Going Global – A World of Opportunities: Event to help businesses develop in new markets

An event helping firms to develop their business in a new market and expand their global footprint will take place in Lincolnshire next month?

Going Global – A World of Opportunities, will take place from 9.15am-3pm on May 17 at Hemswell Court.

The event will include expert advice on developing new business opportunities in France, the USA and the UAE from overseas market specialists and representatives from UK and Lincolnshire-based businesses with significant experience in these countries.

Supported by the Department for International Trade (DIT) and Streets Chartered Accountants, the event will bring together presentations and panel discussions with a uniquely themed French breakfast, American style lunch and afternoon tea with Middle Eastern treats.

Open to SME businesses in any sector, the day will provide information on:

  • Routes to market
  • Current trading conditions and ease of doing business
  • Specific multi sectoral business opportunities in each of the focus markets
  • Common challenges to trading in these markets and how to overcome them
  • Tips for export success from Lincolnshire based companies Badley Ashton & Associates Ltd, Nick Young Tractor
  • Parts Ltd and Shelton Sportsturf Drainage Ltd


  • 9:15am Registration and French Themed Breakfast
  • 9:45am Welcome and Introduction
  • 9:55am Doing Business in Europe
    • Market Focus: France – Opportunities, Challenges & Considerations
    • Paul Taylor, Deputy Director, Department for International Trade, France
  • 10:25am Our Export Success in France
    • Mick Claxton, Director, Shelton Sportsturf Drainage Ltd
  • 10:40am Q&A Session and Panel Discussion
  • 11am Refreshments and Networking
  • 11:20am Doing Business in North America
    • Market Focus: USA – Opportunities, Challenges & Considerations
    • Carlo Cavagna, Consul – Head of Trade & Investment, Department for International Trade, Los Angeles
  • 11.50am Our Export Success in the USA
    • James Young, Director, Nick Young Tractor Parts Ltd
  • 12:05pm Q&A Session and Panel Discussion
  • 12:25pm American Themed Lunch and Networking
  • 1:15pm Doing Business in the Middle East
    • Market Focus: UAE – Opportunities, Challenges & Considerations
    • Andy Hosie, Consultant, OCO Global
  • 1:45pm Our Export Success in the UAE
    • Meriem Bertouche, CEO, Badley Ashton & Associates Ltd
  • 2pm Q&A Session and Panel Discussion
  • 2:20pm Middle Eastern Themed Refreshments and Networking
  • 3pm Close

For more information to register to attend this free event, click or tap here.