Speaker Programme

Embark on a journey into the world of global commerce with our distinguished lineup of international trade experts at the Essex Global Summit. Join us for an enlightening day of exploration as we delve into the latest trends, strategies, and insights shaping the future of international trade.

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You will hear from Hosts:
 

Denise Rossiter
CEO of Essex Chambers
        Representatives from
Chelmsford City Council
      

TOPIC: Opening Welcome

    TOPIC: Opening Welcome
Denise is the CEO of the Essex Chambers of Commerce. She is passionate about customer service, communication, growing businesses and representing the voice of the Essex Chambers membership on both a local, regional and national level.
 
  As one of the country’s newer cities, Chelmsford have a strong sense of purpose and ambition. 

Chelmsford is a city of innovation spirit and a centre of activity and growth.

 


Keynote Speakers

Sally Jones
EY UK Trade Strategy & Brexit Leader

 

 

    

TOPIC: The Windsor Framework

     
Sally is EY’s UK Partner for Trade Policy & Strategy. She is a subject matter expert on trade in services and on trade disruptors.  Sally works with organisations to understand the barriers that prevent efficient trade and then identify strategies to mitigate their impact. Her clients span multiple industries, including FTSE 100, Fortune 500, privately held companies, governments, and trade bodies.  

 

                                                                 

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Panel Discussion: The Benefits of Freeports

Engage in lively discussions on the pivotal topic of Freeports, gaining insights that will shape the future of your business.

Martin Whiteley
Thames Freeport

 

Steve Beel
 Freeport East

 

Juliet Wallwork
 BDO

 

William Bain
 British Chambers of Commerce

        
             
Martin is the Chief Executive of Thames Freeport - an initiative with the potential to create over 21,000 new jobs and attract over £4.5bn of inward investment. It is one of the biggest regeneration and levelling up programmes in Essex and London.     Steve is the Chief Executive of Freeport East. He has over 20 years experience across a range of infrastructure sectors covering infrastructure planning, financing, procurement and operations.
 
  Juliet is a Customs Duty Director in the Indirect Tax team at BDO UK LLP. She has over 20 years’ experience in customs, excise and international trade matters. 


 
  William is the Head of Trade Policy for the British Chambers of Commerce. He has previously worked in academia & politics and now in policy analysis & advice.


 

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Panel Discussion: Building a Successful International Business

Hear from some of Essex's most well known brands to discuss how they built a successful international business. 

Joe Denham
VegTrug Group

 

Scott Goodfellow
 Wilkin & Sons

 

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William Bain
 British Chambers of Commerce

        
             
VegTrug was founded in late 2009 by Joe Denham and Paul Owen, and it has proven to be a massive success in the garden industry. Joe is the Chairman of the VegTrug Group and oversees the strategic direction, operations, and growth of the business across multiple markets and regions.   Scott Goodfellow has been with the business for the past sixteen years, working in sales, marketing, and commercial roles before becoming Joint MD in January 2018. 

 
      William is the Head of Trade Policy for the British Chambers of Commerce. He has previously worked in academia & politics and now in policy analysis & advice.


 

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Workshops & Trade Talks

Elevate Your Business with our Workshops & Trade Talk Breakout Sessions.
 

Abdeslam El-Idrissi
Arab-British Chambers of Commerce

 

Levent Yildizgoren
TTC wetranslate

 

Joe Steele & Ashley West
Woodland Group
         

TOPIC: Opportunities in the Gulf

 

TOPIC: The Importance of Translation

 

TOPIC: How to Manage your Logistics
Abdeslam El-Idrissi is the Deputy CEO and Secretary General for the Arab British Chamber of Commerce. He has cultivated strong relationships with British Chambers, Government bodies, educational institutions, NGOs across both the Arab world and the UK regions, as well as the UK-Arab business communities as a whole.
 
  Levent is co-founder of an award-winning translation company TTC wetranslate Ltd. He was born in Turkey but spent the 30+ years running TTC wetranslate based in the UK. He has helped companies to do business in more than 100 languages.  
He is the winner of ‘Outstanding Contribution to Translation Industry’ award in 2015 and a published author.
  Woodland are the leading independent supply chain
business with locations across
the USA, UK, Asia, mainland Europe, and Ireland, with their Head Office
in Chelmsford. They have their own fleet of vehicles and dedicated teams delivering best-in-class road freight solutions, warehouse offering worldwide, in-house air, ocean, road, rail and customs specialists across the globe.

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Richard Bartlett MIEX
Export Unlocked

 

Joe Denham
VegTrug Group

 

Martyne Pearson
BDO

   

TOPIC: Varied topics on the intricacies of Import & Export  inc. Temporary Exports

 

TOPIC: The Growing of VegTrug  

 

TOPIC: International VAT
Founder & Director of Export Unlocked, a logistics & trade company, established for over two decades. Richard is an International Trade Adviser, Accredited Trainer & Author and guides businesses through the maze of regulations, documentation, and market entry challenges, ensuring smooth international trade operations.   

VegTrug was founded in late 2009 by Joe Denham and Paul Owen, and it has proven to be a massive success in the garden industry. Joe is the Chairman of the VegTrug Group and oversees the strategic direction, operations, and growth of the business across multiple markets and regions. 


 

 

Martyne Pearson is a Partner in BDO LLP Indirect Tax Practice. She has over 25 years’ experience of advising global businesses on their Indirect Tax issues, and enjoys solving clients’ complex global supply chain indirect tax issues.



 

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All timings are approximate and subject to change. We advise arriving as early as possible to avoid queues and missing any speakers.