BESA Export Masterclass 2024

15 February 2024

The BESA Export Masterclass 2024 is a free premier online event designed specifically for UK companies operating in the education supplier sector.


1pm - 5pm


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Free for BESA members only

The BESA Export Masterclass 2024 is a free premier online event designed specifically for UK companies operating in the education supplier sector.


This conference aims to provide valuable insights, strategies, and networking opportunities to support businesses in expanding their international presence and exploring export opportunities. BESA is unrivaled in its ability to bring together experts from across the UK and beyond to assist members in getting their export strategy right.
With the education sector becoming increasingly globalised, UK education suppliers have tremendous potential to tap into international markets. This conference brings together industry experts, thought leaders, and successful exporters to share their knowledge, experiences, and best practices.
Key Conference Highlights:
  • Industry Insights: Gain valuable insights into the current trends and opportunities in the global education supplier sector. Discover emerging markets, identify growth areas, and understand the demands of international customers.
  • Export Strategies: Learn effective strategies and approaches to enter and expand into international markets. Understand the complexities of export regulations, logistics, cultural considerations, and market entry strategies specific to the education sector.
  • Success Stories: Hear inspiring success stories from UK education suppliers who have successfully expanded their businesses globally. Learn from their experiences, challenges, and triumphs to gain practical insights for your own international expansion.
  • Expert Presentations: Engage with industry experts and thought leaders through informative presentations and panel discussions. Explore topics such as market research, product localisation, digital marketing, partnerships, and funding options.


13.00-13.05 Introduction from the Chair Julia Garvey, Deputy Director General, BESA. 

13.05-13.25 Why bother with education export market? Julia Garvey, Deputy Director General, BESA. 

13.25-13.40 Preparing to export - Part One: The BIG PICTURE Krishna Joshi, Head of International Education, Department for Business and Trade 

13.40-14.20 Preparing to export - Part Two: Question Time with the Department of Business and Trade Panel Chair: Krishna Joshi, Head of International Education, DBT Panellists: Jonathan Ledger, Technical and Vocational Education and Training, and Professional Bodies Specialist International Education Team, DBT Thea Wiltshire, EdTech, Schools, and Early Years Specialist, DBT, and Mark Henebury, Sector Specialist: Education - English Language Training (ELT) and Teacher Training, DBT, Simon Bedford, International Trade Adviser | UK Trade Delivery, DBT 

14.20-14.35 Preparing your export strategy - Part One: How BESA's export services and support can help... Sven Huber, Co-Founder and CEO, Fiction Express Education and Chair, BESA's Export Special Interest Group. 

14.35-15.00 Preparing your export strategy - Part Two: Picking a winner Ian Hunter, Founder and CEO, Lime Education Consulting. 

15.00-15.05 Comfort Break 

15.05-15.35 Partners in market - BESA member success stories  Richard Grainger, COO/Director, Everybody Counts, Andrew Ridgeway, Co-Founder, Everybody Counts,  Al Kingsley, CEO, NetSupport and Chair, BESA's EdTech Special Interest Group. 

15.35-15.55 Before you get on the plane Steve Whitley, Founder EdTech Consulting. 

15.55-16.20 Addressing IP and legal issues once you've won the business Martin Noble, IP Partner, Freeths . 

16.20-16.40 Cultural considerations Ting Zhang, CEO, Crayfish. 

16.40-17.00 Dispatching the goods to market - BESA Member Masterclass Heath Weber, Head of International Operations, TTS. 

17.00 Closing remarks from the Chair Julia Garvey, Deputy Director General, BESA. 


To ask any questions, please email eventsteam@besa.org.uk. 

We look forward to having you join us for an enlightening and enriching experience!

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