Earlier this month Open to Export and the Institute of Export & International Trade both attended the Going Global Live show at the Excel in London. Over the two days 3,392 visitors came through the doors including many businesses who are hopefully now taking their next steps towards internationalisation.
As one of the first events following the beginning of a new relationship between Open to Export and the IOE&IT – a ‘special relationship’ if ever there was one! – we both shared an exhibitor stand. Showcasing the journey of using Open to Export to gain information and understanding around exporting at an entry level before using the IOE’s courses, training and membership to solidify and enhance internal export skills, we believe many of the businesses we met will have come away knowing that support and advice is out there for UK businesses.
We were also joined by the Doing Business Guides team who were giving away copies of many of their guides including Malaysia, Romania and Germany.
Casey Tucker from the Institute said: “We made really good leads and met really interesting people!”
Mike Josypenko, also from the Institute – and a regular on our webinar programme – gave a keynote speech about how the number of cargoes being exported to and imported from the UK would grow from 90 million to 300 million should the UK leave the EU customs union.
Brexit, unsurprisingly, was one of the topics on everyone’s lips and we indeed launched our ‘1 year on’ survey in partnership with the IOE at the show.
With May’s event successfully behind us, we are now turning our attention to the next Going Global Live and Foreign & Direct Investment Expo which will take place on November 16th and 17th at Olympia London.
If you are interested in exhibiting or sponsorship opportunities at Going Global Live or FDI, please contact Event Director Simon Chicken at firstname.lastname@example.org.