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Afternoon Event: International Trade

  • HSBC 3 Temple Quay Bristol, BS1 6DZ (map)

The Future Economy Network is excited to announce we will be co-hosting this event with subscribers HSBC Bank. We will be joined by representatives from Sulis Import Solutions & subscribers HSBC Bank to speak at this event.

Brendon Bester, Director, Sulis Import Solutions presentation will discuss;

·       Why knowing and understanding Incoterms are important

·       What to look out for when dealing with new suppliers/factories

·       Ensuring your products are compliant with your target market’s legal requirements

·       Important key holiday dates (like Chinese New Year) and how to take this into consideration when importing

·       Commodity Codes and ensuring smooth customs clearance to avoid unnecessary delays and costs at port

·       How this might become even more relevant after Brexit

In this presentation Brendon will also be covering environmentally sustainable supply chains: what one can actively do to make your company’s international supply chain more eco-friendly, and what the shipping industry is currently doing to reduce their carbon footprint and make the global transportation of goods more environmentally friendly and sustainable.

Carl Spencer, Director, HSBC

In this talk, HSBC will discuss sustainability in international trade. In 2017 HSBC committed to providing USD100bn of sustainable financing by 2025, including support for projects such as renewable energy, green buildings, and electric vehicles in 35 countries and territories. HSBC has recently been voted World Best Bank for Sustainable Finance at last week’s 2019 Euromoney Awards for Excellence.

Agenda

13:00 - 13:10 - Registration and coffee

13:10 - 13:20 - Introduction from The Future Economy Network

13:20 - 13:40 – Brendon Best, Sulis Importing Solutions

13:40 – 14:00 – Carl Spencer, HSBC

14:00 - 14:10 – Q&A

14:10 - 14:15 - 60 Second Pitches

14:15 - 14:20 - Close

14:20 - 15:00 - Networking and Nibbles

Get to know our speaker!

Brendon Bester, Director, Sulis Import Solutions 

Brendon has been involved in International Trade, either exporting or importing goods for the retail, wholesale and NGO industries, since leaving university almost 18 years ago. His experience has covered numerous global markets, including the UK, EU, USA, Africa, India and China. He is currently a Director at Sulis Import Solutions, a local Import Consultancy that was created to help UK clients import their products simpler, better and faster.

Carl Spencer, Director, HSBC

Carl Spencer is a Global Trade and Receivables Finance Director with HSBC UK. Carl has worked for the bank for 17 years, with the last 7 years working with companies that primarily import, export or have a requirement for guarantees. Carl has experience working with businesses that turnover between £2m and £350m and looks after companies across the South West of the UK.


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