacted with details to create and submit your supplier profile. 

Closing Date to register your interest is Wednesday 15th July.


Contact us

Have a question about the event? Email our team at tradeevents@newable.co.uk 


*Farnborough Airshow Meet the Buyer Virtual Webinar Series

This free webinar series is designed to help support UK businesses interested in joining the FIA Connect Meet the Buyer Programme. The 2 previous webinars in the series 'Preparing and Refining Your Business Pitch' and 'Preparing Your Supplier Profile' were designed to support SMEs with their virtual sales pitch guided by industry experts. 

View all upcoming webinars at events.newable.co.uk

General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) notice:

This event is planned and delivered by Newable Ltd in partnership with the Department for International Trade (DIT).

Newable will share your personal data, business information and communications or information recorded during the webinar with the Department for International Trade (DIT). Information regarding the use and processing of personal data by the Department for International Trade (DIT) can be found here.

Newable will not share your data with any other third parties that are not involved with the delivery of the event or funding of the project. You can see our full privacy policy here. 

IMPORTANT NOTICE: Please note that the webinar/virtual event platform allows audio and other information sent during the session to be recorded. By joining these webinar sessions, you automatically consent to such recordings. This recording will be made available after the conclusion of the live event as part of the DIT and Newable webinar archives and for further external promotion/information purposes and will remain available indefinitely. If you do not consent to being recorded, discuss your concerns with the host or do not join the session.

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