Events > Global Connections: USA Retail & Consumer Sector





Richard Hayman

Senior Account Executive - Faire

Dave Kim

Partner, National Practice Leader International Tax Services - Frazier & Deeter

Hoda Shahzadeh

Account Manager - OCO Global
Hoda Shahzadeh excels in her role as Account Manager for International Markets Hub, where she leads a team of specialized experts. Her primary focus is on the development and execution of comprehensive export strategies, a key factor in empowering UK companies to not only penetrate but also thrive in the North American market. Prior to joining the OCO Global team, Hoda worked extensively with public and private firms worldwide, enhancing export potential by facilitating connections with buyers from Southeast Asia, North America, and Europe. She has also extensive experience in retail. 

Clayton Kilkenny

Retail Director - Europe - ECRM

Richard Hall

Consumer and Retail - Lead in Retail & Luxury - Department for Business and Trade

Pollyanna Ward

Strategy & Planning Director - Flight Story

Nigel Barker

Deputy Head - Design and Development - Export Academy - Department for Business and Trade

Nigel has been working in the digital and eCommerce space for over 30 years. Having worked as a systems architect for companies such as BP, Compaq and ICL he pivoted into web development and digital marketing before moving to the Department for Business and Trade as a Digital Trade Adviser.

He has recently moved across to the UK Export Academy within DBT where he heads up the design and development team, shaping the future of the Export Academy's webinar series.

Laura Ward

Founder - EXEAT
Laura Ward is founder of EXEAT, the UK’s most exported luxury tennis apparel brand and winner of Start-Up Entrepreneur of The Year and Global Start-Up of The Year. As seen in Vogue, Forbes and Vanity Fair, EXEAT has found fast success in the USA with the market responsible for 60% of the brand's international sales. Previous to EXEAT, Laura spent 18 years as an award-winning global advertising executive for companies including Audi, Unilever and Diageo.