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Making international trade simpler: AEB partners with IoD on “2019 Open House on the Road for Global Business”

AEB, a leading provider of software for global trade and logistics software, is proud to sponsor this year’s IoD “Open House on the Road for Global Business” – the Institute of Directors’ showpiece event for business leaders looking to grow their business. The 2019 roadshow will visit seven locations across the UK between May and November to discuss the potential, challenges, and success factors of global business with UK company leaders. Highlighting globalization trends and technology advances, the focus of each half-day event is on navigating the complex world of global trade to drive business growth. AEB is taking an active part in the “Making international trade simpler” panel discussion and expert roundtable program. Registration is now open online at

Expanding operations to and trading with new overseas markets offers the possibility of real growth for UK companies. But the dynamic world of global trade with its thicket of rules and agreements between economic partners and nations paired with ever-growing supply chain networks creates a challenging environment for businesses.

These complex factors are transforming Britain’s role on the international stage and it’s crucial for business leaders to understand how to quickly adapt to and navigate through a turbulent global economy.Global business has become truly borderless and UK companies looking for sustainable growth need to ensure they are set to meet international requirements and adapt to shifts and changes in the global trade environment quickly and without supply chain disruptions.

– How can businesses achieve a holistic view of options and build the right foundations to not just survive, but to be competitive in today’s fast-paced marketplaces?

– What’s the best strategy to navigate the complex world of global trade successfully?

Join the IoD “Open House on the Road for Global business” event series to find out. Business leaders are invited to join from 9 am to 2 pm respectively on the following dates:

·         May 10 – Grange St. Paul’s Hotel, London
·         May 13 – National Conference Centre, Solihull
·         June 13 – Cardiff Castle, Cardiff
·         June 27 – UWE Bristol Business School, Bristol
·         November 13 – Marriott Victoria & Albert Hotel, Manchester
·         November 20 – The Deep, Hull
·         November 21 – Newmarket Racecourse, Newmarket

With a focus on small and medium-sized businesses (SME), each half-day event features inspiring key notes and case studies and offers delegates the opportunity to directly engage with experts in the panel discussion “Making international trade simpler” and various business roundtables. Each of the IoD Open House events brings together different perspectives, with a highlight on the UK’s industrial strategy, BREXIT, international trade, emerging markets, and economists’ views.

Geoff Taylor, Managing Director of AEB (International), is one of the expert panelists and business roundtable hosts at the IoD Open House events. Together with his team in the UK, Geoff is working closely with manufacturers and traders across UK industry sectors to understand the impact of global trade changes such as Brexit, HMRC system changes, US trade wars or any other dynamic development, and what it takes to build efficient and flexible supply chains in the digital age to ensure future success.

Geoff Taylor said: “Economic uncertainty has shaken business confidence, but it also highlights the clear advantage for businesses that harness new technology when trading across borders. Modernizing and tapping the potential of global trade and digital customs management empowers companies to respond quickly to changes and achieve excellent returns on investment at the same time. It also advances businesses’ digital agenda, which is a high priority for business leaders across sectors. I look forward to discussing individual challenges and how to make international trade simpler with attendees of the IoD Open House events.”

To find out more and to book tickets, please visit