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Project International Trade

Project International Trade project offers EPA members with the passion and enthusiasm to play a significant role in how we support the EPA community on a global stage so as to gain new opportunities in new markets and verticals. We have just completed a Virtual Trade Mission within Asia covering Singapore, Hong Kong and Sydney where we worked with business partners, government bodies, trade associations and fintech operators in region to promote and educate the driving change and opportunity in the region through a range of mediums. The project will continue to look at innovation and change on a global stage so that the EPA community are provided the best opportunity to stay ahead of the curve.

Kevin McAdam, Project Lead
Mission Statement:
1)To develop a trade mission programme beyond APAC, helping EPA members enter other markets 
2)To encourage trade between organisations that use payments outside the EU and EPA members
3)To promote awareness of the EPA as the global hub for payments in the Post-Brexit era
Strategy and Approach 2021:

Project lead Kevin McAdam, sponsors GPS and Projects Manager Tom Brewin have worked hard to craft an exciting plan for 2021 in what is a crucial time for International Trade within the payments sphere. Read the new Terms of Reference for Project International Trade

  • Deliver Virtual Fintech Asia Trade Mission to SG/HK/AUS
o   Include Regional Partners and EPA member delegates
o   Provide on-going marketing support to delegates and other key stakeholders during the 2020 virtual trade mission
o   Hold 2021 trade mission de-briefing event for delegates hosted by sponsor GPS
  • Strive to develop a wider trade mission programme:
o   Hold a physical trade mission to APAC if restrictions allow
  • Continue to support access to EPA Asia’s membership network
  • Engage with governmental bodies, regulators, associations and schemes to support the growth and trade of UK payments and FinTech/PayTech organisations globally

Project International Trade Team

Kevin McAdam – Head of Product Strategy, Omnio
Scott Abrahams – SVP, Business Development UK and Ireland, Mastercard
Team Members
Shaun Puckrin – Chief Product Officer, Global Processing Services 
Tony Anderson – Partner, Eversheds Sutherland
James Cope – Senior Vice President, Crown Agents Bank
Timothy Poole – International Trade Advisor, Department of International Trade
John Ryan – Director General, Policy, EPA Asia
Sarah Billingham – Head of Partnerships, Infinity International Foreign Exchange
Melissa Beckett – Head of Marketing, Kani
Vivek Awasthi  – Chief Information Officer, Currencies Direct
Manish Garg – Managing Director, Banksly