Friday, 21 December 2012

Hyndburn businesses looking for export opportunities/UKTI help in the far east... read on

The APPG for Trade & Investment will be hosting a Trade Mission to Southeast Asia next year, due to depart Saturday 9th March and return on Saturday 16th March 2013.

The trip is kindly being sponsored by Barclays and Prudential, and is also being supported by UKTI, Asia House, the UK-ASEAN Business Council, and British Airways.

The APPG will be visiting Singapore and Indonesia with this parliamentary-led Trade Mission, taking with us a delegation of businesses. The focus will be both exports and inward investment with the parliamentary group also undertaking some political meetings while in the region, which as I’m sure you know contains an array of markets representing fantastic opportunities for British business.

There are limited numbers so if you would like to express your interest in coming on this trade mission please do contact me for more information.


Richard Graham MP will be going to Jakarta in early January on his first trip as the PM’s Trade Envoy to Indonesia, with a suitcase full of exciting business opportunities to pursue with UKTI.

Later in 2013 he intends to lead at least two trade delegations to Indonesia and would very much like to know whether any Hyndburn businesses who are either already pursuing opportunities there and would appreciate some ‘nudging’ assistance with Indonesian ministers/ government departments/businesses or who have strong products and might be interested, for example, in joining a delegation.

At this stage there has been no decision on the sectoral focus of the trade missions but it is likely that one of them will include a strong airport equipment/aerospace element and another may include specific opportunities related to education inc software/overseas students and further or higher education tie ups.

I thought helpful to highlight potential of the UKTI service available to companies here in Hyndburn and trade missions and highlight their activity or ambitions in Indonesia. There may be further opportunities later on in the year to invite them to an Indonesian focused trade seminar in London as well.