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To infinity, and beyond the EU: High-growth market showcase - Bristol
Thu 25 May 2017, 09:30 – 16:30 BST
This high-growth market showcase event will open your eyes to exciting opportunities to sell your goods and services to new profitable customers in China, India, Latin America and Southeast Asia.
On the day, we will be bringing together locally based export market specialists with our in-market delivery partners to explore how UK businesses can look further afield to grow their international sales and prepare for life outside of the European Union.
Each region will come under the spotlight and you will hear expert advice and guidance on which countries and regions may provide the best return for your particular product or service, and we’ll be introducing you to the Extend your Global Reach programme – an all new package of FREE commercial and strategic export support.
As part of the audience you’ll be able to share your experiences and discuss how to overcome potential market-entry barriers and other trade related issues. Plus we will be showing you how to identify and access the best live export opportunities.
The event will be followed by an afternoon networking session and the opportunity to book a 1-2-1 consultation with a market specialist, where you’ll be able to get your specific questions answered.
Spaces are limited; book your place now to avoid disappointment!
09:30 - Registration and Coffee
10:00 - Opening Address
Following the UK’s exit from the EU, how can South West companies capitalise and access new markets?
10:30 - Market Showcase (Southeast Asia and Latin America)
- Southeast Asia - Shozey Jafferi, Market Specialist and guest speeaker from the Asian Institute for Strategy and Leadership (ASLI)
- Latin America - Sarah Hildersley, Market Specialist and guest speaker from Economic Growth Management (EGM)
- Panel Discussion and Q&A
11:45 - Coffee Break
12:05 - Market Showcase (China and India)
- China - Jonny Smith, Market Specialist and guest speaker from the China Britain Business Council (CBBC)
- India - Ameeta Virk, Market Specialist and guest speaker from the UK India Business Council (UKIBC)
- Panel Discussion and Q&A
13:20 - Lunch
14:00 - 1-2-1 consultations with market specialists
16:30 - Close
As UK trade levels with mature economies such as the EU and US start to look unsustainable, doing business in China, India, Latin America and Southeast Asia offers enormous opportunities for British companies to win new contracts. If a UK product or service is generally competitive in established global economies, it is also likely to sell well in these high-growth markets.
However, markets such as Brazil, China and India are extremely large and complex. They each boast a series of interconnected regional markets where the legislative and investment climate may change from one state to another. There’s also the different language and culture considerations and you’re likely to encounter various market entry barriers.
Extend your Global Reach
We offer FREE commercial and strategic export assistance to help ambitious businesses secure new international sales in the high-growth markets of China, India, Latin America and Southeast Asia. Find out more about the Extend your Global Reach programme today.
Meet the Market Specialists
Integral to the success of the Extend your Global Reach programme is our new team of market specialists; meet the four recent additions making a splash for South West businesses overseas. Read more here.