All the latest news and events from the Department for International Trade in the West Midlands...
Learn more about upcoming events, trade visits and masterclasses supporting West Midlands businesses in going global...
Doing business in the USA
Come along to this event on 24 April at Molineux Stadium during the Black Country Business Festival to learn more about setting up a presence in the USA.
Hosted by AVITUS Group this event will address the following points along with the chance to ask questions to the panel which includes senior representatives from Avitus, Santander, State of Georgia, State of Kentucky, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and UK based Brackley Attorneys - experts in USA immigration.
Exporting to Scandinavia? This group of countries including Denmark, Norway, Sweden & Finland might be a great target market for your product/service.
Learn more about this fascinating region by joining our free session on 26 April at KMPG, Birmingham. The masterclasses will cover:
different business and economic environments
business cultures: religion, language, values, and customs
business communication and negotiation styles
understanding and overcoming common trade barriers / pitfalls
case studies and how to deal with tricky situations
Click here to book this session or to view future dates covering markets such as France, Benelux and Germany.
Trade visit to Le Mans, France
Last call to join an ERDF financed trade mission to Le Mans in western France from 12-15 June for high profile B2B meetings and networking. This visit is open for eligible West Midlands registered SMEs in the motor sport, automotive supply chain, transport technologies or plastics and composites sectors.
Click here to learn more about the programme and register your interest in attending.
Export Growth Masterclasses
Whatever your size or sector, the rewards from selling your products or services overseas can be huge. Why not join a series of three masterclasses running throughout 2018 in the West Midlands to help you on your export journey.
1. How to increase your export sales
2. International negotiation skills
3. Pitching your business to an international audience
You can join one or all three, it's a totally flexible programme to meet your business needs.
Click here to view the next series which is starting in Birmingham on 19 April. Further dates and locations can be found here.
27 April, Exporting is the key to Rural Growth - Based in Shropshire and want to learn more about the support out there to help you grow internationally? Jump aboard the Export Hub which will be parked up at the Ludlow Nut Company, one of the regions successful exporters. You'll also have the chance to meet local MP Phillip Dunne.
Click here to view a full list of upcoming events.