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Institute of Export & International Trade Appoints New Director General

Below is a press release from the Institute of Export & International Trade.  
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William Barns-Graham 
Senior Content Editor - Institute of Export & International Trade

EMBARGO: 09:00 BST 23 October 2019


The Institute of Export and International Trade is pleased to announce the appointment of Marco Forgione as its new Director General.

Mr Forgione, currently the Director General of the British Antique Dealers' Association (BADA), will take up his post in January 2020.

Prior to his role as DG of BADA, Marco has served as a government advisor, held senior positions in the education and communications sector and has led numerous Trade Missions to overseas trading partners including to China, the UAE, Qatar and India.

With a strong track record in successfully leading membership organisations, working with members and engaging with government and other stakeholders, Marco will bring energy, expertise and renewed leadership to the Institute as we enter a new era of considerable growth and opportunity.

Mr Forgione said upon his appointment:

"I am delighted and honoured to be appointed as the Institute of Export & International Trade's next DG, particularly at this critical time for the UK. Export and international trade are absolutely fundamental to building the UK's future. The Institute has a central role to play in helping businesses prepare for and exploit the opportunities this new landscape offers, through its world class suite of qualifications, training courses, membership offerings and events."

Terry Scuoler, Chairman of the IOE&IT, said:

"It will be a great pleasure to welcome Marco to the Institute and to work with him to deliver our future strategy, continually improve our service offering to members and to be ever more effective in helping companies to access export markets and trade more effectively."

About the Institute of Export & International Trade

The Institute of Export & International Trade's mission is to enhance the export performance of the United Kingdom by setting and maintaining professional standards in international trade management and export practice. This is principally achieved by the provision of education, training and practical business support services.

The challenging and often complex trading conditions in international markets mean that our role has never been more vital. The Institute continues to be committed to the belief that real competitive advantage lies in the competence of British businesses. Our future export growth must be underpinned by a sound foundation of knowledge.