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Allyson 2Business communication and negotiation styles will be among the topics being discussed at a specialist masterclass on exporting to the USA and Canada next month (September).

Organised and delivered by the ERDF SME International Growth Project, the half-day workshop on Thursday, September 20, is open to small-medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) based across the West Midlands region, which also includes the counties of Staffordshire, Shropshire, Worcestershire and Herefordshire.

workshop image DIT 2Companies wanting to explore export opportunities in Germany and Austria can learn how best to conduct business in these markets at a culture masterclass.

Germany is the strongest economy in Europe and one the UK’s main export and import markets, while neighbouring Austria is one of Europe’s wealthiest nations and has a stable economy based on industries including iron and steel, chemicals and transport equipment.

Le Mans mission 40 DrivelineTen engineering and automotive supply chain businesses from across the West Midlands region are on track to win tens of thousands of pounds of new business after taking part in a trade mission to Le Mans, France.

The companies visited the region two weeks ago ahead of the famous 24-hour endurance race to meet prospective customers.

Ian HarrisonA week of webinars and online export advice sessions are taking place next month (July) to help businesses across the Midlands that want to start or expand overseas trading.

Delivered by the Department for International Trade (DIT), the Midlands Engine and the West Midlands Chambers of Commerce’s ERDF SME International Growth Project, Export Web Week (July 16-20) offers busy companies the chance to learn about exporting for the first time, build on existing export successes and discover new growth opportunities.

workshop image DITA series of workshops aimed at West Midlands businesses that want to start exporting their goods or services are to begin later this month.

Organised by West Midlands Chambers of Commerce’s ERDF SME International Growth Project, the You Can Export series includes four half-day, morning sessions that cover: market research and selection; routes to market; export pricing; and how to internationalise your website. Businesses can attend one or all four.

Philip Duggan 300 299Philip Duggan of Boss Design talks about the company's exporting history and the challenges it has faced.

Our story began in 1983 when our Chairman and Founder, Brian Murray, had a vision for a commercial furniture company that would set itself apart from all others. Brian’s mission was to redefine how commercial space works, introducing a range of high-quality products and solutions that would bear all the hallmarks of British engineering, craftsmanship and cutting-edge design. Today, over thirty years later, Boss Design is revered the world over for its pioneering developments and staunch ethical standards. Our commitment to design and manufacturing excellence knows no bounds.

With UK exports to the Middle East growing by 56% in the past decade, West Midlands businesses should tap the potential of trading with Gulf markets, say export leaders.

A Meet the Experts event has been organised for Tuesday, June 5, where companies from the West Midlands region – which covers the counties of Warwickshire, Staffordshire, Shropshire, Herefordshire, Worcestershire and the West Midlands – can explore export opportunities in Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and the UAE.

West Mids DIT Andy Smith 2Local companies wanting to know if their goods or services could sell overseas can discuss the opportunities via a series of new online surgeries.

Organised by West Midlands Chambers of Commerce’s ERDF SME International Growth project, the Meet the Market sessions will enable ambitious companies to speak to commercial advisers based in British Embassies or Chambers of Commerce across the world.

There are five online sessions available this month (May 2018), each of which provides the opportunity to book one-to-one appointments with Embassy staff in Germany, Chile, Switzerland, Austria and France. Companies based in the West Midlands, Staffordshire, Herefordshire, Worcestershire, Warwickshire and Shropshire are eligible.

trade advisers SE AsiaMore than 20 West Midlands companies have made their first steps towards trading with countries in South East Asia after meeting export experts who flew in from the region.

The Fast-Track Your Growth in South East Asia event saw more than 70 one-to-one meetings take place in Birmingham between a wide range of local companies and trade advisers from Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam.

West Mids DIT Andy Smith 2Trade advisers from six South East Asian countries are travelling to Birmingham next month (May 2018) to help local firms find new export opportunities.

Organised by the ERDF SME International Growth Project and Britain in South East Asia (BiSEA), the event on Thursday, May 3, will enable businesses from the region to get help on accessing markets in Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam.

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