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Government to back UK exporters at overseas trade shows

The Engineering Industries Association (EIA) and the Manufacturing Technologies Association (MTA) have received confirmation of Government funding for UK engineering companies to exhibit at overseas trade shows.

Eligible UK SME companies could receive up to £2,500 towards the cost of exhibiting, depending on the location of the show. Funding is available to new exporters and experienced exporters.

The 2018 – 2019 events programme covers engineering shows in China, Germany, India – Bangalore, Oman, Poland, Malaysia, Thailand, United Arab Emirates, United States, and Vietnam.

Government funding will be available for UK engineering companies to exhibit at overseas trade shows / Picture: Getty/iStock


The EIA and MTA have also negotiated special rates for a UK group in India – New Delhi, and Russia.

Karen Finegold, Executive Director, of the Engineering Industries Association, said “There has never been a better time for companies to export their products with the value of the pound making UK products and services very competitive against competitors in overseas markets. The Department for International Trade and the Institute of Export can offer assistance to companies guidance on selling overseas from researching the market, documentation and export finance, and we can assist them with their preparation for attending the fair and offer our market experience. Exhibitions overseas are very well attended with visitors often reaching over 70,000 and attracting over 1,000 exhibitors. UK products are well received globally.”

More information can be found on overseas trade shows here: EIA Overseas Trade Exhibitions