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Managing International Agents and Distributors


16/02/2021 - 17/02/2021
10:00 am - 4:30 pm



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Why should you join this virtual event?

Need help sourcing and managing international partners for your UK business?

International agents and distributors can be a great way to build a profitable, sustainable and scalable global business. But with the added complexity of Coronavirus (COVID-19), finding, selecting and managing international partners presents a new series of challenges and potential high-risks for many SMEs.

If you are feeling overwhelmed with sourcing, negotiating or monitoring international partners and need guidance on contracts, payments, operations or more, this virtual event is for you.

This free interactive event will effectively help you profile, identify and manage overseas agents and distributors with expert guidance. You will work through real-life challenges faced by SMEs, with tips on how to avoid common pitfalls, and hear the steps required to optimise your approach.


What will you learn?
  • How to approach the partner selection process step-by-step
  • How to pitch to potential partners overseas
  • Creating a written profile of requirements
  • The key element your agreement needs to cover & COVID-19 considerations
  • Approaching challenging contractual issues
  • How to agree, monitor and review targets
  • Strategies for building trust & strengthening these vital relationships
  • Address your pain points with live interactive Q&As


Featured speaker
David Bone
Export Savvy, Managing Director

  • David has 17 years’ experience as an MD in an SME environment with experience in delivering a physical product, digital product and service sales across a range of sectors.
  • A committed exporter and experienced channel manager, David has worked with agents and distributors in all of the major continents of the world – visiting over 40 countries in the course of his career.
  • David understands the challenges of managing a progressive SME in the international arena, and what key elements you need to consider to help maintain control and minimise risk whilst maximising your export potential.
  • As a facilitator, David brings a natural flair for relating to people and situations and an ingrained ability to understand those leading and managing in a wide variety of SME environments.


When will this virtual event take place?

This virtual event will take place across two half-days:

  • Tuesday, 16th February 2021 | 10:00 -13:30
  • Wednesday, 17th February 2021 | 13:00 – 16:30


Who is this event for?

A range of data points must be collected to assess your businesses eligibility.

Businesses must:


What’s next?

To secure your place for this free virtual event, simply click Apply here.

Please note, only 40 places are available and the above eligibility criteria apply. Places are limited to one delegate per business and they must be available to attend both half-day sessions – we highly recommend applying quickly to secure your spot.


Contact Details

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     Thank you very much it was a very helpful webinar, it really gave me a new point of view on international trade and I was able to get very useful advice.

–  Webinar Attendee | Winning and Delivering Business Internationally, October 2020

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