GM Chamber International Trade Forum | December 2023

Date: 05/12/2023
Time: 9:30 - 11:15
Borough: Manchester Elliot House, 151 Deansgate, M3 3WD Manchester
Contact Name: International Trade Team
Contact Email:
Contact Telephone: 0161 393 4314

In this edition of our International Trade Forum, delivered in partnership with Lloyds Bank, we will cover how to manage your global supply chain efficiently whilst managing the risks of exporting/importing.

In this current economic landscape, with ongoing global recovery efforts following the Covid pandemic and the simultaneous rise in inflation and interest rates worldwide, UK businesses need to reassess their global supply chain management strategies to effectively mitigate risks.

Our quarterly International Trade Forums give GM Businesses a platform to gain insights on the latest international trade development - join us to learn how the Chamber can help take you to the next phase of your growth!

Our team and partners will also be available after the event for 1-2-1 meetings should you wish to discuss your personal challenges. You can book your slot in the registration form.


9:30 - Registration and Networking

10:00 - Welcome by GMCC

10:10 - 10:40: Trade Update and Top Tips to Manage your Supply Chain and Improve Margins (David P Weatherhead, Trade and Working Capital - Specialist Client Solutions at Lloyds Bank)

  • High level market update from a trade perspective.
  • How can companies protect themselves whether they are importing or exporting.
  • Tips on improving margins or helping their supply chain.
  • How to target the best markets.

10:40 : 11:00 : Managing Risks and Support Available to UK Traders (Malcolm Woodall, Export Finance Manager, UK Export Finance)

11:00 – 11:15 : Q&A

11:15 – Close and Networking

*This agenda may be subject to change without prior notice.

About our sponsors - Lloyds Bank

We support businesses across Britain. Whatever stage your business is at, we’re here to help with sector-by-sector expertise and guidance, getting your business to where you want it to be. Our specialist international teams have extensive experience in the key areas of trade finance and supply chain management. They can help you build the right solution to take advantage of opportunities for your business, whether you’re importing or exporting.

Who is this event suitable for?

Experienced and Non-Experienced Exporters and Importers. As we want to create a unique platform for exporters and importers to discuss, share best practice and access high-level expertise from the Chamber and our partners, we expect demand for attendance to be high and therefore registrations will be verified in order to ensure a non-sales environment. Please note GM Chamber members will be given priority.

Registration and cost?

This event is free to attend but registration is required.

Cancellation Terms and Conditions

Due to high demand, if you are unable to attend the International Trade Forum, please cancel at least 5 working days before the event. Your cancellation must be in writing and sent to Failure to cancel via email will result in an administrative fee being invoiced.

For any additional questions, please email or call 0161 393 4314.

Registration deadline: 01/12/2023

NON MEMBERS £0.00 Excluding VAT
MEMBERS £0.00 Excluding VAT

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