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BUSINESS IS DONE BETTER TOGETHER
INTERNATIONAL TRADE IN THE REGION
The DIT Export Team in the Black Country Chamber is continuing to work with local companies, liaising with international colleagues to help them continue and, in some cases, re-establish their international sales in these unprecedented times.
Markets all over the world are currently affected by COVID-19 but for those companies engaging with local DIT teams, it can help them keep up to date with opportunities and establish a route to market to continue trading and exporting.
Many companies are using this time to examine their international business strategy, therefore the team in the Black Country can help firms while they work to determine a new approach to current and new markets.
Automotive Sector Live Seminars
The Department of International Trade has organised a series of free live sessions designed to help businesses manage the impact of Covid-19 while learning key export skills.
The webinars will give a real-time update on the current situation in some of the largest automotive markets in the world and the opportunity to hear from DIT sector specialists in the US, China, Germany & Central Europe, as they discuss the latest developments in the Automotive / Future Mobility sectors.
Each session will cover the current market situation, post-COVID-19 and potential opportunities for UK companies.
Hear from the Department for International Trade (DIT) sector and market specialists and the China Britain Business Council about the latest developments, opportunities and support available for exporters in the UK and China.
9 July: Central Europe: Overview and opportunities in the Automotive and Smart Mobility sectors, post Covid-19
Hear from Ljupcso Mihailovszki, automotive lead from the Department for International Trade (DIT) team in Central Europe and Jay Nagley, sector specialist in DIT HQ.
22 July: Future mobility export opportunities in the German market
Join this webinar to hear the latest developments in this sector from Magdalena Klischat, DIT Germany’s Senior Manager for Mobility.
THE ENERGY EXPORTS CONFERENCE 2020 IS NOW VIRTUAL
Attend free of charge for export support and project opportunities.
The vEEC (Energy Exports Conference) will take place from 28th September to 1st October. This is a virtual event with online one to one facility together with a virtual exhibition area. Whether you’re an experienced exporter, have just started or are yet to begin your exporting journey, vEEC will highlight actionable project opportunities and identify key markets to target.
Attendance is free and EIC are hoping to attract at least 20 delegations from around the world. There will be two themes to the event:
Growing Export & Trade (GET): This stream features expert guidance for those new to exporting who want to find out how to get started on their export journey or what markets they should target.
Global Opportunities (GO): This stream will include global delegations and presentations from leading EPC contractors and operators working on current and future energy projects, showcasing the opportunities available to the supply chain and explaining how suppliers can start engaging with these.
For registration details on the events listed above visit
For details on all DIT events and International Trade enquiries please contact Marion Doherty on 07810 377794 .
JOIN A WEBINAR TO EXPLORE FOOD AND DRINK OPPORTUNITIES GLOBALLY
CHINA | SOUTHEAST ASIA | SOUTH KOREA | UAE
Join these webinars to find your next export opportunity or to learn more about some of the largest overseas markets...
The UK has a reputation for producing exceptional food and drinks at every stage from farm to fork, offering international buyers products they can trust. As the UK’s largest manufacturing sector, food and drink exports were £23.7bn in 2019, representing an increase of 4.9% from 2018.
The Government has recently announced a range of measures for agriculture and the food and drink industries to help support COVID-19 recovery and growth through exports:
• a programme of physical and virtual events
• virtual tasting sessions where products are sent to overseas buyers
• ensuring UK Export Finance is available so no viable export fails
• a food and drink masterclass programme
• an SME e-commerce accelerator pilot to help businesses use e-marketplaces globally
• regional food and drink export champions to share advice and best practice
• the first Defra Agri-food Counsellor supporting UK companies export to the Gulf
• showcasing UK products all over the world through the GREAT campaign
To help you make the most of trading opportunities internationally the DIT is hosting a series of webinars covering a variety of export markets giving you the latest information on the business environment and also alerting you to new sales opportunities.
Exporting Food and Drink products to China post-COVID
15 July | 14:00-15:00
Hosted by experts from the China-Britain Business Council this webinar will teach you everything you need to know about exporting food and/or drink to China!
The Future of the Food and Drink Sector in ASEAN
16 July | 09:30-10:30
Hosted by the UK-ASEAN Business Council this webinar will explore how the Southeast Asian region will bounce back and the opportunities and challenges for UK exporters.
Exporting Food and Drink products to Korea post-pandemic
21 July | 09:00-10:00
Hosted by the Senior Trade Services Manager from the British Chamber of Commerce in Korea, you'll find out how the market is recovering and about key opportunities for good value, high-quality products with health/nutritional benefits, new and diversified tastes, and convenience - e.g. single portion ready meals or meal kits are showing strong growth.
Exporting Food and Drink products to the UAE
28 July | 11:00-12:00
The pandemic has boosted online grocery searches by 560% in the UAE which is emerging fast from lockdown. Join this webinar to learn more about post-COVID trends and opportunities hosted by expert advisers from the British Centres for Business /OCO Global and DIT in the UAE.
For more information please contact Heather Crocker on 07980 906942