Petquio Gardenex and Bheta to host export conference


Three of the leading trade associations in the pet product, garden and leisure, and home enhancement sectors are joining forces to host a joint conference on The Future for International Trade.

Speakers on trends, logistics, compliance and international markets, alongside case studies by some of the UK’s leading exporters, will all pool their experience to deliver the latest facts, opinion and advice about UK export at The Future for International Trade conference on November 25th at the Stratford Manor Hotel. 

The event is being organised by leading trade associations — PetQuip, Gardenex, and BHETA — and is aimed at companies in the pet product, garden and leisure, and home enhancement sectors. 

In addition to inspirational case studies from successful exporters such as Spear & Jackson, topics covered in the packed programme include new international sales opportunities, economic forecasts, worldwide retail trends, export logistics and digital opportunities.

During the course of the day, there will also be plentiful chances for Q&A, networking and to spend time discussing your firm’s particular export challenges in the ‘Ask the Export Experts Zone’ manned by a range of export service providers, plus hear a keynote speech from a leading retailer.

Among the speakers will be:

• Tim Hiscock, Strong & Herd - Export Procedures and Compliance

• Rathbones Investment Management - Worldwide Economic Forecast

• Miles Agbanrin, Euromonitor International – Retail trends and opportunities worldwide

Director General of PetQuip, Amanda Sizer Barrett, confirmed: “We have a lively and informative agenda comprising an array of top-level speakers and export experts to help UK companies navigate their best routes to secure international sales post-Brexit and following the additional challenges created by the Covid pandemic.”

Places can be reserved at this important conference by contacting any of the organisers. Contact PetQuip on 01959 565995, email [email protected] or visit

Members of PetQuip can secure a preferential delegate rate of £69 per person at the conference. The event is also open to non-members at £149 per person (both plus VAT).