Welcome to the latest episode Calling Brussels of “Women in Trade” with our host Sophie Krantz, who is an International Trade advisor & Industry trainer.
We kicked off with Famke Schaap, Adviser and Expert on Responsible Trade, shared details about responsible trade and the story behind her impressive career. She discusses the benefits of responsible trade for corporates and risks for neglecting them. She spoke about the importance of stakeholder collaboration and how it has changed during this pandemic and their plans for 2021.
Sophie then spoke with Emily Rees, Managing Director, Trade Strategies, about her work on European trade policies, food trade, trade negotiation, etc. and how she got involved. She discussed the most important trade policy issues which had a far-reaching impact across the world and spoke about different disputes, proposals, trade relations across Europe.
To wrap up the episode Sophie spoke with Diane Mievis, Senior Trade Manager, Samsung, about the story behind her impressive career and shared the impact of the current pandemic on business and how they made those challenges into opportunities. She also discussed custom duties for electronic transactions, compliance, best practices for online safety and shared her positive feelings for trade in 2021.