Exporting to the Commonwealth: Discovering Local Successes


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28th July 2021 | 09:30 to 12:00

An interactive virtual event. Hear from six local businesses who have all had success in some of the biggest Commonwealth markets.

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Join the Department for International Trade on Wednesday 28th July 2021, from 09:30am to 12:00pm, for this interactive virtual event.

With one year to go until the 2022 Commonwealth Games, hear from six local businesses who have all had success in some of the biggest Commonwealth markets.

From top tips, to challenges to consider, this webinar will give you insight and food for thought into exporting to some of the biggest Commonwealth markets.

Shehzad Chaudhary, Deputy Director for the Midlands Engine at Department for International Trade will be hosting the event and also sharing how the Department for International Trade can support your business to succeed in these dynamic markets.

Joining Shehzad are six Export Champions who have all had global success but will particularly be focusing on the following markets:

  • South Africa
  • Australia
  • Canada
  • India
  • Singapore
  • Malaysia

You'll learn all about their experiences and have the chance to pitch your questions to the panel.

About the Export Champions

Ravi Karia - Ravi is Commercial Director at Universal Textiles based in Leicester. They are online retailers supplying clothing and home textiles products on e-marketplaces. The business has been selling into Canada and Australia for over 5 years on marketplaces such as Amazon, eBay and Walmart.

Sandra Murphy - Sandra is Managing Director at Equidiet (UK) based in the East Midlands. They are Equine Nutritional Hydrotherapy Specialists and sell their products in Singapore and Malaysia.

Zeynep Turudi - Zeynep is Managing Director at Truede based in Coventry. They produce natural Turkish Delight and luxury confectionery products. Zeynep has experience selling into India, Australia and Canada.

Liz Villani - Liz is Founder of Courageous Success. They are a digital business who offer learning and development at work training on a global scale. Australia was their first export market back in 2013 so Liz has lots of great experience to share.

Riccardo Cipriani - Riccardo is Regional Distribution Manager at Southco Manufacturing based in Worcester. Southco manufacture a range technical fastenings. Ric will be giving his top tips on partnership and distribution agreements when selling into South Africa.

Andrew Riley - Andrew is Chairman at Mechatherm International based in Dudley. They are a leading provider of bespoke casthouse equipment to the Aluminium industry, specialising in client-focused solutions. Andrew has vast experience and know-how on exporting to a range of Commonwealth markets with a focus on his experience in India.

Attendance at these events is free, however space is limited and places are expected to fill up fast.


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