Mansfield: Leading businessman to speak at trade conference

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The founder of a Mansfield company will deliver a videocast of his overseas trade experiences at this year’s Midlands International Trade Expo and Conference.

Malcolm Hall, of Hall-Fast Industrial Supplies, will talk at the Pride Park Stadium, Derby, event on November 15 about how he had to learn the ropes of trading internationally after receiving orders from overseas.

Under the heading Accidental Exporter, he will also offer tips to potential exporters to help them avoid the pitfalls that can affect every business.

“It’s important that companies get as much help as they can when exploring overseas market opportunities,” said Malcolm. “I hope my experiences will help other businesses maximise the potential of the huge markets exporting opens up.”

Laura Howard, head of international trade at Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire Chamber of Commerce, said: “Malcolm’s experience will provide an invaluable lesson to anyone thinking of becoming an exporter and we’re delighted to have him as part of the MITEC team for this, our fourth annual international trade expo and conference.”