BHETA, Gardenex and Petquip Export Conference postponed until Spring

The Future for International Trade conference originally scheduled for November 25 at the Stratford Manor Hotel and sponsored by three of the leading trade associations in the garden and leisure, pet product and home enhancement sectors has been postponed until March 17, 2022. It will take place on its new spring date at the same venue.

The decision to postpone has been taken jointly by all three sponsors. This is in the light of continued anxiety about Covid-19, especially in relation to potential travel restrictions, as well as organisational changes currently in progress at the Department of International Trade, both of which might have restricted the availability of the leading international experts and export speakers, which were scheduled to appear.

This popular event focusses on trends, logistics, compliance and international markets and includes case studies by some of the UK’s leading exporters. Organised by leading trade associations, Gardenex, BHETA and PetQuip, it is aimed at companies in the home enhancement, garden and leisure and pet product sectors. Topics covered in what is always a packed programme include new international sales opportunities, economic forecasts, worldwide retail trends, export logistics and digital opportunities. There are also plentiful chances for Q&A, networking, spending time discussing individual export challenges in the ‘Ask the Export Experts Zone’ and hearing keynote speeches from leading retailers.

BHETA’s COO Will Jones confirmed: “The industry had already expressed significant interest in this top-level export conference, but by taking the decision to postpone to the Spring, we feel that we can better guarantee the quality of the agenda, the insights, inspiration and practical advice that delegates have experienced at past conferences.”

Places reserved for November can be rolled over to March 17th and additional places can be obtained by contacting any of the organisers.

Members of Gardenex, PetQuip, CHA and BHETA can secure a preferential delegate rate of £69 per person at the conference. The event is also open to non-members at £149 per person (both plus VAT).

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