Manufacturing Connect - Export Made Easy | EEF

Manufacturing Connect - Export Made Easy

This event provides brief comment on emerging Brexit Trade discussions and showcases the various forms of support available to help exporters to EU and beyond.

The debate about the type of Brexit deal the UK should negotiate with the EU is of vital interest to many UK manufacturers.

The UK is currently the 9th largest industrial nation in the world and its strength is underpinned by its trading relationship with the EU:  

  • 52% of total manufactured exports by value went to the EU in the 12 months to April 2016
  • Manufacturing accounts for a whopping 45% of all UK exports.

This event provides some commentary on the emerging Brexit deal and showcases support available to manufacturers to help them navigate through their export journey to the EU and beyond.

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Who should attend?

Attend if you are:

  • Keen to understand the Brexit trade implications for your business
  • Responsible for developing an export strategy  
  • Keen to access new export markets 
  • Interested in accessing new routes to market through Hull /Humber 
  • Seeking export finance, support  or insurance

Why attend?

  • Gain a clearer understanding for the issues which need to be considered and factored into a Brexit deal to ensure a smooth and successful transition to a new trading arrangement with the EU.
  • Hear commentary from policy experts about the emerging trade deal with the EU.
  • Learn about support that is available to help new and existing exporters.
  • Learn about the investment that is happening in Hull and Humber and the export facilities available at the 4 Humber Ports of Hull, Goole, Grimsby and Immingham.


8:00  Arrival 
8:15 Speakers:
EEF Government and Policy Adviser, Richard Rumbelow 
CEO Seafox Management Consultants Ltd & member of Marketing Humber Advisory Board, Simon Dwyer - 'Humber as a Gateway for the Industrial Corridor'
Paul Blomfield MP, Member of Parliament for Sheffield Central and Shadow Minister for Exiting the EU
Finance Yorkshire – Alex McWhirter  
Department International Trade – Speaker TBC
Export Case Studies, Speakers  TBC 
9:30 Opportunity to visit stands and speak 1- 1 to :  
Finance Yorkshire   
DIT – Speaker TBC
Marketing Humber – Speaker TBC
Leeds LEP
Sheffield LEP
Howdens International Trade Insurance  
DIT Export Finance 
11:00  Close 


Enterprise Growth Solutions, in partnership with the Department for International Trade, is delivering the contract for the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF), which provides £6.7 million of funding for first time, but also experienced exporters as part of the Exporting for Growth programme. 

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