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A series of webinars designed to help you navigate through this difficult time while learning new skills to ensure your business stands out to international customers...

Food and Drink Webinar Series

Exporting Food and Drink products to China post COVID – everything you need to know

Wednesday 15 July 2020, 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM

Join this webinar to learn everything you need to know about exporting food and/or drink to China!

With China emerging ahead of other international markets from COVID-19, demand from food and drink importers for new products is also picking up, especially in health food, children’s snacks, frozen and instant food segments but also novelty fun products with wellness properties.

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The Future of the Food and Drink Sector in ASEAN

Thursday 16 July 2020, 09:30 AM to 10:30 AM

Hosted by the UK-ASEAN Business Council this webinar will explore how the Southeast Asian region will bounce back and the opportunities and challenges for UK exporters.

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Exporting Food and Drink products to Korea post pandemic

Tuesday 21 July 2020, 09:00 AM to 10:00 AM

After managing COVID better than most developed economies, South Korea is also recovering earlier than others. Korean consumers are reasserting their demand for better value, quality, and diversity in their food choices. 

Products and suppliers that offer good value, high quality, health/nutritional benefits, e.g. organic,  new and diversified tastes, and convenience  - also single portion ready meals are showing strong and continued growth in the market.

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Exporting Food and Drink products to the UAE – post-COVID trends and opportunities

Tuesday 28 July 2020, 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM

The pandemic has boosted online grocery searches by 560% in the UAE. Total food and drink sales are projected to grow by 6.9% to £29.5B. Cereals, value-added dairy products, fruit and veg and meat products are the most popular. 

Successful products in the UAE often incorporate innovative  tastes, flavours and ingredients. 

Join DIT and British Centres for Business for the latest intel and key need-to-knows.

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Automotive Industry Webinar Series

Free webinars to help your automotive business sell overeseas, hosted in collaboration with The Society of Motor Manufacturers & Traders (SMMT)...

Central Europe: Overview and opportunities in the Automotive and Smart Mobility sectors, post COVID-19 

Thursday 09 July 2020, 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM

Hear from The Deparrtment for International Trade (DIT) sector specialists covering Romania, Poland, Hungary, Slovakia, Czech Republic and Bulgaria. You will also learn what investments countries and cities are planning in terms of Smart Mobility and opportunities for UK companies.

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South Korea: Opportunities for UK technology companies

Thursday 16 July 2020, 09:30 AM to 10:30 AM

South Korea is a market with great opportunities for UK automotive technology businesses particularly in the CAV space. Expect to hear from the DIT, CENEX, Intralink and SMMT discussing the Korean market as well as our planned activities which are also supported by the Advanced Propulsion Centre.

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Ohio: Automotive Powerhouse

Monday 20 July 2020, 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM

Join SMMT, DIT and Jobs Ohio for an overview of the automotive industry in Ohio – the place where Hondafirst chose to establish its US home. Ohio is a top North American producer, and with a full, in-state automotivesupply chain. Listen to find out about opportunities for UK suppliers. 

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Germany: Future mobility export opportunities

Wednesday 22 July 2020, 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM

Join this webinar to hear the latest developments in this sector from DIT including the German government incentives for electric and hybrid vehicles buyers and cross-sector tax reductions. It will also cover how the COVID-19 has affected the market and what that means for UK exporters. 

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India: Opportunities for UK automotive technology companies

Wednesday 29 July 2020, 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM

Hear about the opportunities available for UK technology companies in India and planned activities to help you to expand your business in this webinar hosted by SMMT and DIT

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Mexico: Export and Business Development Opportunities in the Mexican Automotive sector in light of the USMCA and COVID-19 

Wednesday 05 August 2020, 3:00 PM to 4:30 PM

Join this webinar to hear more from the Director General of the Nuevo Leon Automotive Cluster of around 100 firms, DIT Mexico’s Head of Trade and Investment and sector specialists from DIT, Santander and Altios.

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Fast Moving Consumer Goods Webinar Series

USA: Navigating E-commerce in the US 

Tuesday 14 July 2020, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM

As everywhere, the US ecommerce market has grown significantly during lockdown. On this webinar DIT North America delivery partner OCO Global will provide a clear overview of the e-commerce market in the US and the on-going impact of covid-19. They will also take a close look at key players who shape the market, favoured venture capitalists who are investing, as well as the regulatory and regional landscape.

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UAE: Navigating the post-COVID retail landscape in the UAE

Wednesday 15 July 2020, 11:00AM to 12:00PM

Dubai and the wider UAE are emerging from lockdown and most malls have re-opened with several more planned or under construction. Join this webinar to hear the latest developments in online and offline retail from DIT’s partner British Centres for Business and our very special guest the Apparel Group - the Dubai-based global fashion and lifestyle retail conglomerate with 1750+ stores and 75+ brands across all platforms on four continents.

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China: Exporting Retail products to China post COVID

Thursday 23 July 2020, 09:00AM to 10:00AM

Retail spend in China has well and truly bounced back after the COVID pandemic, the 18-day 618 shopping festival in June saw Chinese consumers spend almost £13bn in gross merchandise value across e-commerce. However, brands must be aware of the shifting needs and behaviours across retail. Join this webinar to get up to speed on the big developments affecting retail in China and a reflection on the opportunities and strategies you should consider going forward.

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WeChat Masterclass by PingPong Digital

Wednesday 29 July 2020, 10:00AM to 12:00PM

This online course is designed to give you an introduction to the Chinese digital marketing landscape, particularly WeChat, and to provide the essential skills you'll need for your success in doing business in China.

This will be a thought-provoking live and interactive discussion on how the Chinese community use the WeChat app and how you can use it when selling into China. You'll be able to ask experts how to interact with WeChat, learn about their own WeChat business experiences and find out about the advantages this will bring to your business growth. 

Please note, this webinar is the first part of a three-part series, there will be the opportunity to join further online events which will be dicussed during the session.

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