KIB Newsletter April 2024

Posted on: 10th April 2024

April 2024 Kent International Business Newsletter


A quick update on some of the latest upcoming free Department for Business and Trade (DBT) webinars not to be missed for Kent businesses.

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

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

  • Deciding your pricing strategy and routes to market for overseas sales, 10 April
  • Top tips for understanding VAT in Europe, 10 April
  • Finance for international growth, 11 April
  • How to build your competitive advantage in new markets, 12 April
  • Expand your business overseas with Innovate UK Business Growth, 15 April
  • Guide to getting paid when selling overseas, 16 April
  • Why you need Free Trade Agreements to grow your business, 17 April
  • Get your business ready for Australia and New Zealand, 18 April
  • What are Intercoms and how should they be used? 18 April
  • Introduction to digital ATA Carnets, 22 April
  • Understanding export controls, 22 April
  • Get your business ready for the Middle East and Pakistan! 23 April
  • Selling overseas to Azerbaijan: an introduction, 24 April
  • Go Global in North and East India, 25 April
  • Ace your export game, 25 April
  • Fuel your vision: Grantify’s guide to grant funding for innovators, 25 April
  • Managing agents and distributors, 26 April
  • Say it just right: the importance of translation! 30 April
  • Choosing your next export market: A data-driven approach, 30 April
  • Adapting to grow: Net Zero planning for exporters, 1 May
  • Exploring the benefits and barriers of export, 1 May
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In this issue, we also highlight some additional upcoming events for the life science and healthcare sectors, featuring opportunities for funding, partnerships, and innovation.

MIC’s Biggest Conversation – AI Event – 16 April 2024 – Kent

  • This event is designed to explore the vast potential of AI and digital technologies in healthcare, aiming to maximise their benefits for both healthcare providers and end users.
  • The event will feature a dynamic combination of panel discussions, networking opportunities, and business support booths, bringing together professionals from diverse backgrounds, including business leaders, academics, and representatives from healthcare organisations.
  • Please click here to find out more and to register.

Anglonordic Life Science Conference – 18 April 2024 – London

  • This conference is a unique opportunity to meet decision makers from leading and emerging drug discovery and technology companies from the UK and Nordic regions, as well as investment firms from across Europe.
  • Businesses will also learn from experts about the current status and trends of European investment in life science technologies, and gain insights from experienced operators in the Anglo-Nordic space.
  • Deadline: Friday 12 April 2024
  • Please click here to find out more and to register. 
MIC's Biggest Conversation - AI Event
Anglonordic Conference poster with conference title, date of event and location.
Anglonordic Life Science Conference

US SME Delegation Visit to the UK – 19 April 2024 – London

  • This visit will highlight the opportunities for business in the United States, especially in the healthcare sector, and will be joined by William Rowberry, Chief Commercial Officer from the Cleveland Clinic London, a world-class health care provider with a hospital in Mentor, Ohio.
  • Businesses will have the chance to network with the US delegation, learn from their experiences and challenges, and explore potential partnerships and collaborations.
  • Companies will benefit from the opportunity to pitch their business, showcase their products, network with potential partners and investors, and access expert advice and support.
  • Target audience: UK SMEs from Lifesciences, MedTech, Healthcare, Health Technology, Diagnostics, Medical Devices, Digital Health, IVD, Innovators, Clinicians, Academics sector, who are interested in accessing US markets.
  • Please click here to find out more and to register.

Biotechnology Show – 8-9 May 2024 – London

  • Unlocking the potential of biotechnology for revolutionising medical and healthcare sectors globally.
  • The London Biotechnology Show aims to be a premier biotechnology event in the UK and the broader European region to expedite the progress of biotechnology for revolutionising medical & healthcare sectors globally.
  • The event will host a world-class expo and a comprehensive conference that will bring together leading policymakers, luminaries, investors, industry leaders, startups and other key stakeholders to network at the highest level, showcase innovative solutions, and identify new business opportunities in the fields of Medicine & Pharmaceutical, Energy, Agriculture, Heavy Industries & Manufacturing and the wider biotech landscape.
  • Please click here to find out more and to register. 
US SME Delegation Visit to the UK
London Biotechnology Show

Knowledge for Growth Life Sciences Conference – 15-16 May 2024 – Antwerp, Belgium

  • Elevate your network by rubbing shoulders with decision-makers from biotech, pharma, and MedTech, alongside investors, universities, cutting-edge research institutes, policymakers, and competence providers. Join over 1000 life sciences trailblazers representing 500+ companies & organisations!
  • Uncover the future with the programme, delivering key insights into the global and regional life sciences landscape.
  • Engage in dynamic B2B partnering, explore ground-breaking innovations at the trade fair, and seize endless networking opportunities.
  • Please click here to find out more and to register.

DBT’s 2024 MedTech Trade Mission to Saudia Arabia – 27-29 May

  • Join the Department for Business and Trade’s (DBT) 2024 MedTech trade mission to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) to explore your export opportunities in a growing market.
  • The mission is expected to include pre-mission and market briefings, curated networking opportunities to facilitate introductions with in-market stakeholders, and specially selected organisational visits with pitching opportunities to potential buyers.
  • Deadline: Friday 12 April 2024 (23:45 BST)
  • Please click here to find out more and to register.

UK – Switzerland bilateral matchmaking 2024 – Online

  • Find project opportunities and innovation partners at this virtual matchmaking site for the UK – Switzerland Bilateral: Collaborative R&D funding competition to apply for a share of up to £4 million.
  • The aim of this competition is to support UK-Swiss international business-led innovation collaboration. Through grant funding Innovate UK will support UK businesses to collaborate with Swiss counterparts (funded by Innosuisse) for their mutual global growth prospects. Innosuisse on the other hand will support Swiss businesses and research institutes to collaborate with UK counterparts. Your proposal must contribute to the development of commercial products, processes or technical services.
  • Deadline: Wednesday 1 May 2024
  • Please click here to find out more and to register.
Knowledge for Growth Life Sciences Conference
DBT’s 2024 MedTech Trade Mission to Saudia Arabia
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UK – Switzerland bilateral matchmaking 2024