KIB Newsletter September 2022

Posted on: 16th September 2022

International Trade Webinars & Events – diary dates:

IMPULS Project Update

Virtual Pitch and Match Session Programme:

A series of virtual matchmaking events to enable businesses to make contacts in England, France and other European countries. If you’re interested in making international connections to explore collaborations, partnerships or joint working, then please sign up for this free programme of activities:

Medical Devices – connect with other participants of the Medfit conference. 20-21 September 2022
Nutrition – connect with other participants of the Nutrevent conference. 4-5 October 2022
Health & Social care – connect with other participants of the SEHTA International Medtech Conference. 13-14 October 2022
Biotechnology – connect with other participants of the BioFit conference. 29-30 November 2022
‘All things Health & Life Sciences’ – a final chance to connect with businesses, academics, healthcare specialists on both sides of the Channel 19-20 January 2023


How to participate:

  1. Create a profile on our pitch and match platform (you can upload images, videos and other information to showcase your company or your offer):
  2. Check the session dates above and indicate your availability for meetings on the platform
  3. Book 121 meetings with other participants on the platform


To find out more about the IMPULS project please click here.


SEHTA 2022 International Medtech Expo & Conference, Thursday 13th October 2022, London

The SME focused healthcare event driving collaborations between Business, Care & Clinicians & Academics

Please contact us if you are interested in a discounted entry rate available through the IMPULS project.

Find out more about the event by clicking here

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Health & Life Sciences Update

Health Tech & Innovation days (France) – 13-14 October, Paris

This annual event will be an opportunity for innovative SMEs in the pharma and health care fields to connect to other businesses and healthcare professionals. Further details to follow.

Find out more about the event by clicking this link to visit the website.


BIOREGATE FORUM – The 3rd edition of the European Regenerative Medicine Forum

The University of Nantes, the Catholic University of Louvain, Atlanpole Biotherapies and Kent International Business are inviting companies to join the 2022 BIOREGATE FORUM.

Kent businesses are eligible for a discounted entry rate – please contact us for more details.

When? 21-23 September 2022

Where? Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium

Please click here to find out more about the event.

Why attend?

Meet over 150 international delegates : experts from research, start-ups, SMEs and pharmaceutical industries, present your technology or products in the exhibition area and get qualified contacts  during the one-to-one sessions.

Hear from expert speakers coming from all over the world on extracellular vesicles for tissue repair, cell therapy, 3D printing/bioprinting, biomaterials/personalised medicine, tissue decellularisation.

Contact us to receive a 20% discount on your participation fee.


BEHEALTH 2022- Online International Event in Healthcare
This online event focuses on accessing global health industry opportunities and matchmaking will enable you to meet with other entrepreneurs in the health field.

The 5th edition of this event will bring together companies, organisations, universities, and public entities, which is the perfect environment for international partnerships, resulting in increased health-related economic competitiveness.

Find out more by  clicking here to visit the event website.


HealthTech Innovation Days 2022, October 13th-14th, Paris (and Hybrid Option)

Take part in private meetings, roundtable discussions and networking events.

Meet innovative European heathcare companies, industrial & pharmaceutical

groups and international investors


Sector focus: Biotech, Medtech, Innovative services, Digital Health

Find out more by  clicking here to visit the event website.


Boost4Health has ended

The Boost4Health project has connected Kent companies to Life Science clusters and contacts in several North West European countries. The main project has come to an end but Kent remains connected to various Health & Life Science clusters in mainland Europe. If you need information or connections to European Life Science networks and clusters, Kent is part of the Council for European Bio Regions (CEBR) and we can help  to keep you in touch with European counterparts. Find out more about Boost4Health and the European network by clicking this link.


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Invitation from Across the Channel

We are pleased to invite you to a Rugby & Business event in Armentières (near Lille, North of France), organised by the Hauts-de-France Region, in partnership with ‘France 2023’, official organisers of next year’s Rugby World Cup, and with the support of the British Embassy in Paris and multiple other partners.

Because we believe that strengthening business relations also happens on the pitch, join us on Saturday 22nd October and take part in a UK business delegation visit to Northern France. It will combine Franco-British business networking and experts’ insight into cross-Channel trade challenges (tax representation, customs issues, dealing with controls, market access etc.), in addition to attending a great Franco-British Rugby event.

For companies travelling with organisers’ buses from Kent: travel, accommodation and food are all paid forBut the event is also open to all other companies in the UK. Business representatives will have to pay for their return trip to Armentières, but once there, accommodation and food costs will be covered.


Session 1 : Dealing with new trade barriers

  • Topics: dealing with tax/customs representation, controls and requirements on both sides of the Channel
  • Speakers: RM Boulanger, Unsworth, Ashford/Dover Port Health, Calais SIVEP/Customs


Session 2: Cross-Channel trade opportunities

  • Topics: business and trade opportunities, agri-food, transport/logistics and tech sectors
  • Speakers: French and British Chambers of commerce, 1-min pitch from British and French companies


Please click here to find out more about the event programme.

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BUSINESS SOUNDBITE Event Thursday 22 Sept 2022

Do you want to grow your business Internationally? Does your existing Export business need a boost?

‘Kent Business School offers expert advice on The Future Perspectives of Exporting: Helping Kent firms with overseas trade. Digital and physical routes to market’.

University of Kent, Sibson Building, Canterbury, Kent, CT2 7FS, UK

KBS Free Business Soundbite event with a practical approach to this issue for businesses.

Time: From 5:00pm to 6:30 pm with Coffee provided

Cost: Free

Target audience: Product and Service businesses. Cross-sector business directors, strategists, senior managers, and anyone interested in the subject and its future impact.

Click here to view the agenda and registeror email:

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SEHTA 2022 International MedTech Expo

Join SEHTA on Thursday 13th October at the Hilton London Tower Bridge Hotel, for The SME focused healthcare event driving collaborations between Business, Care & Clinicians & Academics

With only 6 weeks to go, register today to attend our Expo & Conference and network with approx 200+ delegates from the MedTech sector and NHS/AHSN network and engage with over 35 confirmed sponsors and exhibitors including major funders, SBRI, NIHR i4i and NHS Innovation Accelerator

Over 150 delegates pre-registered so far

Please click here for more information about the event.


Grow your business with Cerqular and Coupang


Learn how to increase your sales and join webinars this September


27 September – Join this webinar to learn how you can start selling with Cerqular, the largest and fastest growing sustainable inclusive multi-seller marketplace platform.

Cerqular’s curated shopping experience helps sustainable brands reach a global audience of conscious shoppers looking for positive impact consumer goods across all categories.

Sellers who onboard with the marketplace benefit from the following

  • Low commission-only seller plans
  • No ongoing fees of any kind
  • Quick setup & no ongoing maintenance
  • Access to target shoppers wanting your products
  • Easy dropship from Cerqular’s fulfillment service based in the UK or the US

Cerqular aims to become your #1 sales, ad and validation platform giving you access to a global customer base with maximum efficiency.

Please click here to find out more information & to register.


12 October – Increase sales and reach new customers with Coupang – one of the largest marketplaces in South Korea

Join this webinar to learn more about Coupang, one of the largest marketplaces in South Korea.

Coupang is offering an Ask Me Anything session for UK brands on how to sell your products in this exciting market. – the 5th largest retail ecommerce market in the world.*

With over 18.1 million active customers, Coupang is Korea’s most used retail app with the most transactions.

Coupang helps sellers with no sign up fee and no Korean documents needed to get started, its seller management portal in English, and expert help in translation and FBA through their Service Provider Support service.

Please click here to find out more information and to register.

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BCC Quarterly Economic Survey


The British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) is carrying out fieldwork for its latest Quarterly Economic Survey (QES).

The data collected will mark the current situation that businesses are facing.

QES findings are vital in the BCC’s and Kent Invicta Chamber’s lobbying efforts because they are broken down to individual accredited chamber-level, making sure your voice is properly heard both nationally and locally on the issues that matter.

Click here to contribute your views.

It only takes about two minutes to complete!

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