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Automotive, advanced manufacturing and aerospace trade visit to USA

23 August 2016

Places are still available for automotive and aerospace businesses to take part in the Midlands Engine US mission and trade visit to the US in mid-September.

Delegates will visit Detroit, Chicago and Toronto as part of this inaugural Midlands Engine trade and investment mission.

It is the first time that companies from across the Midlands, including those based in SEMLEP’s South East Midlands area, will be involved in such a mission, raising the profile of the region overseas and its strong manufacturing industry.

The visit, from 18th to 22nd September, will focus primarily on automotive, advanced manufacturing and aerospace, and will offer valuable insights into two of our most important trading partners. The high-profile programme will include events and receptions arranged by the British Consulates-General in Chicago and Toronto for participants and guests.

The Midlands Engine initiative aims to boost economic growth across the Midlands including through enhanced trade and investment. The US and Canada represent huge opportunities for UK business. They are experiencing solid economic growth and have many well established links.

Why take part? Travelling out as part of a Government organised trade contingent will attract greater publicity than a solo visit and help open doors. For companies that are serious about doing business in North America, there is simply no substitute for a personal visit. There will be press coverage and networking events – you will benefit from the support of Trade Advisers before and throughout your visit to ensure that the trip is a success and that you have a clear understanding of the next steps you need to take.

Costs: A management fee of £275 for all delegates will cover in-market event costs. Delegates need to meet their own flight and accommodation costs.

Eligibility: The market visit is open to all Midlands exporters. If you are an SME you may be eligible for a travel grant of £750.

Advanced manufacturing and aerospace businesses interested in the Midlands Engine trade mission to Chicago and Toronto can download all the details and itinerary HERE.

Automotive businesses interested in thd Midlands Engine trade visit to Detroit and Toronto can download details and itinerary HERE.

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