Elevator Tech: Going Global

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This workshop will help you win or grow your business overseas. For businesses that want to e-export products or services, with the Department of International Trade and Santander Bank.

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Are you seeking to grow by trading overseas? This workshop brings together expertise from the Department for International Trade and Santander Bank to help businesses, who are looking to e-export, get on the right path for growth in international markets.

This workshop is open to businesses selling products or services. It will look at the business benefits of e-exporting; the considerations you need to take into account, and a “readiness-checker”. Experienced Digital International Trade Advisers will deliver the session, during which you will also hear a local company who sells digital products/services and who are already realising the benefits of trading overseas. We aim to help attendees to decide whether or not exporting is right for their business, and to showcase the breadth of support available to all.

You will find out:

  • What is the Department for International Trade?
  • What is the role of an International Trade Adviser?
  • The benefits and considerations of e-exporting
  • Are you ready?
  • Your next steps
  • Questions & Answers.


  • 10 am - 12.30 pm: speakers and panel Q&A
  • Lunch is provided
  • 13.00 pm - 16.00 pm: networking and the opportunity for 1-2-1 consultation with speakers and digital business advisors.

Charlie Ruigrok – Digital Trade Adviser, Department for International Trade
Charlie works with new to e-export companies across a range of sectors, enabling them to exploit their international online potential whilst improving in-house digital skills and awareness. He helps businesses to take advantage of the global growth of ecommerce to export their goods and services online. Charlie can advise businesses on:

  • International online sales through owned channels & eMarketplaces.
  • Development of International digital marketing strategy
  • Global Social Media and social listening,
  • SEO and localisation/globalisation of websites
  • Analytics and data analysis

Sarah Bradley - Relationship Director, Santander Bank
Sarah works with SMEs in the East Midlands. After taking the time to understand their ambitions and plans for growth, she provides tailored funding solutions, as well as advice and help with international trade, and support via the Santander Breakthrough programme.

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Tuesday 18th September 2018

10:00am - 16:00pm GMT

Broadway Cinema
14-18 Broad St
NG1 3AL,

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