International Trade Week

15 - 19 November 2021

International Trade Week events - Monday 15th November

Spotlight events:

  • Doing Business in the USA - Streamlining Your US Expansion - 2:30pm - 4:00pm (GMT)

  • Introduction to UK Export Finance - 4:30pm - 5:00pm (GMT)

Transnational Education Matchmaking Sessions for Selected UK and Kazakh Universities

The Department for International Trade is facilitating a series of matchmaking sessions for UK and Kazakh universities looking to embark on joint, transnational education partnerships. The aim of these sessions is to identify and to put you in contact with similarly interested Kazakh universities and kick-start conversations. Participation will be on an application basis.

Location: Virtual

Date: 15th - 17th November 2021

Time: 8:00am - 12:00pm (GMT)


UK Education in China Webinar

Department for International Trade Education colleagues across the UK and China are delighted to present this virtual webinar series. In these webinars, the education team at the Department for International Trade will set out how we work in China and the support we provide to UK educational suppliers operating or looking to operate in China. We will provide a briefing on the Chinese market for UK educational organisations, the Chinese policy and regulatory environment, as well as setting out areas of potential opportunity and challenge.

Location: Virtual

Date: 15th November 2021

Time: 8:00am - 9:00pm (GMT)

This event is focussed towards: UK organisations in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.



Agri Tech Opportunities in Vietnam

Exporting agri tech companies have the opportunity to book a 1:1 introductory market session with colleagues in the British Chamber in Vietnam.

Location: Virtual

Date: 15th November 2021

Time: 8:30am - 10:00am (GMT)


Healthy Ageing 2021: Part of Longevity Week 2021

Hosted by UK Research and Innovation, this event brings together thought leaders, innovators, academics and policy makers across the healthy ageing domain. The Department for International Trade will be launching its new "Healthy Ageing: Solutions to a global challenge" paper highlighting UK international leadership.

Location: Virtual

Date: 15th - 16th November 2021

Time: 9:00am - 5:00pm (GMT)

Unlocking International Trade

Hosted by the Norfolk Chambers of Commerce, you’ll be able to hear from experts at the Department for International Trade, PwC and LV Shipping and Transport on how international trade has changed and how it can move your business forward. Event costs £10 plus fees.

Location: Norwich City Football Club, Carrow Rd, Norwich NR1 1JE

Date: 15th November 2021

Time: 9:00am – 11:30am (GMT)

This event is focussed towards: Any businesses who currently trade internationally or are looking to do so in future. The event format caters to all audiences, and there will be an opportunity to ask questions.


Starting to sell in China now: E-commerce

Hosted by the Department for International Trade’s Enhanced International Support Service for China team, this event will highlight the opportunities and options for selling online in China’s vast e-commerce market, the largest in the world. This will include looking at the platforms available, possible marketing tactics and practical issues alongside introducing the support, advice and introductions available from the Department for International Trade to help exporters succeed. 

Location: Virtual

Date: 15th November 2021

Time: 9.30am - 10.30am (GMT)

This event is focussed towards: All companies interested in the China market.

Global Educational Supplies & Solutions Dubai 2021

Global Educational Supplies & Solutions (GESS) Dubai, supported by the British Educational Supplies Association, takes place on 14-16 November 21. This event has been a great platform for countless companies to launch their educational products in the Middle East towards reaching a targeted and international audience. There are expected to be 50-60 companies within the UK group.

Location: Dubai World Trade Centre, Sheikh Zayed Rd, Dubai UAE

Date: 14th -16th November 2021

Time: 10:00am – 6:00pm (Gulf Standard Time, GMT+4) / 06:00am - 2:00pm (GMT)


Northern Powerhouse Pre-Mission Briefing: Ireland – Opportunities for New Exporters

The Department for International Trade, in partnership with the British Irish Chamber of Commerce, is delighted to invite businesses from across the Northern Powerhouse to participate in a free webinar to find out more about the upcoming trade mission to Ireland designed for new exporters.

Location: Virtual

Date: 15th November 2021

Time: 10:30am – 11:30am (GMT)

Global Entrepreneur Programme Masterclass

Join the Department for International Trade for an in-person Sales and Export Masterclass aimed at UK SMEs focussing on the building blocks and techniques required to develop successful sales strategies both in the UK and overseas.

Location: London

Date: 15th November 2021 

Time: 11:00am - 12:30pm (GMT)

This event is focussed towards: UK suppliers of technology solutions


Doing Business in the USA - Streamlining Your US Expansion

Join the Department for International Trade, Blue Link Worldwide UK and a range of other speakers, including Emma Wade-Smith, HM Trade Commissioner for North America and HM Consul General to New York, for a webinar aimed at helping UK businesses understand the key elements to consider when looking at expansion into the American market.

Location: Virtual

Date: 15th November 2021

Time: 2:30pm – 4:00pm (GMT)

Introduction to UK Export Finance: Financing your export journey

Hosted by UK Export Finance (UKEF), this virtual event will outline how UK companies can access export finance. Malcolm Woodall, Export Finance Manager, will explain the role of UKEF and how businesses can check they are getting the appropriate support.  

Location: Virtual

Date: 15th November 2021

Time: 4.30pm - 5:00pm (GMT)


Brandweek Sports Marketing Summit

The Department for International Trade is partnering with Adweek to showcase exemplary UK creative agencies and immersive companies to brands, agencies and key stakeholders of the US Sports Marketing Ecosystem.  Companies participating with the Department for International Trade will have access to the event's one-to-one meeting platform where they can arrange meetings with other attendees.

Location: Virtual

Date: 15th - 18th November 2021

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