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About this event

Are you looking to enter or expand your export revenue in the UK market? Are you a UK company interested in networking and collaborating with American SMEs? Join us!

The BABC-PNW and Trade Horizons presents the British American Series – UK: Market Entry. This two-hour workshop takes a comprehensive look into the opportunities, challenges and best practices of doing a market entry into the United Kingdom. We will be giving you access to in-country resources, industry peers and actual exporters who can educate you, connect you and inspire you to succeed in growing your business and trade in the UK. This is not theory, this is a 'How to do it" event, all about connecting you to the resources and networks that can support you and your business. Hear from on-the-ground organizations who represent SMEs in the US and UK, and learn how to minimize the risks, costs and uncertainty of entering the UK market. 

Attendees will benefit from expert educational courses, content, and evaluation tools - all designed to help you navigate your export journey; including having 12-month access to a Global Growth knowledge platform. You won’t want to miss this!

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Meet our speakers


8:00 AM – 8:15 AM PST


4:00 PM – 4:15 PM BST


  • Dr. Raymond Davies, Chairman, BABC-PNW

  • Nick Jordan, CEO, Trade Horizons

8:15 AM – 8:35 AM PST


4:15 PM – 4:35 PM BST

Keynote Speaker:

The State of the UK - challenges, realities, new initiatives

  • Andy Burwell – International Director, CBI, London

8:45 AM – 9:15 AM PST


4:45 PM – 5:15 PM BST

Keynote Speaker:

US Small business persepective

  • Gabriel J. Esparza – Associate Administrator, Office of International Trade, U.S. Small Business Administration

9:20 AM – 9:45 AM PST


5:20 PM – 5:45 PM BST

Breakout Rooms​:

Building A Workforce In The UK: Navigating Employment Law​

  • Lauren Dickson – Supervising Associate Employment, Simmons + Simmons

How to work with the US Small Business Administration

  • Christine Brown – Director, Trade Policy, U.S. Small Business Administration

Common Mistakes US Businesses Make When Expanding to the UK

  • Chase Calvin – Manager, International Tax, RSM US LLP

  • Samantha Day – Director, Foreign Direct Investment, RSM US LLP

9:45 AM – 10:00 AM PST


5:45 PM – 6:00 PM BST

Closing Remarks


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