KIB Newsletter January 2024

Posted on: 10th January 2024

January 2024 Kent International Business Newsletter


Are you ready for a new year with exciting global opportunities? Take a look at the upcoming international webinars, programmes, and exhibitions available to Kent businesses.

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

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

  • Saudi Arabia – the great opportunity of the Regional Headquarters programme, 11 Jan
  • Take your medical device to France: explore the opportunities of the reimbursement system, 11 Jan
  • Discover how Free Trade Agreements can help you expand overseas, 11 Jan
  • Considering customs procedures (part 2)
  • Business growth challenge: Challenge kick off & business growth strategy, 12 Jan
  • Look into the New Year with the British Business Bank! 15 Jan
  • A guide to getting paid when selling overseas, 16 Jan
  • Get your business ready for South Asia, 17 Jan
  • Managing agents and distributors, 18 Jan
  • Ask an exporter: Expand your global retail reach, 18 Jan
  • What are Intercoms and how should they be used? 19 Jan
  • Business growth challenge: Marketing 101 for non-marketers, 19 Jan
  • Understanding export controls, 22 Jan
  • Learn how to go global with your food and drink products, 23 Jan
  • Say it just right: the importance of translation! 23 Jan
  • How to sell your services overseas (part 1 of 2), 24 Jan
  • Get your business ready for CPTPP markets! 25 Jan
  • How to sell your services overseas (part 2 of 2), 26 Jan
  • Business growth challenge: Developing value propositions, 26 Jan
  • Top tips for understanding VAT in Europe, 29 Jan
  • Top tips for getting ready cyber ready for your export journey, 29 Jan
  • Promoting trade digitalisation with the International Chambers of Commerce, 31 Jan
  • Go global in the USA in 2024, 31 Jan


Made in the UK, Sold to the World Awards 2024 – Celebrating SME Export Achievements

If you have an exciting story to tell about how your business is successfully selling its products or services to the world, why not enter the Awards for free, which recognise and celebrate the global trading success of small businesses from across the UK.

Entries will close at 23:59 on Sunday 14 January 2024.   

Visit the Department for Business and Trade website for more information, including eligibility to enter, and to submit your entry.

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2024/25 International Exhibitions

Medilink UK supports British companies at a range of global, healthcare and life science events, including some of the largest in the world.

Exhibitions are a fantastic way to start or enhance a company’s exporting journey. In just a 3 or 4 day event, exhibitors can meet multiple goals from networking, business development and research, to launching new products and developing their global presence.

Companies are supported through every stage of preparation and attendance at their exhibition to ensure the best possible return on their investment.

  • Medical Fair India – Mumbai, India (13-15 March 2024)
  • Australian Healthcare Week – Sydney, Australia (20-21 March 2024)
  • Hospitalar – São Paulo, Brazil (21-24 March 2024)
  • Medical Fair Asia – Marina Bay Sands, Singapore (11-13 September 2024)
  • Rehacare – Düsseldorf, Germany (25-28 September 2024)
  • Medical Japan Tokyo – Tokyo, Japan (9-11 October 2024)
  • Medica – Düsseldorf, Germany (11-14 November 2024)
  • Arab Health – Dubai, UAE (January 2025)

For details on each event and to see why you should exhibit with Medilink UK, visit

*Please note separate booking deadlines for the above starting 15 January 2024.

Council of European BioRegion (CEBR) – SIG International Survey

Participate in a pivotal survey aimed at advancing the interests and growth of European health sector SMEs through internationalisation.

About the Survey:

CEBR is at the forefront of an alliance of bio clusters dedicated to strengthening the health sector’s internationalisation. This survey is a cornerstone in the collective efforts to understand the unique challenges and requirements of SMEs in this dynamic industry.

Businesses can access the survey using the link provided below. Your input will play a vital role in shaping the future of the health sector’s internationalisation strategy in Europe.

Click here to access the survey link

Why Your Participation is vital:

Your insights will directly inform strategies to provide tailored support to SMEs, ensuring that the assistance is relevant and effective for your specific needs. Collectively, this survey will help pave the way for a more supportive and growth-focused environment for European health sector SMEs, including yours.