EEF and UKTI to offer valuable advice to boost exports

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EEF, the manufacturers' organisation and UK Trade & Investment (UKTI) are giving manufacturers an opportunity to tap into expert advice which will help them take greater advantage of exports to emerging markets and the USA.

The two organisations are holding joint seminars led by the Heads of UKTI's Advanced Engineering Commercial Teams and Commercial staff based overseas in the Brazilian, Russian, Indian, Chinese (BRIC) and US markets. As well as UKTI expertise, delegates will also meet companies doing business in these markets who have grasped the opportunity and overcome the challenges.

The seminars will feature experience relevant to all areas of manufacturing, with a focus on engineering, automotive and aerospace and assist UK manufacturers understand the scale of the markets along with the challenges and opportunities. There will also be an opportunity for companies to have one on one sessions to ask specific questions and identify the steps and practical tailored advice needed to move successfully into these regions.

Specific areas that will be covered in interactive clinics running throughout the day will include project finance, international business law and IP protection. Attendees will also be able to learn about the range of assistance available from UKTI and EEF to help companies take the next steps in realising their exporting potential.
EEF Chief Executive Terry Scuoler said: "This is a unique opportunity for companies to hear from UKTI's specialists and businesses with hands on experience in key markets. This will help companies understand the scale of the market, get specific questions answered and identify steps that can help them succeed where others have gone before."

Susan Haird, the acting chief executive of UK Trade & Investment, added: "The Government has placed great emphasis on boosting manufacturing to help rebalance the economy. British manufacturers have already found export markets abroad and this shows British goods can sell all over the world. But companies need the knowledge to help them win business overseas. These seminars with the EEF are a goldmine for companies. They will arm them with the information they need to be successful in the incredibly vibrant markets of Brazil, Russia, India and China that are driving the world economy."

The seminars will be held three times on consecutive days in Manchester, Birmingham and London on July 12, 13 and 14.

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