An exclusive event to help food and drink producers export to new markets is being staged next month.
The full-day workshop on February 24 aims to bring together businesses that are new to export and existing exporters to learn from industry specialists and also be updated on the new rules and regulations.
The event – which gets under way at 9.30am – is the third in a series of four bringing together food and drink companies in a cluster covering Shropshire, Telford & Wrekin and Herefordshire & Worcestershire. It is hosted by the Department for International Trade in conjunction with the Food and Drink Exporters Association.
David Caine, local Food and Drink Cluster Adviser covering the Marches LEP area, will highlight the initiative’s progress and the plans for the future. He will be joined by Nicola Thomas, Director of the FDEA’s consulting practice, and there will be contributions from the FDEA’s export specialists’ network.
The online workshop will cover:
- Introduction: The UK food and drink export landscape in February 2021
- Global consumer, retail and food service trends
- Challenge mapping exercise: To create a shared understanding of the challenges associated with exporting food and drink products
- Overcoming challenges: A series of practical sessions covering
- Assessing your export capabilities and setting goals
- Prioritising export markets
- Finding and managing customers
- Regulations (including labelling, health certificates, rules of origin etc)
- Supply chain (including transport, duty and tariffs)
- Getting paid (including pricing, credit and currency risk management)
- Wrap up: Action plans, signposting to further support
For more information and to register your interest, go to https://eu.eventscloud.com/exportfoodanddrink