Export Week will show Bristol firms the route to success in overseas markets

October 3, 2014

Bristol firms are being urged to get on the fast track to success by joining UK Trade & Investment (UKTI) as it brings the world to the region for its sixth Export Week.

Organised by UK Trade & Investment (UKTI) in conjunction with partners and business organisations, Export Week aims to encourage companies to take up the export challenge and highlight the wealth of support and knowledge available to help them grow.

More than 17,000 companies across the UK have attended events during previous Export Weeks and UKTI’s flagship ExploreExport roadshow will be in Bristol as part of a tour of the country bringing more than 120  experts from across the world to share their expertise.

The ExploreExport roadshow will be in the region on November 13 offering local firms pre-bookable, one-to-one meetings with their chosen experts.

UK Trade & Investment South West director Russell Jones said: “There will be 120 experts from countries across the world here in the South West to help companies explore the possibilities of exporting to their nations.

“We aim to bring the world to the region and we hope that the expertise and advice that is available both at ExploreExport and other events throughout Export Week will help businesses on the fast track to exporting success.

“Many companies have already signed up to join us during our latest Export Week initiative, which is great news as it has been proven time and again that exporting helps companies to grow.

“Through events such as these we’re determined to ensure they have the support they need to succeed in the global race and evidence has shown exporters do better with UKTI’s help – in the past year more than £140m worth of business wins have been recorded by South West businesses assisted by UKTI.

“Export Week is an ideal opportunity for companies to find out more about international trade opportunities and the support that is available to help companies achieve their exporting ambitions. I’d urge companies to sign up to join us and look forward to welcoming them.”

Export Week (10-14 November) will feature a range of events across the region, including:

  • Monday 10 November – Importing & Exporting Webinar
  • Monday 10 November –  Talking Turkey – an Export Analysis Cumberwell Park Gold Club, Bradford-on-Avon
  • Tuesday 11 November – Medium Sized Businesses Workshop West Hotel, Bristol
  • Wednesday 12 November – Importing & Exporting Webinar
  • Thursday 13  November – ExploreExport Bristol Hotel, Bristol
  • Friday 14 November – Empowering Women for International Business Woodlands Castle, Ruiston, Taunton
  • Friday 14 November – Importing and Exporting Webinar

For more information about Export Week and how to book your place at events, log onto the website at: http://www.exportweek.ukti.gov.uk/full


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