Five Things to Know About the UKTI Great Weeks Programme:
The Great Weeks programme has been set up to help businesses based in the UK join trade missions led by the Government to meet buyers, partners and influential people in the relevant industries to help them expand globally.
The aim of the programme is to draw attention to the expertise of UK businesses and industries and potentially create new business connections which could prove valuable for the business owners. There is a focus on specific industries ranging from advertising, design, digital, fashion and food and drink.
The programme enables businesses to join overseas trade missions where they can find out more about international markets and devise a strategy for overseas growth. This allows companies to benefit from the many advantages of a trade mission, including engaging with potential target markets for their product or service and being able to make important contacts in the countries of interest.
One of the most unique aspects of this programme is the ‘speed dating’ sessions, where businesspeople can engage in one to one sessions with local business contacts so they can establish business connections. There are also roadshows throughout the UK to enable businesses from all over the country to get involved in finding out more about the trade missions they can join.
To be eligible for Market Visit Support (a financial grant to assist with the costs of an overseas trade mission), you must adhere to certain criteria set out by the Great Weeks organisers.To find out more about UKTI Great Weeks and other trade programmes, CONTACT Grow Global for more information>>