The IOE is delighted to invite businesses and exhibitors dealing in international trade to our inaugural Green Light to Export 2015 conference on Thursday, October 15 in Birmingham.
The Institute is partnering with International Trade Magazine for the special event at the Hilton Metropole, Birmingham NEC where we welcome former Minister of State for Trade and Investment, Lord Digby Jones, as our headline speaker.
Applications for the BSc are now open through UCAS or through the Institute. The two year course is available to both IOE and non-IOE members, and is specifically aimed at those with prior workplace experience seeking to extend their existing knowledge and qualifications.
“Demonstrates a lack of familiarity with exporting and an over-reliance on limited sources of input.” That is our response to the recent findings of the Cole Commission report which highlighted the need for greater support for SMEs to “go global”.
Interpreting more than two million minutes of speech in 300 languages and translating approximately 35 million words is an impressive feat for any company, but IOE corporate member and global language communications business, thebigword, is aiming even higher.
The Institute’s annual survey is sponsored by AIG and carried out by TAEFL.
This year’s survey, launched at the GTR Conference, used quota sampling which largely reflected the spread of respondents across the country with Northern Ireland’s responses being around 5% of the total survey and manufacturing areas such as Midlands and North West contributing around 20% each. Over 80% of the businesses had been trading internationally for over 10 years, and over 10% trading more than 5 years, which again gives us an expert view of what is happening and what might be needed to make business easier.