Cross-Border Expansion Hot Topic at Catalyst Europe

London, UK – 22 May 2013ChannelAdvisor, a leading provider of cloud-based e-commerce solutions that enable retailers and manufacturers to increase global sales across online channels, today announced that it will host two workshops and a keynote panel session at Catalyst Europe conference 2013 to discuss cross-border trading and how to help businesses go global.

Leading online retail experts will take to the main stage for the keynote panel entitled “CBT from 30,000 Feet: Understanding the Big Picture of Cross-Border Trade.” The panel will be hosted by IMRG Chief Operations and Policy Officer Andrew McClelland and will include guests such as Meridian Global Services Group Marketing Manager Derek O’Brien, UKTI Retail Sector Specialist Fred Bassnett, Royal Mail Head of International Sales and Marketing Sarah Munro and eBay Director of EU Cross-Border Trade Chris Webster. These experts will give their views on a number of key industry topics before answering questions from the audience.  Zoe Ripley, marketing director, EMEA for ChannelAdvisor comments: “Cross-border expansion is a consideration for retailers of all sizes, and in the panel session hosted by IMRG retailers will learn from experts the opportunities and challenges of global expansion. The cross-border agenda has been organised so visitors can take away strategies that can be easily implemented to produce significant results.”

ChannelAdvisor has expertise in cross-border trade due to the help it has offered hundreds of retailers to promote and sell their products to a wider audience across global marketplaces. The cross-border agenda will discuss ways to connect to new customers and new sources of demand overseas – a crucial aspect of online retail growth.

Catalyst Europe takes place on 3rd and 4th June at the Park Plaza Westminster Bridge, London. The full agenda for the event is available here: Agenda


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Sarah O'Dea