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Tuesday 10th September

Getting Paid in International Trade

Event Venue and Description – Sheffield Chamber of Commerce, Albion House, Saville Street, Sheffield

The world of rapid technology advancement means that companies of any size, in just about any location, can sell their products and services in International markets.  Whilst sales and marketing activity becomes increasingly sophisticated and can use many of the increasing online commercial and social platforms to access a wider target market, the question of payment remains more complex.

There have been many developments in the fintech sector which expedite the payment process.  However, International Trade still presents many challenges, such as:

  • What payment options are available and what terms should you offer? Cash in advance, staged payments, open account, documentary collection or letter of credit?
  • Can you decide or does the market dictate your options?
  • How do you mitigate the risks associated with International payment, such as creditworthiness of your customer, exchange rate fluctuations, political and economic instability?
  • What is the impact of the export payment cycle on the company’s cash flow?

This full day course explores all of the above in practical, interactive environment.  It is suitable for staff within an organisation who have the responsibility for export finance, developing business in overseas markets and negotiating payment terms with International customers.  None of these departments can work in isolation, and it is essential that some of the key information is shared with colleagues so that they understand the importance of processing the export order correctly in order to get paid.

For further information and details of how to register, please follow the link provided.