International Trade Events - Department for Business & Trade

Date: 02/12/2023 - 17/03/2024
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The Department for Business and Trade’s 2024 Made in the UK, Sold to the World Awards will open for entries on Friday 10th November 2023.

This year's categories will be: 

  • Agriculture, Food & Drink 
  • Consultancy & Professional Services 
  • Creative Industries
  • Education & EdTech 
  • Financial Services & FinTech
  • Healthcare 
  • Infrastructure & Engineering 
  • Low Carbon Energy 
  • Manufacturing, Advanced Manufacturing & Construction 
  • Retail & Consumer Goods

To find out more visit the website. Please note that entries close on Sunday 14th January 2024.

2nd-8th December - Discover the Opportunities for Your Business in Japan - Companies from the North of England are invited to join this exclusive trade mission to Japan. The trade mission programme is designed for businesses who have exported previously and operate within the following four sectors:

  • Decarbonisation
  • Financial, professional, and business services
  • Life sciences
  • Technology, including cyber security

You can register for the trade mission here

The Mayor of Greater Manchester, Andy Burnham, Leader of Manchester City Council, Bev Craig, and the Prime Minister’s Trade Envoy to Japan, Greg Clark MP, be leading the delegation - read more here


Arab Health trade mission, January 2024

DBT are delighted to announce our trade mission to Arab Health 2024. Taking place from 28 Jan – 2 Feb in Dubai, UAE, Arab Health provides an unrivalled platform for the world's leading manufacturers, wholesalers and distributors to meet the medical and scientific community from the Middle East and beyond.

By joining this mission, delegates will:

  • Learn how to get the most out of Arab Health by attending pre trade mission sessions on market research, language and culture, optimising your website and more
  • Be introduced to the local DBT team in the UAE
  • Be invited to attend networking receptions and events
  • Be invited to attend DBT organised seminars
  • Be included in the trade mission brochure to help promote your company.

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NPH trade mission to Games Developer Conference March 2024

The Department for Business and Trade (DBT) is inviting UK headquartered businesses in the Games sector to express their interest in a trade mission to the Game Developers Conference (GDC), 2024. 
Taking place between Sunday 17 March to Friday 22 March 2024 in San Francisco, USA, the mission programme offers exclusive activities and events to connect businesses with key stakeholders and decision makers within the Games sector. 
By joining this mission, delegates will: 

  • Gain a better understanding of the global Games sector.  
  • Meet key decision makers across the global Games sector, including a range of stakeholders, industry and thought leaders. 
  • Access to space to hold meetings at Werqwise (conveniently located to GDC). 
  • Build your knowledge and gain industry insights at a leading education conference.   
  • Receive expert support from UK Government, UKIE and Game Republic whilst in-market. 
  • Network with in-market representatives and like-minded businesses.

Find out more and express your interest here:

Registration deadline: 17/03/2024

NON MEMBERS £0.00 Excluding VAT
MEMBERS £0.00 Excluding VAT