Carol Hanlon, CEO of TCF AUSTRALIA & BEC National, to Hold Free Export Workshops at Global Sourcing Expo in Sydney

Carol Hanlon, CEO of TCF AUSTRALIA & BEC National, to Hold Free Export Workshops at Global Sourcing Expo in Sydney

The Global Sourcing Expo, Australia’s premier sourcing event that ‘connects the world’ is pleased to announce that respected export and import expert Carol Hanlon will be hosting two free workshops at the Expo’s first ever show in Sydney next month.

The workshops aim to provide valuable insights and guidance to small businesses operating in the fashion, textile, clothing, footwear, leather, accessories, creative, and related gift and homewares industries.

The workshops will take place at the International Convention Centre in Sydney on July 12 and 13 2023. The details of the workshop are as follows:

Wednesday..July 12, 9.30am – 11am:

Introduction to Exporting & Importing

Basic steps to lower your business risks.

Topics covered: Research, Contracts, Costings, Incoterms, IP, EMDG

Booking link:

Thursday.. July 13,9.30am -11am:

Export & Import Guide for Small Business

Develop your success plan for global trading.

Topics covered: Logistics, Finances, Forex, EFA Loans, Risks, EMDG

Booking link:

Australian business owners and managers in these industries can benefit from the extensive range of free support offered by TCF AUSTRALIA EXPORT & BEC NATIONAL EXPORT Training & Mentoring Projects.

“The support includes one-on-one mentoring, helpline support, online webinars, and forums to prepare for exporting. Additionally, participants can gain knowledge on how best to prepare an application for the Austrade Export Market Development Grants Program (EMDG,” explains Carol.

Approved applicants of the EMDG Program can access up to $700,000 over eight years to assist with various aspects of global marketing and expansion.

Interested attendees can learn more about the workshops and register here:



About the Global Sourcing Expo Sydney 2023

Global Sourcing Expos Sydney and Melbourne provide a dedicated show platform to connect global manufacturers, producers, service providers and fashion labels with trade buyers, retailers and industry professionals from Australia, New Zealand and beyond.

The Show now includes a focus on homewares and gift, as well as apparel, accessories, and textiles. As one of the only shows in Australia to directly target wholesale and retail buying groups, this is an ideal opportunity to enter the Australian market.

“The Global Sourcing Expo connects the world!”

When and where for Sydney Show: Tuesday 11 – Thursday 13 July 2023, International Convention Centre (ICC), Sydney..

When and where for Melbourne Show: Tuesday 21-Thursday 23 November, Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre.


About Carol Hanlon:

Carol Hanlon is a renowned figure in the small business community, with a track record of achievements dating back to the 1970s. As the owner/designer of her own fashion manufacturing, wholesale, retail, and export business for 20 years, Carol has received local, state, and national awards. Since 1994, Carol has dedicated herself to establishing not-for-profit organizations such as WA, Belmont BEC Inc., and Textile Clothing Footwear Resource Centre WA Inc. (TCFWA, TCF Global). Her projects have successfully assisted over 34,000 small businesses in Australia and globally.

About TCFWA | TCF Australia | TCF Global:

TCFWA | TCF Australia | TCF Global is a not-for-profit community organization that has been supporting over 6,000+ designers and fashion industry small businesses since 1998. Their services include fashion business skill development, linkages in the global supply chain, international trade, and industry networks. For more information, visit,,, and

About Belmont BEC | BEC National | BEC Global:

Belmont BEC | BEC National | BEC Global (Belmont Business Enterprise Centre Inc.) is a not-for-profit, community-based organization established in 1994.

They provide training, mentoring, and networking support services, and have assisted over 28,000 individuals in Australia to start or improve their small businesses. The organization specializes in virtual business incubation. For more information, visit,,, and

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