Virtual event to focus on exporting alcohol

A virtual event is being held to allow the drink sector come together to learn from industry specialists.

The event will take place on January 20 from 9am to 10.30am.

Keynote specialists will address issues and answer questions surrounding Customs and Excise and exporting requirements for the drink sector from 2021 onwards.

The event is the second of four bringing together food and drink companies based in Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin, Herefordshire and Worcestershire to work alongside each other and to share ideas.

All events will be hosted in conjunction with the Department for International Trade (DIT) to support businesses boost their International presence and overseas sales.

Speakers include:

• Drinks specialist Adrian Walsh from DIT HQ will speak about the drinks sector, current trends and potential export markets

• James Scott from DIT Germany will speak on the German alcohol sector and the advantages of exporting alcoholic products to Germany

• Local export champion Colin Cordy from Celtic Marches will be discussing their route to export markets and addressing how they overcame export related issues

• Neil Markendale from Berwyn Consultants will address any issues and answer questions companies may have surrounding Customs and Excise and exporting requirements for the drink sector from 2021 onwards

There will be an opportunity to submit questions ahead of the event to ensure these topics are covered during the session.

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