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Midlands After Hours Networking Events

The Midlands After Hours Networking Events from the Department for Business & Trade (DBT) will help to facilitate networking opportunities and build your knowledge and best practice in selling your services internationally.

Event Information

The UK is the most internationally connected global centre for international and sustainable finance, and the world’s second largest net exporter of financial services, exporting £61bn in 2021, 20% of the UK’s total services exports.

FPBS (financial, professional, and business services), is the biggest contributor to UK services exports. The UK has comparative advantage and is a global leader in the provision of FPBS. Sub-sectors of FPBS include banking, capital markets, asset management, insurance, fintech, legal, accountancy and consulting in which the UK has global strengths that it can sell to the world. There is also high demand for these services abroad.

About the Midlands After Hours Networking Events
Whether you are an established exporter, or are just looking to get started, join these free series of after hours networking events to learn how to take advantage of the opportunities available and meet with experienced exporters who you can gain top tips from and network within a relaxed setting. This series will have a particular focus on trading in legal services, business consultancy services and Professional & Financial Tech services.

Hear from services companies like yours, and government representatives, who will share tips of where to find demand and how to access support freely available from DBT.

Why Attend

  • Increase your connections across a range of service sector businesses.
  • Connect with a local International Trade adviser and sector advisor for free exporting advice.
  • Meet a professional services ‘Export Champion’ and hear their inspiring exporting journey.
  • Hear about the different Free Trade Agreements (FTA’s) being negotiated internationally and what this means for service businesses.
  • Discover the range of free support available from the Department for Business and Trade.
  • Enjoy a drink and canapes and network with likeminded professionals from across the industry.

Schedule of events:

Trade in Business Consultancy – West Midlands

Date: Tuesday 21st November

Time: 5:30pm - 8:00pm

Location: Primitivo | 10 Barwick Street | Birmingham | B3 2NT

Trade in Professional Tech Services - West Midlands

Date: Tuesday 16th January

Time: 5:30pm - 8:00pm

Location: The Burlington Hotel | Burlington Arcade | Birmingham B2 4JQ

Trade in Services - Leicester

Date: Wednesday 30th January

Time: 5:30pm - 8:00pm

Location: The Grand Hotel | Granby Place | Leicester LE1 6ES

Trade in Services - West Midlands

Date: Tuesday 13th February

Time: 5:30pm - 8:00pm

Location: Birmingham TBC

Trade in Services - Derby

Date: Tuesday 27th February

Time: 5:30pm - 8:00pm

Location: Pentahotel Derby | Locomotive Way | Derby DE24 8PU

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Event information:


21/11/2023 - 27/02/2024 17:30 - 20:00

Organised by:
Department for Business & Trade