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Sharing key industry webinars and virtual workshops to support your business

SpeakEasy will share upcoming webinars and virtual workshops to help support the businesses behind the interior design industry and keep our community learning and connecting online through a series of digital tools and communications.

During these uncertain times, it is crucial businesses remain alert and agile to build resilience and mitigate the impact on future operations.

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Upcoming Business Webinars:

If you’re interested in registering to any of the below webinars, log in to SBIDPro

UK Transition Business Webinars: Prepare your business for new rules from January 2021

Multiple dates available

The UK has left the EU and is leaving the EU single market and customs union on 31 December 2020. The end of the transition period means businesses should take action now to prepare for guaranteed changes and new rules from January 2021. Join a free webinar to understand the actions that your business needs to take before the end of the year.

Understanding the new trading rules from January 2021

19 October | 10.30am-11.30am

In this free webinar, you’ll hear from Martin Cook, Deputy Director, UK Regions, Department for International Trade (DIT) and Graham Zebedee, Director, Continuity Negotiations and Development, Department for International Trade (DIT). The session will focus on changes and actions businesses need to take to continue trading with EU and non-EU countries from 01 January 2021, such as the UK’s tariff on imports and Free Trade Agreements.

PiP Transport, Infrastructure and Warehouse Architecture

20 October | 9.00am-11.30am

Join to hear case studies from the architects of award-winning transport hubs and infrastructure projects. Plus, hear about the latest products and materials and explore how collaboration between architects, consultants and manufacturers are helping create better designed, inspiring, sustainable and future-proof transport, infrastructure and warehouse architecture.

Winning and Delivering Business Internationally

20 – 21 October  |  24 – 25 November  |  2 – 3 December

Build an effective strategy to kick-start your export success with step-by-step guidance from international trade experts. This is a fantastic opportunity to develop your business model and connect with like-minded London businesses on the same exporting journey as you. Presented by industry experts, this interactive free virtual workshop will cover:
• How to mitigate risks and trade safely
• Selling, promoting and pricing overseas
• Where to trade and finding your best route to market
• How to engage with agents, distributors & partners

Reach new customers with the preferred marketplace in Poland

21 October | 10.00am-11.00am

With over 21 years of growth, Allegro is the preferred marketplace among Polish online shoppers and is seen as the number one marketplace in Poland, as well as the 10th in the world. 80% of online shoppers choose Allegro first, with 90% of clients regularly shopping on the marketplace. It is also the most popular search engine for purchases in the country, with over 1.5 billion searches per month. Join the presenter Katarzyna Rosa, Merchant Development Partner at Allegro, alongside Tom Dixon from the DIT E-Exporting team to find out more.

E-commerce trading now UK has left the EU & 2021 ‘VAT e-commerce package’

22 October | 10.00am-11.00am

Prepare your e-commerce business as the trading landscape is set to shift dramatically. Join this webinar with Tom Meek, International Business Development Manager and Alex Lyon, Accounting Operations Manager at AVASK Accounting & Business Consultants as we discuss:

  • What this new landscape will look like.
  • The changes that e-sellers will need to make to take advantage of the opportunities available to expand beyond Europe.
  • Changes to VAT coming into force within the EU in 2021 – ‘the VAT e-commerce package’

Boost Your Online Reach with Website Optimisation

27 – 28 October

Discover insights and tools to build an effective online strategy to reach more customers and increase conversion rates. Adapt to evolving customer buying habits and optimise your website.

Researching and Selecting International Markets – Export Support Series

3 – 4 November  |  10:00am-1.30pm

Are you looking to expand globally but unsure which market offers the best opportunity? Throughout this virtual event (consisting of 2 half-day workshops), you will hear expert insight on how to carry out international market research, select and prioritise export markets, understand your target markets and draw conclusions to formulate an effective action plan.

Pricing Your Exports for Profit – Export Support Series

17 – 18 November  |  10.00am-1.30pm

Would you like to effectively cost and price your exports for profit before venturing into new markets? This interactive virtual masterclass (consisting of 2 half-day workshops) will provide insight from industry experts on how best to set and manage export prices across international markets, and what you need to consider in light of COVID-19 and the UK’s EU exit transition.

Enhance Your Sales Tools – Export Support Series

9 – 10 December |  1.00pm-4.30pm

Are you looking to adapt your sales strategy and drive business growth? Learn how to adapt your business tools and tactics to meet your customer’s needs, explore strategies to generate leads & sales opportunities and understand how to adapt your sales team to the new way of operating during COVID-19. This event consists of 2 half-day workshops.

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