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Education Events and Trade Missions - please visit our Education landing site for more information on how you can take part.

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UK-India Green Hydrogen Hub

The UK-India Green Hydrogen Hub is a coalition of UK and India research groups and innovators that join forces to drive science and innovation, accelerate and enhance the role of hydrogen in the UK and India’s decarbonisation journey. A range of Green Hydrogen Hub events and networking opportunities will create links between the ideas of the future and the funds that can make them happen, and give members access to masterclasses on how UK-India research partnerships can deliver optimal results. Here’s a real opportunity to explore a diverse array of technological innovations and collaboration opportunities through this engagement.

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Simplifying Doing Business in China for Northern Powerhouse Companies

China is now the UK’s second biggest export market. There is high demand for many of the products and services British companies excel in producing. Opportunities are there for a wide range of UK companies, and exports rose by 71% in the last year. If you are considering the opportunity for your business in China, we would be delighted if you would join our roundtable discussion series that will cover a range of topics highlighting the critical issues and opportunities in the market and strategies for growing sales in this vital market.

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Focus on Retail and Consumer on 31st January, 10am-11am

Focus on Food and Drink on 1st February, 10am-11am

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UK & LATAC Partners in Education

With world-class institutions and organisations across the education sector, the UK positions itself as a long-standing global, and reliable partner. The UK Government is proud to promote a series of activities, events, and different contents on the Education sector in Latin America and the Caribbean (LATAC). Please visit our landing page for more information.

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UK in France

The GREAT Campaign, in partnership with British Embassy Paris, Department for Business & Trade, VisitBritain & The British Council, will deliver an exciting eighteen-month campaign in France, the ‘UK-France GREAT Campaign’. This provides a unique opportunity to improve the UK’s attractiveness to a French audience - driving important increases in trade, tourism and international students.

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Open Call for Sponsorship - Global Partners Programme

The Global Partners Programme is a collaboration between the Department for Business and Trade (DBT) and industry to encourage trade and promote British business globally.  ​​ Combining activity and events from across DBT, the Programme creates an international B2B and B2G marketing platform which can be tailored to meet the business objectives of participating sponsors.

The programme comprises over 100 trade events across over 15 markets, alongside activity within International Trade Week and the Made in the UK, Sold to the UK Awards, two of DBT’s key campaigns aimed at helping UK businesses achieve their global potential. ​

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UK@SXSW2024 Trade Mission Delegates

Please register your interest in attending the UK@SXSW2024 The Future; Now, an intimate Reception & Roundtable on Sunday, March 10 from 2-4pm at UK House at SXSW, The Downright Austin (701 East 11th St.)

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Global Talent Network

Sign up to get support from the Department for Business and Trade’s ‘Global Talent Network’ The Global Talent Network was launched in 2021 to ensure that people with exceptional talent have access to work opportunities in the UK’s leading Science and Technology sector. Utilising DBT’s vast overseas network, we have identified and engaged with over X talented individuals across India and the United States who are interested in moving to the UK and working in our AI, quantum technologies and life sciences sector. If your company is interested in being connected with top international talent, please submit the form below, and a member of the GTN team will be in touch.

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Open Call for Sponsorship – The Science & Technology VC Fellowship Programme

To ensure the UK continues to play a key role as a science superpower, to support the development of the technologies of tomorrow and to boost growth in key sectors of the economy, the UK needs to ensure it remains a globally competitive investment ecosystem backed by domestic capital. Continuing to scale this ecosystem, underpinned by UK investors operating at every stage of growth, will support companies developing unique technologies from the UK’s rich R&D base to commercialise and grow these companies in the UK.

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Hong Kong & Macao Real Estate & Infrastructure Investment Mission to the UK

Are you a Hong Kong or Macao based investor interested in UK Real Estate and Infrastructure?

Join the UK's Department of Business and Trade (DBT) investment mission for Hong Kong & Macao investors to UK this May.

This mission aims to bring investors together with UK public and private sector partners to maximise investment Opportunities. The mission will visit London and Leeds giving participants the opportunity to:

 

  • Attend site visits in London and engage with Opportunity London who have recently launched £9.5bn of investible opportunities worth £38bn GDV across the capital.
  • Attend the UK Real Estate Investment & Infrastructure Forum (UKREiiF) in Leeds as a guest of DBT. Last years event brought together:
    • 10,000+ attendees
    • 1,500+ investors
    • 1,500+ developers
    • 750+ occupiers
    • 700+ panel speakers and thought leaders 
    • 500+ contractors
    • 250+ local authorities
    • 250+ agents
  • Engage with senior UK Government officials as well as leaders from across the UK's cities and regions
  • Network and engage with brokers, developers, investors, facilitators and more via receptions and dining engagements
  • Receive bespoke meeting facilitation and support upon request

This event is for:

  • Hong Kong and Macao based investors interested in UK real estate and infrastructure.

How to attend this event

Register interest by 5th April 2024

 

The final programme will be determined once final attendee numbers are confirmed.

 

For more information please reach out to: DBTHongKong@fcdo.gov.uk

Please visit our Investment Atlas HERE for a flavour of some of the UK's largest investment opportunities.

London & Leeds

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UKREiiF 2024

Leeds

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Networking Reception at VivaTech

Hear from Theo Rycroft, Deputy Ambassador at the British Embassy in Paris, and Paul Foster, CEO at OnePlan – Official Supporter of Paris 2024, followed by networking drinks at the UK Pavilion.

Paris

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Expression of interest: Thaifex Anuga

The Department for Business and Trade are pleased to announce they are supporting 16 companies to exhibit at Thaifex Anuga which will be held between 28th May and 1st June in Bangkok, Thailand. Companies supplying the premium grocery subsector, including: innovative foods, healthy snacks, premium dairy products, alternative milk and functional beverages that are interested in participating are invited to express their interest here:

Bangkok

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DBT India Agriculture - Roundtable and One to One Appointments

Manchester

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Application for DBT discount code for Money 2020 Europe

At the Department of Business and Trade we are delighted to be returning to one of the world’s leading FinTech events at Money 2020 Europe in Amsterdam on June 4-6. We will showcase the strength and depth of the UK ecosystem at our pavilion. As part of our package with Money 2020 we can offer a discount code for event passes for eligible applicants at a rate of €1,795 +VAT. Key information: Deadline is May 15th Open to UK FinTechs Series A and B and Non-Profit FinTech ecosystem enablers. For those at an earlier stage, then please go to event webpage as the following rates (+VAT) are better value: a. Early-Stage Startup Pass - €1,145 b. Growth Stage Startup Pass - €1,475 Upon verification, successful applicants will be emailed their discount code. Please do not share the code. Only companies applying via this process will be considered.

Amsterdam

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Money 20/20 DBT day (Copy)

This pre-lunch event is specifically tailored for our UK delegates, featuring speakers from EY, Holland Fintech, and the Netherlands Foreign Investment Agency who will be discussing the Dutch FinTech ecosystem.

Amsterdam

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AI Governance - Views from across the Channel

Brussels

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Money 20/20, Amsterdam, 4-6 June 2024

Amsterdam

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Commercial Interiors UK Trade Mission to Dubai

Join Commercial Interiors UK (CIUK) on a Creative Sector Knowledge based /Fact Finding Trade Mission to Dubai, to research and discover opportunities in this dynamic market and the wider Middle East region.

Dubai

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UK-New Zealand Joint Public Session: Call for registrants

Register for the upcoming UK-New Zealand Joint Public Session, an opportunity for interested stakeholders of participating countries to convene and jointly discuss the implementation of the Environment and Labour chapters under the UK-New Zealand Free Trade Agreement.

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9th Pension Funds Mission

London

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9th Pension Funds Mission - Interest Form

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Indo-Pac @ London Tech Week 2024

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DBT WEBINAR - BRIDGING BORDERS - LAUNCHING A UK UNIVERSITY BRANCH CAMPUS IN LATIN AMERICA

Following up to our recent Higher Education, TNE Mission to Mexico and Panama, on 11 June the Department for Business and Trade will be running a webinar showcasing Panama as an ideal destination for UK TNE efforts including establishing a branch campus. Panama is one of the most politically stable countries in Latin America. It has one of highest GDP per capita in Latin America and offers regional as well as bilateral opportunities for UK organisations. Its strategic geographical location, dollarised economy, and social, political and economic stability make Panama an excellent base from which to do business in the region. Interested, then please learn more where you can register to attend this event. Also there will be a Q & A session afterwards with the opportunity to network and collaborate with link-minded individuals.

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Opportunities in France for UK SMEs: Civil nuclear industry

Businesses are invited to join the first in a series of events, designed to provide a detailed overview of the Civil Nuclear industry in France and the vast opportunities it presents for UK SMEs within a variety of sectors.

Join the Department for Business and Trade (DBT) for this in-person event with the Northern Nuclear Alliance (NNA) and Britain's Energy Coast Business Cluster (BECBC).

Warrington

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Leveraging A.I. for Business Growth

Join us for an insightful presentation designed to help small businesses seamlessly incorporate Artificial Intelligence into their daily operations, particularly for export. This presentation will equip you with the knowledge and practical tools needed to harness the power of A.I., transforming your business processes and driving growth.

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Made in the UK, Sold to the Indo-Pacific: Meet the Experts

Interested in selling to the Indo-Pacific? 

Want to hear from sector specialists, market experts and other companies about opportunities in the Indo-Pacific?

The Made in the UK, Sold to the Indo-Pacific: Meet the Experts is a two week series of in-person events run by the UK Government and our partners.

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Technology Export Opportunities in the Netherlands

The Department for Business and Trade (DBT) are delighted to invite businesses to a free event to learn about the opportunities to export UK Technology into the Dutch market and understand the support that is available in line with this. This event is ideal for businesses who are looking to either export for the first time, considering expanding on their existing international presence or looking to build their network in the Netherlands.

Newcastle Upon-Tyne

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IPSEF GLOBAL 2024

The focus of this annual education event for schools will be the international schools’ market, with discussions on the various options for setting up a school abroad. Delegates will have the opportunity to network with those who have already opened schools globally - including senior executives from schools, finance, governments, law and management consultants - with in-depth profiles on Emerging Markets, India, Asia and The Middle East

London

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Selling via Digital Commerce to the German Ecommerce market

In the webinar you will learn how to sell D2C via your own website and marketplaces, best opportunities for fulfilment and how to ensure you comply to German packaging and tax.

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StudyWorld Online

Our online events offer an affordable way for UK international education providers to regularly connect with agents and stay top of mind. You can share your meetings with colleagues and invite staff from other departments to join too. StudyWorld events connect UK English language centres and other UK international course providers and service providers with international agents and partners from around the world. Organised by English UK, the national association of English language centres. All StudyWorld events are friendly in size and focused on the UK. You can expect to establish valuable connections at an affordable price. Attendance is free for agents. We try to keep attendance affordable for educators and service providers too.

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DBT UK Pavilion at BETT Asia EdTech Expo and Regional Summit

This hugely productive show offers UK exhibitors the opportunity to engage with regional buyers and influencers, as well as DBT Education regional staff. Following the last, 2023 event, we have helped the UK providers who were with us in following up on strong leads to Export Win success, and we’re currently working with the show organisers to encourage a strong local and regional turnout. DBT, in partnership with BESA, will once again be hosting a UK pavilion, with branded pods for selected, collocated providers, and, in addition, we will also be offering fantastic sponsorship opportunities. We will commence a full promotional drive in the summer. Please click below to learn more.

Kuala Lumpur

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Higher Education and TNE Mission to Nigeria

Building on the successful DBT Mission to Nigeria in November 2023, this mission will take a group of selected UK universities to Nigeria to develop partnerships and deliver TNE in Nigeria. The TNE guidelines provide a framework for new partnerships, and in the months between now and the mission, DBT will be working with the sector to navigate the regulatory environment and build momentum. This will ensure that delegates are well versed in delivering TNE in Nigeria. We will commence formal promotion for mission delegates in the summer, but in the meantime, you can express your interest in joining to Richard Grubb, Regional Lead for Education in Africa and Europe.

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FOBISIA Annual Leadership Conference

This two-day conference attracts hundreds of delegates and provides an opportunity for Heads and senior leaders from FOBISIA’s (Federation of British International Schools in Asia) member schools to share best practice, with opportunities to interact with a range of educational suppliers and organisations from around the globe. Local DBT Education colleagues will be attending, and you can find out more on how to get involved

Bangkok, Thailand

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SEAMEO RIHED (Regional Center for Higher Education and Development), Inter regional Research Symposium

The theme of this event, hosted by a valued stakeholder in region, will be: Transforming Higher Education – Towards Sustainable Development. It will feature sessions on digital transformation, flexible learning pathways, gender equity, diversity and inclusion tracking. For information on how you can participate

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World Expo 2025, Osaka, Japan

OPEN CALL FOR SPONSORSHIP

More than 28 million business, government and general public visitors are forecast to attend the 6-month World Expo taking place in Osaka, Japan from April to October 2025.

The over-arching theme for Expo 2025 Osaka is ‘Designing Future Society for Our Lives’, with three sub themes of Saving Lives, Empowering Lives and Connecting Lives. The UK Pavilion will be located in the ‘Saving Lives’ zone of the Expo site. The UK’s theme statement is ‘See Things Differently’ – capturing the UK's spirit and acting as a powerful invitation to international audiences to embrace fresh perspectives of the UK. We will emphasise the UK's historic partnership with Japan, highlight the UK as a cultural,education and tourist destination and promote UK business in Japan and across the wider Asia-Pacific region.

Osaka

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