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Explore the Export Opportunities in Latin American

Ninder JohalBusinesses from across the Black Country are invited to the ‘High Growth Latin American Markets Roadshow’ on 13th February 2015. The event, which will be held at the Quality Hotel Dudley, will provide information on Brazil, Chile, Mexico and Colombia.

Confirmed speakers include Philip Gray the Director of Brazil Business Hub, Laura Atkinson the Strategic Manager of British Business Mexico, Jorge Batarce the Business Development Manager of British Chilean Chamber and Andrew Wright the CEO of UK Columbia Trade.

Latin American economic growth is forecast to be among the strongest globally, rising from almost 3% in 2015 to circa 3.6% in 2019. Brazil, Chile, Mexico and Colombia will be the key motors for this. These four Latin American areas have a wide range of export potential that is worth exploring at this roadshow event. 

The UK’s largest Latin American export market is Brazil. It offers opportunities in Oil and Gas, Infrastructure, Automotive, Aerospace and Airports, 2016 Olympics and Paralympics, Environment and Sanitation Tech, Energy, Telecoms, Agriculture and Food Production.
The Foreign Office says Chile ranks top in the competitiveness, innovation and low corruption perceptions, meaning easier access for UK firms. It is also the UK's second largest regional export market. Opportunities exist in the power generating machinery and equipment, industrial machinery and equipment, infrastructure (ports and urban construction), energy and mining, luxury goods and agricultural machinery.
Mexico is a dynamic economy with analysts predicting it will be the world´s seventh-largest by 2050. It offers UK businesses well-established and integrated supply-chains, an increasingly skilled workforce, and free trade agreements with 44 countries. Opportunities are available in the construction, manufacturing, transportation, telecoms, retail and automotive sectors.

British exports to Colombia are growing at a higher rate than to any other emerging market in the region, and have almost tripled since 2004, historically comprising services, pharmaceuticals, industrial machinery, chemicals and beverages.

We encourage you to join us on the 13th February to learn more about your company’s export potential and meet market experts at this joint UK Trade & Investment/West Midlands Chambers of Commerce event. One to one meetings are also available with experts and UKTI international trade advisors.

Ninder Johal, President of the Black Country Chamber of Commerce, said: “We strongly encourage Black Country businesses to look beyond traditional markets. Whilst the Eurozone and Russia are experiencing a downturn and China is managing a slowdown in growth, opportunities in Latin America become increasingly attractive.”

The Black Country is the Industrial Heart of the UK and exports are vital to the region. The Black Country Chamber of Commerce is supporting local businesses by providing knowledge and help to grow their export potential. The aim of the Black Country Chamber of Commerce is to double the size of the Black Country economy in the next ten years, exporting is an important factor in achieving this goal. This event will help companies to explore the export opportunities available to them so this growth in the region can be achieved.  

To register for this event please visit Alternatively, please contact the Black Country Chamber team on 0845 002 1234.

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