David Stringer-Lamarre, MD of FortisCL and Chairman of the Institute of Directors, London Region, was pleased to attend the successful launch event of the International Group of the Institute of Directors (IoD), Central London Branch. This was held at KPMG in Mayfair.
The theme of the event was ‘International Trade Special Interest Group Launch; Does Exporting Drive Growth and Profitability?’
The panel was chaired by the Chairman of IoD Central London Branch, David Gordon. The members were:
- David Slater, Director of Trade, KPMG
- Heba Bevan, CEO and Founder, UtterBerry Ltd
- Mark Jones, Founder & CEO, GiantiTab
Various themes were considered including, when to access an export market, how to engage with potential partners and customers, the importance of research, following up on overseas visits and making sure companies have systems in place to deliver on contracts.
Following the panel discussion there was a lively ‘question & answer’ session, which was followed by networking.
Image, left to right: Keyon Buddles, Wickson Assets, Heba Bevan, UtterBerry and David Stringer-Lamarre