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UKTI Export Services in the North East Event – Ramside Hall 17.07.12


Do you want to know more about the latest practical and financial support available from UKTI to help you export?

UK Trade and Investment Do you want to know more about the latest practical and financial support available from UKTI to help you export?

Are you considering starting to export or entering new markets?

Could your company benefit from a more strategic approach to exporting?

If so this event is for you....

Three of the region's leading business support companies have joined forces to drive forward the performance of North East exporters.

A consortium which includes the North East Chamber of Commerce (NECC), RTC North and the North East Process Industry Cluster (NEPIC) has been awarded a £3.6m contract by UK Trade & Investment to deliver export services across the region.

The primary aim of UKTI and the partnership is to make exports a key driver of the North East economy by maximising the involvement of small and medium sized companies in the global marketplace.

This event, being held at Ramside Hall in Durham on Tuesday 17th July between 8.00am - 1.00pm, will highlight the UKTI core service offering and the new service delivery model which builds on the unique strengths of the consortium partners and the UKTI International Trade Team.

Case studies will be used to help demonstrate the highly successful approach on this new approach.


08.00 - Registration
08.30 - Welcome & introduction
08.45 - Why your company should export
09.00 - Overview of the new service delivery model
09.30 - Technology focus

This work-stream facilitates access to overseas markets for high growth companies particularly those operating in knowledge intensive and high technology sectors. Three broad categories of actions targeted at both new and experienced exporters:

- R&D joint ventures
- Knowledge based mentoring
- Global technology watch

10.00 - Refreshments
10.30 - Geographic focus and case study

The British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) support and advises businesses in all areas of International Trade development and intelligent exporting.

They work closely with many other Chamber organizations and in particular with the worldwide network of bi-lateral and international Chambers of Commerce.

Through this affinity network they will provide UK exporters with a unique added dimension of contacts far beyond those of UK Embassy Posts.

11.00 - Sector focus and case study

NEPIC has had great success in building close relationships with key international markets and delivering export opportunities for its member companies through its clustering approach.

Working with other clusters and regional channel partners this programme will look to build on NEPIC's approach and develop international trade opportunities in nine priority sectors:

- Automotive
- Chemical & Process
- Defense & Marine
- Digital, Creative & Design
- Energy & Renewables
- Food & Drink
- Healthcare & Life Science
- Knowledge Intensive Business Services
- Service Sector
- Tourism and Hospitality

11.30 - High Value Opportunities

This programme is a new approach to identifying, prioritising and supporting businesses to access large scale overseas procurement opportunities.

Through its global network UKTI is able to provide UK businesses with an intensive level of support to access these opportunities which are worth billions and range from major infrastructure, manufacturing and engineering, through to big supply or value chain opportunities.

11.45 - Round up & Q&A
12.00 - Lunch & Networking
13.00 - Close

To register:

Click here to register via the online booking system

Or call the International Trade Hotline on 0845 0505 054 or email