South Yorkshire International Trade Conference 2023

The three South Yorkshire Chambers (Sheffield, Barnsley & Rotherham, and Doncaster) are delighted to announce the launch of the South Yorkshire International Trade Conference

Date: Wednesday 15th November 2023
Time: 8:30am - 1:30pm 
Venue: OEC Sheffield, Penistone Road, Sheffield, S6 2DE 
South Yorkshire Chamber Members: £35.00
: £60.00

The three South Yorkshire Chambers of Commerce (Barnsley & Rotherham, Doncaster and Sheffield) are delighted to announce the launch of the South Yorkshire International Trade Conference. This collaborative conference aims to foster International Trade connections, promote trade opportunities, and allow businesses to expand their knowledge of best practices when exporting and importing in the global marketplace.

The South Yorkshire International Trade Conference will take place on 15th November 2023 at the OEC Sheffield, bringing together leaders, industry experts, and experienced businesses from various industries and sectors across South Yorkshire. This event will serve as a platform for knowledge-sharing, networking, and exploring the ins and out of international trade.

We will be joined by industry leaders in world of international trade, panel discussions, networking opportunities and lunch will be provided! If you work on the international stage or are looking to go global in your industry - this is not to be missed. 

To read the press release about this amazing event to go click here

Draft Agenda:

8.30 am –    Registration and networking

9.00 am –    Louisa Harrison Walker, CEO Sheffield Chamber of Commerce  - Welcome

9.10 am –    Nick Patrick, Director of International Trade SCCI – South Yorkshire Chambers and International Trade.

9.20 am –    Oliver Coppard, Mayor SYMCA -  The importance of international trade for South Yorkshire.

9.35 am –    Liam Smyth, Director of the British Chambers of Commerce - Updates on regulatory changes (CBAM, Trade Agreements ) and general international trade.

10.10 am – Coffee break and Networking

10.30 am – Panel Discussion - International trade challenges and benefits.

11.10 am – Manuel Fantin, Export Finance Manager UK Export Finance -  How UKEF support UK exporters

11.25 am – Coffee Break

11.45 am – Sarah Milum, Investigations Compliance Director of Trade Remedies Authority - Updates on Antidumping and safeguarding quotas

12.15 pm – Michael Boulanger, CEO of RM Boulanger (RMB)  -  Compliant DDP solutions to your EU customers

12.30 pm – Closing

12.45 pm – Lunch and Networking


Headline Sponsors

We are excited to announce that the Headline Sponsors for this years event are UK Export Finance and RMB



About our sponsors

UK Export Finance (UKEF):

UK Export Finance (UKEF) is the UK government’s export credit agency. We support UK exporters, international project sponsors and buyers of UK goods and services; in the year 2022-23, we provided £6.5 billion in new, direct support for UK exports by working alongside over 100 banks and lenders to provide flexible, innovative, and competitive financing solutions. UKEF can support companies large and small across a range of sectors with their exports, from capital goods to services and intangibles such as intellectual property. Last year, 84% of the companies we directly supported with a UKEF product were SMES. To find out more on how UK Export Finance can support you, visit:



RM BOULANGER (RMB) has worked, and continues to work, tirelessly to provide exceptional VAT services to UK businesses, particularly in the post-Brexit era, helping them navigate the complexities involved in fiscal formalities and enabling them to access the EU market.

Our "One-stop-shop" approach is what sets us apart. It allows UK businesses to sell in the EU as if Brexit never happened and without having to establish a physical entity. Our comprehensive solutions have unburdened our clients from their fiscal and customs obligations, allowing them to focus on what they do best – growing their businesses.

The reality is that many UK exporters have been struggling face to customs and tax issues they didn't have before. While big companies may have the means to set up new entities within the EU, most SMEs do not. This is where RMB has made a significant impact.

In the last 2 years alone, we have helped over 500 UK businesses import around 1 million shipments through various EU borders, we have reclaimed over 8 million GBP worth of VAT which represents a total turnover sale of over 1 billion GBP.

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