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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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Tradeshow Access Programme (TAP) Events

Attending overseas trade shows can promote your business overseas. Exporters can attend TAP's selected events, and get financial support in the shape of a grant to offset some costs.

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Dubai 2020 Catering Open Call

Open call for sponsors, partners and suppliers from the hospitality and food and beverage industries to help deliver the UK Pavilion at World Expo 2020 Dubai.

This is a unique opportunity to supply the UK pavilion at Expo 2020 Dubai and put your business at the forefront of Global Britain. Working with us, and with our hospitality partner, Global Infusion Group, to establish a presence at the largest business, economic and cultural event in the world will give you a global platform to gain significant commercial exposure and help the UK create a truly spectacular hospitality presence at World Expo 2020.

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The UK at Beijing Expo 2019

The UK will be participating in China's Beijing International Horticultural Exhibition in 2019 (29 April – 7 October), the largest Expo of its kind focused on green living, sustainability and horticulture, with 16 million visitors to the 500-hectare site expected across 6 months.

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YOU CAN EXPORT: Introduction to International Trade

 

Please note this is a practical event aimed at North East based businesses interested in trading internationally or wanting to learn more about the service Department for International Trade North East (formerly UKTI North East) provides. 

Durham

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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.

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Worcester

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Northern Powerhouse trade mission to Africa Health 2019

Join the Department for International Trade (DIT) at Africa Health 2019, Africa's largest gathering of healthcare professionals.

Johannesburg

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Outward Mission to World Content Market, Moscow

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Registration of Interest: Midlands Engine Market Visit to BIO 2019 Philadelphia & Maryland

Join our visit to the largest Biotechnology and Pharmaceutical convention and partnering event in the world. This event is organised by the East Midlands.

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UK & Brazil: Partners in Energy

The UK & Brazil: Partners in Energy is an annual event that aims to promote and strengthen the partnership between UK and Brazil in the energy sector, through knowledge sharing, best practice and commercial exchange. It is a platform for British and Brazilian companies and government agencies to discuss the future of the energy sector, its challenges and opportunities, and to gain a deeper insight into regulatory frameworks, new technologies and solutions in areas of common interest. This year the UK will be launching the £25m Prosperity Fund Brazil Energy programme to support Brazil’s low carbon energy transition. The programme will represent a cornerstone in UK-Brazil’s energy relationship, deepening and broadening the relationship further.

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Doing Business In The Netherlands - Webinar

The Netherlands have enjoyed a long and successful trade history with the UK. This webinar will provide the knowledge you need to enable you to take advantage of the opportunities it presents.

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Automechanika Birmingham 2019

Automechanika is the leading UK event for the automotive sector and is key to growing the UK’s export potential as well as encouraging inward investment. The Department for International Trade (DIT) will create a one-stop-shop for UK automotive businesses and international buyers with a UK Pavilion hosting a 1-2-1 meetings, industry partners and a showcase of UK products and services. On 5 June DIT is partnering with the SMMT in a Meet the Buyer event.

Birmingham

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UK Trade and Export Finance Forum 2019: Celebrating UKEF's Centenary

Join over 600 leaders in government and business from the UK and around the world to mark the centenary of UKEF and celebrate 100 years of innovation. The event will feature expert speakers and focused workshops across a range of trade and finance themes, with plenty of opportunity to engage and interact with the financial sector’s specialists.

London

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Doing Business in Australia

For North West tech and creative companies that are just starting to explore their exporting options, through to mature companies that already have offices in the EU and the USA, there’s room for everyone at our event on Australia. 

Liverpool

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America Made Easy

Newcastle upon Tyne

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Establishing Business in the USA

Rapid advancements, particularly in the manufacturing and education industries, continue to shape the future of the American economy. This half day conference will delve into the challenges faced by British businesses today and offer expert solution-lead information which will enable you to enter and thrive in the American market.

Rotherham

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Doing Business in the USA 1-2-1 meetings

Do you need legal advice on your export strategy to the USA? US Lawyer Tom Thorelli is visiting Leigh Court, Bristol on 18 June and is available for free legal advice appointments on a 1-2-1 basis. Tom brings a huge amount of knowledge and experience about the US market.

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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.

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Australia & New Zealand @ London Tech Week 2019

With London Tech Week (LTW19) quickly approaching Australia and New Zealand are set to be well-represented with several delegations heading over to the UK.

Taking place from June 10-14 London Tech Week aims to connect international communities across a variety of sectors and address how access to technology can have a profoundly positive impact on society and business and build mutually beneficial partnerships.

UK Department for International Trade (DIT) are proud to be supporting the trade missions from Australia and New Zealand going to LTW19. Applications to join the trade missions are still open. Click below for more information:

DIT has curated a programme of events to help facilitate meetings between companies from the UK and Asia Pacific visiting London Tech Week on 10-14 June 2019. Click here for more information.

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London Tech Week Mission 2019

This mission is for contacts from Latin America and the Caribbean. London Tech Week is a festival of technology in the UK, held across London from 10 to 14 June 2019. In a schedule of more than 300 events, core conferences focus on 5G, Artificial Intelligence, IoT, blockchain, augmented and virtual reality and more. More than 55,000 guests participate in the event, a global reference for technology, start ups, scale ups and business development. Click through to learn more.

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Annecy International Animation Film Festival 2019

Annecy International Animation Film Festival is the industry’s foremost showcase in terms of co-producing, purchasing, selling, financing and distributing animation content for all broadcasting platforms. The exhibition hosts over 800 international companies and 11,000 industry professionals. The Department for International Trade (DIT), Animation UK and key UK industry bodies are combining efforts to raise the profile of the UK’s animation sector as this major international event.

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You Can Export: Import & Export Customs Procedures Update

In this morning seminar with breakfast, join HMRC and the Department for International Trade to hear the latest updates to customs import and export procedures including import duties which may affect your business. Find out how to save time and money by adopting special customs procedures such as customs warehousing and inward and outward processing relief, as well as preparing your business for future scenarios.

Barnsley

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Women in Tech Mission to London Tech Week

The UK’s Department for International Trade is proud to announce the Europe Female Founders in Tech Mission to attend London Tech Week 2019.  Click through to learn more and register.

London

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Excel at Exhibitions: Maximising your Return on Investment

Exhibitions offer a powerful opportunity to promote your company and develop impactful business relationships across the globe. Exhibiting at these events can involve a large investment, but with a well-constructed exhibition plan your business can get a high return on investment.

Newmarket

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Unleash your Inner Exhibitionist: Driving a Stronger Return from International Trade Shows

This workshop is for Tees Valley companies ONLY, eligibility checks will be carried out

 

 

 

 

Teesside

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Paris Air Show

The 53rd bi-annual Paris International Air Show will take place on 17 – 23 June 2019 and will once again bring together the key players in the aerospace industry. The DIT stand will showcase UK capabilities across the whole aircraft, highlighting the UK’s position as a world-leader in aerospace.

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You Can Export: How to Thrive at Exhibitions

Taking a stand at a trade show or exhibition costs money and is a collection of many different opportunities in a short space of time. To capitalise requires expertise many companies could not be expected to have. Our international experts are on hand to help North West businesses.

Accrington

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Energy Exports Conference

The Energy Exports Conference (EEC) is a major new event opening in Aberdeen this summer, aimed at supporting the UK supply chain to export its products, services and expertise into global markets. Click through to learn more.

Aberdeen

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Pitching and Networking Masterclass and Networking Lunch

Join the Department for International Trade in the East of England and Nick Looby from Feet on the Ground for an interactive workshop to help you make a lasting impression on those you meet in all environments. Following the workshop there will be a networking lunch where you can widen your connections with like minded professionals.

Hatfield

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Doing business in Germany

Are you thinking about doing business with or in Germany? You may already be exporting to Germany or perhaps with current Brexit uncertainties, are considering your strategic options for Europe. 

The Department for International Trade North West are offering a chance to hear first-hand about the business opportunities available from Michael Kordus, Western Europe for the state of North Rhine-Westphalia (NRW), Germany, along with other speakers.

Haydock

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You Can Export: Online Marketing to Maximise Export Sales

On their computer. On their smartphone. On their tablet. Ask any hugely successful North West business, the secret to marketing your product or service is being everywhere your customers are – and once you reach them, you have to serve content that meets their needs and expectations.

St Helens

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Suffolk Day: Championing your export success

Celebrate Suffolk Day with an export focused networking morning, including a live case study from Suffolk's Export Champion Seers Medical.

Newmarket

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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.

Worcester

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Fintech Beyond Financial Services: UK Fintech Mission to Spain and Portugal 2019

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India Roadshow 2019

An event for UK companies interested in exporting to or investing in India. The Department for International Trade (DIT) is working with Invest India to showcase the opportunities available to UK companies in India within priority sectors. UK businesses will have an opportunity to meet with trade and investment advisors with extensive on-the-ground experience in India.

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YOU CAN EXPORT: Introduction to International Trade

 

Please note this is a practical event aimed at North East based businesses interested in trading internationally or wanting to learn more about the service Department for International Trade North East (formerly UKTI North East) provides. 

Middlesbrough

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Business Culture: Middle East

This half day training on Middle East business culture will help you to improve your communication with partners in the region. Knowing your way around the dos and dont’s in business culture will save you from uncomfortable miscommunications.

Birmingham

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DIT Trade Mission to Chemspec 2019

The Department of International Trade North West (DIT) is looking to organise a Trade Mission to Chemspec 2019 in Basel from 26th to 27th June 2019. 

Basel

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Fashion Meets Food - Franchising Unwrapped (040719)

London

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Spotlight on International Trade in the Caribbean

In partnership with the Caribbean Development Bank and the Caribbean Council, the Department for International Trade (DIT) are hosting an exclusive event to showcase business opportunities in the Caribbean markets.

 

Join us in Bristol on Wednesday 10th July where colleagues from the Caribbean Development Bank will provide details on commercial opportunities available with the Bank and updates on the £300 million UK-Caribbean Infrastructure Fund (UKCIF).

 

Representatives from DIT and the Caribbean Council will also be in attendance to share more general insight about doing business in the Caribbean. Take part in this exclusive opportunity to grow your business internationally in varied and rewarding markets.

Bristol

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Business Culture: Central & Eastern Europe

This half day training on Central & Eastern Europe business culture will help you to improve your communication with partners in the region. Knowing your way around the dos and dont’s in business culture will save you from uncomfortable miscommunications.

Birmingham

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YOU CAN EXPORT: Introduction to International Trade

 

Please note this is a practical event aimed at North East based businesses interested in trading internationally or wanting to learn more about the service Department for International Trade North East (formerly UKTI North East) provides. 

Newcastle upon Tyne

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YOU CAN EXPORT: Introduction to International Trade

 

Please note this is a practical event aimed at North East based businesses interested in trading internationally or wanting to learn more about the service Department for International Trade North East (formerly UKTI North East) provides. 

Durham

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Registration of Interest: Midlands Engine BioHealth Market Visit to Boston and Maryland USA

Join our visit to The MedTech Conference in Boston USA , followed by a trip to the state of Maryland: one of the USA’s largest innovative clusters.

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Business Culture: Germany

This half day training on German business culture will help you to improve your communication with partners in the region. Knowing your way around the dos and dont’s in business culture will save you from uncomfortable miscommunications.

Birmingham

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Law Firms of the Future: UK Legaltech Mission to Spain and Portugal 2019

Madrid

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RVE 2019: Meet the Buyer - Registration of interest

Come along to our free event to hear about our exciting new plans and why you should seriously consider joining with us.

Derby

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Northern Powerhouse Offshore Energy Trade Mission to the Netherlands

Join the Department for International Trade (DIT) for this Northern Powerhouse trade mission to the Netherlands and the Offshore Energy Exhibition 2019 in Amsterdam. This mission is ideal for businesses eager to explore their opportunities in the Dutch market and beyond.

Amsterdam

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Business Culture: China

This half day training on Chinese business culture will help you to improve your communication with partners in the region. Knowing your way around the dos and dont’s in business culture will save you from uncomfortable miscommunications.

Birmingham

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Business Culture: USA

This half day training on American business culture will help you to improve your communication with partners in the region. Knowing your way around the dos and dont’s in business culture will save you from uncomfortable miscommunications.

Birmingham

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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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UK Rail Pavilion at AusRAIL PLUS 2019

UK rail suppliers are invited to sign up to exhibit on a Railway Industry Association (RIA) arranged UK Pavilion at AusRail PLUS 2019 being held in Sydney, Australia.  The pavilion has the support of 12 Department for International Trade (DIT) Tradeshow Access Programme (TAP) grants worth £2000 per UK SME company. Download the UK Pavilion at AusRail PLUS flyer for more information.

Sydney, Australia

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