Nine countries at overseas event

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Bosses from more than 40 companies attended an event to meet visitors from nine high-growth countries including South Africa, Chile and the Philippines.

More than 70 business people attended the third ‘Meet and Build’ event at Sheffield Chamber.

They met Adderrahmane Ifsasse from Morocco, Filip Franek from the Czech Republic, Cristina Ungureanu from Romanian, Wai Kit Ho from Vietnam, Roy Dallison from the Philippines, Joe Hepworth from the United Arab Emirates, Barry Nicholson from Thailand, Greg Holland from Chile and David Dawson from Southern Africa.

The event was organised through the through the Overseas Business Network initiative and hosted by South Yorkshire International Trade Centre.

Nick Patrick, head of international trade at SYITC, part of Sheffield Chamber of Commerce, said: “The third event was another resounding success, providing a valuable insight and exciting platform for South Yorkshire companies from all sectors many of whom have not yet ventured overseas.”