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Northern Powerhouse Premier Trade Mission to Colombia

19 - 22 November 2019


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About the mission

Latin America offers a wealth of opportunities to companies and right now the region is looking for UK expertise in the infrastructure, construction, rail, aerospace, consulting and design industries, as well as other related sectors.

The opportunities are particularly relevant to well-established companies with export experience and the capacity to invest in establishing relationships by visiting overseas contacts and partners.

To help your business establish long-lasting trade relationships in the region, we have developed a Northern Powerhouse Premier Trade Mission programme which will identify key opportunities for your business and connect you with the right contacts in market.

Colombia and the UK have a strong relationship with total trade worth £1.3bn in the four quarters to the end of Q1 2019 and export of goods and services from the UK of £625 million in the same period.

The country also ranks highest in the Latin America and the Caribbean region for “ease of doing business” and is ranked at place 34 globally. With projects such as the new airport at Cartagena, the Metro in Bogota and the Central Railway concession on the horizon, Colombia is a place to consider as your next target market and could be your gateway to Latin America.

Joining delegates will benefit from the following programme activities:

  • Welcome briefing with DIT Colombia
  • Full access to the 16th National Congress of Infrastructure (CCI) exhibition, worth over £700
  • Meeting space availability 
  • Access to translators on selected seminars at CCI
  • Pre-arranged company visits 
  • Pre-arranged one-to-one meetings with key industry and DIT Latin America contacts
  • One-to-one match-making event
  • Visit to local infrastructure projects
  • Invitation to a UK reception
  • Ambassador reception
  • Access to buyers
  • Discounted hotel rates
  • Access to pre-mission webinar

Why you should join the mission:

  • Support from DIT in Latin America and specialised sector teams
  • Access to 130 overseas staff in 17 countries across the Latin America and the Caribbean region
  • Funding to help towards the expenses of the mission for eligible companies
  • Support throughout the mission from our experienced trade mission staff and International Trade Advisers

The cost to join the mission is £199 plus VAT, which covers all programme activities. It is the delegate's are responsibility to book and pay for their own flights and accommodation but may be eligible to apply for a travel grant with their local DIT office.

With a steady GDP growth, a recently signed trade continuity agreement which will protect a trade flow of £2.1 billion and lots of major projects in the region, this is a mission not to be missed.

Express your interest

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The non-refundable cost to attend the mission of £199.00 plus VAT will secure your place on the mission and covers all programme activities. Delegates are responsible for booking and paying for their own flights and accommodation but may be eligible to apply for a grant with their local DIT office.

Please note there will be a vetting process to assess the suitability of applying companies. Once your attendance has been confirmed you will be sent a secure link where you will be required to pay the non-refundable booking fee.

Due to a limited capacity any expressions of interest will be reviewed on an individual basis and we will contact you as soon as possible to confirm a successful application.

We normally only allow one delegate per company. Please contact us for more information.

On registering for this event, we will be collecting personal information as part of our registration process. This information will be processed and shared within the Department for International Trade (DIT) and with selected third parties for purposes connected with DIT performing a task in the public interest or to fulfil an official function and the task or function has a clear basis in law. DIT takes your privacy very seriously. Your personal data shall be processed according to the Department for International Trade’s Fair Processing Notice.

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Don't miss out and maximise your growth potential by joining a Northern Powerhouse trade mission.

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