KIB Newsletter August 2020

Posted on: 1st August 2020

Catch up with DIT’s recent international trade-related webinars.

If you missed the Department for International Trade’s recent webinar series, you can now catch up with recordings including sessions on:

  • Selling Services Overseas
  • Selling Food & Drink products to the US
  • Risk Management in New Markets
  • Selling on international market places

Please click here to visit DIT’s “Recorded Webinar” page.


The next DIT webinars on offer to help Kent companies with various export topics are as follows:


Kent Invicta Chamber is also running the following online session:

Life Sciences in the US Market: ‘ABHI US Accelerator Programme’

The ABHI is now accepting applications for the 2021 US Accelerator programme which provides a year’s worth of support for companies in medical devices, diagnostics and digital health. The programme will include mentoring and trade missions to the US.

Please click here to visit the ABHI website for more information.

Business Meetings Food, Paris 2020

Although SIAL 2020 won’t be taking place this year, Business France and Enterprise Europe Network are organising a series of B2B matchmaking meetings from 19-22 October 2020.

These will be virtual (or physical for companies wishing to travel to Paris) and will aim to match producers and buyers / distributors etc. There is a charge of €100 per 45 minute meeting with a buyer.

You can find out more details including how to register by clicking here to visit the Business Meetings Food website.


Latest Food Trends in France:

Colleagues at Sutralis have continued to provide a number of updates about consumer trends and the food & drink sector in France. You can see the articles produced in July by clicking here.

Global Business Innovation Programme Focus on Marine Robotics to Canada

Innovate UK’s Global Business Innovation Programme (GBIP), delivered by Enterprise Europe Network (EEN), is recruiting up to 15 ambitious innovative SMEs with emerging Surface & Underwater Marine Robotics systems & technologies.


During the programme, there will be two Innovation Visits to Canada (subject to travel and other restrictions) taking place in November 2020 and June 2021. Each will consist of tailored site visits, introductions to key players, and exclusive networking opportunities with like-minded Canadian businesses.


Please click here for more information and to register an interest before 3 August.

Innovative Sector Exchange (ISE) Project Update

Food & Drink Sector Webinars

Although we may not be able to arrange any final gatherings for food & drink companies from Kent, East & West Flanders, Hauts de France and the SW of the Netherlands as part of the ISE project, we’re planning a series of autumn webinars. Provisional dates and topics are below:

  1. Innovating & Adapting to survive and grow – 23 Sep
  2. New Regulations for Food & Drink Exports between the UK & EU – 13 Oct
  3. Pitch & Match Food & Drink Sector Session – 17 Nov

For more information about ISE Project please email Natasha White or visit the project website:

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