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Fantastic Showcase of International Opportunities at Going Global

01 December 2016  
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 Images from our Going Global Event

Across the 17th and 18th of November, Europe’s most ambitious business delegates packed Olympia London’s exhibition hall for the very latest edition of Going Global.

Visitors enjoyed a fantastic showcase of the international opportunities available for British businesses targeting overseas growth and trade. With partner support from the Department for International Trade, the Institute of Export, and Open to Export – amongst others – this event does more than any other to help UK SMEs grasp the international business initiative.

A total of 3,600 business owners and entrepreneurs joined a rich stream of trade and international business expansion experts for the two-day exhibition and conference, and benefited from a schedule of 80 education-filled seminars that featured the likes of Lesley Batchelor OBE, director general of the Institute of Export; COBCOE CEO Anne-Marie Martin; and the Department of International Trade’s Deborah Lynch Doyle.

“The show was just phenomenal! This year’s Going Global is proof that the show is rapidly growing with more exhibitors and visitors than ever. The addition of the FDI Show gave us an amazing crossover of delegates across two days. Both shows brought together export and investment experts to give advice on international trade in times where it’s mostly needed. I would like to thank every exhibitor, partner, and delegate for making an unforgettable show. Really looking forward to an even bigger event next in 2017.” Simon Chicken, Event Director

Delegates also made the most of the 60 expert suppliers, taking the unique opportunity to interact with some of the world’s most progressive businesses; the DIT 1-2-1 Meeting International Business Zone was also a hotspot as visitors could speak to DIT international trade advisors and work out the best ways to start exporting with unbiased, professional guidance.

“It’s been a really great day. We’ve picked up a lot of leads and met a lot of new potential clients. We really enjoyed our time here!” Ben Crow, World First

Next May’s Going Global already looks as if it will surpass November’s achievements as an incredible 81% of visitors have already confirmed their intention to attend, and 90% of the show’s exhibitors have already booked their place at 2017’s show.

Going Global will take place at ExCeL London on the 17th and 18th of May 2017, running alongside the second edition of the Foreign Direct Investment Expo. For more information on the show, simply visit www.goinggloballive.co.uk.