AN INTERNATIONAL trade forum aimed at providing information relating to overseas trading is being held near Basingstoke at the end of next month.

The networking event, International sales: getting paid and protecting the bottom line, will take place on Monday (April 28) from 6-8pm at the Absolutely Offices at their business hub in Chineham.

Get speakers include Steve Hyams of Lloyds Banking Group and Andrea Walker of UK Export Finance. Mr Hyams is a regional trade director in commercial banking at Lloyds Banking Group and has 30 years experience supporting SMEs that trade internationally. Ms Walker is an export finance adviser for UK Export Finance, covering the South East. She has worked for HSBC, ING Bank and Credit Suisse and now supports exporters across the region, helping them access UKEF support and providing impartial advice on mitigating payment risk on export contracts.

The evening kicks off with networking and refreshments at 6pm followed by a welcome and introduction at 6.45pm. Mr Hyams delivers his presentation at 6.50pm followed by Ms Walker’s at 7.10pm. The floor will open to a question and answer session at 7.30pm finishing at 8pm.

For more information please email or phone 02380 206162 to reserve a place, giving your name, business name and a contact telephone number.

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