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Live Export Training to Manage the Impact of Covid-19

Wednesday 20th May 2020

The information below has been provided to us by the Department for International Trade

DIT West Midland are offering a series of four live training sessions designed to help you manage the impact of COVID-19 while learning key export skills. You can join one or all four, each two hour training session is live and interactive, plus you will have the chance to ask questions specific to your business.

All of these virtual training sessions will be delivered by Tim Hiscock, trusted trainer of DIT West Midlands. Tim works for Strong & Herd, an export training company who have many years experience supporting businesses in international trade as well as delivering impactful virtual training sessions.

27 May @ 10am - International Market Research:
Auditing Existing Markets and Identifying Markets of Opportunity

In this session we review the competitive situation and current state of play. We look at methods of evaluation and setting priorities while explaining how to monitor the ongoing situation, identify changes, and how to respond appropriately. We also consider ways of identifying and evaluating opportunities in markets that have had a low impact, and those that are recovering. For details see here.

02 June @ 10am - International Routes to Market:
Auditing existing routes, mitigating risk, and opening new channels

This session looks at the current and continued ability to reach end users in overseas markets, while explaining methods of evaluating and mitigating risk. We will show you how to review current routes to market and how alternatives may offer a means of retaining business, winning new customers and identifying new opportunities post COVID-19. For details see here.

09 June @ 10am - Managing International Supply Chains

Review your ability to get your goods from A to B by considering your supply chain, production capacity, delivery, outstanding orders and lead times. We will examine challenges in the movement and clearance of goods and the ability to provide customer service/after sales service and also look at the challenge of communicating clearly with local representatives while understanding their capacity. For details see here.

11 June @ 10am - Managing International Logistics and Shipping

This session will explore the impact of the pandemic on international movement of goods and consider the disruptions of ongoing changes within the shipping industry. The training will focus on supply chain resilience and explain methods of managing disruptive situations, understanding, and meeting changes in compliance requirements and ways of building resilience into logistics and shipping plans. For details see here.

18 June @ 10am - Remote International Sales and Business Development:
Selling Internationally in a post Covid-19 Global Market

We will consider how the disruption of Covid-19 may be hastening changes to the way people work and live, and evaluate the possible impact on international trade. The session will review typical international sales strategies considering the changing role of local representatives. We will review the growing popularity of e-commerce and methods of preparing your business to maximise exposure and benefit along with methods of promotion. For details see here.

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