Wednesday 14th November
Thursday 15th November
11.00 - 11.30
Cosme Garcia Falcon
Gran Canaria, as a European Island offers an interesting package to set up your business. This package includes: low taxation and excellent incentives for the R&D, audiovisual and software activities; high conectivity with europe, an excellent business environment, local talent, quality of life and magnificent cost of living.
11.45 - 12.15
Our seminar will offer expert insight into the implications of Brexit on Customs and will advise how businesses in the UK can prepare to trade internationally post-Brexit. With 30 years experience and offices in the UK and the Netherlands, we have extensive trade experience within Europe, so also offer a viewpoint from an EU perspective. We will also cover import and export documentation requirements for businesses new to the process.
12.30 - 13.00
As the European Union’s smallest member state, Malta offers a variety of business solutions and options for emerging businesses, start-ups and already established businesses. Malta offers a robust EU compliant legal environment, but at the same time a tax efficient and business friendly environment for entrepreneurs who want to make a success out of their venture.
13.15 - 13.45
Alexandra Israel and Ella Cassidy
This seminar examines certain challenges associated with entering the French market and ways to combat them in order to truly profit from what France has to offer. Throughout the seminar Alexandra and Ella will provide niche and useful insights and analysis with regards to investing in France. As a major player in the Eurozone and a major hub for the rest of Europe, insights into SME entry into France could the next steps for many SMEs looking at expanding overseas.
14.00 - 14.30
Success in the U.S. market can help drive success globally. This seminar demonstrates why your business should consider a U.S. market entry strategy. Connect to the Americas; cost effectively reach 33 countries and 1 billion people. U.S. trade agreements, low corporate taxes and an annual GDP of $20 trillion, makes the U.S. one of the world’s most attractive markets. Companies of all sizes – can find the ideas, resources and markets to succeed and grow.
14.45 - 15.15
This presentation will provide an overview of the legal and policy issues that the UK will face in its efforts to shape its trade relationships with the rest of the world. How easy would it be to negotiate trade agreements with third countries? What will happen with the existing trade agreements that apply to the UK due to its EU membership? And what will be the impact of the Article 50 Agreement, including the provision for a transitional period?’
15.30 - 16.00
While British brands have a strong international profile, only 20% of UK SMEs currently export overseas. Jen Hoang will demonstrate that while there are plenty of perceived barriers to exporting, there is plenty of support available. The seminar will focus on the Department for International Trade’s ‘Exporting is GREAT’ campaign; Stitch & Story’s exporting journey and how two young, female entrepreneurs became the faces of a national campaign.
16.15 - 16.45
Andre de Wet
If you’re expanding internationally, do you know about the pitfalls, the local customs, the adjustments needed to your product or service, or the standard rookie mistakes? In this engaging and informative talk, Andre covers some horror stories, some funny anecdotes and more so, will leave you with some valuable take-aways to keep in mind when growing your business.