SESSION title: Powering UK business to grow internationally post-Brexit with new online international business tools
The GTPA will host a session as part of Going Global 2019 that will focus on powering UK businesses to grow internationally in a post-Brexit environment.
It will feature the launch of the Global Trade Capability Accelerator programme and eCommerce business tools as well as a demonstration of how these can be leveraged by UK businesses facing new international trading opportunities.
The information session will cover:
-Building business competencies to succeed globally
-Leveraging mentoring programmes to expand into new markets
-Diversifying export markets and tools and resources that can assist
-Growing an online digital business via ecommerce
The Global Trade Capability Accelerator is a brand-new programme and tool to empower UK MSMEs to boost their capacity to engage in international trade and increase their awareness of international opportunities. The GTPA eCommerce online tool helps empower UK MSMEs to grow overseas via online sales channels by helping them recognise and improve their knowledge and capabilities. The tools help businesses assess their readiness, benchmark against their peers, and prepare clear and actionable steps forward.
Location: Theatre 14
Date: Thursday 28th November
Times: 11.00-11.30amFind out more : http://www.goinggloballive.co.uk/speakers/lisa-mcauley/
Our goal is to bring people together to:
- build professional capabilities in trade
- elevate the profile of trade
- advocate the benefits and opportunities of trade
- facilitate networking
- improve the performance and success of companies in global trade
- boost the efficiency of trade processes.
Featured GTPA Member
Ziyaad Ebrahim, GTP
Ziyaad has close to fifteen years of experience in international trade and development.He joined the World Trade Organization (WTO) after serving 12 years in various positions within the Government of Seychelles, where he comes from.
During his time in the Government of Seychelles, he was directly involved in trade, investment and general economic policy formulation and implementation.He also has experience on WTO accession and was involved in FTA negotiations with the European Union and within the Eastern and Southern African region. He has also worked with international organisations such as the IMF, World Bank and the African Development Bank on Structural Adjustment Programmes, private sector and MSME development initiatives including gender empowerment projects.
In his current role with the WTO, he coordinates the work of the WTO LDC Group in the ongoing trade negotiations.He also monitors and assists LDC participation in specific areas of the negotiations which include Special and Differential Treatment (S&DT), fisheries subsidies, trade facilitation and LDC accession negotiations.
He is fluent in English and has working knowledge of French.
Ziyaad was one of the first people globally to be certified as a Global Trade Professional in the area of Trade Management.