Exclusive international trade event with leading international businesswoman on Latin America

16 May 2016 By Northern Lights

Exclusive international trade event with leading international businesswoman on Latin America image


Shulmans Solicitors and Gabriela Castro Fontoura breakfast event on breaking into untapped lucrative Latin American markets

Tuesday 14 June:  8.30am to 10am

Free to attend and featuring a light breakfast

Shulmans Solicitors, 10 Wellington Place, Leeds LS1 4AP

Latin America is a major global economic powerhouse and growing fast.

Please join us at an exclusive breakfast event hosted by Shulmans for Yorkshire businesses and hear from a leading international businesswoman and some great local exporters about how to break into this lucrative market, understand where success is most likely and get some top lessons and tips.

Uruguayan businesswoman, Gabriela Castro-Fontoura of Sunny Sky Solutions, specialises in helping UK businesses to research and break into new markets across Latin America.

On the eve of the Olympics, all eyes will once again turn to this relatively untapped continent and Gabriela argues that businesses should look beyond Brazil and target easier opportunities in key markets including Uruguay, Chile and Colombia.

For too long, businesses have been urged to target the BRIC economies and all have proved frustrating, challenging and expensive. By looking at simpler neighbouring economies, Yorkshire business leaders can gain much easier access to similar rapidly-growing markets.

Key speakers will include…

  • Jeremy Shulman is Senior Partner and Head of International at Shulmans with over 30 years international experience and through Interlegal has strong contacts in South America.
  • Gabriela Castro-Fontoura is director of Sunny Sky Solutions, set up to help UK businesses trade in Latin America.  Born in Uruguay, she started her business when living in Skipton and recently republished Doing business with Latin America. She will share her expert insights, experiences and contacts from this untapped continent.
  • Rob Lucas, a partner and Head of IP at Shulmans and a member of the international team, specialises in international IP. Rob also sits on the International Trade Mark Association committee on parallel imports. Rob will identify key IP considerations for Latin American markets.
  • Gordon MacRae is special projects manager at Gripple, one of the country’s most innovative and dynamic manufacturers. With a strong culture of new product development, Gripple exports across Latin America and the rest of the world and recently won another Queen’s Award for International Trade in recognition of its continuing drive to find new customers around the globe.
  • Sharon Ratcliffe is commercial manager at PBS International, a manufacturer of technical fabric products to help plant breeders around the world. The business has been trading in Latin America for decades and recently developed a new product specifically for that market.

Places at this event will be strictly limited to Yorkshire business leaders and they will get the opportunity to ask questions and meet the speakers. To register your interest in a place, please email sandy@northernlightspr.com.

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