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Consumer & Retail Opportunities

The Department for International Trade (DIT) has announced a series of measures to support businesses in the consumer and retail industry to export overseas as part of its efforts to help the sector recover from COVID-19. This support will focus on market education, enhanced digital tools and access to growing cross-border ecommerce opportunities, as well as increased marketing of the UK’s strengths at international events, and boosting investment opportunities for retail tech. 

 

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DigiSkills sessions

The DigiSkills Programme is designed to give you tangible tips and instant action points on a specific topic of digital commerce to increase your presence overseas. The 1 hour session will be a 10 minute presentation from Digital Trade Adviser, Charlie Garnham, followed by an interactive discussion with the businesses in the virtual room, including live audits from Charlie. Send a marketing colleague along to up skill them, or come along yourself to learn more. Sessions will have max 5 people per session.

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DIT Latin America & the Caribbean events and webinars

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EDUCATION EVENTS

EDUCATION EVENTS - PLEASE VISIT OUR EDUCATION LANDING SITE

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Growing International Trade in Services - UK Roadshow

Helping professional and business services in a world of opportunity and change. Access this event to hear from Government and leaders in the services sector across accounting, legal, consultancy and creative service industries on how UK services businesses are already growing their overseas sales. You will also learn about export opportunities from global challenges and trends like technology transformation and clean growth and the support available from DIT and others. You will hear first-hand how to access export opportunities in key overseas regions, including how UK service firms like yours are winning contracts overseas. Sessions on global change, sustainability, and emerging trends, will increase your understanding of the role you can play in supporting Trade in Services. This content-packed event will highlight the international opportunities available to your business and prepare you for your next steps in selling your services internationally.

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Launch Event Signup Form

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South West England Parliamentary Export Programme

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Spotlight on Northern Territory

Australia’s Northern Territory (NT) is looking to establish a AU$40 billion economy by 2030. To achieve this, they have developed sustainable and competitive industry growth strategies, creating opportunities for international companies.

The Spotlight on Northern Territory virtual trade mission was held from 17 March to 31 March 2022 and focused on the fastest growing sectors in Northern Territory (Critical Minerals, Renewable Energy, Hydrogen, CCUS). The recordings are now available on demand, along with the slides and contact details for the speakers.

Please register for access. 

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Strategies for COVID-recovery in APAC's education sector

APAC, ASEAN - this event was recorded on 27 September 2020 

Watch this webinar on-demand and discover how Asia-Pacific's education institutions can manage the COVID-19 response.

SUMS Consulting (of the University of Reading) share their playbook for academic organisations to maintain financial health.

Managing social value and the importance universities play in the lives and social mobility of students will also be covered.

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UK-CT InsurTech Corridor Overview & Application Page

The UK-Connecticut InsurTech Corridor is a commercial collaboration to develop InsurTech trade opportunities as part of the broader US-UK Financial Innovation Partnership (FIP). The primary objective of the InsurTech Corridor is to remove barriers InsurTechs face when entering and expanding in a new market in order to facilitate traction and growth.

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UK-CT InsurTech Corridor US Application Page

The UK-Connecticut InsurTech Corridor is a commercial collaboration to develop InsurTech trade opportunities as part of the broader US-UK Financial Innovation Partnership (FIP). The primary objective of the InsurTech Corridor is to remove barriers InsurTechs face when entering and expanding in a new market in order to facilitate traction and growth.

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UK-India Green Hydrogen Hub

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Unlocking tech company growth opportunities: Singapore

APAC - this event was recorded on 8 September 2020 during London Tech Week.

Watch this webinar on-demand and hear advice and strategies from leading tech figures in Singapore.

Learn about the Singapore tech sector and the regional economy. 

Discover how to expand and scale your tech company in a post Covid-19 world.

Speakers include:

  • Natalie Black, CBE - Her Majesty's Trade Commissioner, APAC for Department of International Trade
  • Liz Scott - Head of Entrepreneur Engagement, Tech Nation
  • Henry Goodwin - Partner, PwC Legal International Pte Ltd
  • Grace Chng - Tech Writer & Author
  • Tanya Suarez - Founder & CEO, IoT Tribe
  • YC Choy - Regional Vice President, Economic Development Board of Singapore
  • Chris Yeo - Managing Director, Head of Grab Ventures
  • Nick Wilde - Managing Director APAC, Thought Machine
  • Tim Pullan - Founder & CEO, ThoughtRiver
  • Olly Finding - Vice President of Commercial APAC at Babylon Health
  • Veronika Kopacikova - The Unic0rn, Founder

This event was created by Tech Nation, who fuel the growth of game-changing founders, leaders and scaling companies so they can positively transform societies and economies.

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What is the future of FinTech in Southeast Asia?

ASEAN (Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, and Vietnam) - Recorded on 8 July 2020

Watch this webinar on-demand and learn how your FinTech business could find growth in Asia Pacific.

Guest speakers include Lord Mayor of the City of London,The Rt Hon. William Russell.

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Brazil Medtech Awards: Personalised Medicine for Primary Care

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Sustainable Fast Track UK

Do you have a great sustainable product geared towards the African market and want to take it to the next level?

Join the largest European Sustainability Programme: Sustainable Fast-Track UK!

Benefit from this multifaceted programme through exclusive andinvaluable support from the UK Department for International Trade (DIT) to fast-track your entrance to the African markets. Brand yourself at the Sustainability Europe Awards: London,celebrating companies from 25 countries with outstanding contributions to a sustainable future.

Let your solution make a real difference! Click through to learn more and apply.

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DIT Global Aid Directory 2022

DIT is producing a directory of UK companies who supply, or would like to supply, relevant humanitarian aid and development products and services to the United Nations family of organisations and NGOs.  

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Open call: World Cup - Qatar

The Great Britain and Northern Ireland campaign (GREAT) is the UK's international promotional campaign. Live in 145 countries, it works closely with businesses, not-for-profit organisations and high profile figures to promote the best of the UK, encourging th world to visit, study, live and do business with us.

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Southern Europe Healthcare & Life Sciences: Regulatory Update and Market Overview

ON DEMAND: Opening session with an introduction from Chris Barton, HMTC Europe, and a European Regulatory Update from expert speakers Bryan Lister and Patrick Trotter.

Also find out about the Healthcare and Life Sciences opportunities in five markets in Southern Europe, with short videos from in-market Department for International Trade sector specialists and market information, plus the opportunity to get in contact.

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Sports Economy Digital Directory 2021

The DIT Sports Economy sector team has created a sector wide Digital Directory, this hosts basic information about UK companies.

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Contact form Infrastructure

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Clean Growth LATAC

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CREATIVE EXPORT CAMPAIGN 2022

Grow your creative-industries business through international sales

The UK’s creative industries are renowned worldwide for their exceptional quality, innovation and value for money. As a result, there is huge global demand for the nation’s creative-industries products and services. New free-trade agreements, and the Government’s international promotion of the UK’s creative offer, are opening doors for British companies around the world. The Department for International Trade (DIT) offers a wide range of free support to help your business take advantage of new global opportunities.

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UK India Aquaculture Club for Research and Innovation

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UK Export Academy

The UK Export Academy from the Department for International Trade (DIT) gives businesses the know-how to sell to customers around the world by learning from experts in international trade.

The UK Export Academy is open to any business in the UK who has a product or service that can be sold internationally. It is for businesses who know that they want to reach international customers and contracts in the future, as well as those who might already be selling beyond the UK and want to expand into new markets.

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UK-India Twin Cities Marine Litter Partnership

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EUK/DIT Regional Exporting Roadshows

Experience UK and Department for International Trade to launch Exporting Regional Roadshows in Creative Industries hotspots Experience UK, the British trade body which represents UK companies who design, create and deliver world-class visitor experiences, is hitting the road to commence Regional Exporting Roadshows in Creative Industries hotspots throughout England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.

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Healthcare UK Mission Registrations - DIT

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Export Shed

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DIT South Asia Overseas Referral Network

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BIO International Convention 2022

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Healthcare and Digital Health Landscape in Malaysia

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UK Agri-tech Solutions Ara 21-22

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Commonwealth Market Awareness Series Part 2

To continue the successes of the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games and the collaboration and spirit shown throughout the games and accompanied Business & Tourism Programme, The Department for International Trade will be hosting a series of Market Awareness Webinars to highlight the business and exporting opportunities across a range of Commonwealth Markets.

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Leeds Digital Festival Event Recordings - Global Opportunities for Innovative Tech Companies

The Department for International Trade (DIT) bringing you the latest global opportunities during Leeds Digital Festival. We want to inspire more innovative companies to start selling internationally and help existing exporters grow their global reach further. If you want to find out how you can maximise your international reach join us for for our two sessions. Both session can be accessed in-person in Leeds or virtually.

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Opportunities Through Big Sporting Events - A Partnership with the Rugby League World Cup

The Department for International Trade (DIT) is excited to be a partner in this year’s Rugby League World Cup. You can be part of the action and get inspired as the women, men and wheelchair tournaments get underway throughout October and November.

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TVET Skills Trade Mission Viet Nam

The Department for International Trade (DIT) is pleased to announce a Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) skills mission to Viet Nam. This important trade mission comes after the recently signed UK-Vietnam memorandum of understanding relating to TVET / skills. The trade mission will be led by Jonathan Ledger, the UK Government’s Skills Specialist and will consist of UK registered organisations looking to establish new and build upon existing partnerships in Viet Nam.

Hanoi - Vietnam

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How to Navigate French Packaging and Labelling Laws

There have been some recent changes to French household packaging legislations, including the roll-out of the Triman logo and InfoTri signage.

Join this free webinar to learn about these changes and your eco-responsibility as a UK manufacturer/exporter placing certain products on the French market, and ensure you are compliant by the 9 March 2023 deadline.

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Grow Your Business Internationally at York Business Festival

Join the Department for International Trade at York Business Festival to explore how you can grow your business internationally. We are pleased to be hosting four events as part of the festival:

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

Spark:York

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

Wednesday 30 November 2022,14:00 – 15:30

West Offices, York

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.

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Trade Mission to the Offshore Energy Exhibition and Conference, Amsterdam

Join the Department for International Trade (DIT) for this Northern Powerhouse and Midlands Engine trade mission to the Netherlands and the Offshore Energy Exhibition and Conference 2022 in Amsterdam. This mission is ideal for businesses eager to explore their opportunities in the Dutch market and beyond.

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The 26th Uzbek-British Trade & Industry Council (UBTIC)

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Market Entry for the USA - Retail & Consumer

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Export for Business Growth Workshop - Diaspora Global Festival

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Doing Business in the USA - A Tale of 3 Cities

Microsoft Teams - North East

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Franco-British Trade & Investment Awards 2022

The Franco-British Trade & Investment Awards 2022 are an opportunity to recognise and promote excellence in technology and innovation, clean growth and SME success in the Franco-British business community, celebrating the ever-growing trade and investment relations between both the UK and France.

This year, the event has a special focus on the regionalisation and ‘levelling-up’. We want to promote UK and French businesses that have had success in the diverse regions of both countries.

Run as a collaboration between the Commercial Section of the British Embassy in Paris and the Franco-British Chamber, our Awards will champion the values that underpin the Franco-British economic relationship, and recognise  companies that have excelled in 2021 and 2022.

A judging panel including members of the Commercial Section of the British Embassy in Paris, the Franco-British Chamber, and our sponsors will assess applications in November 2022.

Our Awards Ceremony will take place at British Ambassador's Residence in Paris in December 2022.

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UN and Multi-Lateral Development Banks Roadshow: London

Strategy International, 23 Grafton Street, London W1S 4EY

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North East LEP Export Strategy: USA Roundtable Event

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UK Technical and Vocational Education and Training Trade Mission to Saudi Arabia

The Department for International Trade (DIT), in partnership with the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO), is excited to announce a Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) trade mission to Saudi Arabia. The mission will be led by Jonathan Ledger, the UK Government’s Skills Specialist and will consist of UK registered skills organisations looking to establish new, and build upon existing partnerships in Saudi Arabia, to support the Kingdom’s reforms for the Tourism and Hospitality Sector.

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UN and Multi-Lateral Development Banks Roadshow

The Department for International Trade is bringing together Commercial Officers from the trade departments of the British Embassies in Copenhagen, Geneva, New York and Barbados to meet UK businesses interested in exploring UN and Multi-Lateral Development Bank procurement opportunities.

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UN and Multi-Lateral Development Banks Roadshow: Coventry

Ramada Hotel & Suites, The Butts, Earlsdon, Coventry CV1 3GG

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Get Fit to Export: Sunderland

Thank you for registering to attend Get Fit to Export: Sunderland

 

Please save this invite as a placeholder. You will also receive a follow up calendar invite closer to the date, with further details and final agenda.

 

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UN and Multi-Lateral Development Banks Roadshow: Leeds

The Studio, Riverside West, Whitehall Road, Leeds LS1 4AW

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Coquetel de Fim de Ano

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The Sports Economy & Creative Industries VIP Networking Event

This exclusive reception will be a showcase of the UK’s thriving sports economy as well as a celebration of the UK’s input into Qatar’s World Cup 2022 and will promote new and emerging sports and creative technologies.

There will be an exhibition of UK companies showcasing their latest sporting technologies, alongside a live showcase from the World Freestyle Football Association

There will be an opportunity to network amongst host cities from the World Cup 2026, UK sports companies, UK sports stars and key Qatari stakeholders.

 

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Export Opportunities in Brunei, Cambodia, and Laos

Find out more about export opportunities in Brunei, Cambodia, and Laos. Learn more about the regulatory landscape for doing business in these markets, export opportunities in specific sectors; and the support provided to interested exporters by the DIT’s Export Support Service Asia Pacific.

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DIT Pavilion - Children Baby Maternity Expo 2022 , Shanghai

CBME is an established one-stop trade fair with nearly 22 years' experience of bringing together the movers and shakers in child, baby and maternity industry. Uniting top buyers, manufacturers, distributors, suppliers and sellers together under one roof in Shanghai, China annually. We are inviting applications to join the UK Pavilion at CBME 2022 led by the Department for International Trade (DIT). Looking to enter China, meet buyers and extend your network? Apply to join us!

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Registration of Interest: Market Visit to Arab Health 2023

If you are a life science company looking to showcase your expertise and innovation overseas, then this DIT Midlands market visit to Arab Health could be for you.

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UK at SXSW 2023 - Register your Interest

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UK-India Digital Health Trade Mission 2023

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DIT Trade Mission to Gulfood 2023

Join our overseas trade mission to Gulfood Dubai in February 2023, an event ideal for promoting established brands. If you are an experienced exporter this will be a unique opportunity to meet existing clients and find new ones.

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Luxury and Premium Goods Mission to South Korea

The Department for International Trade are looking for luxury and premium consumer goods businesses to join a mission to South Korea to exhibit at Seoul Living Design Fair.

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Northern Powerhouse Mission to UN Procurement Conference, Denmark

Did you know that the United Nations spent almost US$ 30 billion on goods and services in 2021? The UK is recognised as a reputable supplier and for many years has featured in the Top 10 League Table. In 2021, the UN procured US$726 million1 worth of goods and services from the UK The UN Procurement Conference taking place at UN City, Copenhagen and preparatory events will build your knowledge and understanding of the opportunities and routes into the humanitarian and development sector. Source: 1 DIT - Global Aid & Development Directory 2022

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UK@SXSW 2023 Trade Mission Application

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South By Southwest (SXSW) 2023 Austin, Texas

At SXSW, in Austin, Texas, from 10-19 March 2023, DIT (Creative) will be hosting UK House

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Registration of Interest: Market Visit to CONEXPO-CON/AGG 2023 Las Vegas

Registrations of interest are now being taken for our forthcoming visit to CONEXPO-CON/AGG 2023 in Las Vegas - the largest construction exhibition in North America.

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AAHAR 2023 Expression of Interest

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Open Call for Sponsors - Food & Drink "Meet the Buyer" Event

The Department for International Trade (DIT), the UK Government department responsible for securing UK prosperity by promoting international trade and investment, is seeking sponsors to help deliver their March Meet the Buyer event.

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The UK Food and Drink Showcase 2023

We will look to confirm your place at the showcase event as soon as possible and look forward to seeing you in London in March 2023.

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Expression of Interest Best of British Afternoon Tea - Israeli opportunity - May 2023

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