About The Digital Trade Revolution – Simplifying International Trade

The Digital Trade Revolution - Simplifying International  Trade

Join us to learn about imminent new legislation to digitise documents and speed up and simplify trade – especially international sales.

The Electronic Trade Documents Bill is currently on its way through parliament and will very quickly become law.

The new legislation will simplify trade, and allow you to digitise some of the official and at times onerous paperwork required for doing business by creating secure digital documentation. This will make aspects of national and international trade quicker, more secure and simpler.

Join us on 30th March in the heart of Middlesbrough Port at the new AV Dawson The Staithes building when Neil Warwick OBE, a recognised expert in EU & Competition Law, and National Portfolio Chair for International Trade and Regulation for the Federation of Small Businesses, the largest trade organisation in the UK, will be giving a briefing on the bill and its positive impact.

Neil will give an overview of the new bill and how it aims to revolutionise many aspects of business, especially international trade, and the sharing of official documents.

He will also outline the role of the Centre for Digital Trade and Innovation (C4DTI) based at Teesside University, and how you can access their support in making the most of the opportunities from the Electronic Trade Bill.

Neil will also touch on other upcoming legislative changes including the Windsor Framework, their benefits, and how to prepare for the impact and stay ahead of the competion.


Location:  AV Dawson Limited, The Staiths Port of Middlesbrough Depot Road Middlesbrough TS2 1LE


17:00 – 17:40

Welcome and Refreshments

Meryl Levington

Join us for informal networking and refreshments before the business of the evening gets underway. You will also be able to find out about business support available in Tees Valley and meet the speakers

17:40 – 17:55


David Dixon

David Dixon of Digital City will formally open the event, welcome everyone and introduce the agenda for the evening before introducing the main speaker

17:55 – 18:35

The Electronic Trade Documents Bill and Its Benefits

Neil Warwick OBE

Neil will introduce the Electronic Trade Documents Bill and outline what it means for businesses, how to prepare for its introduction, the wider implications of the bill, and the opportunities it cre…

18:35 – 18:45

Digital City Research

Leigh Sear

Leigh Sear will outline how you can get involved in the research project he and his team are undertaking on behalf of Digital City. The research will ensure businesses in the Tees Valley have access …

18:45 – 19:15

Networking and Research Sign Up

David Dixon

Leigh Sear

Neil Warwick OBE

Meryl Levington

19:15 – 19:30


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Thursday 30th March 2023

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