Events > 2019 DIT Latin America & Caribbean Roadshow

2019 DIT Latin America & Caribbean Roadshow

25 March, 2019 - 29 March, 2019

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The ideal event for experienced UK exporters to gain an insight into business opportunities in Latin America and the Caribbean

The Department for International Trade (DIT) is delighted to invite you to join our March 2019 roadshow where senior experts from Latin America and the Caribbean will be updating UK companies on the latest opportunities in these vibrant markets.


Why attend?

The Latin America and Caribbean region is home to over 650 million people in growing economies where they are demanding ever-higher quality products and services. British companies have seen their business expand in the region in recent years and we fully expect this growth to continue. Political change in the region means that Latin America and the Caribbean is more open to UK business than ever. 
There are particularly strong opportunities in:

  • Advanced Engineering
  • Education
  • Financial Services
  • Food & Drink
  • Oil & Gas
  • Healthcare
  • Infrastructure
  • Marine
  • Mining
  • Renewables
  • Security

Jo Crellin, HM Trade Commissioner, and our team of experts will be in the UK in March to give UK companies the latest advice and insights on exporting to the region.
The roadshow will look at opportunities in the following markets:

  • Argentina
  • Brazil
  • Caribbean
  • Central America
  • Chile
  • Colombia
  • Mexico
  • Peru


Key factors that make Latin America and the Caribbean an excellent region to export to:

  • A new government in BRAZIL, a market of over 220 million people and the world’s 7th largest economy, re-emerging after a period of recession.
  • Expanding MEXICAN economy and new President elected at the end of 2018.
  • Business-friendly ARGENTINIAN government, continuing its liberalisation of trade and pursuing major investment plans in infrastructure and natural resources.
  • New business confidence and emerging opportunities in COLOMBIA following conclusion of the peace process.
  • Economic liberalisation and sustained economic growth in COSTA RICA.
  • CHILE, the “Dubai of the Southern Hemisphere” with the largest number of Free Trade Agreements in the world and a vibrant mining sector.
  • PERU, one of the best performing economies in Latin America, generating opportunities in mining, education, healthcare and infrastructure and where the UK has a government-to-government agreement for the delivery of the 2019 Pan American Games. 
  • Continuing growth in Trinidad and Tobago and Guyana Energy sectors
  • UK trade with the DOMINICAN REPUBLIC at a record high.
  • PANAMA a magnet for global business due to its strategic location, a key logistics hub and seeing huge investment in infrastructure.


Who should attend?

The roadshow is aimed at experienced exporting UK companies operating in the above sectors, which are already trading in overseas markets but would like to expand.

Companies will benefit from dedicated time with our market experts, through 1-2-1 pre-booked meetings and to obtain up-to-date information on the opportunities in their industry.  Places are limited, so please register your interest early to avoid disappointment.


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Roadshow Locations

Location: Glasgow
Date: 25 March 2019

Location: Midlands
Date: 26 March 2019

Location: Leeds
Date: 27 March 2019

Location: Reading
Date: 28 March 2019

Location: London
Date: 29 March 2019


Timings: 09:00 - 17:00
(Subject to agenda changes)

Cost: Free of charge



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