9th February 2018


The ICC, Birmingham


76 Days

About the conference

Start your New Year on the path to global growth by joining this EU co-financed event where you can explore a diverse range of markets that all have exciting opportunities for West Midlands businesses, just like yours...

Thousands of UK businesses have increased their sales, growth and stability by selling overseas. Explore the opportunities that are open in a day of market exploration. During the day there will be a wide range of activities including:

  • Market workshops
  • Central Europe Network Hub
  • Africa Hub
  • Global Skype Zone
  • Market Expo
  • Networking Lounge
  • Department for International Trade (DIT) Adviser Hub
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Why attend?

We’ll be joined by trade specialists from circa 20 markets in person and by networks representing another 40+ markets across Africa, South East Asia and Central Europe and the Balkans.

  • Africa (DIT representatives covering over 20 markets across the continent)
  • ASEAN (Association of South East Asian Nations - Indonesia, Thailand, Singapore, Cambodia, Vietnam, Philippines, Malaysia, Brunei, Laos and Myanmar)
  • Bulgaria
  • Canada
  • Central Europe Network (Bosnia & Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia and Slovenia)
  • Chile
  • China
  • Czech Republic
  • France
  • Germany
  • India
  • Ireland
  • Romania
  • Saudi Arabia
  • Scandinavia (Denmark and Sweden)
  • Slovakia
  • Slovenia
  • Sweden
  • UAE
  • USA

You can expect:

  • Take part in interactive market seminars and discover real time opportunities for your business
  • Pre-book 1:1 meetings with experts visiting from our overseas network (you will be alerted via email when pre-booking opens at the start of January 2018)
  • Join Skype calls with market advisers from Belgium and the Netherlands
  • Browse the Expo Zone and learn more about each market
  • Network with like-minded businesses and build your connectivity to the regional business network
  • Visit the DIT Hub to get connected to a local adviser

Don’t miss out on this unique opportunity to connect with so many markets in one place, on one day.

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Event schedule


Plenary session


Meet the Market Expo


Workshops and seminars


1:1 Meet the Expert and Skype Meetings

Visitor registration

Registration has now closed.

Contact us

For more information please contact Rachel on 0121 607 1902 or email


This event is organised by the Department for International Trade West Midlands and is funded through our EU co-financed SME International Growth Project. In order to attend businesses must be an SME registered within the West Midlands.