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What is the Open to Export Action Plan Competition?

A chance to win £3000 cash to help get your business exporting. If you make the final, you get the opportunity to pitch your export plans to our panel of judges at Going Global Live on 17 November 2016 and gain great publicity for your brand around the event.

Entry is eligible to companies who submit their Export Action Plans and meet the competition criteria .

Deadline for submission: Friday 14 October 2016


What is the Export Action Plan?

The Open to Export Action Plan is an intuitive online planning tool which takes you through 5 key steps to export success. It is simple to use and works by asking you to complete tasks and set actions, helping you to establish what you need to know and do to start selling overseas. Once you have completed the steps, you will generate an action plan which is a brilliant showpiece to take to your bank, business advisor or international trade advisor.

How do I enter the competition?

Once your Export Action Plan is complete, simply tick the competition box to enter.

Alternatively, you can send your generated PDF report to admin@opentoexport.com.

What could I win?

One winning company will win £3000 cash funding and 2 free places on an Institute of Export public training course. Each of the 10 shortlisted companies will also win a year’s free small business membership with the Institute of Export, a year’s free membership with the Great British Store and a bunch of other goodies.

Who can enter?

The competition has been created to support small UK-based businesses who are new to exporting. We define small businesses as having fewer than 50 employees.

What is Going Global?

Going Global is the top UK national exhibition for businesses that are looking to expand internationally, export products or set up overseas operations. If you own or manage an SME, this event is an unmissable opportunity for you to network and gain information or assistance in exporting your products or setting up overseas operations – particularly in Central Emerging Europe, the BRICS markets (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa), MINT Economies and Africa.

Some of the top minds in international business will be at the event for you to gain and share invaluable insight and education within a live and highly interactive environment. Put simply, Going Global is unmissable in order for your brand and business to seize the global business opportunities out there.

The show takes place on the 17th & 18th November at the Olympia, London. It is estimated that the venue will host 3000 business visitors over two days, including CEOs, managing directors and other key business decision-makers.