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YOU CAN EXPORT: Export Opportunities for the Creative and Digital Sector


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The Department for International Trade North East in partnership with TusPark would like to invite you to an event designed to explore the export opportunities available for the creative, digital and tech sectors in the region. Discover the support available in the North East to help you sell your services overseas and the key markets to focus on. 

Hear from...

  • Northern Powerhouse Export Champion, Jason Knights from Blue Kangaroo, who will share his experiences of trading overseas along with practical advice.

  • Paul Lancaster, the Founder & Director of Plan Digital & Newcastle Startup Week  who will talk through their customer journey, discussing how the support and funding from DIT helped them with business grow and develop their experience. 


  • Gordon Dodd, Chief Strategy Officer from Blocknorth will be sharing his export experience and discussing the support and funding the comapny received from DIT. 


  • Creative England will also be in attendance to showcase the services they provide and funding available for companies looking to export. 


An authentic Italian pizzeria will be providing hot pizza slices along with welcome drinks from Darlington based brewery Donzoko. 


This event will be a great opportunity to enhance your export potential and meet with like minded businesses within the service sector.


Please click on the link below to register, please note we have limited places available.


Cancelling your registration - Please be aware all cancelations should be made at least one week prior to the workshop taking place. This will prevent DIT incurring any unnecessary costs and will also allow other delegates to register, as this workshop has limited spaces available. Alternatively where possible, please ask another colleague to attend in your place and let us know who this will be. Thank you in advance for your kind co-operation.

Please note this event is only open to registered businesses based in North East England interested in trading internationally or wanting to learn more about the service Department for International Trade North East (formerly UKTI North East) provides. You may be contacted prior to the event to assess eligibility.








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27 Grainger Street

Newcastle Upon Tyne


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Thursday, 23 January 2020
14:00 - 14:15Welcome - Phil Blacklock , International Trade Advisor - Department for International Trade and Andrew Dixon - TusPark
14:15 - 14:30DIT Customer Journey - Phil Blacklock
14:30 - 14:45Support and Opportunities - Chris Hurne, Creative Content Senior Account Manager - DIT Creative Sector Team
14:45 - 15:00NPH Export Champion experience of trading overseas - Jason Knights - Blue Kangaroo
15:00 - 15:15DIT Experience - Paul Lancaster, Founder & Director, Plan Digital & Newcastle Startup Week
15:15 - 15:30DIT Experience - Gordon Dodd, Chief Strategy Officer - Blocknorth
15:30 - 15:45Funding and Further Support - Jim Farmery, Head of Partnerships -Creative England
15:45 - 16:00 Q&A Session - Phil Blacklock
16:00 - 16:30Networking with Pizza and Drinks
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