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BOOK YOUR PLACE at Export Week – 7th – 11th April 2014

PUBLISHED: 14:08 05 March 2014 | UPDATED: 14:08 05 March 2014

Export Week

Export Week


Various locations across the South West.

Export Week is a week of high-profile events in every corner of the UK promoting exporting to businesses. A series of seminars and events will be held to offer unique and informed advice on how to go about doing business almost anywhere in the world, especially the fast-growing markets of Asia, the Far East and Eastern Europe that are the defining characteristic of business in the 21st century.

The global economic centre of gravity has shifted towards high-growth markets such as Brazil, Russia, India and China, and others such as Colombia, Indonesia, and Qatar. Increasing numbers of UK companies are prospering by exporting to these markets. With so many millions of potential new customers, low-cost communications, and improving infrastructure many more, smaller UK companies are amongst those making journeys to Rio or Riyadh, Moscow or Mexico City - and sealing deals for what they have to offer.

The time to act is now.

At UK Trade & Investment we know that expansion into overseas markets can be easier said than done. We manage a range of support for exporters, whether first-time or experienced, large or small, to ensure lasting success overseas and at home.

We also know that one of the biggest investments any company can make is in their time, and we hope that the expertise and advice we’re making available to business across the UK throughout Export Week can help put UK businesses on a fast track to success.

UKTI regional director Russell Jones said: “It has been great to see so many of the region’s companies, large and small, taking up the international trade challenge and benefitting from the support available. There is an unbelievable appetite for British products and services overseas and there has never been a more opportune time to take advantage of these commercial prospects.

“I strongly believe that most companies can and should export – from single-owner operations to large corporations. If you are successful in the UK, there is no reason why you can’t sell abroad, if you do your research and plan properly. “Exporting is crucial to the growth of our regional economy. Once you start exporting, there’s no limit to where you can go and the profit you can make. Whether you’re new to exporting or experienced in trading internationally, these events are not to be missed.”

Export Week events in the South West:

April 8 - Tortworth Court, South Gloucestershire

The Future of Exporting - Every business is a digital business

More information available soon.

April 9 - Bath

Mid-Sized Business Focused Event

A half day workshop that is designed to help MSBs access help and funding to maximise success overseas.

April 10 - Somerset

Entering the Chinese Market - Setting Up and Finding Partners - Master Class

Part of our series of Master Classes on the Chinese market, this event covers the essential aspects of setting up business partnerships in China.

April 10 - Swindon

Worldwide Women Network

Assisting and encouraging women in business to expand or launch in new export markets.

April 11 - Bristol

Access International Buyers - Food and Drink Sector

Bringing together selected international buyers from Eastern Europe with UK food and drink suppliers, with the aim of creating new business.

April 11 - Gloucester

Indonesia Market Visit De-brief

Following a successful market visit to Indonesia, our delegates will get together with Richard Graham MP to discuss their outcomes and future export plans.

April 11 - Bristol

Sizzling Southeast Asia: Unlock Your Business Potential in ASEAN

Equipping local businesses with the knowledge, expertise and insight needed to take advantage of exciting, new export opportunities in the Southeast Asia region.

For more information on all of our events please visit: www.exportweek.ukti.gov.uk

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