Transatlantic Trade Forum


The USA is the UK’s single largest export destination, worth £47bn. With UK-US free trade agreement negotiations underway, President Biden’s $1.9 trillion stimulus bill to boost the US economy as well as a distrust of China driving the USA to re-shore much of its manufacturing and expand trade with its most friendly countries, there is no better time to launch your business in the USA.

Bringing together UK companies as well as US and UK-based market experts, get ahead of the competition and find out how you can get a foothold in the US market

A high-level line up of expert speakers.

  • Opportunity markets. Hear from support agencies in 4 key states
  • Getting started. Tax, IP, warranties, recruitment
  • The do’s and don’ts of exporting to the USA
  • Learn from British businesses success stories 

Don't miss this opportunity to learn more about US opportunities for UK exporters.



1:50pm - 2:00pm

Sign in

2:00pm - 2:05pm


Tim Bailey, International Trade Director, Chamber International

2:05pm - 2:10pm

A US Investment Road Map

Dr Frank Levene, Principal, Blue Link Worldwide

2:10pm - 2:20pm

Select USA - The Method

Gus Franklyn Bute, Senior Regional Investment Advisor, U.S. Embassy

2:20pm - 2:25pm

Commonwealth of Pennsylvania

Richard Kilner, Managing Director, Pennsylvania European Investment Office

2:25pm - 2:30pm

Virginia Beach

Laura Hayes Chalk, Business Development Coordinator, Virginia Beach Economic Development

2:30pm - 2:35pm

Fairfax County

Ian Metcalf - UK Director, Fairfax Country Economic Development Agency & Managing Director, Critical Outcomes Ltd

2:35pm - 2:55pm

US Case Studies

Darren Butler, CEO and Founder, Muzo USA                               

Doug Guest, Sales Director, Exac-One Ltd

2:55pm - 3:05pm

US Logistics – Do’s and Don’ts

Ian Mallon, CEO, Neon Freight

3:05pm - 3:15pm

US Legal Set Up

Tom Thorelli, Partner, Thorelli and Associates

3:15pm - 3:25pm

Tax Compliance - Done Right

Conor Kirkland, Cross-Border Solutions Manager, Avalara Europe

3:25pm - 3:35pm

IP & Warranties - US Imperatives

Simon Bradbury, Partner, Appleyard Lees

3:35pm - 3:45pm

US HR & Recruitment

Laurie Spicer, US Expansion Advisor, Foothold America

3:45pm - 4:25pm


Moderated by Dr Frank Levene

4:25pm - 4:30pm

Introducing USA Market 1-to-1 Clinics & Close of event

Tim Bailey, International Trade Director, Chamber International


In partnership with Blue Link Worldwide Inc.


Venue: Videoconference via Zoom

Date: 1 September 2022 

Time: from 2.00pm to 4.30pm BST


FREE to Chamber International Regular Customers/ Chamber of Commerce Members

£50 (excluding VAT) Non-Regular Chamber International Customers/ Non-Chamber Members


Please click here to reserve your place.

1-to-1 clinics with market specialists on 21 & 22 September 2022.

Book your 1h slot here.


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