International trade offers a powerful route to economic growth at the national as well as regional level. Businesses with international footprint are more profitable, productive, resilient and see expansion in growth. Despite the UK being one of the world’s leading tech hubs, we lag behind the countries like the US and Germany in digital tech exports – whose share of total services exports is expected to significantly grow in the next few years.
Ensuring tech companies in all parts of the UK can tap into overseas export opportunities and take advantage of the UK’s new trading partnerships worldwide will be crucial for successful implementation of the UK’s post-Brexit trade strategy.
The panel discussion will explore:
- The role exports play in driving digital growth and the levelling up agenda.
- How we can improve SMEs export readiness at a local level and lower regional disparities in exports.
- Mechanisms, expertise and support required to boost digital tech exports across the UK.
- What opportunities the UK’s new trade agreements open up for tech businesses in the UK’s regions.