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DIT International Ministerial Visits

DIT Ministers will be visiting a range of countries - both in and outside the EU - to boost the UK’s trade and investment relationships. If you think Ministerial engagement in these countries can benefit your business, please get in touch.  

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DIT Upcoming Webinars

DIT's free webinars are delivered by experts from both private and public sector organisations. The webinar topics range in export experience from never exported to experienced exporter. Click through to see what is on offer.

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Northern Powerhouse Export Awards 2019

The annual PD Ports Northern Powerhouse Export Awards in association with The Department for International Trade, Chamber International and HSBC, is set to return for a third year to recognise the North’s top exporters and celebrate achievements in international trade.  Click through to learn more and connect make your nomination.

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CES 2019 Online Company Directory

CES is the world's gathering place for all those who thrive on the business of consumer technologies. It has served as the proving ground for innovators and breakthrough technologies for 50 years — the global stage where next-generation innovations are introduced to the marketplace. Owned and produced by the Consumer Technology Association (CTA), it attracts the world's business leaders and pioneering thinkers.

DIT will this year have a GREAT stand at the Eureka park, where UK companies can meet with Overseas companies and showcase the Uk's world leading technology. 

Las Vegas

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Create an Impactful Digital Marketing Strategy (Hertfordshire)

Marketing is delivering the right message, to the right people, at the right time. Digital platforms have opened up global markets and the opportunity to win new business across the world has never been greater.

Sawbridgeworth

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BETT Global 2019

BETT London, is an annual, global trade show that attracts overseas buyers, agents, schools ministers . The event is an excellent opportunity for UK companies to showcase UK cutting edge technology to potential buyers, media and influencers.

London

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Healthcare UK at Arab Health 2019

Healthcare UK will be presenting Hospital of the Future, showcasing the UK healthcare organisations and their innovations that support the lifecycle of a future-proof hospital, including financing, design, build and operate.

Dubai

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DIT LSO at Arab Health 2019

Where the healthcare world comes to do business. Arab Health Exibition and Congress the largest medical exhibition and conferences in the Middle East.

Dubai

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Education Opportunities in Brazil and Latin America

The Department for International Trade is delighted to invite you to a free briefing being held in London on Education Opportunities in Brazil, Mexico, Colombia and Panama. Click through to learn more and register.

London

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You Can Export: An Introduction to Export Market Research

Marketing research is the first and one of the most vital steps for any organisation considering entering a new market. This intensive half-day course in the North West region is an invaluable introduction to the process of planning and conducting marketing research overseas.

Clayton-le-Moors

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YOU CAN: Drive Amazon Marketing and Content Success (Suffolk)

The essential workshop when you are looking to drive sales and succeed in expanding your business globally with Amazon.

Bury St Edmunds

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China Aerospace Roadshow

By 2024, China will eclipse the US as the world’s largest aerospace market based on passenger numbers and sales of new aircraft. This DIT event is designed to help North West SMEs understand the China market, the opportunities and challenges, and various market entry strategies.

Preston

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YOU CAN: Strengthen your Global Strategy with Advanced Google Analytics

Are you already utilising Google Analytics to inform your international marketing strategy, but want to develop your understanding of the tool to a more advanced level?

Saffron Walden

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Department for International Trade at Subsea Expo 2019

Subsea Expo 2019 is the world’s largest subsea exhibition and conference. The event presents opportunities in subsea oil & gas, offshore renewables and mining, considering how businesses are working smarter through diversification, increased use of automation and new technology.

Aberdeen

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Digital Conference 2.0

Selling online allows companies of all sizes to extend their reach around the world and tap into new markets through e-commerce, something that would have taken an extraordinary amount of effort and investment only a few years ago. Join this exclusive event for Midlands based businesses who are seeking to take their online sales to the next level.

Birmingham

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Mining Indaba Panel Discussion and networking lunch

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Nordic Delight: Food and drink export opportunities in Nordic markets

This is an opportunity to pitch your product and receive expert feedback from experienced specialist DIT Trade Advisers from Oslo, Stockholm, Copenhagen and Helsinki…

They are looking for export-ready companies with high quality, well-branded products in the above categories, preferably with at least a 6 months shelf-life.

Birmingham

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Excel at Exhibitions: Pitching and Networking Masterclass

Whether you are attending an exhibition, conference or business event, the ground is ideal for developing valuable connections to enable business growth. Effective networking and powerfully pitching your company is essential if you are to maximise the use of your time and communication exposure.

High Ongar

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Meet the International Trade Expert

This event is aimed at new and existing exporters alike in the North West region, you will have a unique opportunity to understand the variety and depth of business opportunities in the Nordic markets.

Manchester

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Market Selection Clinic - Hereford & Worcestershire

Are you frustrated by ad hoc enquiries from all over the world?

Would you like to start selling overseas but have no idea where to start?

Book a 1:1 clinic with Frances Long, a specialist in export market research and selection, who will help you to prioritise overseas markets using a software tool and market data to identify which markets around the world you should be targeting.

Click through to find out more and book a meeting.

Malvern

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Meet the Buyer: Defence, Security and Cyber

Join this free Midlands Engine Meet the Buyer event which will provide a dynamic and lucrative business environment carefully tailored to create, encourage and facilitate synergies in a series of 1:1 meetings with validated buyers to help you build key relationships which may result in you securing new business.

Coventry

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YOU CAN EXPORT: High Value Opportunities for the Technology Sector Overseas

  Join the Department for International Trade's Technology and Smart Cities team on Thursday 14th February at Durham County Cricket Club for an event designed to provide North East Technology businesses with speakers giving overviews of the opportunities in Gulf Co-operation countries, India, Malaysia and The Philippines.  Click through to learn more.

Durham

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Next Generation Tech & Cyber Expo

Working in partnership with Worcestershire LEP and Midlands Cyber we are delighted to host an exclusive Tech and Cyber Expo taking place in the heartland of the cyber sector…

Follow the link to find out more and request your space. Please note, this opportunity is only open to Midlands based businesses.

Worcester

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Greater China Awards 2019 & Greater China Bites Seminar

Greater China Awards are open to any companies or organisations in North West England which have made a significant contribution to developing business or collaborative innovation/partnership with mainland China, Hong Kong, Macau, and/or Taiwan during the last 12 months. This may include bi-lateral trade or investment, education and community sectors

Salford

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Northern Powerhouse Tech Trade Mission to India

India is an emerging tech powerhouse and is the world’s second largest smartphone market and on course to become the second largest market for IT by the end of 2018. Join the Northern Powerhouse Tech Trade Mission organised by the North West team to explore opportunities and scope landscape of how to do business.

Bangalore & Mumbai

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UK national stand at Agro Spring 2019

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Ukraine

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Cybersecurity: Arming yourself against an attack globally

London

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Cybersecurity: Arming yourself against an attack globally

Gatwick

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Future Entertainment Festival Middle East 2019

The UK Department for International Trade will be promoting the best of British expertise in cinema, digital media, immersive technologies at this event. The DIT Dubai team will be on hand to facilitate introductions with potential buyers, investors and business partners. Click through to learn more.

Dubai

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DIT @ MWC 2019

Are you attending MWC 2019?

The GSMA Mobile World Congress is the world's largest exhibition for the mobile industry, incorporating a thought-leadership conference that features prominent executives representing mobile operators, device manufacturers, technology providers, vendors and content owners from across the world. 

If you are a Uk Business attending MWC, we want to know about it, to populate a Department for International Trade (DIT) company directory to show potential customers, investors and visitors the great work being done by UK businesses. 

Barcelona

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YOU CAN: Optimise your Shopify Store (Hertfordshire)

The essential workshop when you are looking to drive sales and succeed in expanding your business globally with Shopify. With over $82 billion of sales conducted through the site since its creation in 2006, and with sellers in over 175 countries, Shopify provides a platform for businesses to reach new clients both in the UK and abroad. Shopify allows companies choose from 100’s of themes for their online store, manage inventory across multiple channels, manage customer records, analyse those visiting the store and optimise marketing. But with so many tools available, are you making the most of your account?

Stevenage

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Market Selection Clinic - Birmingham

Are you frustrated by ad hoc enquiries from all over the world?

Would you like to start selling overseas but have no idea where to start?

Book a 1:1 clinic with Frances Long, a specialist in export market research and selection, who will help you to prioritise overseas markets using a software tool and market data to identify which markets around the world you should be targeting.

Click through to find out more and book a meeting.

Birmingham

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DIT Civil Nuclear Showcase 2019

Thanks for your interest in the Department for International Trade’s Civil Nuclear Showcase 2019. We regret to inform you that the Showcase has been postponed.


DIT is very sorry for the inconvenience, and is exploring options for the Showcase event. Details of this will be released in due course.

London

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You Can Export: How to Manage Agents & Distributors

The use of agents and distributors to enter international markets is common for North West exporting companies. But is it the best method for you? And if it is, how can you build and manage a network of these trade multipliers?

Liverpool

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Uzbek-British Trade & Industry Council (UBTIC) conference

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You Can Export: Protecting your intellectual property

Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) are valuable assets for your business and it is important that you understand how these can be protected. This half-day workshop aims to give North West businesses an overview of what constitutes intellectual property, the legal frameworks that are in place, the threats from international markets and how you can protect your IPR overseas.

St Helens

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Trade Mission to Andorra: Opportunities for Retail Brands

The Department for International Trade (DIT), Invest in Andorra (Actua), and the Chamber of Commerce in Andorra are joining forces to offer a trade mission to quality British high street brands to sell in Andorra. Click through to learn more.

Barcelona / Andorra

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Meet the Buyer: Irish Construction and Hardware

Join this free Midlands Engine Meet the Buyer event to meet a group of buyers from Ireland in the construction and hardware sectors. The event will provide a dynamic and lucrative business environment carefully tailored to create, encourage and facilitate synergies in a series of 1:1 meetings with validated buyers to help you build key relationships which may result in you securing new business.

 

Coventry

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Women in Business: Essential Traveller Safety (Essex)

As a business woman, there are additional safety issues to take into consideration when travelling overseas to grow your business. Legal and cultural restrictions can sometimes be distracting and being aware of them can impact the success of your trip.

Ongar

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SxSW 2019

Join the UK’s Department for International Trade (DIT) at South by Southwest to celebrate the convergence of the interactive, film, and music industries from 8-13 March 2019, Austin, USA.

Austin

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Creative Industries Mission to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

DIT are hosting an outward mission to Saudi Arabia to strategically position UK Creative firms to take advantage of major packages offered throughout the construction and supply chain phases of current and future projects.

Riyadh

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MedTech mission to KIMES (South Korea) and Japan

DIT is organising a Trade Mission to South Korea and Japan to gain insight into opportunities in these two markets. It provides the opportunity to expand your business potential and cultivate a network of contacts within the Korean and Japanese MedTech industries. UK companies and institutions delivering in the MedTech sector are eligible to apply to attend, whether you have an existing presence in South Korea and Japan, or are keen to enter the market. The application deadline is end of business on 18 January 2019.  Click through to learn more and how to register.

Tokyo and Seoul

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You Can Export: An Introduction to Export Market Research

Marketing research is the first and one of the most vital steps for any organisation considering entering a new market. This intensive half-day course in the North West region is an invaluable introduction to the process of planning and conducting marketing research overseas.

Kendal

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Market Selection Clinic - Coventry and Warwickshire

Are you frustrated by ad hoc enquiries from all over the world?

Would you like to start selling overseas but have no idea where to start?

Book a 1:1 clinic with Frances Long, a specialist in export market research and selection, who will help you to prioritise overseas markets using a software tool and market data to identify which markets around the world you should be targeting.

Click through to find out more and book a meeting.

Coventry

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Bett Asia 2019

Bett Asia, is an annual, global trade show that attracts overseas buyers, agents, schools ministers. The event is an excellent opportunity for UK companies to showcase UK cutting edge technology to potential buyers, media and influencers.

Kuala Lumpur

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JEC World 2019

JEC World 2019 is where the global composites industry meets. A leading international show for composites and advanced materials, JEC World provides a global platform where the whole ecosystem is gathered: from raw materials to machines, intermediate and final processors, to OEMs and end users.

Paris

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MIPIM Cannes 2019

MIPIM is the premier real estate event, gathering the most influential players from all sectors of the international property industry for four days of networking, learning and transaction. Alongside our programme, DIT is seeking to innovatively showcase UK expertise and is seeking partnerships from leading UK companies in a number of areas.

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Capturing International Opportunities using Google Analytics (Essex)

Who is visiting your website and how can you utilise this information? Google Analytics answers these questions, making it one of the most powerful tools available to businesses.

Saffron Walden

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Cybersecurity: Arming yourself against an attack globally

Southampton

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IFE 2019

DIT is hosting the International Trade Hub at the leading biennial Food & Drink event in the UK, IFE 2019. DIT will be showcasing new to export food and drink companies, matchmaking buyers with UK suppliers, and offering advice on trading internationally.

London

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China Retail Mission 2019

This DIT-led Mission runs from 17 – 24 March 2019, and aims to provide invaluable insight into all aspects of the retail landscape in Beijing, Shanghai and Chengdu. Registration closes 10 January 2019. Click to learn more and how to register.

Beijing, Shanghai and Chengdu

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You Can Export: An Introduction to Exporting

Wherever you are on your journey, from securing your first overseas sale to developing a strategy that will help you to grow and succeed, our international experts are on hand to help North West businesses.

Blackpool

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Cybersecurity: Arming Yourself Against an Attack Globally

Reading

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Market Selection Clinic - Birmingham

Are you frustrated by ad hoc enquiries from all over the world?

Would you like to start selling overseas but have no idea where to start?

Book a 1:1 clinic with Frances Long, a specialist in export market research and selection, who will help you to prioritise overseas markets using a software tool and market data to identify which markets around the world you should be targeting.

Click through to find out more and book a meeting.

Birmingham

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Improve and Internationalise your SEO Strategy (Suffolk)

This intensive half-day workshop is packed full of great strategic and tactical advice on how to ensure that your business makes more money through Search Engine Optimisation (SEO).

Ipswich

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Legal Services are GREAT Trade Mission to Nigeria

Lagos, Nigeria

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UK Pavilion at GISEC 2019

The Departmental for International Trade is inviting expressions of interest from UK cyber security companies to exhibit on UK Pavilion at GISEC 2019. The deadline for expressions of interest is 04 January 2019.

Dubai

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UK Chartered Professional Bodies Trade Mission

DIT would like to invite any Chartered Professional Bodies who have an interest in creating partnerships across China and Hong Kong to apply to join this trade mission. In order to create a bespoke programme for the Chartered Bodies and deliver to the highest standard, organisations will need to apply to join this mission. The aim is to enable UK Chartered bodies to develop and promote partnership accreditation links in education with universities, polytechnics, colleges and employers in China and Hong Kong. Click through for more details including how to apply.

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BODW 2019

Business of Design Week (BODW) is Asia's leading annual event on design, innovation and brands. As BODW's Partner Country for 2019, the UK will showcase the best of British design and demonstrate our leadership in creative thinking and design management.

Hong Kong

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