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The Amazon Academy programme is a series of free events to help small businesses succeed in the digital economy. Since 2016, more than 3,000 SMEs have attended Amazon Academies across the UK to learn how to scale their business and if you'd like to attend the next Amazon Academy it's taking place on the 15th of October at Amazon's Rugeley warehouse.

In the morning, you'll be able to find out how you can make the most of the digital opportunity as a small business, with insight from Amazon, Enterprise Nation and other independent experts and successful entrepreneurs. In the afternoon (or early morning before the event), attendees can go on a behind the scenes tour of Amazon Rugeley's fulfilment centre and see what happens when you click ‘buy’ on Amazon UK.

Amazon Academy Agenda

08.30am: Option to take a morning tour of the Amazon fulfilment centre before the talks begin
09.30am: Registration and morning refreshments
10:00am: Welcome from Emma Greenfield, head of events and campaigns, Enterprise Nation
10:05am: Welcome from John Barlow, senior business manager, Amazon
10:15am: Introduction to Selling on Amazon
10:45am: Marketing and advertising - How to showcase your products
11:15am: Morning refreshments
11:40am: Going global - Reach new customers across the world through Amazon
12:10pm: Meet the entrepreneur. Q&A with a successful entrepreneur selling both online and offline.

  • Zamir Cajee, founder, iQualTech

12:40pm: Meet the independent experts and successful entrepreneurs who can help you grow your business – Audience Q&A hosted by Enterprise Nation

  • Matt Smith, Partner, Abel & Imray
  • Christine Hancock, international trade adviser, Department for International trade
  • Neil Phillips, ICAEW
  • Representative from the Chamber of Commerce

1:05pm: Introduction to Amazon’s fulfilment network
1:10pm: Lunch, networking and further tours of the Amazon fulfilment centre
2.00pm: Event ends and afternoon tours

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