On 29-30 April 2019, Iron Arrow Consulting organised a 2-day trade delegation programme in London for 19 technology firms visiting the UK from Gaziantep Teknopark. The event was funded by the Turkish Ministry of Trade and supported by the UK Department for International Trade.
The first day’s programme was held in Hilton Olympia London and opened with a keynote speech from Department for International Trade, where the delegates heard crucial insights about the UK technology landscape as well us funding and grants available from several UK institutions. The day continued with seminars from a high calibre of speakers on subjects including UK immigration, accounting and company incorporation, a comparison of different UK regions and bid and tender opportunities. Finally, the day closed with an interactive panel discussion where three entrepreneurs who are at different stages of their UK market entry journeys shared with the delegates the do’s and don’ts of setting up a business in the UK.
The second day involved several visits to introduce the delegates to work spaces and accelerator programs that they can benefit from and a special visit to Amazon Headquarters in London. Iron Arrow Consulting team also organised a visit to the Turkish Embassy, where the Gaziantep techpark and university managers and a select number of delegates met the Turkish Ambassador to the UK in person. The day closed with a networking event, where the delegates had B2B meetings with prospects, potential partners and investors.
We find many trade missions fail to address the specific requirements of its participants as they are rarely organised by business internationalisation experts. We take time to understand the outcomes that the participants are looking to achieve and make sure they meet the relevant bodies and individuals who could provide the answers they are looking for during their visit.
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Watch how we helped Yildiz Teknopark deliver a trade delegation programme HERE.