The International Trade Secretary, Dr Liam Fox will attend China’s biggest international import show alongside a 50 strong UK business delegation, beating the drum for UK businesses during the inaugural China International Import Expo (CIIE).
Taking place in Shanghai from 5-10 November, Dr Fox will push for British firms to secure tens of millions of export wins and investment throughout the show.
He hopes to build on the recent success highlighted in the UNCTAD report, which indicated the UK achieved the second highest level of FDI in the world during the first six months of 2018.
Championing UK business, Dr Fox will tour the UK Pavilion in China as it showcases world-leading companies such Jaguar Land Rover and British Airways, as well as promoting a range of sectors popular in the Asian market such as healthcare, education and the creative industries.
International Trade Secretary Dr Liam Fox MP said: “Greater global trade links not only deliver a better deal for consumers and businesses but create jobs for people back in the UK. Whether you are an armchair exporter or a growing firm looking for international investment – this event will help drive prosperity in the UK.”
The theme of the Pavilion is Innovation is GREAT and will include Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality technologies from ground-breaking British companies such as Mi Hiepa Sports, who promote Global Elite Football VR - a market leading VR training & cognitive development tool for elite football, which is already used by world leading football clubs.
Over recent months China has started to open up its markets for UK goods and services, including dairy products, potatoes and petrol stations. DIT’s presence at the show will help create even more exciting opportunities for British companies.
The International Trade Secretary will be joined by the Minister for Trade and Export Promotion Baroness Fairhead and HRH The Duke of York.
The UK, which has been named a “Country of Honour” at CIIE, is seeing the event as a major opportunity to grow bilateral trade which is already worth more than £65bn.
Nominations are now open for the PD Ports Northern Powerhouse Export Awards in association with HSBC and the Department for International Trade.
The international trade campaign seeks to recognise the most entrepreneurial exporters from across the North of England.
For more info and to submit your nomination visit www.northernexportawards.co.uk.
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