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Belfast Met thrilled to host High-profile line-up at Northern Ireland World Trade Summit

The one-off major business conference ‘Landscape Post Brexit’ will be held in Belfast on June 13 and will feature a heavyweight line-up of international trade experts, including keynote speaker, Lord Empey OBE, a former Lord Mayor of Belfast and Minister of Enterprise, Trade and Investment in the Northern Ireland assembly. It is being organised by the Institute of Export & International Trade.

Belfast Met Director of Development, Damian Duffy, said: “Belfast Met is thrilled to be hosting the IOE event at our e3 Springvale Campus – the home of the Belfast Business School. We are delighted to welcome so many top businesses and key stakeholders to this event. The new Belfast Business School’s mission is simple… to develop and deliver creative and innovative learning experiences for individuals and workforces in order to challenge and fulfil future industry and business needs. For us, this event is a great opportunity to showcase how Belfast Met Continues to lead the city to work, playing an increasingly active role in the business community, helping firms to find top class employees and upskill existing staff in line with their business requirements.

Aimed at Northern Ireland businesses that are looking to expand overseas or are already working in international trade, the Summit will be hosted by Belfast Business School at Belfast Metropolitan College and will examine issues and opportunities in accessing new territories following the Brexit vote.

Focusing on ‘Where next?’, it will assess routes to new markets and technological advances to improve and enhance trading relationships.

The Summit will bring top exporting minds from heavyweight organisations together on the same platform.

They include Stephen Kelly, chief executive of Manufacturing NI; Elizabeth McCrory MIEx (Grad), export finance manager, UK Export Finance; and Brian Telford, head of markets at Danske Bank.

Alan Lowry, CEO of Environmental Street Furniture Ltd will be speaking about his experiences of trading with overseas markets. In addition, Sandra Scannell, Head of Business Services at NI Chamber, will give an overview of the region’s exports and detail the organisation’s support services.

The event will run from 8.30am – 12pm and will be followed by a light lunch and networking opportunities.

Institute of Export & International Trade director general, Lesley Batchelor OBE, said: “The Summit is part of our continuous work with Belfast Business School at Belfast Metropolitan College to raise the skills of those involved in international trade in Northern Ireland by engaging with the business community and government there.”

The Summit is £30 + VAT (free for IOE&IT members). Tickets are available at www.export.org.uk/Login.aspx?optional=1&store=1&returl=%2fstore%2fRenewMembership.aspx

For further information on Belfast Business School Professional Programmes visit www.belfastmet.ac.uk/support-for-business/belfast-business-school or contact Laura Dowie at [email protected]

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