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Be local, go global

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Going global often seems intimidating and an overwhelming challenge, with many worries and questions.

This doesn’t have to be the case – there are companies that can help.

Be Local, Go Global is a FREE event designed for you.

If you already trade or travel aboard, started to consider it or even haven’t believed it possible, then this is an event not to be missed.

To meet your diverse business needs the event will be split into distinct areas, each offering specialist advice on all aspects of internationalisation and business growth.

Get expert advice from key partners Manchester Airport, UKTI, MIDAS, HRMC, Business Growth Hub, Chamber of Commerce, NW Business Angels, Enterprise Europe and more.

Discuss travel and cargo directly with key airlines such as Virgin Atlantic, American Airlines, SAS, Monarch, Singapore Airlines, Etihad Airways, Emirates, Finnair, Aer Lingus, BA, Air France and many more.

Access expertise across a broad range of areas including aviation, social media, inward investment and marketing.

Learn from SMEs who have internationalised successfully and a panel of specialists including:

Clive Drinkwater, Director NW, UK Trade & Investment

James Eder, Founder & Head of New Business, The Beans Group

Moneeb Awan, Founder, eSay Mobile

The event is being run by Manchester Airport and MIDAS, Manchester’s Investment Agency, in conjunction with Business Growth Hub, Chamber of Commerce and UKTI.

The day includes refreshments, lunch, Concorde tours and special guest speakers. You are free to attend at a time that suits you, and spend as much time as you need whether its an hour or the whole day. There will be something for every business looking to grow.

Throughout the day you will have access to:

  • Information on support networks and opportunities
  • Building your network of contacts
  • Information on cargo services
  • Tax advice
  • Travel advice from airlines
  • Financial support and advice
  • Information on the facilities available at Manchester Airport
  • Business advice from MIDAS to ensure success

Be Local, Go Global takes place on Thursday 6th September, 10am-4pm at the Runway Visitor Park, Manchester Airport.

For more information and to book your place, click here.

Sponsorship and Exhibitor Opportunities

If you are an organisation who would like to reach Greater Manchester’s SME audience, there are still exhibitor and sponsorship opportunities.  Gain face-to-face access to key companies and develop your own business.

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