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Made in the USA – and made in the UK

Made in the USA – and made in the UK

Suffolk Chamber International, part of Suffolk Chamber of Commerce, is encouraging businesses interested in both exporting to and importing from the massive US market to attend its forthcoming Doing Business in the USA event on 27 September.  

The event, held at Kesgrave Hall in Ipswich, brings together two leading US business experts, plus a local company with first-hand experience of breaking into the US market. 

The keynote speaker is Emanuel Adam, policy and trade director of BritishAmerican Business, the leading transatlantic business organisation, dedicated to helping companies build their business on both sides of the Atlantic. 

He will be joined by Charles Macdowell, UK Representative of the Hampton Roads region of Virginia, who will be specifically focussing on exporting to Suffolk, Virginia, where Suffolk Chamber has already established a number of good business contacts. 

Ian Selby, retail market manager of Icon Lifesaver, manufacturers of water filters, will be speaking about his own experiences of breaking into the US market. 

According to Jim Fanshawe, Suffolk Chamber International’s manager “the World Bank ranks the USA seventh in its Ease of Doing Business assessment. Add to that the common language, positive relationships, the largest economy and largest market in the world and it is easy to see why the USA is the UK’s largest export market.

“However, none of that means it is easy to succeed over the pond or that it doesn’t have its own complexities. Each state has its own procedures and legislation, not to mention huge cultural and sector differences. 

“Having this excellent trio of knowledgeable and experienced professionals at one event is too good an opportunity to miss for anyone considering selling into and buying from the USA. I know that the insights and advice on offer will be of long-term value to everyone who attends.”

The Doing Business in the USA event takes place on Wednesday 27 September from 9.00am to 11am at Kesgrave Hall, Kesgrave, Ipswich IP5 2PU. 

Bookings must be made in advance, and members of Suffolk Chamber will receive a special discount. To reserve your place, please go to:

Article by Suffolk Chamber