Calling all new exporters!

The Exporter Bootcamp is a fast paced workshop that aims to introduce businesses to a number of key exporting essentials. Delivered by experts from the Department for International Trade (DIT), together with experts for industry.

What to expect from the day?

This fast-paced workshop brings a morning of specialist speakers giving businesses a clear route into expanding  business into overseas markets. After lunch watch as 8 finalists hone their pitching skills for the Open to Export Competition Final.

There will be experts in:

  • Market Research
  • Introducing delegates to the skills and techniques needed to select and prioritise potential export markets and plan and conduct export market research projects.
  • Export Strategy
  • Development and implementation of a strategic export Action Plan.
  • E-commerce
  • Diagnostics – getting ‘fit for purpose’
  • Digital Marketing
  • Developing a marketing strategy to support your export strategy

Presentations will be followed by round-table opportunities to share knowledge and to discover the many export opportunities that await.

Open to Export Competition Final – Own the plan.

As part of our Export Roadshow the DTI welcome Open to Export and their regional finalist for a live competition final.*

As part of the New Exporter Roadshow Open to Export will be holding the regional final of their Export Plan Competition. 8 finalists will be invited to join the Exporter Bootcamp to pitch their ideas to a panel of expert judges.

What is the Export Action Plan?

The Open to Export Action Plan is an online planning tool that takes you through 5 key steps to export success. It is simple to use and works by asking businesses to complete tasks and set actions. This helps to establish what businesses need to know and do to start selling overseas. Once the steps are completed, an action plan is generated. This is a brilliant showpiece to take to a bank, business advisor or international trade advisor.

You can access the FREE and easy online Action Plan tool here.

What is Open to Export?

Open to Export is the online community helping UK businesses get ready to sell overseas. Backed by Government and business, Open to Export are a not for profit social enterprise dedicated to helping UK companies grow through export.

How can they help?

Companies can get free online information and advice from the community on anything to do with international growth.  They also connect businesses with the full spectrum of organisations that provide support for exporters.

Thousands of companies are using the service to connect, learn and talk about going global through the forum, webinars, guides and useful contacts.

*Entries for this competition are now closed, but you can still access the online tool here to start your action plan now.


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