IOE to launch three new Doing Business Guides at Going Global

Tue 15 Nov 2016
Posted by: IOE News
IOE News

Doing Business Guides

The IOE is set to have a big presence at this week’s Going Global – Europe’s biggest exhibition for businesses seeking international expansion.

Taking place at London’s Olympia on the 17th and 18th of November, you will find our team on stand 2562 where our experts – who are leading authorities in best practice and competence for businesses trading globally – will be delighted to see you.

We are also proud to announce that we will be launching three new Doing Business Guides at the event. Come along and see us on stand 2562 to pick up a free copy of the new ‘Doing Business in Romania’, ‘Doing Business in Spain’ and ‘Doing Business in Thailand’ guides.

The main objective of the Doing Business Guides is to provide you with basic knowledge about the country that will help you to begin exporting your goods and services. Novice exporters in particular will find them a useful starting point and we signpost to other sources of help and information as much as possible.

Doing Business in Romania provides a comprehensive overview of the seventh most populous EU state, where more than 5,000 UK companies already operate. In 2015, the UK exported €2.4 billion in goods to the country – whose economy grew by around 3.8% that year. Growth is among the highest in the EU, with a rate of 4.2% forecast for 2016 due to significant fiscal stimulus, including tax cuts and increases to minimum and public wages.

Doing Business in Spain gives exporters an insight into one of our most important markets and business partners. The UK is the fifth largest investor in the country and, with yearly bilateral trade of goods and services exceeding £40 billion; Spain is our eighth largest export market. Significantly, it is the second most important investor in Latin America and collaboration with Spanish companies can help UK business open up new markets there.

Doing Business in Thailand is vital reading for those who want to develop long-term partnerships in this opportunity-rich territory, which is the world’s 32nd largest economy and where there are many benefits to UK exporting businesses. These include a growing affluent middle class, well-developed infrastructure and pro-investment policies. Thailand is ranked in the top 20% of the World Bank’s ‘Ease of Doing Business Survey.’

The guides will also be available to download on the website or you can download an app (from both the Apple App Store and Google Play Store).

Our Director General, Lesley Batchelor OBE, has been invited to be a keynote speaker and will present on what the rise of protectionism means for British exporters, on November 18th at 12.30pm in the Overseas Investment Theatre. You can see the full line-up of speakers here.

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