Market Focus

Thursday, 16th June - Exhibition Centre, Liverpool Waterfront, L3 4FP

Mexico

Mexico has the largest number of Free Trade Agreements (FTAs) of any country. This makes the South American nation the most export oriented economy on the world stage. Forecasted to be the world’s 5th largest global economy by 2050, Mexico is in a strong position to provide UK firms interested in the market, with the right conditions to develop and grow their international trade.

The North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) allows British companies based in Mexico to capitalise on the nation’s role as a low cast manufacturing base, whilst providing direct and duty free access to the world’s largest consumer market; the United States.

Whilst all markets are of interest, there are more opportunities for UK firms in the following sectors:

- Manufacturing

- Automotive

- Defence & Aerospace

- Healthcare

- Energy

- Retail

Interested in discovering more? ‘Meet Your Global Business Network’ will return as part of IFB2016 on Thursday 16th June. You’ll have the chance to participate in a 1-2-1 meeting with Laura Atkinson, Strategy & Business Development Manager at British Business Mexico.

As the manager of the Chamber, Laura has overseen numerous successful entries to the Mexican market and specialises in healthcare and educational projects.

On the day you will have the chance to meet with our many regional specialists with over 30 international markets represented, covering Latin America, South East Asia/Asia-Pacific, Africa, Europe, and the Middle East.

With a wealth of knowledge and experience, these regional specialists are key to providing the specific advice and support needed to turn exporting ambitions into trading realities.

Keynote speakers will set the scene on a range of markets. You will have the opportunity to attend breakout panel sessions with specific markets and we’ll facilitate 1-2-1 meetings on your behalf, ensuring you have the chance to setup the relationships and support needed to start your exporting journey. There will also be plenty of networking breaks for you to develop new business relationships, opening the door to new opportunities.

 


Indonesia

18, 307 islands. 742 separate languages. 252 million inhabitants.

It goes without saying that Indonesia is a market with huge potential. As the fourth most populous country in the world, Indonesia offers significant opportunities for British businesses looking for a new and exciting market. Putting the size of the Indonesian market into perspective, the country has a middle class larger than the entire population of Malaysia or Australia.

For the last 10 years, Indonesia’s economy has grown at a steady rate of 5.8%. This is more stable than any of the BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa). What is more, as a member of the Association of South-East nations (ASEAN), Indonesia enjoys free movement of goods and services with a 0% tax to other ASEAN members.

Indonesia is projected to be the 7th largest economy in the world by 2030. There are numerous sectors of interest to the country, including;

- Infrastructure & transport

- Oil & Gas

- Financial services

- Renewable energy

- Education

- ICT & Creative

- Consumer & Retail

Want to find out more? Join us on 16th June where you can hear from Chris Wren, CEO of the British Chamber of Commerce, Indonesia. Chris has over 18 years experience in Indonesia and as such has a truly in depth understanding of the region having overseen numerous successful entries to market in his time.

On the day, we will be joined by representatives from over 30 markets covering Latin America, South East Asia/Asia-Pacific, Africa, Europe, and the Middle East. With a wealth of knowledge and experience, these regional specialists are key to providing the advice and support needed to turn exporting ambitions into trading realities.

With a wealth of knowledge and experience, these regional specialists are key to providing the specific advice and support needed to turn exporting ambitions into trading realities.

Keynote speakers will set the scene on a range of markets. You will have the opportunity to attend breakout panel sessions with specific markets and we’ll facilitate 1-2-1 meetings on your behalf, ensuring you have the chance to setup the relationships and support needed to start your exporting journey. There will also be plenty of networking breaks for you to develop new business relationships, opening the door to new opportunities.

 


Saudi Arabia

Historically recognised as an extremely rich and profitable region, the Middle East has seen major developments in recent years that have contributed to a significant influx of British businesses looking to capitalise on efforts to diversify oil & gas dependent economies.

As the largest country in the Gulf region by land mass, economy and population, Saudi Arabia presents a wealth of opportunities for British businesses looking to trade internationally.

Accounting for 25% of the Arab World’s GDP ($750bn), an average growth of 6.5% over the past decade and a forecasted 3% annual growth rate, the economic conditions are ripe for businesses wanting to develop a presence.

Public spending on infrastructure and welfare has increased due to record revenues from the oil industry. As a result there are opportunities for UK businesses in several major projects:

- power

- water

- oil & gas and petrochemicals

- communications

- transport

- mining & construction

- social infrastructure (including healthcare and education)

Interested in discovering more? ‘Meet Your Global Business Network’ will return as part of IFB2016 on Thursday 16th June. You’ll have the chance to participate in a 1-2-1 meeting with Chris Innes-Hopkins, Executive Director at the Saudi British Joint Business Council.

Chris will be one of many regional specialists joining us on the day, with over 30 international markets represented, including: Latin America, South East Asia/Asia-Pacific, Africa, Europe, and the Middle East.

With a wealth of knowledge and experience, these regional specialists are key to providing the specific advice and support needed to turn exporting ambitions into trading realities.

Keynote speakers will set the scene on a range of markets. You will have the opportunity to attend breakout panel sessions with specific markets and we’ll facilitate 1-2-1 meetings on your behalf, ensuring you have the chance to setup the relationships and support needed to start your exporting journey. There will also be plenty of networking breaks for you to develop new business relationships, opening the door to new opportunities.

 


South Africa

Since 2010, South Africa has been recognised as one of the BRICS – a group of nations defined by their rapidly developing economies and their ever increasing importance in regional and global affairs.

As a member of this powerful body, South Africa is recognised as being a promising and sophisticated market, attracting interest from around the world. With a developing digital, logistical and economic infrastructure, South Africa provides a number of excellent opportunities for UK SME’s to capitalise on.

There are already many UK PLCs operating in the region, including big brands such as Barclays, BAE Systems, BP, Virgin and Vodafone. However, the presence of British businesses in South Africa extends far beyond multinationals and there are a significant number of UK SME’s contributing to the £10 billion annual bilateral trade that exists between UK and South Africa.

South Africa serves as a continental base for doing business anywhere else in the region. The nation is comparatively sophisticated and holds a familiar rule of law making it an attractive place for UK businesses looking to export for the first time. Other strengths of the region include the large supply of natural resources, established legal and professional institutions and a fast growing middle class.

There are a number of opportunities for UK firms:

- Financial & Professional services

- Renewable & Green Energy

- Healthcare & education

Want to find out more? Then join us on 16th June where you can hear from David Dawson, CEO of the British Chambers of Business in Southern Africa. David is an international trade expert, with many years of experience at senior management level for South Africa’s top blue-chip companies.

On the day, we will be joined by representatives from over 30 countries covering Latin America, South East Asia/Asia-Pacific, Africa, Europe, and the Middle East. With a wealth of knowledge and experience, these regional specialists are key to providing the specific advice and support needed to get your business trading.

With a wealth of knowledge and experience, these regional specialists are key to providing the specific advice and support needed to turn exporting ambitions into trading realities.

Keynote speakers will set the scene on a range of markets. You will have the opportunity to attend breakout panel sessions with specific markets and we’ll facilitate 1-2-1 meetings on your behalf, ensuring you have the chance to setup the relationships and support needed to start your exporting journey. There will also be plenty of networking breaks for you to develop new business relationships, opening the door to new opportunities.

 


United Arab Emirates

The United Arab Emirates (UAE) is the UK’s largest export market in the Middle East & North Africa (MENA) and as such serves as an attractive destination for UK businesses looking to expand internationally.

Ranked first in the World Bank’s ease of doing business report for the MENA region, it is no wonder that over 5,000 British companies currently operate in the UAE with a growing number expressing interest.

In a regional trend, the UAE has made efforts to diversify its’ economy, moving away from a reliance on oil. 70% of UAE’s GDP is now made up of non-oil sectors and there are several well known British brands from a range of industries capitalising on this, including Rolls Royce, BAE Systems, Mott McDonald, Standard Chartered and Fortnum & Mason.

UAE is strategically placed as a result of its proximity to other Gulf markets and is home to one of the largest and busiest airports in the world, making it an easily accessible and globally connected hub.

There are opportunities across numerous sectors:

- Retail

- FMCG

- Food & drink

- Technology

- Creative

- Education & training

Want to find out more? Then join us on 16th June where you can hear from Joe Hepworth, CEO of the British Centres for Business, UAE. Joe has over 8 years experience in the UAE and has over seen more than 50 successful entries to market.

On the day, we will be joined by representatives from over 30 countries covering Latin America, South East Asia/Asia-Pacific, Africa, Europe, and the Middle East. With a wealth of knowledge and experience, these regional specialists are key to providing the specific advice and support needed to get your business trading.

With a wealth of knowledge and experience, these regional specialists are key to providing the specific advice and support needed to turn exporting ambitions into trading realities.

Keynote speakers will set the scene on a range of markets. You will have the opportunity to attend breakout panel sessions with specific markets and we’ll facilitate 1-2-1 meetings on your behalf, ensuring you have the chance to setup the relationships and support needed to start your exporting journey. There will also be plenty of networking breaks for you to develop new business relationships, opening the door to new opportunities.

 


Singapore


Sitting centrally in South East Asia, Singapore is ideally located for British businesses looking to access one of the most exciting and profitable regions in the global economy.

Recognised by the World Bank as the easiest place to open, run and conduct business and located on historically commercial maritime and aviation routes, Singapore is globally renowned as a key logistical hub that sits at the heart of international trade.

British firms looking to engage with Singapore and capitalise on recent growth in the wider region are attracted for the fact it can serve as a gateway to other nations not only in South East Asia, but the whole Asian continent. With strong IP protection, a highly skilled and educated population and 50% of the world’s population within a 6 hour flight, Singapore is a market with tremendous opportunity.

Whilst all industries and sectors are of interest, there are more prospects for UK businesses in the following areas;

- Aerospace

- Advanced Manufacturing & Engineering

- Clean Energy

- Financial & Professional Services

- Smart Technologies

Want to find out more? Then join us on 16th June where you can hear from Brigitte Holtschneider, Executive Director of the British Chamber of Commerce, Singapore. Brigitte has almost 10 years of experience in helping British SME’s access the Singaporean market.

On the day, we will be joined by representatives from over 30 markets covering: Latin America, South East Asia/Asia-Pacific, Africa, Europe, and the Middle East. With a wealth of knowledge and experience, these regional specialists are key to providing the specific advice and support needed to turn exporting ambitions into trading realities.

With a wealth of knowledge and experience, these regional specialists are key to providing the specific advice and support needed to turn exporting ambitions into trading realities.

Keynote speakers will set the scene on a range of markets. You will have the opportunity to attend breakout panel sessions with specific markets and we’ll facilitate 1-2-1 meetings on your behalf, ensuring you have the chance to setup the relationships and support needed to start your exporting journey. There will also be plenty of networking breaks for you to develop new business relationships, opening the door to new opportunities.

 


 

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