We invite you to join us at the Export Forum Breakfast (Wiltshire), a thought-provoking, open-ended discussion amongst local companies and stakeholders to share views and ideas on international trade and the impending EU exit.
On the day you’ll hear from a series of business owners and directors who have successfully grown multi-million-pound export businesses and are ready to pass on their best bits of advice. Speaker announcement coming soon.
Our Head of Policy, Matt Griffith, will also be there on the day to answer any questions you may have about the Uk's exit from the EU.
The Export Forum has been running across the South West since 2016 in order to promote and accelerate the regions exports, help local companies find new international sales opportunities, and to convene local experts to discuss the latest key business issues
This breakfast event is designed to tackle the following topics in a dynamic and expert-led discussion:
- Expanding your trade horizons: Looking to new markets
- Trading through the EU exit
- Preparing your business for export
- Understanding the export support landscape
08:30 Breakfast and networking
09.00 Keynote address
09.20 Expert-led roundtable discussions
10.40 Expert synopsis
11.00 Networking and event close
The South West of England Export Landscape
In today’s uncertain political climate, support for companies to understand the complexities of international trade and help to overcome export barriers is ever more necessary.
5 years ago South West export performance was lagging far behind other UK regions, the story is very different today.
The South West’s annual growth of 7% has been consistent for the last 2 years, with our dependence on the EU for export reducing from 65.7% in 2013 to 45.6% in 2018.
Strong growth is coming from China, South East Asia and Latin America, and for the first time 50% of our top ten export markets are no longer EU or US markets where economic growth has slowed. 70% of economic growth is forecast to come from emerging markets by 2030, and 90% global growth coming from outside the EU.