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London - Selling internationally: top tips on how to prepare for an international marketplace

This is an informal workshop to support makers and designers help decide whether exporting; selling and working overseas is a feasible option for them and their businesses. 

We will help you start to initiate a plan of action; outline the logistics involved and the next steps we recommend you take to start your export strategy.

Selling internationally: top tips on how to prepare for an international marketplacey - Tuesday 26th March 2019, 12.30 – 5pm

at Cecil Sharp House, English Folk Dance and Song Society,

2 Regent's Park Road, London. UK. NW1 7AY

Price: £40.00

Early bird discount £10.00 off if book by Friday 15th February 12noon
£5.00 discount to Crafts Council Directory members

This workshop has been funded by Department of International Trade. Anyone attending this event in person will receive a 40% discount voucher (from full price 2 day ticket worth £145.00) for our biennial conference Flourish (17/18 June in London).

The case study section will be live streamed via social media


Three industry advisors

  1. Caroline Jackman, Crafts Council Talent Development Manager
  2. Barbara Gunter Jones, consultant and project manager for international practice
  3. Deborah Lynch Doyle, International Trade Adviser, London International Trade Team, Department of International Trade

and three makers:

  1. Case study one - Talk from Silva Kamodyova, Ceramic Artist, on her experience of exhibiting in Kuwait as part of an event organised by the World Crafts Council Europe.
  2. Case study two - Talk from Majeda Clarke, textiles designer and her experience of visiting NYNow 2019 to research to see if this is a feasible market for her products.
  3. Case Study three - Talk from May Wild, on their experience of visiting Formland Spring, a relatively new interior design fair in Denmark.

Proposed agenda

12.30              Arrive, tea, coffee, registration

12.45              Introductions and welcome with the Crafts Council

13.10              Presentation from Barbara Gunter Jones

13.50              Presentation from Deborah Lynch Doyle,Department of International Trade

14.30              Break

15.00              Three case studies in group discussion

(this element will be filmed and used as a future resource online at craftscouncil.org.uk)                                                            

16.10              Q&A

16.30              Reflections and discussion

17.00              Finish

What refreshments are provided on the day?

Tea and coffee will be provided at the start of the session and during the afternoon break.

How to Write an Export Strategy workshop is part of a series of workshops and events designed by the Crafts Council to provide makers with skills to export and promote their work successfully