Expert advice for exports – EEF and UKTI team up

Posted on 14 Jun 2011 by The Manufacturer

Manufacturers wishing to maximise export opportunities to emerging markets and the US can get access to expert advice from manufacturers’ organisation EEF and UK Trade & Investment (UKTI).

EEF and UKTI 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.

“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,” said EEF chief executive, Terry Scuoler.

Susan Haird, acting chief executive of UK Trade & Investment, said: “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. For further details contact EEF on 0845 293 9850 or book online at