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Building Sustainable Business in the USA

  • 23 May 2017
  • 9:30 AM - 3:00 PM
  • Blue Fin Building, Southwark, London SE1


  • day delegate rate for members
  • Only available to active Premium members
  • Delegates that are not FDEA members
  • Internal use only

Join our one day workshop and exporters' debate offering valuable insights and advice on building business in the USA.

The US is the second largest market  for UK food and drink, with exports of branded products up an impressive 29% in 2016.  Many exporters follow the traditional distributor route to market, but is this right for you?  How do you find your niche in this huge and complex market?

Learn from the experience of our US experts

Benefit from our interactive morning session, followed by lunch and one to ones with Optimum Buying and many of FDEA's professional associates able to share their expertise and offer advice to all delegates.


0915-0945     Registrations/coffee
0945-1000    Trends and opportunities in the US food and drink sector – Food & Drink Exportese
1000-1015    What is the UK:USA Trading Environment - Jeffries Briginshaw, British American Business
1015-1030    Santander – Sharing their market expertise

1030-1045    Selling to the US Specialty trade -  Stephen Jones, Somerdale International - leading exporters to the USA
1045-1055    Want to sell your products in the USA?  – Go Kosher - KLBD
1055-1105     US Labelling Best Practices - Ashbury Labelling
1105-1115     New FSMA guidelines and deadlines….and how to manage them - Registrar Corp


1135-1150   Working with buyers from Optimum Buying Group - a European based sourcing team for major US retailers.  Plus chance to request a One to 0ne meeting.  
1150-1200   Agency and distribution agreements – Roythornes Solicitors
1200-1210   USA Logistics Supply Chain - Food for thought - Drac Logistics 
1210-1220 Setting Up in the USA - Hampton Roads - HREDA
1220-1230 – Q&A


One to One meeting slots are limited.  Please indicate on your booking form if you wish to be put forward to meet with Optimum Buying or any of the Associate Partners.

Network with fellow exporters over an informal buffet lunch and share their insights.


Food & Drink Exporters Association
PO Box 117
Hebden Bridge
West Yorkshire
HX7  9AY

T: +44 (0)203 744 5614

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