March 30, 2017
Near Market Trade Visit: London, 30-31 March 2017
Sponsor: Ulster Bank
EXPLORE NEW MARKETS
CREATE NEW BUSINESS OPPORTUNITIES
For many companies, Great Britain (GB) represents the first step to doing business outside Northern Ireland. NI Chamber of Commerce and Industry in partnership with Ulster Bank Ltd is rolling out a series of near market trade visits with the aim to help local firms extend their networks and exploit opportunities in larger GB cities. The first two day visit will introduce local businesses to opportunities in London.
TWO DAY ITINERARY
The London itinerary will include:
- Opportunity to meet with Heads of Procurement at Transport for London and Heathrow and learn upcoming buying requirements
- Prestigious evening reception at House of Commons with the opportunity to invite target companies
- Networking with members of London Chamber of Commerce at Searcys the Gherkin
- Focused targeting of potential clients for initial meetings at BT Tower
- London economic briefing from British Chambers of Commerce
Potential sectoral opportunities identified include:
- Civil Engineering
- IT – software for data management and value add services
- Structural Steel
- Mechanical and Electrical Engineering
- Retail product manufacturers
As one of the world’s most competitive cities, London offers expanding international companies, leading talent and transport links, light-touch business regulation and huge opportunities for growth. Among more than 4m workers, you’ll find 230 languages, tech specialists, 400,000 creatives and some of the world’s best professional services partners.
London gives you access to more than 8m Londoners and is Europe’s most accessible city with excellent air and rail links.
Members: £120 + VAT*
Non-members: £170 + VAT*
* Flights and accommodation costs are not included in the delegate price. Financial assistance of £75 towards flights and £75 towards the overnight accommodation is available to client companies of Invest Northern Ireland.
EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST
Numbers for the trade visit will be limited to 20 places. NI Chamber is now seeking expressions of interest.
Companies will be shortlisted using the business objectives section of the expression of interest form, with places being awarded to companies with a clear strategy who most closely match potential opportunities identified.
Further information on the visit is available from Gabi Burnside, Business Service Manager, email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
NI Chamber and Ulster Bank Ltd would like to thank BT for their support in hosting the delegation as part of the trade visit itinerary.