Opportunities for local businesses to find out about export opportunities

The export roadshow is coming to the Suffolk Show, offering free advice and information for local bu

The export roadshow is coming to the Suffolk Show, offering free advice and information for local businesses on June 1 & 2, 2016 - Credit: Archant

Export is Great Roadshow comes to the Suffolk Show

Local businesses will be able to find out how to take advantage of xport opportunities available for UK businesses when UK Trade & Investment’s Exporting is Great Export Hub comes to the Suffolk Show in Ipswich on June 1 and 2.

During the two days of the show at Trinity Park, Felixstowe Rd, visitors will be able to attend free seminars on the Export Hub, including on e-commerce and from UKTI partner BT, and also set up free one-to-one meetings with UKTI’s International Trade Advisers.

The Exporting is GREAT Export Hub is travelling the length and breadth of the country during 2016, providing face-to-face assistance to first-time exporters. On board is the latest technology from partners Microsoft and BT, which has already connected over 3000 businesses with live export opportunities.

UKTI East Regional Director Alan Pain said: “This region is a global leader in some of the world’s fastest-growing and innovative sectors, such as agriculture, food & drink, creative industries, education & skills, ICT and life sciences. The world wants to buy what we’re selling so come along to the Export Hub and you can find out how to go about it. The demand is out there. You could be too.”

The roadshow is part of Exporting is Great, the most ambitious exporting push that UK Trade & Investment has ever undertaken. Launched in November 2015, HM Government’s unique 5-year multi-platform initiative aims to support 100,000 additional UK businesses to sell their goods or services overseas by 2020. So far over there have been 590,000 visits and 1.9m page views of www.exportingisgreat.gov.uk; in excess of 21,900 downloads of the Exporting is GREAT export guide; and more than 23,200 applications to export opportunities. .

Some of the current relevant business opportunities available are a German company seeking products including agricultural, earth moving, lift and other industrial vehicles, workshop equipment, car parts and accessories, commercial vehicle parts, trailers, caravans and mobile homes, chassis and fuel technology and batteries. A leading Spanish manufacturer of fertilizers with more than 30% of market share is looking for providers of slow release nutrients and a large and well-known agricultural company in Lithuania is looking for livestock/farm equipment.

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Further afield a well-known Peruvian importer and distributor is seeking UK suppliers of agricultural machinery, equipment and tools and an Australian technology startup company developing an animal collar and phone app for beef and dairy farmers is looking to source services and products from the UK. A major Brazilian livestock producer is also interested in purchasing technologies that help control the feed intake of their cattle herds.

To find out more about these and other opportunities visit www.exportingisgreat.gov.uk <http://www.exportingisgreat.gov.uk/> or email eastinfo@mobile.ukti.gov.uk <eastinfo@mobile.ukti.gov.uk>

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