International Trade Forum 'Brexit Uncertainty: Risk and Planning for 2019'

Date: 30/01/2019
Time: 8:30am - 11:00am
Contact Name: Megan Lawless
Contact Email:
Contact Telephone: 0161 393 4355

We are delighted to announce our next Trade Forum will take place on the 30th of January. The event will be sponsored by our Strategic Partners, Credit Risk Solutions and will be centred around the theme "Brexit Uncertainty: Risk and Planning for 2019".

In the UK, around 40% of companies offer credit terms to their customers. Credit terms attract customers who want to buy but don’t want to face the risk of paying up front before receiving goods or a service. This gives companies on both sides assurance that the transaction will be completed.

But with Brexit on the horizon, financial security for businesses is more important than ever. Credit can often end up causing problems for those that need to get paid. On the 29th of March, the last thing companies need are queues of delayed payments in addition to a climate of risk and uncertainty. Credit insurance can reduce a large part of this risk and can protect businesses from commercial and political issues.  

This Trade Forum will aim to properly advise companies on how to secure themselves against such problems and will provide a great opportunity for businesses to prepare for the changes 2019 will bring.


Amy Cawley will give an overview of methods of payment and the risks that businesses can potentially face. Amy will also be on hand to discuss other ways the Chamber can help businesses to succeed on their international trade journey.

Mark Whiteley will be talking about Chamber Credit Insurance run in partnership with Credit Risk Solutions. Mark will be discussing how businesses can grow into new markets with minimal risk and how better credit terms can make UK companies more competitive in global markets.


  • Experienced and Non-Experienced Exporters and Importers


Member – 1 free place per company (Additional places charged at £10 +VAT)

Non-Member - £30+VAT (Please note: Invoice will be raised once your place is confirmed)


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. Your place will be confirmed via email by a member of the International Trade Team.

All places for service providers have now been allocated, please contact to be on the waiting list. Please note freight forwarders are unable to attend this event.


Due to high demand, if you are unable to attend the International Trade Forum, please cancel at least 2 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 as follows:

Members: £10 +VAT Per delegate

Non-Members: No refund of the attendance fee

About Credit Risk Solutions:

  • CRS was formed in 2003 and is one of the UK's largest specialist brokers, with several offices including one in Central Manchester
  • CRS has access to all the major insurers, many of whom have a strong regional presence in the North West
  • CRS has a reputation in the marketplace for introducing credit insurance to businesses that are looking to expand and enter new markets, whether in the UK or overseas
  • They employ 27 credit insurance specialists, facilitating trade across the globe
  • Complementary services include credit reports and legal services

Please note: There may be photographs taken at our events that will be used for marketing purposes and on our social media channels. If you do not wish to appear in any of our marketing materials or on our social media channels, please inform a member of the Chamber team at the start of the event.


Elliot House

151 Deansgate


M3 3WD

Registration deadline: 28/01/2019

NON MEMBERS £30.00 Excluding VAT
MEMBERS £0.00 Excluding VAT