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Grow Your Business Internationally

@York Business Festival

29 - 30 November, York

The Department for International Trade (DIT) is delighted to be working with York Business Festival to offer four events for companies wanting to grow their business internationally. 

Whether you are new to exporting, experienced in selling internationally, an SME or a larger business, we can support you.

We are working with expert partners to deliver our festival programme, with specialist export advice and networking with key organisations and other local businesses at all events.

There will also be sector insights plus funding and finance options for your business.



Growing Your Global Business: From First International Sale to Strategic Export Plan

Tuesday 29 November 2022, 09:00 - 11:30

York St John University

Are you are interested in starting or growing your international sales? Join the Department for International Trade (DIT) and other organisations to hear about services, finance and funding options plus expert insights on expanding internationally. The keynote session will be followed by an hour of informal networking and the opportunity to drop in and chat with support providers for tailored advice and to discuss your next steps.

All the World's a Stage: Creative Sector Digitalisation and the Global Opportunities

Wednesday 30 November 2022, 09:15 - 10:45

York Mansion House

Join a conversation on digital trends and new technologies in the creative sector and the international opportunities they can offer to your business.

Opportunities in Emerging Bioeconomies: Collaborating across the Business Network

Wednesday 30 November 2022, 09:30 – 11:30

Biorenewables Development Centre, York

Join this roundtable event for businesses in the bioeconomy sector to explore opportunities for collaboration and international growth. Enjoy networking with other local businesses plus an optional tour of the centre.

Food & Drink Trade Show Workshop (& River Cruise)

Wednesday 30 November 2022, 12:00 - 13:45 (lunch and sightseeing), 13:45 - 15:45 (workshop)

River Prince - York City Cruises

If you are a Food & Drink business interested in growing internationally, don’t miss this exciting session on attending and exhibiting at trade shows to access new opportunities. Hear from Stephen Noblett, International Trade Adviser and sector specialist, about how to select, prepare for and make the most of trade shows to increase your international sales.

Join the river cruise early for an optional buffet lunch, networking and sightseeing from the River Ouse.

You will be able to select individual sessions when you register. 

Join us at York Business Festival and find out how to accelerate your business growth with exporting.