DBT publishes 2023 International Trade Week programme

Tue 19 Sept 2023
Posted by: Phillip Adnett
Trade News

International Trade Week 2023

The Department for Business and Trade (DBT) has unveiled its line-up of events for the third annual International Trade Week (ITW).

In partnership with industry, DBT is running a week of events from 5-11 November, all dedicated to boosting UK trade and supporting businesses to sell their goods to the world. The full programme can be seen here.

So far, more than 1,400 businesses have registered to take part in ITW 2023, with DBT expecting this number to grow.

Four themes

This year, the events are centred around four key themes:

  • Practical advice on exporting for goods and services
  • Government services to help exporters
  • Securing investment from overseas
  • Trade opportunities in the Middle East, Indo-Pacific and the USA

ITW will have in-person events taking place across the UK for all five days, as well as a multitude of online sessions.

CPTPP explained

The Institute of Export & International Trade (IOE&IT) will be hosting a webinar on 8 November, 3-4pm, on how exporters can make the most of Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP).

The webinar aims to provide a practical outlook on how UK businesses can navigate, benefit from and overcome the challenges presented by trading with CPTPP countries, and will feature a Q&A session.

The host of the CPTPP webinar, IOE&IT executive editor William Barns-Graham, said:

“I’m excited to be hosting a webinar on such an important topic during ITW 2023 and would definitely recommend UK exporters to register to this free event.

“Our webinar will explain how British exporters can gain access to over 500m new customers across the Indo-Pacific and will answer any pressing questions that you might have on this market.”

You can sign up to the webinar here.

Other events on offer include country-specific advice sessions, guidance on the practical skills needed to succeed in international trade and potential opportunities for business expansion.