IJL announce major partnership with UKTI
LONDON, August 2014 – IJL have announced a key partnership with UK Trade & Investment (UKTI) for this year’s show at Olympia GRAND.
UKTI’s role is to assist UK based companies succeed within the global economy through their network of specialists around the world.
UKTI will provide exhibitors with first class export advice at IJL 2014 for the first time.
This new initiative will take the form of a UKTI Business Lounge where their International Trade Advisers will be on hand to give UK companies invaluable, free guidance on growing their business internationally and ensuring their success in international markets.
This will range from how to gain access to information to developing a successful export strategy and overcoming any barriers to entry or expansion.
One of the highlights of the partnership will be a Breakfast Briefing for exhibitors held on Monday 1 September 2014.
This will take place within the Inspiration Theatre, where experts on exporting will be presenting an insight into the world of international exporting for IJL exhibitors.
The UKTI Business Lounge, on stand R140, will be a hub of activity, with experts welcoming questions on exporting throughout the show – with a special champagne reception on the stand for UK exhibitors and international visitors on Monday 1 September from 5.00 until 6.00.
Stephen McGowan, Head of Events, UK Trade & Investment, said: “The UK Government and UK Trade & Investment are committed to supporting international growth; promoting British products to businesses around the world.
“The UK retail industry is a significant contributor to the UK economy, employing more than three million people and generating £300bn for the economy.
“We know that our designers and creators of products are increasingly sought by international buyers for their creativity and originality and above all the ‘world class ‘quality and craftsmanship.”
IJL Event Director, Sam Willoughby, added: “One of the pivotal roles of IJL is to provide a productive commercial platform for the industry from which to do business, both within the UK and internationally.
“As part of this, we are delighted to have the UKTI on board this year and believe that they will make a valuable contribution to helping our UK exhibitors expand their business overseas.”
IJL 2014 will run from 31 August to 2 September 2014 at Olympia Grand, London.