Export week offers Yorkshire and the Humber businesses opportunity to start or increase trade overseas

28 October 2015


Wide range of events being staged by UKTI between 9 and 13 November

Events to help Yorkshire and the Humber businesses to start exporting or increase their international trade are being held throughout the region as part of UK Trade and Investment (UKTI) Export Week from November 9th to 13th.

UKTI Yorkshire and the Humber and its partners and business organisations are together staging a total of 11 events and 2 webinars throughout the week of Monday, 9th November to Friday, 13th November inclusive to open global trading doors for local businesses.

Two keynote events in Yorkshire and the Humber during Export Week are:

ExploreExport at The Civic in Hanson Street, Barnsley on Tuesday, 10th November from 8.30am to 4pm – at which market specialists from around the world who are expert in their chosen countries will help businesses take their first or next step in exporting.

Global Markets: Global Opportunities in the Chemical Sector at Elizabeth House, 13-19 Queen Street, Leeds on Friday, 13th November from 12noon to 2pm. This roundtable staged by UKTI Yorkshire and the Humber in partnership with Clarion Solicitors will explore global threats and opportunities in the international chemical sector. Speakers include Alastair Gardner, a business adviser with UKTI and expert on the chemicals sector and Dr Richard Smith, managing director of Surfachem.

Yorkshire and the Humber businesses can also attend other showcase events click here to download the Export Week schedule.

Mark Robson, Regional Director for UK Trade & Investment Yorkshire and the Humber, (pictured) said:

“Export Week is an ideal opportunity for companies to learn more about international trade opportunities, and the support available to help them fulfil their exporting ambitions. Whether a newcomer or an existing exporter looking to expand, the week offers something for everyone and we look forward to welcoming you.

“The countdown is on to the start of the first event on November 9th, but there’s still time to book places and join us.

“Exporting helps companies to grow, and taking those initial steps to find out more can prove invaluable. UKTI and our partners in Yorkshire and the Humber are determined to help local companies succeed in the global race. We’re already working with thousands of companies across the region to do just that – we want to help a great many more.”

For more information about Export Week and to book a place at a local event, log onto the website at www.exportweek.ukti.gov.uk and click on the Yorkshire and Humber programme. There are contact details within for each individual event.

Alternatively, contact UKTI’s Yorkshire and Humber team by calling 0300 365 1000 or email. You can also follow UKTI or #ExportWeek on Twitter for updates. 


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