International Trade Week

15 - 19 November 2021

International Trade Week events - Tuesday 16th November

Spotlight events:

  • Explore New Markets: Doing Business in Singapore - 10:00am - 11:30am (GMT)

  • Doing business in the Middle East: A focus on the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC)  - 10:00am - 11:00am (GMT)

  • Institute of Export & International Trade: Digital Trade Launch - 5:30pm – 7:30pm (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)


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: 16th November 2021

Time: 8:30am - 10:00am (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: 16th November 2021

Time: 8:30am - 9:30pm (GMT)

This event is focussed towards: UK organisations in the Midlands Engine.



TechExports Europe

Discover the Technology opportunities of exporting to Europe. Hear from the Department for International Trade market specialists to find the greatest opportunities for your business.

These sessions will provide a sector overview with specific insights of the different European markets and will allow you to explore the trends, challenges and how to make the most of the opportunities on offer. 

Meet the relevant markets and become part of the European digital transformation. 


  • AgriTech & FoodTech
  • CleanTech & Future Mobility
  • Cybersecurity
  • Defense & Security
  • EdTech
  • FinTech & InsurTech
  • HealthTech, MedTech & Biotech
  • Industry 4.0
  • Infrastructure
  • Smart Cities
  • Telecommunications

Location: Virtual

Date: 16th November 2021

Time: 9:00am – 5:00pm (GMT) Multiple sessions

Exporting to India webinar for Scottish SME spirit producers

As the UK prepares for trade negotiations with India, the Department for International Trade's India team will present to Scottish spirits producers on opportunities and trading conditions in India, and the support available from the Department for International Trade for companies targeting the market. The webinar will be held in association with the Scotch Whisky Association, the UK India Business Council and the Office of the Secretary of State for Scotland.

Location: Virtual

Date: 16th November

Time: 9:00am – 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)

Talent Acquisition in Japan and South Korea with Tech Nation 

Join the team at Tech Nation and industry experts who will discuss finding the right talent for your tech scaleup, how to hire remotely, and how to operate your business as you expand into Japan and South Korea. 

Location: Virtual

Date: 16th November 2021

Time: 9:00am – 10:00am (GMT)

This event is targeted towards: UK tech scaleups


Midlands Universities Web-portal to Support Exports

Hosted by the Department for International Trade, this event will highlight the support and advice available by government to Midlands Universities to help them further develop and build on their current international work and open up new opportunities from new international markets.

Location: Virtual

Date: 16th November 2021

Time: 10:00am – 11:00am (GMT)

Explore New Markets: Doing Business in Singapore

This free webinar is designed to help your UK business understand the major market opportunities in Singapore, the benefits of expanding to this lucrative market and how to overcome barriers when doing business overseas.

Location: Virtual

Date: 16th November 2021

Time: 10:00am - 11:30am (GMT)


Doing Business in the Middle East: A Focus on the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) - United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Kuwait, Oman & Bahrain

Hosted by HM Trade Commissioner for the Middle East and GCC Country Directors, this webinar is for experienced exporters looking for their next export destination. The GCC comprises Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates. As a bloc, it is the UK’s 3rd largest export destination outside Europe. Find out why this fast growing region holds great opportunities for UK exporters.

Location: Virtual

Date: 16th November 2021

Time: 10:00am – 11:00am (GMT)

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) 


Reach Wholesale Buyers across the Middle East and North Africa with eMarketplace

Business-to-business Middle East and North African e-commerce marketplace Tradeling, is hosting a webinar for UK retail and consumer focussed companies wishing to do business in the MENA region.

You will get the opportunity to learn more about this exciting new business-to-business marketplace, which gives you access to a vibrant economy where you can increase your selling potential without the need of a local partner.

Location: Virtual

Date: 16th November 2021

Time: 10:00am - 11:00am (GMT)

The Export Shed: What is the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP)?

Join the Department for International Trade for a panel discussion sharing insights into the much discussed CPTPP and what opportunities this may present for companies.

Location: Virtual

Date: 16th November 2021

Time: 10:00am - 11:00am (GMT)


Africa Business Group Meeting

The Department for International Trade North West invites businesses to the seventh meeting of the Africa Business Group. Set up to provide information, support, and identify trade opportunities in Africa.

This event will focus on Energy – Renewables and Mining with Clean Growth.

Location: Virtual

Date: 16th November 2021

Time: 10:00am - 11:30am (GMT)

This event is focussed towards: Businesses working in or interested in working in Africa; Businesses working in energy, renewables, clean growth or mining.

Eastern Europe and Central Asia Market Overview and Opportunities in Mining, Agri-Tech and FPS

Hosted by the Department for International Trade, this event will highlight the support and advice available in the Eastern Europe and Central Asian Network (EECAN) region to SMEs to help businesses explore new markets, or begin exporting. No prior experience of exporting required.

Location: Virtual

Time: 11:00am - 11:45am (GMT)


NHS Arm's-Length Bodies Export Workshop

Export workshop for Arm's Length and other health bodies looking to, and already pursuing, international work. This workshop is run by Healthcare UK and NHS Export Collaborative with an agenda that addresses areas of capability and capacity improvements and updates on the Department for International Trade's services to support these organisations

Location: Virtual

Date: 16th November 2021

Time: 1:00pm - 2:00pm (GMT)

Export Academy: Protecting your Intellectual Assets

Discover how intellectual property and other intangible assets (IP/IA) are crucial tools to successfully exporting your goods and services, and how to protect your investment in them, in this free webinar from the Department for International Trade and IP/IA identification and monetisation experts Inngot.

Location: Virtual

Date: 16th November 2021

Time: 1:00pm – 2:00pm (GMT)


Institute of Export & International Trade: Digital Trade Launch

Hosted by the Institute of Export & International Trade, the event will see the launch of a new report into how trade is digitalising. The work looks at both the transformative effect of digital – how it is changing the way that trade is done – and especially at how it is enabling innovative businesses to create new models and opportunities.

Location: 3 Whitehall Court, London, SW1A 2EL

Date: 16th November 2021

Time: 5:30pm – 7:30pm (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 DIT 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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