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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.

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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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UK Airports Trade Mission Reception

The UK Department for International Trade (DIT) is delighted to be bringing the very first UK Airports Trade Mission to New Zealand to learn about opportunities for collaboration and partnership in this market.

Auckland

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Asian Development Bank 2019 Business Opportunities Seminars

Being held in London on the 11th and Manchester on the 13th. Click through to learn more about this seminar and register to attend.

London and Manchester

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Singapore LawTech Trade Mission

DIT are running a LawTech Trade Mission for 10 UK businesses to visit Singapore in partnership with Barclays Eagle Labs. Please click here for further information and to register your interest.

Singapore

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Singapore FinTech Festival 2019

The Singapore FinTech Festival, run by the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS), is the world’s largest FinTech event, convening some 35,000 delegates from across the global financial community for a week of networking, pitch sessions, and high-level key notes/ panels from industry experts. Start-ups, investors, financial institutions, local ecosystem partners and government officials from across the Asia-Pac region, and beyond, will participate, to discuss, debate and showcase FinTech.

Continuing on the work from 2018, DIT's plan is to showcase a number of exceptional FinTech firms who have relevant products for the Asia- Pac market. 12 UK companies will form part of a wider UK delegation, designed to increase export sales into the region, and establish our position as the global leader of design and innovation within FinTech. 

Click through to learn more and register. Registration deadline is end 6 September 2019 at 1700hrs GMT.

Singapore

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UK offshore wind trade visit to South Korea and Taiwan, 11-15 November 2019

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Taipei

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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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UK Airport Trade Mission to New Zealand and Australia 2019

UK airport sector companies are invited to join a Department for International Trade (DIT) mission to Australia and New Zealand (ANZ). The delegation will visit Auckland, Melbourne and Sydney to engage with the key airport operators, contractors and sector stakeholders.

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UK Airports Trade Mission Reception

The UK Department for International Trade (DIT) is delighted to be bringing the very first UK Airports Trade Mission to Australia to learn about opportunities for collaboration and partnership in this market.

Melbourne

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YOU CAN EXPORT: International Marketing Communications

The Department for International Trade, North East invites you to attend this FREE workshop, where you can learn how to make your comunications work harder for you to win new business. 

Sunderland

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YOU CAN: Use E-Commerce to Export Retail to China

China presents opportunities too big to be missed. More than 40% of the world’s online purchases are made in China, creating new avenues for British exports to reach Chinese consumers.

High Wych

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DIT Masterclass: International E-Commerce

This free workshop will help you to better understand and identify the sales channels and opportunities available to you.

Northampton

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Global Aid and Development Directory

DIT is producing a directory of 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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RegTech 2019 Trade Mission

The UK’s Department for International Trade (DIT) in New York is recruiting UK- headquartered RegTechs to apply for the 2019 RegTech Mission to New York City and the RegTech Summit this November. This mission offers delegates the opportunity to showcase their expertise to the US market; engage with US regulators, VCs, and critical industry players; gain insight into overcoming barriers to doing business in the US; and to attend the Regtech Summit in New York.

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Social Media Week 2020

The UK’s Department for International Trade (DIT) in New York is recruiting UK- headquartered RegTechs to apply for the 2019 RegTech Mission to New York City and the RegTech Summit this November. This mission offers delegates the opportunity to showcase their expertise to the US market; engage with US regulators, VCs, and critical industry players; gain insight into overcoming barriers to doing business in the US; and to attend the Regtech Summit in New York.

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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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You Can Export - Internationalise Your Service Proposition

This Southwest masterclass will help service sector companies to think creatively about how they can most effectively deliver their services in international markets and prepare to meet the challenges they may face.

 

Bath

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UK Airports Trade Mission Reception

The UK Department for International Trade (DIT) is delighted to be bringing the very first UK Airports Trade Mission to Australia to learn about opportunities for collaboration and partnership in this market.

Sydney

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UK RegTech Delegation Pitch Session

The UK's Department for International Trade is excited to invite you to attend a special investor pitch session featuring a world class delegation of UK-based RegTech startups.

New York

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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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Fintech, Blockchain & Artificial Intelligence Training Trade Mission to Mauritius

Introducing British professional training providers in Fintech, Blockchain and AI to Mauritius.

Port Louis, Mauritius

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Northern Powerhouse Mission to Smart City Expo, Barcelona

Join the Department for International Trade (DIT) at the Smart City Expo, where executives, city representatives and academics from around the world meet to explore a better future for our cities. Smart City Expo World Congress is the leading international event on urban development, with over 21,000 attendees and 800+ exhibitors from over 700 cities. Click through to learn more. 

Barcelona

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Medica 2019

Medica 2019 – here the whole world of medicine meets. A must for anyone wanting to experience tomorrow’s healthcare market live.

Düsseldorf

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Digital Workshop: B2B Session - Worcester

This half day B2B training session will enable you to develop your digital skills, raise your global brand presence, and allow you to test new markets with minimal investment.

Droitwich Spa

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Preparing for China's E-Commerce Market

This free half-day introductory Masterclass which will outline the opportunities and challenges of selling in
the Chinese E-commerce market and equip businesses with a thorough understanding of the resources and commitments
required to be successful. The knowledge acquired will help you to decide whether the China opportunity is right for your
business.

Birmingham

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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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You Can Export - Agent and Distributor Management

The aim of this workshop is to help companies make informed decisions about appropriate routes to market based on the issues that are most important to them. It also helps delegates understand and plan how to use multiple routes, for example online sales, e-commerce marketplaces and locally-based agents or distributors. Click through to register for this event in the Southwest.

Ilminster

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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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The UK Clinical Trials Landscape - Networking Lunch Reception

Barcelona

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Opportunities in the Chinese environmental sector

Join DIT Southwest to find out more on the opportunities in China for businesses in the water, environmental and infrastructure sector from Jill Liang and Jeremy Randall.

There is also an opportunity for a 1-2-1 meeting with Jill Laing (please note these appointments are limited so book early to avoid disappointment).

Bristol

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Digital Workshop: B2C Session - Worcester

This half day B2C training session will enable you to develop your digital skills, raise your global brand presence, and allow you to test new markets with minimal investment.

Droitwich Spa

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Justice and Public Safety Industry Reception

The UK Department of International Trade in partnership with CaseLines is delighted to invite you to attend this exclusive reception.

Washington

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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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Northern Powerhouse Trade Mission to India

The Department for International Trade invites businesses working in advanced manufacturing/engineering with potential to offer innovative products and services to Indian buyers to participate in this Northern Powerhouse trade mission to Chennai, Pune and Mumbai.

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Sport is GREAT Trade Mission to China

China's sports industry is developing at high speed and on a huge scale. While football is making the headlines, China is also hosting a number of major, and global, sports events: the Beijing 2022 Olympic Winter Games; Hangzhou 2022 Asian Games; and the 2023 AFC Asian Cup. UK companies involved in the delivery of major sporting events are invited to join a DIT trade mission to China from 24th to 29th November. Companies also have the option to attend the China Sports, Culture & Tourism Expo in Guangzhou on 30th November. Participants will benefit from enhanced exposure to export business opportunities stemming from China’s desire to be centre stage for global sports.

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Digital Workshop: B2B Session - Birmingham

This half day B2B training session will enable you to develop your digital skills, raise your global brand presence, and allow you to test new markets with minimal investment.

Birmingham

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Big 5 Meet the Buyer Event 2019

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Digital Workshop: B2C Session - Birmingham

This half day B2C training session will enable you to develop your digital skills, raise your global brand presence, and allow you to test new markets with minimal investment.

Birmingham

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Digital Workshop: B2B Session - Coventry

This half day B2B training session will enable you to develop your digital skills, raise your global brand presence, and allow you to test new markets with minimal investment.

Coventry

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Digital Workshop: B2C Session - Coventry

This half day B2C training session will enable you to develop your digital skills, raise your global brand presence, and allow you to test new markets with minimal investment.

Coventry

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FinTech Taipei 2019

FinTech Taipei 2019, as the largest FinTech event in Taiwan, will welcome 10,000+ FinTech professionals and 30+ International Networks from around the world in its second year of the event. Click through to learn more and register.  Deadline to secure a place is Monday 7 October 2019.

Taipei

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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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COP25

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Digital Workshop: B2B Session - Black Country

This half day B2B training session will enable you to develop your digital skills, raise your global brand presence, and allow you to test new markets with minimal investment.

Wolverhampton

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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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Digital Workshop: B2C Session - Black Country

This half day B2C training session will enable you to develop your digital skills, raise your global brand presence, and allow you to test new markets with minimal investment.

Wolverhampton

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Registration of Interest: Midlands Engine Market Visit to AusRAIL Plus 2019

Join our visit to AusRAIL PLUS 2019 - the largest rail event in the southern hemisphere.

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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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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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Education Trade Mission to Qatar

The Department for International Trade is organising an education trade mission to Qatar. This will explore partnership and collaborative opportunities in corporate training. Click through to learn more and register.  The dealine for registrations is 5pm on 12 November 2019.

Qatar

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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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DIT Masterclass: Researching Export Markets

This free workshop will give you all the information you need to understand the potential for your company overseas.

Northampton

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Texas Cyber Security Mission 2019

DIT are running a Cyber Security trade mission to Texas in December 2019, targeting large organisations HQ'd in the Austin region, including Dell Computers and the US Military's Defense Innovation Unit (DIU). All UK cyber companies are welcome to apply, with DIT and the US organisations selecting the final delegation from those that express interest. Registration closes on 23rd October. More details on event page.

Austin

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AgriTech 2019

AgriTech Mission to The Netherlands – 10-12 December 2019, Utrecht, The Hague and Den Bosch. Together with Barclays Labs, we are pleased to announce our AgriTech mission to The Netherlands on 10, 11 and 12 December.

Utrecht, The Hague and Den Bosch

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DIT Masterclass: International Website Optimisation & Digital Marketing Workshop

This free morning workshop will help you to create an action plan for an international digital strategy.

Derby

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Northern Powerhouse Mission to CES, 2020 USA

The Department for International Trade is offering Northern Powerhouse businesses an opportunity to visit Consumer Electronics Show (CES), Las Vegas, the world’s gathering place for all those who thrive on the business of consumer technologies.

Las Vegas

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CES 2020

CES is the world’s gathering place for all who thrive on the business of consumer technologies and for 50 years has been the launch pad for new innovation and technology that has changed the world. The Department for International Trade will be taking part this year, showcasing some of the UK’s most innovative companies.

Las Vegas

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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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Digital Workshop: B2B Session - Staffordshire

This half day B2B training session will enable you to develop your digital skills, raise your global brand presence, and allow you to test new markets with minimal investment.

Stafford

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Business Culture: Middle East

This half day training on Middle Eastern 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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Digital Workshop: B2C Session - Staffordshire

This half day B2C training session will enable you to develop your digital skills, raise your global brand presence, and allow you to test new markets with minimal investment.

Stafford

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YOU CAN EXPORT: E-Commerce and Google Ads 1:2:1 Problem Diagnoses

The Department for International Trade, North East invites you to attend this FREE 1:2:1 session, where you can learn how to make an impact with your own e-commerce site through Google AdWords and attract international customers.

Durham

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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.

London

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BETT Global 2020

BETT London, is an annual, global trade show that attracts overseas buyers, agents, schools ministers . The event is an excellent opportunity for UK companies to showcase UK cutting edge technology to potential buyers, media and influencers.

London

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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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Northern Powerhouse Trade Mission to Arab Health

The UK boasts a strong heritage in the healthcare and life sciences sector and is highly regarded overseas. The demand for UK expertise is rising and right now could be the time for your business to benefit from this great reputation and boost your export sales by joining this Northern Powerhouse trade mission to Arab Health. Arab Health is the largest medical exhibition in the Middle East where industry professionals and market leaders from all over the world come together to do business.

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Arab Health 2020

Healthcare UK and DIT LSO will be exhibiting at Arab Health in Dubai, the largest healthcare exhibition and congress in the GCC.

Healthcare UK will be presenting Hospital of the Future, showcasing the UK healthcare organisations and their innovations that support the lifecycle of a future-proof hospital, including financing, design, build and operate.

The Department for International Trade will be at the event facilitating 1-2-1 meetings between our International Commercial Officers, International Buyers and UK Companies.

Dubai

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Midlands Engine Market Visit: Future Mobility Trade Visit to India

Join this Midlands Engine trade visit to India, visiting both Pune and Chennai. This visit is designed specifically for companies operating in the future mobility sector. This visit is only open to companies based in the Midlands.

Pune and Chennai

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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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Data Analytics & AI Mission to the Philippines

DIT are running an AI and Big Data focused trade mission to Manila on the 4th and 5th of February 2020. Please find more mission information and the registration link on the events page.

Manila

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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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CFS2020

UK – NL Cyber & FinTech Summit – 6 February 2020, The Hague (The Netherlands). After our showcases in 2016 and 2017, and our mission in 2018, we’re excited to announce our flagship Cyber & FinTech event in 2020.

The Hague

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Belgium - UK Smart Cities Conference: Smart data and mobility

Brussels

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Business Culture: Scandinavia and Nordic

This half day training on business culture in  the Scandinavian and Nordics market 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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Northern Powerhouse Trade Mission to Gulfood 2020

The Department for International Trade (DIT) is inviting food and drink companies from across the Northern Powerhouse region to participate in this trade mission to Gulfood 2020 in Dubai, the world’s largest food event.

Gulfood is the premier trade event in the global food and hospitality business calendar and could be your gateway to win new business in established, evolving and emerging markets. The tradeshow is an unmissable event with over 5,000 exhibitors from five continents. 
 

Dubai

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Euroshop

With over 113,000 visitors from 60 countries and 2,300 exhibitors EuroShop is the world’s largest trade fair for retail investment requirements. It is the perfect audience for you to demonstrate your company’s creativity, expertise and innovation in the sector. Future-oriented and dynamic as the industry itself, the trade fair presents itself in eight fascinating retail dimensions with all the trends and topics that are moving the future. Today’s retail world is changing faster than ever before. EuroShop – the industry’s top international event – is a key powerhouse driving the future of retail.

Düsseldorf

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Smart Cities Mission to Turkey

Istanbul

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DIT at MWC 2020

Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2020

Barcelona

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Northern Powerhouse Premier Trade Mission to Washington and Atlanta, USA

The Department for International Trade is inviting established and experienced exporters or high-growth businesses in the life sciences and healthcare sectors to join a high-profile Northern Powerhouse trade mission to Washington and Atlanta. This is a unique opportunity for you to explore and develop trade and collaboration opportunities in the USA - our biggest single partner for trade and investment. The mission will visit two key centres for life sciences and healthcare – Washington and Atlanta.

NW Washington DC

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Civil Nuclear Showcase 2020

The Civil Nuclear Showcase is a unique opportunity to learn about the latest developments across the international civil nuclear market and policy landscape, and network with a diverse mix of senior delegates from government and industry. 200 overseas delegates are expected, from a diverse range of markets including Canada, Central Europe, China, France, Germany, and Japan.

London

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JEC World 2020

JEC World 2020 is where the global composites industry meets. A leading international show for composites and advanced materials, JEC World provides a global platform where the whole ecosystem is gathered: from raw materials to machines, intermediate and final processors, to OEMs and end users.

Paris

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The UK Pavilion at HIMSS Global Health Conference & Exhibition

From the March 9-13, 2020, the Department for International Trade will be supporting UK digital health companies as they showcase their innovation at HIMSS 2020, a leading health information and technology conference, bringing together 45,000 professionals from over 90 countries.

Orlando

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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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Sharing UK Expertise in Oncology

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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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Designing Our Future Contact Us

Learn about the Designing Our Future initiative.

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