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Halton’s International Trade Forum – Trading with the USA Event

September 28, 2022 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

This free event is a great opportunity for you to meet likeminded Export / Import professionals exchanging information, knowledge and expertise across all aspects of international trade with fellow experts on hand to answer all your import/export questions.

Find out how you can trade with, expand to and operate in the US. Hear from Kevin D. Malecek, Director of Economic Development and International Trade for the City of Mentor, Ohio as well as a US attorney from a group that specialises in helping UK companies to set up in the US. As ever, this will be followed by an inclusive, Q&A discussion with additional input available from fellow exporters/importers, as well as our expert panel.

28th September 2022

The Everglades Hotel, Widnes

2:00pm – 4:00pm

Whether you are exporting or importing, book your place at Halton’s next International Trade Forum to get the lowdown on the Transition and Trade.

 A free of charge and open to all International organisations.  


2:00pm – Registration

2:15pm – Welcome by Rachael Owen, Halton Chamber of Commerce

2:30pm – Overview of current US situation and what’s on offer in Ohio – Kevin Malecek, Director of Economic Development and International Trade for the City of Mentor, Ohio

3:30pm – Q&A, Discussion & Networking

4:00pm – Meeting Close


Kevin D. Malecek has served in a variety of capacities in the governmental, business, non-profit, and political arenas in Northeastern Ohio. Currently, Malecek serves as Director of Economic Development and International Trade for the City of Mentor, Ohio – a municipality of nearly 50,000 with the 5th largest manufacturing sector and 6th largest retail sector in the State of Ohio.  Before his appointment, Malecek served as Lake County Commissioner, and shared responsibilities with two fellow County Commissioners for the governance and operation  of the county government of Lake County, Ohio, a county with a population of nearly 230,000 and a budget approaching $300 million dollars.  Prior to being Commissioner, Malecek was the President and CEO of the Mentor Area Chamber of Commerce, a trade association serving over 600 members from small businesses to Fortune 500 companies.  Kevin earned a Master of Arts in Government: Applied Politics and a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and History from American University in Washington, DC and has lectured at the Ray C. Bliss Institute of Applied Politics at the University of Akron, Mount Union College, and currently holds an adjunct lecturer position at American University in Washington, DC.

This is a free event, please reserve your place and call 0333 358 3480.  


September 28, 2022
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm


Jane Kelly
0333 358 3480


Everglades Hotel
Derby Rd, Widnes WA8 3UJ United Kingdom + Google Map