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Trade visits

Overseas trade visits are important buyer seller events that seek to bring people together looking to create commercial opportunities. They provide opportunities to gain essential market knowledge whilst allowing you to find the right connections who will make market entry easier.

Find trade missions

You can search for events, trade fairs, missions, and webinars relevant to your sector or overseas markets on these websites:

Useful apps

You can download the 10Times app for free which lists nearby business events, trade shows, conferences in the UK and overseas via your tablet or mobile device.

It is available on:

The Midlands Engine

Is a government initiative that brings together the West and East Midlands as an engine for growth for the UK economy. They run events and trade visits to enable businesses to export more goods and services and grow their overall productivity. Some trade visits may have access to grant funding which can pay towards the costs of attending an overseas event.

International market export support

Find out if your business is eligible for tailored in-market support as part of the Export Support Service from the Department for International Trade. You can access the Export Support Service, where you will be put in touch with a member of the export support team:

Page last updated: 22 November 2023