Indonesian trade mission attends Rotherham export event

14th April 2016

Flagship event at centre of UK Trade & Investment (UKTI) Exporting Is GREAT Week schedule in Yorkshire and the Humber from 18th to 22nd April A 19-strong Indonesian trade mission will seek opportunities to do business with Yorkshire companies by attending a key event in Rotherham as part of UK Trade & Investment (UKTI) Exporting is GREAT Week from 18th to 22nd April 2016 inclusive.

The inward trade mission, organised by the South Yorkshire International Trade Centre, involves senior executives of Indonesian businesses in sectors including timber manufacturing, forest conservation and restoration, construction, accountancy, software and hardware, law, food production, agricultural industries, the transportation and distribution of natural gas, shipping, property and real estate, maternity, baby and children's products, tools for e-commerce, digital, website design and promotions. The businesses seek suppliers, strategic partnerships and collaboration on research and development with Yorkshire firms. Bilateral trade in goods between the UK and Indonesia the largest economy in South East Asia increased by 4.6 per cent to £1.62bn in 2015, with both countries enjoying positive export growth and the UK now established as Indonesia's fifth largest investor. The Indonesian delegation will attend Breaking Barriers: Succeed Overseas for first time and established exporters from 9am to 2pm on Thursday, 21st April at the Advanced Technology Centre, Advanced Manufacturing Park, Brunel Way, Rotherham. Joining the inward delegation and addressing the event is Adrian Short, president director of PT Rolls-Royce Indonesia. Also addressing delegates is a senior representative of Sheffield-based Pricecheck Toiletries, the award-winning family business that supplies branded consumer goods throughout the UK and worldwide including for leading international brands. The event is staged by UKTI partner organisation, South Yorkshire International Trade Centre (SYITC) with the trade mission supported by British Chambers of Commerce, Sheffield Chamber of Commerce and Industry, UK-Asean Business Council and EU-Indonesia Trade Cooperation Facility. Giles Searby, partner and specialist in commercial litigation and international trade at event legal partner hlw Keeble Hawson, will present at a Tax and Legal Issues workshop, before taking questions about avoiding problems when exporting. Giles said: -Breaking Barriers is a valuable opportunity for Sheffield City Region's companies to harness the opportunities of growing overseas if they are equipped with the right information and contacts who can provide practical advice and help. The area's product and service-based businesses have much to offer and we have long supported UKTI events that help potential and existing exporters to take their companies further. Andrew Hulse of accountants and business advisors UHY Hacker Young will also address the event on tax and accountancy issues for exporters. Exporting is GREAT is the Government initiative to inspire and support 100,000 additional UK exporters to sell their goods and services overseas by 2020. Launched in November 2015, Exporting is GREAT partners with major UK businesses, to support companies at every stage of their exporting journey from identifying opportunities to winning contracts overseas. To book onto the event: CLICK HERE

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