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Focus on Retail and e-Commerce: Taking your Yorkshire Textiles to Japan

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Yorkshire Sculpture Park

Wakefield

WF4 4JU

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Are you ready to be part of a sensational global growth?

Did you know that the demand for UK textiles has rapidly increased? Or that Japan is now Yorkshire and the Humber’s (Y&H) 8th largest textile market and second highest non-EU market after China*?

The prospect may seem overwhelming however we can show you the way, after all a stitch in time saves nine! This seminar has been specifically designed for Y&H textile businesses, to help you to discover more about how taking your products overseas will grow your business, increase sales and help you achieve global recognition.

Joining us at the event to share his wisdom will be Paul Alger, Director of International Affairs at UK Fashion & Textile Association (UKFT), the most inclusive British network for fashion and textile companies, bringing together designers, manufacturers, agents and retailers to promote businesses and the industry throughout the UK and internationally.

Areas covered:

  • Learn how to approach global business and increase your sales
  • Hear from UK Fashion and Textile Association (UKFT) for expert advice on this lucrative industry
  • Researching your export destination in the textiles sector including international e-marketplaces
  • Identify and understand cultural considerations for Japan
  • Export regulations, tariffs and duties in the textiles sector
  • Hear from a local company who will share their export experiences, from their successes and export wins to the challenges they’ve faced and the support they’ve had.
  • Information on available funding through the Exporting For Growth (EFG) scheme
  • The recommended International Trade Shows for you
  • Identify your next steps for export success

There will also be opportunity for Q&A during the seminar and throughout the networking lunch

The demand is out there you should be too!


Due to the popularity of our courses, companies are limited to one delegate per workshop. Any additional delegates may be removed. Please get in contact with the events team to discuss special circumstances.

If after booking you are unable to attend please notify us at least 48 hours prior to the event.

** Parking is complimentary for delegates. Please avoid making payment at the pay and display machine as the DIT team will organise your free parking during registration of the event.

*Sourced from HMRC

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