Potential pig industry exporters urged to attend Export Workshop

A workshop providing guidance for companies looking to move into export markets will be held in Birmingham this week.

The ‘New to Export’ workshop will take place at Birmingham City University on May 3, as part of the Government’s Exporting is GREAT campaign. It is being staged by official campaign partner Mentoring Britain, with the support of the Department for International Trade (DIT).

The organisers said the event would help food and drink producers to learn more about exporting and exactly how to get started and would be ‘of great interest’ to representatives of the pig industry.

“Exporting is key to the long-term success of the UK food and drink industry, companies that export are overall more productive than those that do not,” the organisers said.

“Exports offer opportunities for growth, taking advantage of emerging markets and capitalising on the growing consumer demand for the quality food and drink produced in the UK. The UK has a strong reputation for the high standards of its food, for its quality, safety, animal welfare, sustainability and traceability.

“The Government and industry want to maintain and build upon this.”

Event details 

Entry is free of charge and the event will cover:

  • The benefits of exporting
  • The ingredients of a successful export strategy
  • Establishing the right route to market
  • An exporting case study: hear from a successful local food and drink producer
  • The support available from the Department for International Trade
  • Information about the Exporting is GREAT campaign and website
  • The Digital Platform – there are more than 1,000 opportunities available to find overseas buyers.

Location: Birmingham City University, The Parkside Building, Cardigan Street, Birmingham B4 7RJ Conference Suite P131-P132.

Date: Wednesday 3rd May 2017.

Time: 17.30 to 20:15.

Full details can be seen in this flyer, from you can also link direct to the registration page.


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