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EXPORTING MADE SIMPLE!

An exporting event in Wakefield will support SMEs across the region to explore opportunities to take their products and services to global markets.

EXPORTING MADE SIMPLE! organised by Wakefield First will be held on the 14 March at the stunning Waterton Park Hotel.

Building your confidence and connections, the event will feature an all star line up of industry experts including The Department of International Trade, FSB, the Chamber of Commerce, and exporting powerhouse OE Electrics, who currently export to over 65 Countries!

Ready to tap into new markets? Full details below, but please book to assure your place.

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This event will highlight key challenges local SMEs face when developing export strategies as well as those at the very beginning of their exporting journey!

  • An opportunity to meet the experts highlighting exporting opportunities & demystifying common misconceptions & mistakes.
  • Where are your new markets?
  • What are your routes to well-known markets?

Hear first-hand from local & national experts including;

DIT…The Department for International Trade (DIT) helps businesses export & grow into global markets. They also help overseas companies locate & grow in the UK.

FSB…As experts in business, the FSB offer members a wide range of vital business services including advice, financial expertise, support and a powerful voice in government. Their mission is to help smaller businesses achieve their ambitions.

Wakefield Council Business Support Team…Strategic Business Growth; A Package of support for high-growth firms to develop and deliver strategic business plans. Includes one-to-one coaching, specialist workshops and peer-to-peer learning.

Mid Yorkshire Chamber of Commerce…The My Export Hub provides expert advice to training and events, they help businesses across Yorkshire wishing to globalise their operations & capitalise on international opportunities. Providing the most competitively priced documentation service in the North.

OE electrics exporters to 65+ countries worldwide…OE Electrics are experts in designing & manufacturing power and data distribution solutions. That’s why their products can now be found in call centres, cafes, hotels, hospitals, airport lounges, sports centres, shopping centres, service-counters, home offices, AV studios & many more – all over the world!

This FREE event is a real opportunity for those new to, looking to start in and/or those businesses looking to take their exporting to the next level!

Creating opportunities from Digital Disruption TED style @ Wakefield Business Week 2018

SME Advice

As technology evolves at increasing speed, so too do the threats and opportunities to businesses…of all shapes and sizes.  So in this constantly shifting digital world, how do you future proof your business, to both manage the threats and seize the opportunities?

As part of the diverse events offering at Wakefield Business Week 2018, AD:VENTURE is delivering an innovative event offering businesses the chance to hear from Silicone Valley experts on innovation practice, Herman Gyr Ph.D. and Laszlo Gyorffy M.S.  on how  to positively deal with dramatic disruption brought about by technological developments.

The event is the brainchild of Keith Evans and Cara Brundle , sector development manager’s for Wakefield Council, who run a range of specialist sector support programmes for Wakefield District as part of the wider AD:VENTURE offer of supporting new and young businesses to thrive in the Leeds City Region.

Keith comments “Wakefield Business Week is a perfect opportunity to bring new business owners together and offer them practical and valuable insights on how to develop their products and services in a cost effective and forward thinking way. We  wanted to deliver something a bit different, and we are delighted to have secured Herman and Laszlo to deliver this TED style talk . They  have the experience and knowledge to empower our districts businesses to take hold of the opportunities presented by digital disruption, and not to fall victim to the pitfalls of failing to future proof for change.

Cara says “I would highly recommend businesses from across the Wakefield District and wider Leeds City Region come along to this event. It’s not only an opportunity to hear from global leaders on digital change and innovation, but delegates will also have the opportunity to network with each other and connect with us and the wider team to access the wide range of support we can through the AD:VENTURE programme”

Digital Disruption: Survival or Growth?

What, Who , Where and When?

Herman Gyr Ph.D. and Laszlo Gyorffy M.S. are among Silicon Valley’s leading experts on innovation practice, change management and helping business deal with dramatic disruption.

 

For over 20 years they have worked across the globe helping businesses refocus, redesign and re-energise their business strategies, ensuring that even in periods of considerable change, they are able to reach their full potential.

Their knowledge and insight is invaluable, they are also published authors, highly skilled facilitators and presenters. Their client list reads like a who’s, who of global corporate giants and include Apple, the BBC, Intel, EDF Energy, Swisscom and Toyota.

 

 

Their TED-style keynote will inspire you to embrace innovation, to find out what digital technologies are transforming business across the world and how you could apply these innovations.

Leave with the confidence to:

  • Cut costs and improve productivity
  • Transform your customer experience
  • Create new products and opportunities
  • Improve customer experience

The event will include a panel discussion with leading experts in this field and a light buffet with networking.

BOOK YOUR FREE PLACE HERE

Advanced Skills and Innovation Centre
Wakefield College
Wakefield City Campus
Margaret Street
Wakefield
WF1 2DH

This event is delivered by AD:VENTURE as part of Wakefield Business Week

AD:VENTURE offers a range of growth support to pre-start, new and young businesses under 3 years old across the Leeds City Region. You will be able to discuss support options with the AD:VENTURE team at this event.