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Women in FinTech Global Initiative

The Women in FinTech Global Initiative is aimed at bringing more female entrepreneurs to the UK and to help make the UK’s FinTech ecosystem more diverse. Click through to learn more and register your interest.

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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.

Global

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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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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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Opportunities with PTTGC, Daelim and Bechtel: UK Export Finance Supplier Fair

PTTGC, Daelim and Bechtel are currently seeking to engage suppliers for the construction of a world-scale petrochemical complex in Ohio. Jointly arranged by UK Export Finance (UKEF) and PTTGC/Bechtel, this event presents an opportunity to meet with representatives from the project to find out how to secure these supply contracts.

London

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You Can Export - International Sales Strategy

The Department for International Trade Southwest are holding this masterclass to provide a core understanding of how to create an export sales strategy, as well as explore strategic export account management. This will give delegates a framework within which to create their plans.

The programme is entirely workshop based, so many of the discussions will take place in groups around the room. This will enable each delegate to test their ideas with the others in the room and pull further ideas from their colleagues.

Bristol

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Digital Trade Advice Clinic: July 2019

Receive 1 hour of tailored advice on the best strategies available for growing globally online.

Leicester

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You Can Export: 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 is an invaluable introduction for North West businesses to the process of planning and conducting marketing research overseas.

Salford

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You Can Export: Selling Online Conference

If you are looking to extend your global reach, join us at this major new event designed for businesses who are seeking to take their online sales to the next level.

Leeds

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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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National Data Strategy Roundtables

The Departments for International Trade (DIT), Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS), Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) and Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs (HMRC) are coming together to run a series of Business Engagement Roundtables to provide evidence for DCMS’ National Data Strategy. Click through to learn more and express your interest.

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YOU CAN EXPORT: International Market Research

 

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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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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China Prosperity Introduction July 2019

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Meet the Expert: Food & Drink Germany

Book a free online meeting with our Food & Drink expert in Germany where you will learn more about the growth in your sector and receive expert advise on opportunities for your product. 

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YOU CAN EXPORT: Selling Internationally using Shopify

The Department for International Trade invites you to attend a FREE one-day workshop, ‘Boost your International Sales with Shopify', where you can learn how to make an impact with your own e -commerce site and attract international customers.

Durham

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YOU CAN EXPORT: Selling Internationally using Shopify

The Department for International Trade invites you to attend a FREE one-day workshop, ‘Boost your International Sales with Shopify', where you can learn how to make an impact with your own e -commerce site and attract international customers.

Darlington

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Craft Beer Export Meet-Up: Buyers, Digital and Branding

We have invited two international buyers from Spain to give you an introduction to the markets and the type of products they’re interested in. Beer sommelier Cheryl Cade will also provide insight into the pairing of beer and food and there will be a number of carefully selected agencies to discuss how they could help you with the branding and digital elements of your business.

Cambridge

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Open call for sponsors and partners for the Red Arrows Tour of North America

DIT are looking for sponsors and partners to help us deliver a stand-out UK presence in North America with the Red Arrows.  Our aim is to use tour to drive significant trade and inward investment for the UK. We aim to highlight the UK a world leading destination for technological innovation, expertise in aerospace, advanced engineering and manufacturing.  Click through to learn more and register your interest.

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UK at Building Nations 2019

The UK’s Department for International Trade (DIT) are proud to be supporting Building Nations 2019 in Rotorua New Zealand from 21 - 23 August 2019. Visit our stand to find out more about UK's capability in infrastructure or to meet with British infrastructure companies active in the New Zealand market.

Rotorura

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Smart China Expo, Chongqing, 2019

Chongqing

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China Digital Health Mission 2019

A week-long business development mission to China for UK based digital healthcare businesses.

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Expression of Interest FinTech Trade Mission to Japan 2019

This mission will coincide with Japan’s largest fintech event, FIN/SUM, giving UK fintech/cyber companies an opportunity to learn about the Japanese Fintech market; pitch your product; and develop a strong personal network in Japan. This will be the 5th Fintech trade mission to Japan.

Tokyo

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SPE Offshore Europe 2019

Offshore Europe is the largest E&P event in Europe, dedicated solely to the Oil & Gas Industry. Ideal for Northern Powerhouse companies, the event programme will ensure you are up to date with the most significant technologies and can connect with a global network of 900 exhibitors and 36,000+ attendees.

Aberdeen

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You Can Export: Agents and Distributors

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

Lancaster

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LCV/CAM 2019

The Low Carbon Vehicle and Connected and Automated Mobility event (LCV/CAM) is the leading low carbon vehicle and technology event in the UK. It has attracted growing international attention; offering a seminar programme with a range of invited speakers and showcases a wide range of innovative R&D from our leading automotive technology companies and universities. It takes place on 4 and 5 September at Millbrook proving grounds: www.cenex-lcv.co.uk

Bedford

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LCV Experts Registration

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NHS Innovation Expo 2019

NHS Health and Care Innovation Expo is the UK’s most significant health event of the year. Hosted by NHS England, it unites more than 5,000 visitors from industry, local government and the voluntary sector. It showcases the best of the NHS as a forward-thinking system, staffed by doctors, nurses and managers who welcome innovation in technology because they recognise the difference it will make to their patients’ lives.

Manchester

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You Can Export: 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 is an invaluable introduction for North West businesses to the process of planning and conducting marketing research overseas.

Birkenhead

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Agri-Tech: UK Delegation to Uruguay's Expo Prado 2019

Visit the South American market during the its largest agricultural show with over 400,000 visitors.  Accommodation and transport costs will be covered in country for the first 8 companies to confirm attendance. Registeration deadline of 30 July 2019. Click through to learn more and register.

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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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Expression of Interest FinTech Trade Mission to Mexico City 2019

This mission offers UK FinTechs a unique opportunity to meet key Mexican stakeholders--including influential entrepreneurs, innovators and investors in the financial services industry--gain insight into overcoming barriers to doing business overseas, and showcase their expertise at Finnosummit, one of the largest FinTech conferences in the region.

Mexico City

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Digital Trade Advice Clinic: September 2019

Receive 1 hour of tailored advice on the best strategies available for growing globally online.

Leicester

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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.

Warrington

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YOU CAN EXPORT: Grow your Business with Google AdWords

The Department for International Trade invites you to attend a FREE one-day workshop, ‘Boost your International Sales with Shopify', where you can learn how to make an impact with your own e -commerce site and attract international customers.

Sunderland

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YOU CAN EXPORT: Grow your Business with Google AdWords (Copy)

The Department for International Trade invites you to attend a FREE one-day workshop, ‘Boost your International Sales with Shopify', where you can learn how to make an impact with your own e -commerce site and attract international customers.

Newcastle upon Tyne

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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.

Wigan

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YOU CAN: Generate, create and publish articles for international media

Building brand reputation and promoting your company can be challenging when entering an overseas market. Publishing in national news and trade publications can be an excellent way to boost your international visibility, gain professional credibility and drive traffic to your website.

Sawbridgeworth

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Registration of Interest: World Manufacturing Convention, China 2019

Join our visit to the World Manufacturing Convention - an ideal platform to pursue opportunities in China.

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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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Australian Fintech Mission to the UK September 2019

The UK’s Department for International Trade (DIT) in partnership with Fintech Australia is looking to bring a delegation of  leading Australian fintech companies to London.  

The trade mission will coincide with LendIt Fintech Europe 2019, Europe’s leading event in financial services innovation which takes place from 26 - 27 September 2019.

DIT will curate a programme of events to facilitate meetings and introductions to the UK fintech ecosystem. Australian fintechs ready to expand to the UK are encouraged to apply for this unique opportunity.

Express your interest to find out more about the mission and be notified when applications open.

 

London

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Bio-Pharmaceutical Mission to India

The Department for International Trade (DIT) is organising an innovation focused bio-pharmaceutical trade mission to India and are inviting innovative British bio-pharmaceutical companies across: • Drug discovery and delivery • Vaccine technology • Process technology and advanced analytics/AI in bio-pharma UK companies will get an opportunity to meet with key stakeholders and influencers from the Indian biopharma industry and also will get to meet potential buyers.

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Export Market Research Clinic: September 2019

This 1-2-1 clinic will give you an hour and a half of free, tailored advice with our Export Marketing Research Specialist.

Leicester

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Registration of Interest: Midlands Engine Market Visit to TRAKO 2019

Join our visit to TRAKO - the largest and most prestigious rail industry meeting in Poland and one of the largest in Central and Eastern Europe

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YOU CAN EXPORT: Managing Agents and Distributors

 

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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FinTech mission to Moscow

The Department for International Trade (DIT) is pleased to inform you about a speaking opportunity at a high profile conference “How to achieve success in digital transformation” that will be held on 25 September 2019 at the British Ambassador’s Residence. Click through to learn more and register. Registration deadline is end of business on 16 August 2019.

Moscow

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How to Succeed at International Trade Exhibitions

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

 

If you are a Tees Valley company click through to learn more and register for this event taking place in the North East.

Stockton on Tees

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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 Trade Mission to India

Join this Northern Powerhouse-led mission to India. Companies based in the region are invited to register interest to hear more about this mission, which will potentially link at key points with Greater Manchester Mayor Andy Burnham’s visit to India. The mission should be of interest to companies in Advanced Manufacturing/ Engineering, Energy, Digital Technology and supporting Financial & Professional Services. 

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GITEX 2019

For details on showcasing your technology on the UK pavilion at GITEX please contact info@tradefair.co.uk. To get involved in DIT's additional activities around GITEX, please register your interest here.

Dubai

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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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Digital Trade Advice Clinic: October 2019

Receive 1 hour of tailored advice on the best strategies available for growing globally online.

Leicester

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Saudi Arabia Technology & Smart Cities Trade Mission

Riyadh and Jeddah

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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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Export Market Research Clinic: October 2019

This 1-2-1 clinic will give you an hour and a half of free, tailored advice with our Export Marketing Research Specialist.

Leicester

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YOU CAN: Do Business in Germany - Focus on North Rhine Westphalia

Join this free morning workshop to discover the business opportunities that Germany and specifically North Rhine Westphalia (NRW) can offer to UK companies!

Cambridge

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The GREAT Entrepreneur Games

Looking to uncover the most outstanding entrepreneurs across Turkey, the UK’s Department for International Trade (DIT) will be hosting Turkey chapter of the GREAT Entrepreneur Games which will take place on 23 October 2019.  The dealine for applications is 15 September 2019. Click through to learn more and apply.

Istanbul

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CEBIT Australia 2019

DIT are running a UK pavilion for 10 UK technology businesses to exhibit at CEBIT Sydney 2019, Australia's biggest technology event. Please click here for further information and to register your interest in joining the delegation.

Sydney

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Northern Powerhouse Trade Mission to SEMA, Las Vegas

Following last year’s successful trade mission, when companies from across the North of England were among the 70,000 visitors to SEMA, we are again offering companies the chance to attend the premier automotive speciality products trade event in the world. Click through to learn more. 

Las Vegas

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Expressions of Interest - UK Airport Trade Mission to New Zealand and Australia 2019

The UK’s Department for International Trade (DIT) is seeking expressions of interest from UK airport sector companies to join a trade mission to Australia and New Zealand (ANZ) proposed for w/c 11th November 2019. The delegation will visit Auckland, Melbourne and Sydney to engage with the key airport operators and sector stakeholders.

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Northern Powerhouse Trade Mission to Food Hotel China

Join this Northern Powerhouse-led mission to Food Hotel China (FHC) 2019 to explore the variety of export opportunities in the largest grocery market in the world. This week-long programme focuses on the food and drink market in Eastern China and the key cities of the Yangtze River Delta.

Shanghai

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Export Market Research Clinic: November 2019

This 1-2-1 clinic will give you an hour and a half of free, tailored advice with our Export Marketing Research Specialist.

Leicester

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MAPIC

Visit DIT at the UK Lounge and meet the wealth of established brands that exist within the UK’s retail sector, and the innovative services and supply solutions UK designers and experiential companies can offer the international market.

Cannes

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Northern Powerhouse trade mission to Medica 2019

Join the Department for International Trade (DIT) for this Northern Powerhouse trade mission to Medica, the world’s largest medical technology and life sciences exhibition. This mission is ideal for businesses in the medical sector wanting to showcase their expertise and innovative products.

Düsseldorf

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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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IAAPA Expo 2019

Join the Department for International Trade on their stand at the IAAPA Attractions Expo 2019, the leading global conference and trade show for the attractions industry. The Expo has 1,100 exhibitors, 21,000 buyers and 32,000 industry professionals from over 100 countries in attendance.

Orlando

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Digital Trade Advice Clinic: November 2019

Receive 1 hour of tailored advice on the best strategies available for growing globally online.

Leicester

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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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Export Market Research Clinic: December 2019

This 1-2-1 clinic will give you an hour and a half of free, tailored advice with our Export Marketing Research Specialist.

Leicester

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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

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YOU CAN EXPORT: Overseas Opportunities in High Growth Markets

 

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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Digital Trade Advice Clinic: December 2019

Receive 1 hour of tailored advice on the best strategies available for growing globally online.

Leicester

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Artificial Intelligence (AI) for Healthcare: Trade Mission to India

The Department for International Trade (DIT) is organising an innovation focused bio-pharmaceutical trade mission to India and are inviting innovative British bio-pharmaceutical companies across: • Drug discovery and delivery • Vaccine technology • Process technology and advanced analytics/AI in bio-pharma UK companies will get an opportunity to meet with key stakeholders and influencers from the Indian biopharma industry and also will get to meet potential buyers.

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Registration of Interest: Midlands Engine Market Visit to Arab Health 2020

Join our visit to Arab Health, the largest gathering of healthcare and trade professionals in the MENA region. This event is organised by the East Midlands.

Dubai

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YOU CAN EXPORT: Routes to Global Market

 

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 Market Visit to CONEXPO-CON/AGG 2020

Join our visit to CONEXPO-CON/AGG 2020, North America’s largest construction exhibition. This event is organised by the East Midlands.

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SXSW 2020

Are you attending SXSW 2020?

Whether you’re looking to return to SXSW or you’re a company interested in attending for the first time, we want you to join the UK Department for International Trade (DIT) at SXSW to get the most from this celebration of the convergence of the interactive, film, and music industries in March 2020 in Austin, USA.

SXSW is a world class destination for discovery and offers endless opportunities to foster business development and professional growth alike. The 10-day festival has an estimated 300,000 visitors. From entrepreneurs and investors to cutting-edge digital disruptors – the perfect audience for you to make contacts and demonstrate your company’s creativity, expertise, technology and innovation offering.

Austin

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