KIB Newsletter December 2023

Posted on: 6th December 2023

December 2023 Kent International Business Newsletter

Before we update on the upcoming international programmes and webinars available for Kent businesses to join, and as this is now our last newsletter of 2023, the Kent International Business team would like to wish you all a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

Free Department for Business and Trade – Export Academy Webinars and Online Masterclasses for December 2023 and January 2024.

Please click here to register for any of the events below.

  • Deciding your pricing strategy and routes to market for overseas sales – 8 Dec 
  • Unlock the potential of Free Trade Agreements, 11 Dec
  • A guide to getting paid when selling overseas, 11 Dec
  • Considering customs procedures (part 2), 12 Dec
  • Start your Journey with the UK Export Academy, 12 Dec
  • Pitch your way to success: Top tips for selling abroad, 12 Dec
  • What are Incoterms and how should they be used, 13 Dec
  • Top tips for using social media effectively to reach and sell to a global audience, 13 Dec
  • UK Export Finance: how government support could help grow your exports, 14 Dec
  • Content and SEO in 2024: from AI to Digital PR, 15 Dec
  • Understanding export controls, 18 Dec
  • Sales and Marketing: Creating impactful value propositions to help you succeed overseas, 19 Dec
  • How to sell your services overseas (Part 1 of 2), 20 Dec
  • How to sell your services overseas (Part 2 of 2) 21 Dec
  • Exploring the benefits and barriers of export, 3 Jan
  • How to conduct your international market research, 5 Jan

Department for Business and Trade – Business Growth Challenge 2024

Want to give yourself the gift of business growth in 2024?

From 12 January to 9 February DBT are hosting a free business growth challenge – to give you all the skills and knowledge you need to land your first (or next!) big overseas deal.

  • Learn how to construct and embed a systematic approach to business growth
  • Develop a robust and compelling marketing strategy
  • Get a road map for how to build compelling value propositions
  • Learn how to assess your chances of winning bids and negotiating deals

Click here to find out more information and to register

DBT Business Growth Challenge 2024

Anglonordic Life Science Conference (County Hall London, 17-18 April 2024)

Register to attend the 20th annual Anglonordic Life Science conference! Join over 350 delegates from leading and upcoming drug discovery and technology companies from the UK and Nordic regions, and investment firms throughout Europe, for a full day of talks and panel discussions along with pitch presentations from investor-chosen startups.

  • Meet decision-makers at leading life science growth companies from the UK and Nordic regions, and investors from throughout Europe.
  • Learn from major investment firms about the current status of European funding of life science technologies.
  • Gain insights from experienced life science operators within the Anglo-Nordic space.

Please click here to view the full programme and to register.

Anglonordic Conference poster with conference title, date of event and location.
Anglonordic Life Science Conference 2024

Funding Opportunity – Germany Bilateral: Collaborative R&D Round 2

UK registered organisations can apply for a share of up to £4 million for projects resulting in innovative solutions for emerging technologies. You must collaborate with at least one German SME applying under the equivalent German ZIM programme.

Application closing date: Wednesday 6 December 2023

Click here for more information.

Innovate UK Edge South East – Global Business Innovation Programme (GBIP)

Innovate UK’s GBIP helps innovative SMEs to collaborate and explore global markets, accelerating business growth.

GBIP in Switzerland – Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR).

  • Closing date for application: 12th December 2023
  • Two-day pre visit workshop: 22nd – 23rd January 2024
  • Market visit: 3rd – 8th March 2024

To find out more about how the GBIP in Switzerland can help your business grow and to apply click here to visit the Innovate UK Edge SE website.

GBIP in Canada – Agri-Food.

  • Closing date for application: 5th January 2024
  • Two-day pre visit workshop: 6th – 7th March 2024
  • Market visit: 13th – 20th April 2024
    Post visit workshop: 23rd May 2024

To find out more about how the GBIP in Canada can help your business grow and to apply click here to visit the Innovate UK Edge SE website.


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