Events > Australia and New Zealand Roadshow 2024

Midlands (Birmingham)

Wednesday, 6 Mar 2024

Time: 9:15am - 2:30pm 

Venue: Royal Leonardo Hotel


The main programme will start with economic and political overview of Australia and New Zealand, highlighting key commercial opportunities, and providing insights into maximising the benefits of the UK's new Free Trade Agreements with Australia and New Zealand. 

The event will be a chance to hear from companies that are already exporting to Australia and New Zealand, who will share their firsthand experiences and advice. Hear about the full range of support available for companies across the Midlands offered by the Department for Business and Trade. 


Whether you're a seasoned exporter seeking to enhance your market presence or a newcomer eager to understand more about the Australia and New Zealand markets, this event is for you. 

Time  Event
9:15am Registration, networking and refreshments
9:45am Welcome to Birmingham from DBT Midlands 
9:50am Welcome Martin Kent HM Trade Commissioner for APAC Asia Pacific 

Australia and New Zealand: Economic and political overview and market conditions

- Key commercial opportunites in Australian and New Zealand markets

- How to make the most of the UK-Australia and UK-New Zealand Free Trade Agreements

10:40am Break

Conversation with New Zealand and Australia High Commissioners to the UK

High Commissioner of Australia to the United Kingdom The Hon Stephen Smith and High Commissioner of New Zealand to the United Kingdom Hon Phil Goff 


Panel session with Export Champions exporting to Australia and New Zealand

- Opportunity to hear first-hand from businesses that are already exporting to Australia and New Zealand, their experiences and advice.


Support available for companies in the Midlands 

- Panel discussion on the range of services and support available through the Department for Business and Trade 

12:30pm Lunch and networking

Build on your knowledge from the morning and join up to 2x 30-minute-deep dive sessions on the support you can access from DBT.

Our experts will be on hand to answer any questions you may have about the next steps on trading with Australia & New Zealand. Choose from any of the following:


  • Market Research & Selection – What steps do you need to take to ensure you are ready for the Australian & New Zealand Market?
  • Digital Trade – Is your website ready for the market? What e-commerce platforms can you utilise in the market?
  • Export Support Service – Meet with local representatives from Australia & New Zealand to understand the support available.
  • Customs & Logistics – Getting your goods into market and the considerations to take.
  • Sector Deep Dives with experts in:
    • Food & Drink
    • Financial, Professional & Business Services

2:25pm Finish