Webinar series: Beyond the EU

In a recent poll, we found that 70% of UK SMEs are looking to expand beyond the EU following Brexit.

As part of our 2017 webinar programme, Open to Export is running a series of webinars on markets outside of the EU which UK SMEs should consider while trade in Europe becomes more uncertain during the Brexit negotiations.

While Europe will always be the most significant region for UK exports, looking beyond the continent and trading with more regions around the world is a great way of spreading risk for growing businesses.

We already covered the Commonwealth as a collection of markets with shared language, histories and cultures – including Australia and Nigeria – in November, covered what UK SMEs need to know about Brexit itself in 2017 in January.

In February we will be focusing on three potential key markets for UK SMEs: Russia, Latin America and North America. You can find more details and the registration links for each of these sessions below.

Japan watch now

Export to Japan give an overview of the opportunities and challenges for SMEs looking to do business in Japan for the first time.

RussiaWatch now

David Cant from Albion Overseas gives an overview of the challenges and opportunities of doing business in Russia. He is joined by Alec Bessey from Oxfordcrown, an English language education company in Russia, who shares his experiences doing business in Russia.

Latin AmericaWatch now

Jeff Lewis (Resultz Ltd) and Philip Gray (Brazil Business Hub) give an overview of the opportunities and business culture in Latin America while taking a deeper look into some of the region’s bigger markets including Brazil.

North America – Watch now

Altios International give an overview of the opportunities and challenges of doing business in three massive markets – Canada, the USA and Mexico.


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