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Midlands International

Trade Peer Network

Summer Programme

July 2023

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DBT Midlands invites you to join the next phase of our International Trade Peer Network!

The summer programme of activities follows on from our spring launch events and draws inspiration from feedback provided by businesses on what you would like to see from the network going forward. So, you can expect more peer-to-peer learning, more roundtable discussions on topics that matter most to exporters, more information on business support and more opportunities to help set the agenda!

Each event will provide opportunities for you to share, discuss and resolve common business challenges and objectives related to overseas growth with like-minded entrepreneurs and professionals.

There are sessions taking place across the Midlands for either goods or service sector exporters as detailed below.

Places are strictly limited and will be allocated on a first come, first served basis. Register today to secure yours.


West Midlands

Goods Focused Session

Date: Wednesday 5th July 2023

Location: Holiday Inn | Kenilworth

Join us to discuss the latest developments including CPTPP, the Windsor Framework and the implementation of the new Australia FTA. The session will be chaired by an independent international trade specialist and will also feature a short presentation from Innovate UK about their Global Business Innovation Programme.

Register Here

Service Focused Session

Date: Wednesday 5th July 2023

Location: Staffordshire Chamber of Commerce | Stoke on Trent

Hosted by Derek Binns, DBT Midlands Financial, Professional and Business Services Sector Specialist and Pete Chapman, DBT Midlands International Trade Adviser and Creative Sector Lead, this session will explore the pertinent topics raised by service sector firms at the launch events, including new market exploration, access to DBT’s overseas networks and tax regulations.

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East Midlands

Service Focused Session

Date: Thursday 6th July 2023

Location: Barclays Eagle Labs | The Innovation Centre | Leicester

Attend this session to further discuss issues raised at the launch events with the ambition to make you a competent, confident and compliant exporter of services. Our facilitator, Andrea Collins, Managing Director of the Global Trade Department, will delve into concerns regarding compliance requirements, IP protection and licensing, tax and regulation and routes to market. The morning will also include a market selection and research demonstration.

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Goods Focused Session

Date: Wednesday 12th July 2023

Location: East Midlands Chamber | Chesterfield

Facilitated by Andrea Collins, Managing Director of the Global Trade Department, this session will cover a variety of topical discussion points high on exporters’ agendas, including documentation challenges and movement of goods. The Chamber’s International Trade Services Team will also be on hand to share their documentation and customs support.

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For more information on each session please click each session title. 

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  Midlands International Trade
Peer Network Summer Programme
  West Midlands  
  Date: 5th July 2023 Goods Session  
  Time: 09.00-11.15   
Date: 5th July 2023 Services Session
Time: 08.30-11.00 
  East Midlands  
  Date: 6th July  2023 Services Session  
  Time: 08.30-11.30  
  Date: 12th July 2023 Goods Session  
  Time: 08.30-11.30  

Contact DBT Midlands

  If you have any queries relating to international trade why not contact us. With staff in offices across the globe, we can help you find the answers.  
  email: ditmidlands@trade.gov.uk  
  call: 0300 303 8955  
  visit: great.gov.uk  
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Places at our summer programme are limited, so use the link above to register your interest in joining us today.

Anything missing? If there is a particular challenge or issue you would like us to address, please let us know when you register.


For any other export related enquiries contact the Department for Business and Trade in the Midlands at ditmidlands@trade.gov.uk or call our export support service on 0300 303 8955.

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The Department for International Trade

Department for Business and Trade (DBT) is the Government Department that helps UK based companies succeed in the global economy. We also help overseas companies bring their high-quality investment to the UK’s dynamic economy, acknowledged as Europe’s best place in which to succeed in global business.