Exporting is in the spotlight in Stoke-on-Trent and Staffordshire this month with a series of special events to help local firms take up business opportunities around the globe.
Export Week, which begins on November 9, is designed to bring together businesses with world-wide business opportunities.
A diverse programme of events will invite companies at every stage of the process to explore new markets, learn about international trade, build contacts, seek support and boost their sales.
Local events include a ‘Digital Bootcamp’ at CoRE, Longton, Stoke-on-Trent, on November 13. The event is open to new exporters and to firms looking to grow their international sales, and will help them make the most of their digital presence to win overseas business.
A panel of expert speakers, including a UKTI digital trade adviser, will be advising on email marketing strategy, using video and infographics to communicate internationally and the rise of mobile web use.
Book your place at: http://digital-bootcamp-2015.eventbrite.co.uk
Meanwhile a truck equipped with the tools to take companies global is coming to Tamworth on November 16 when UKTI experts on international trade bring their Exporting is GREAT roadshow to the town.
The truck will be based at Scolmore International Ltd, on the Lichfield Road Industrial Estate, Tamworth, from 11am to 2pm on November 16, and business visitors will have the opportunity of one-to-one help and advice on all aspects of exporting.
Stoke-on-Trent and Staffordshire Local Enterprise Partnership chairman David Frost CBE commented: “Our region already has a strong global reputation, thanks to internationally renowned firms ranging from JCB to Jaguar Land Rover, and we are continuing to build on our expertise in areas such as advanced manufacturing and the ceramics sector, which is making a major contribution to exports.
“These events are a great opportunity for even more local businesses to gain the skills they need to make their mark in international markets, and play their part in creating a thriving local economy, offering more and better jobs for local people.”
There are also a series of events in Birmingham, which are open to businesses throughout the West Midlands region, including Explore Export on November 12 at The Vox, Birmingham.
The largest export event in the West Midlands, Explore Export will be attended by trade officers from more than 60 countries, and will feature a range of seminars and one-to-one sessions with advisers on exporting and business growth. Book your place at: http://www.exploreexport.ukti.gov.uk/Birmingham.aspx
For more details on all Export Week events please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone 0345 222 0159.