Key Speakers announced for Gardenex, Petquip and BHETA conference.

Company: Gardenex

The agenda for the Future for International Trade Conference on March 17th, 2022, at the Stratford Manor Hotel has been confirmed, together with its keynote speaker, Shelley Boyle, Head of Business Development at online retailer, ManoMano. 

The event is sponsored by three leading trade associations in the garden and leisure, pet product and home enhancement sectors, Gardenex, Petquip and BHETA.  

Opening Speaker John Arnold - UK Government Lobbyist

Export Procedures and Compliance – Where are we now? Tim Hiscock - Strong & Herd 

Worldwide Economic Forecast Olivia Merrick - Rathbones

There will then be a Q&A with speakers, chaired by the Director General of Gardenex and PetQuip, Amanda Sizer Barrett, followed by refreshments and a networking ‘Ask the Experts’ session before the morning concludes with two further speakers:

Legalities of International Trade for Businesses Andy Hood - Fieldfisher

World Retail Trends Miles Agbanrin – CP Euromonitor International

Lunch and further networking with 'Ask the Experts' will be followed in the afternoon by a series of six export case studies, together with a Q&A session with the speakers, chaired by Will Jones, BHETA’s Chief Operating Officer.

The case studies will be presented by exporters from the houseware, gardening, DIY and pet product sectors:

  • John Langford – Croydex
  • Jonathan Collier – Monument Tools
  • Steve Turner – Spear & Jackson
  • Dan Robson – Grow Sow Simple
  • Ben Braithwaite- ChickenGuard

The afternoon break will be followed by the keynote address from Shelley Boyle of ManoMano.  The conference closes at 5.15 pm.

Director General of Gardenex and PetQuip, Amanda Sizer Barrett confirmed: “The Future for International Trade conference is always a lively and informative occasion focussing on retail trends in international markets, the practicalities of export logistics, compliance and the inspiring case studies by some of the UK’s leading exporters.   It’s all about helping UK companies navigate their best routes to secure international sales, especially in a changed world post-Brexit and with the ongoing impact of the pandemic.” 

Places at the conference can be obtained by contacting any of the organisers.  Contact Gardenex or PetQuip by emailing; or visit  Contact BHETA by emailing or visit  

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