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Winning and Delivering Business Overseas (DIT Virtual Workshop)

Event Details

Date: 7th July 2020 - 8th July 2020
Time: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Develop your strategies and start exporting

This three-day virtual event from DIT will focus on how exporting could benefit your UK business and how to combat the issues associated with the transition.

Hear expert insight on all the legal, financial and logistical obstacles associated with exporting and how to mitigate these risks and trade safely overseas. Optimise your business model before networking with other like-minded businesses on the same exporting journey as you.

What will you learn?

Get the most from your export activity by considering your approach. As you venture into overseas markets ensure that your business is;

  • Scalable
  • Sustainable
  • Profitable
  • Flexible

It will constantly relate to your business, challenge your ideas and encourage you to develop your thinking. You will consider;

  • What you can get out of exporting – it might be more than you think!
  • What you are selling – is it the same as in the UK? Does it excite your overseas customers? How do you promote what you have? How have you protected it? How have you set your pricing?
  • Where best to trade – which countries can give you the best return for your efforts? How can you best research and find them?
  • What resources will you need – how can you deliver effectively even with limited resources?
  • Your best route to market – how can you cost effectively get into a market? How do you provide a great customer experience? How do you make a strong profit and control costs?
  • How to best work with partners – agents, distributors, strategic partners; which do you choose and why? What type of agreements will you have in place?


When will this virtual event take place?

This event will run across three consecutive half-days:


    • Tuesday 7 July 2020, 09:00 -13:00
    • Wednesday 8 July 2020, 13:00 – 17:00



Who is this event for?

This event is part funded by the European Regional Development Fund*. As a result, a range of data points must be collected to assess your company’s eligibility.

Companies must:

  • Be small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) according to the European SME definition
  • Be based in the South East of England
  • Be registered in the UK
  • Not be “Undertaking in Difficulty” as at 31/12/2019 – please see the definition here
  • Have not received more than €200,000 in public funds over the last 3 fiscal years