Join the Brexit information club


eCommerce Worldwide and IMRG will bring together experts from the following areas to give their view on what effect Brexit could have: 

  • How will the legal framework change?

  • How will shipping internationally change?

  • How will taking cross-border payments be affected?

  • What does it mean for VAT and tax arrangements?

We are running this forum to explore what some of the key short-term and long-term issues will be, and help focus eCommerce Worldwide and IMRGs efforts in sourcing the most relevant information over the coming months. (check out the results of the IMRG Brexit Survey and a wide range of articles via eCommerce Worldwide)

This forum will run over one morning and include a networking lunch. Register interest today and join the eCommerce Worldwide and IMRG Brexit mailing list for up-to-date information and details of future events.

Keynote Speakers

We have two keynotes detailed below.

  • Gavin Matthews

    Gavin Matthews

    Partner, Bond Dickinson

    09.30 - 10.00

    Brexit discussion: Likely legal implications that the vote for the UK to leave the EU will have on the e-Commerce industry. For example, what are the key areas to watch and what might the changes look like. Such as, consumer law, data protection and financial services.

  • Tom Forbes

    Tom Forbes

    Vice president International, MetaPack

    11.40 - 12.10

    Brexit: Effects for International eCommerce - MetaPack will provide an overview of the possible models that could be adopted post Brexit and practical examples of the increased complexity of sending items into the EU

Panel Sessions

Brexit impact for multi-national merchants - 10.05 - 10.50

Chaired by Andy Mulcahy, Editor, IMRG

This panel session will focus on what retailers should focus on when it comes to cross-border payments, and the wake of Brexit. More topics will be added.

• How will Brexit affect currency markets, global economics and cross-border trading?
• How can international sellers protect their business from currency volatility?
• Issues for multi-national merchants using UK acquirers for pan-EU acquiring; and UK-based providers of e-money services (due to loss of market access)
• Single Euro Payments Area (SEPA) and Payment Service Directive (PSD) what do retailers need to know
• Interchange rates could be altered in the UK and how much could this cost retail


• Andre Malinowski, Head of International Business, Computop
• Ed Hardy, Chief Economist, World First
• Miles Paterson, Commercial Director, Global-e
• Masha Cillers, Consultant, Limonetik

Supply chain continuity in a changing cross-border world - 12.15 - 12.40

Chaired by Andrew Starkey, Head of e-Logistics, IMRG

The panel will consider the potential strategic impacts of the UK’s Brexit decision on the cross-border supply chain. Cost, capacity, contingency and service. Leading edge cross-border logistics experts will share their views on what the post-Brexit cross-border supply chain may look like and how retailers can prepare for a range of operational scenarios.

• Jonathan Matchett, Managing Director, wnDirect
• Joe Fogg, Commercial Director, Avarto
• Tom Forbes, Vice president International, MetaPack


Joining the discussion, and sharing their thoughts on the day will be the following industry experts. 

  • Tom Forbes

    Tom Forbes

    VP Customer Delivery and International, MetaPack

    Originally at MetaPack from 2000-3, Tom rejoined in January 2014. He is responsible for Customer implementation globally and MetaPack's International activities with a specific focus on leveraging and enhancing MetaPack's Global Label Library through which 400 carriers and 4,500 services can be accessed. Tom has over 20 years of experience in international operations, most recently as Global Vice President Supply Chain and Procurement with Ideal Standard International based in Brussels and as Vice President International Supply Chain with DHL based in Hong Kong.
  • Andy Mulcahy

    Andy Mulcahy

    Editor, IMRG

    Andy has been working at the heart of the ecommerce sector for six years. His role as editor entails analysing the many datasets compiled both in IMRG's indexes and from other sources to communicate key trends and information to the retail membership.
  • Andrew Starkey

    Andrew Starkey

    Head of e-Logistics, IMRG

    As well as being Head of e-Logistics, Andrew Starkey leads research and the member support programme at IMRG. He has an extensive background in the world of parcels and postal logistics including senior commercial roles in Royal Mail, Executive Director of Postcomm and Commercial Director of Jersey Post International.
  • Joe Fogg

    Joe Fogg

    Business Development Director, Arvato SCM Solutions

    Joe Fogg’s extensive Supply Chain insight and expertise comes from over twenty five years hands on experience. During this time, Joe has designed and implemented turnkey and end-to-end solutions for leading international FMCG, Ecommerce and retail brands. Joe has worked with techniques such as JiT, FGP, Kaizen and Lean. He is an active member of various supply chain organisations who seek to support and devlop the industry.
  • Jonathan Matchett

    Jonathan Matchett

    Managing Director, wnDirect

    Jonathan is Managing Director at wnDirect. He has over 15 years’ operations expertise gained from developing multichannel solutions for retail leaders such as Marks & Spencer, Tesco and Dixons Retail.


This event is run by eCommerce Worldwide and IMRG.

Headline Sponsor

eCommerce Worldwide

eCommerce Worldwide

Set up in association with IMRG, eCommerce Worldwide provides online retailers with all the information, and resources, they need to develop cross-border strategies for entering new markets around the world.

Our dedicated Cross-Border Trading Passports constitute invaluable A-Z guides for retailers looking to set up and run successful eCommerce channels abroad (and potentially at home, too). All this is backed up by an annual Summit.

eCommerce Worldwide is the one stop shop, to help you trade successfully across borders. Register your interest to find out more.

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Where Is It?

This workshop is hosted at the Hallam Conference Centre. 

Hallam Conference Centre

44 Hallam St, London, United Kingdon W1W 6JJ

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