Challenges Worldwide CEO Eoghan Mackie, and Challenges Worldwide Director of Impact Madeleine White have both been invited to speak at the 3rd Annual Commonwealth Africa SUMMIT alongside over 18 heads of State and Government.
1,500 other leaders from business and society are expected at the Commonwealth Africa Summit 2016 from the 14th – 16th March in London, United Kingdom under the theme: Shared Prosperity, Mutual Security.
The presence of political leaders at the highest level at the Summit as in the past 2 years will be a testimony of the importance of the development of Africa in the growth of the Commonwealth.
With hundreds of high-level participants from Europe, Africa and other parts of the Commonwealth and the presence of major African personalities, the Summit will confer a high-level platform to start a constructive discussion on how to use the shared commonwealth values for meeting today’s challenges. Africa, European and other Commonwealth companies will also have a unique opportunity to network and exchange views on Intra-Commonwealth business and investment relations.
Thinking of Exporting but not sure how to get started?
Are you a first time exporter looking for one-to-one advice?
The Exporting is GREAT Roadshow is coming to a city near you
Sign up for workshops, one-to-one meetings with experts and advice from companies who are already successfully selling abroad.
Launch event , Glasgow – Monday 29 February
Glasgow – Tuesday 1 March
Aberdeen – Wednesday 2 March
Dundee – Thursday 3 March
Edinburgh – Friday 4 March
Research shows that exporters, of all sizes, are more productive, innovative and resilient to economic downturns. As the world becomes ever more globalised and digital, the potential for Scottish businesses to reach out to new customers and lucrative new international markets has never been greater.
Exporting is GREAT will showcase live export opportunities, and provide advice and support to help your business begin exporting. Every day around the world, someone somewhere wants or needs your product or service. The demand is out there. You could be too.
Export Hub tour
Exporting is GREAT’s Export Hub – a mobile flexible events space – is travelling the length and breadth of the UK giving face-to-face support and guidance to first-time exporters, using the latest technology to connect businesses with export opportunities.
As the Export Hub makes its way around Scotland – 29 February to 4 March – regional staff from UKTI, Scottish Enterprise and Exporting is GREAT partners will be on hand to engage and support Scottish companies at a local level.
Also you will find Challenges Worldwide staff and volunteers at the launch event giving insight into how we have seen export work for the businesses we support in Africa and how businesses can harness the power of young people to make a change for a brighter tomorrow.
Grab some time away from the office to come and chat with trade and market experts. Get practical advice on all aspects of doing business overseas, including:
Market insights and live opportunities
Market entry essentials
How to research and analyse your target market
How to innovate your business and start selling internationally
How to use international ecommerce to maximise your digital reach
International banking, freight and logistics
And much more
Two meeting rooms will offer more private areas for consultations, with specialist advisers and refreshment facilities available.
Large screens throughout the truck will highlight market opportunities and next steps you can take for your business.
Exporting is GREAT Scotland launch
Come along to our launch event at Hampden Park Stadium, Glasgow on 29 February.
Hear Scottish business leaders – including Andrea Pozzi, Managing Director International, Tennents (C&C Group) and Jim Stewart, Managing Director, Clicknetherfield – share their exporting experiences and advice.
There’ll be plenty of opportunities meet specialist advisers, network with like-minded companies and access live sales leads from across the world.