Understand how Brexit has affected trade and the potential impact on your business.


2pm - 3:30pm


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Understand how Brexit has affected trade and the potential impact on your business.


Whether you are just beginning your exporting journey, or have been exporting for some time, this session will help you to understand how Brexit has affected trade into the EU and further afield.

Hear from seasoned exporter Steve Whitely, and DIT to understand how it could impact your business and how best to prepare.

About the Speakers


Vipul Bhargava - Special Advisor, Department for International Trade, Education Team 

Vipul is an Education technology and international schools specialist at the Department of International Trade. In this role, Vipul works with leading British independent schools and education technology companies helping them grow their international revenue across the globe. Prior to this, Vipul served as Global Vice President at Education First (EF) where he helped grow an online language learning business across Latin America, Europe, Middle East and Asia. Vipul’s experience also includes heading Strategy and Corporate Development for RM Education, a UK listed Education technology business and a strategy consultant with Marakon Associates in London.


Steve Whitley - Founder, EdTech Consulting

Steve has spent more than 36 years working in EdTech. Initially spending 9 years working within a local education authority, before moving onto commercial organisations selling products into the education sector. For 26 years, he managed worldwide sales, marketing and development teams within a vibrant EdTech company, that designs, manufactures & supplies products that enhance the STEM education of K-12 students, all over the world.

Steve is now the founder of EdTech Consulting, offering a range of services, including: UK & International sales & marketing strategies, mentoring for senior leaders, company-wide CPD packages and product development project management; to both start-up and long-established Educational supply companies.


Colin Simonds - CEO, Morphun Education

Colin has been designing educational toys and promoting them around the world for over 2 decades. His range of Morphun STEM award-winning products are now sold in over 45 countries around the world.  He has lectured on the importance of hands-on STEM construction and gears in several countries and has mentored various UK firms on the wild ways of international markets. 



Flexible Ticket Options

We have a range of ticket options so you can join the conference in a way to suit your time and budget. Tickets are available per session (£20), 4 sessions for the price of 3 (£60) and all sessions (£75). All sessions will be recorded so if you can't make it don't worry, you can watch them at a time that suits you.


For more information about the SME Conference Series, please visit our webpage here


Thursday 4 March - 9.30am-11.00am: The Impact of Covid-19 on Industry

Friday 5 March - 11.00am-12.30pm: Re-entering the Market - What Schools Need Now and Upcoming Opportunities

Wednesday 10 March - 10.00am-11.30am: Marketing and Social Media Tips 

Tuesday 16 March - 2.00pm-3.30pm: Sector Support for Start-ups 

Wednesday 17 March - 11.00am-12.30pm: Winning Investment and Scaling Up 

Friday 19 March - 2.00pm-3.00pm:  Policy for Educational Suppliers: Key Factors Affecting Your Business  

Tuesday 23 March - 2.00pm-3.30pm: The Future of Exporting Post-Brexit

Wednesday 24 March - 11.30am-1.00pm: Knowing How and When to Pivot in Order to Grow

Friday 26 March - 2.00pm-3.30pm: Safeguarding and GDPR Compliance

Tuesday 30 March - 10.00am-11.00am: How Can BESA Support You?

We expect this session to be popular, so please reserve your place below.