Exporting to UAE and beyond: Wednesday 3 April 2019

UAE is Hounslow Chamber customers’ number no.1 export destination, so with support from UAE Embassy London the chamber invites you to understand how to maximise opportunities to expand your trade with the UAE and beyond. 

Afterwards join the chamber for pre-arranged 1-2-1 meetings, nibbles, drinks and networking on

 Wednesday 3 April 2019 at 2pm

West Thames College, London Road, Isleworth,


Arrival 14.00

Session 1: ‘UAE Overview’ 14.30 – 16.00

Welcoming Remarks:

Alan Rides, Hounslow Chamber of Commerce, Director of International Trade


Keynote Speech from:

UAE The Corporate Group

Speaker: Adel Awawadhi, Founder and Executive Chairman


UK Export Finance

Speaker: Stuart Stoter, Export finance manager 

Department for International Trade

Speaker: Steve Rapley, International Trade Adviser

Session concludes with:

Panel Discussion + Q&A – Moderator Alan Rides

Session 2: ‘Market Entry Strategy’ 16.15 – 17.45

Presentations from:

Akoni – A Fintech member with a market research platform for SMEs to build export plan with a finance dimension

Speaker: Sebastian Knudsen, Head of Specialties


Central FX

Speaker: Kevin Bottwood, Head of Corporate FX Sales

MB Legal

Speaker: John Warchus, Partner

Evolution CBS – to give country review

Speaker: Rob Goddard, Founder and CEO

Session concludes with:

Panel Discussion + Q&A – Moderator Alan Rides

Session 3: ‘Doing Business Practically’ 18.00 – 19.30

Presentations from:

Surrey Chambers of Commerce

Speaker: Gary Hayes, International Trade Manager


Speaker: David Hass, Head of Political Engagement, UK & Europe

UK Exporter Case Study


Simon Inc – a local Branding specialist company

Speaker: Simon Cohen, Creative Director

Session concludes with:

Panel Discussion + Q&A – Moderator Alan Rides

Hounslow Chamber of Commerce Concluding Remarks

One-on-One Session: 19.30 – 20.30

Click here to learn more about our presenters

Contact Alan Rides at alanrides@hounslowchamber.org.uk to inquire about one-on-one sessions


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