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Find out about international export opportunities for practices, trade visits, and other events from the RIBA and partners like the Department for International Trade.

International opportunities

Find out about international export opportunities for practices, trade visits, and other events from the RIBA and partners like the Department for International Trade. 

  • today 06 December 2018
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Looking to work internationally? From trade shows and international visits to advice and guidance for businesses taking the first steps to international expansion, trade support can make the difference for practices looking to sell their services around the world.

Find out about current international opportunities for practices looking to export, including events and activities from the RIBA and partners like the Department for International Trade. This page will be updated regularly with activities around the country as well as overseas events.

Hong Kong. Image: Unsplash

RIBA trade visits: Hong Kong and Dubai

Are you interested in developing business opportunities in Hong Kong or Dubai?

We are seeking expressions of interest from RIBA practices who wish to explore business opportunities in Hong Kong or Dubai. If you are new to these exciting markets and would like the opportunity to visit, meet potential business partners, developers, government representatives and others get in contact now.

These two bespoke visits will take place in February/March 2019 (exact date to be confirmed). We have a limited number of places available on each visit. Therefore, if you are an enthusiastic, driven and internationally ambitious UK-based practice with no previous experience in one of these markets, we would like to hear from you. Selected practices will receive pre-visit support and a contribution towards the cost of flights and accommodation.

Please contact Marcus Deeley, Head of International to register your interest.

Other international opportunities

Upcoming Ministerial visits

In the coming months, DIT Ministers will be visiting Qatar (December), Germany and the USA (January) to boost the UK’s trade and investment relationships and are giving businesses the opportunity to have their say on local market issues. If you think that Ministerial engagement in these countries might help your business, get in touch with the DIT to find out more.

Hong Kong Business of Design Week 2019

Business of Design Week is Asia’s leading annual event on design, innovation and brands. DIT is seeking UK designers, design companies and educational institutions to be part of a showcase of British design at the 2019 conference (2-6 December 2019). Find out more and how you can get in touch with DIT to express your interest.

North East: Opportunities at the Expo 2020 Dubai

The 2020 World Expo in Dubai will bring together many of the world’s largest companies and give participants an unrivalled opportunity to access a region of more than 3.2 billion people, with a collective GDP of more than $6.5 trillion. If your practice is based in the North East, find out how you can learn more about the opportunities available at a DIT event on 11 December.

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