Businesses will get to know their Nordics from their Baltics

Firms across Coventry and Warwickshire will get to know their Nordics from their Baltics at an event to promote international trade.

The event is being held by the UK Trade & Investment (UKTI) team based at the Coventry and Warwickshire Chamber of Commerce on Friday, May 17 from 10am until 1.30pm.

It is taking place at Chamber House to help promote export opportunities to nations such as Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Denmark, Sweden, Finland, Iceland and Norway.

The event is part of Export Week, which is promoting trade with ‘high growth’ countries and comes on the back of positive news that exports rose between February and March.

Speakers include Christine Hamilton Deputy Regional Director UKTI; Vivien Life, the UK ambassador to Denmark; Christina Schiøtt-Liaos, UKTI Nordic Director British Embassy Copenhagen; Ieva Binkauskaite
UKTI Senior Trade Adviser, British Embassy Vilnius; and Graham Warmington, director of Biolife – a firm developing markets in the Nordics and the Baltics.

Mick Page, head of the international trade team at the Chamber, said: “We already have more than 40 businesses booked on to attend this event so does show that firms are recognising the need to trade overseas and with new markets.

“We also have a trade visit to the Baltics coming up very soon and I would urge firms looking to establish themselves in this part of Europe to think very seriously about joining us on that visit.

“Getting out to the market you are looking to tap into is the best way to make serious inroad and the Baltics does represent a great opportunity for firms across Coventry and Warwickshire.

“We also recently visited Denmark on a ‘taster’ visit – which was hugely successful too. It gave businesses across the region the chance to sample what it is like to take part on an international trade visit and to remove some of the barriers and myths companies have when it comes to global trade.”