Northern Ireland World Trade Summit: The Landscape Post Brexit
On June 13th, Manufacturing NI had the pleasure of addressing the Institute of Export & International Trade's Northern Ireland World Trade Summit: Landscape Post Brexit at Belfast Business School at Belfast Metropolitan College.
The event was aimed at raising the skills of those involved in international trade, exploring some of the opportunities available to businesses in Northern Ireland in the post Brexit landscape, as well as focusing on ‘Where next?’, as well as investigating new routes to market and technological advancements that can improve and enchance trading relationships.
Manufacturing NI CEO, Stephen Kelly, addressed the audience on 'Northern Ireland as a bridge rather than a border between the UK and the EU'. You can view his slides below.
Lord Empey, former Minister of Enterprise, Trade and Investment delivered the keynote speech. Other speakers on the day included:
- Alan Lowry, CEO - Environmental Street Furniture Ltd 'The strategic, opportunist approach to new markets successfully'
- Elizabeth McCrory MIEx (Grad), Export Finance Manager - UK Export Finance 'Win, fulfil and get paid for export contracts'
- Brian Telford, Head of Markets - Danske Bank 'Back to Basics - Managing currency risk in uncertain times'
- Sandra Scannell, Head of Business Services - NI Chamber 'Support for export growth - Business Helping Business'
- Aaron Gooding, Marketing Manager - FG Wilson 'Importance of Partners (i.e. suppliers/distributors etc), adapting products/offerings to markets and marketing'
- T Glyndwr Powell, Head of Risk - Merchants Transaction Finance 'Commercial opportunities and risks'
- Glenn Dale - Queen's Awards Office 'The Queen's Awards for Enterprise'
Photo credit- Stratagem