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The Importance of Exporting and International Trade

IoD Cumbria and Barclays invites you to join ‘The Importance of Exporting and International Trade’ taking place in Penrith, Cumbria.

On Thursday 22nd February, Lord Inglewood, Richard Fletcher-Vane will chair a seminar of special guest speakers, examining the wealth of economic and commercial opportunities surrounding exports and international trade. This is your chance to hear directly from the experts about their experiences and the opportunities present for UK companies in 2018.


08.30: Registration, breakfast and networking

09.00: Welcome and introduction from:

  • Chris Ward, Cumbria Chairman at Institute of Directors
  • John Stanworth, Head of Corporate Banking, Lancashire & Cumbria at Barclays Bank
  • Lord Inglewood - Richard Fletcher-Vane, event Chair

09.15: Mauricio Armellini, Bank of England - Update on economic outlook with Q&A

09.45: Rob Johnston MBE, Chief Executive of Cumbria Chamber of Commerce

10.10: Tiffany Solender, founder at Pogu Ltd

10.35: Paul Stowers Deputy Regional Director, North West at Department for International Trade

11:00: Nigel Wilkinson, Managing Director at Windermere Lakes Cruises

11.25: Q & A session

11.55: Networking and refreshments - Contributors from the session will be available during this time at exhibition stands for networking and further discussion

13.00: Event closes

For information and to book click here