Explore the Commonwealth

Explore the Commonwealth
Today’s 54 Commonwealth countries account for over 17% of world GDP in Purchasing Power Parity and contain 2.4 billion of the world’s 7½ billion people. Moreover, many Commonwealth countries have favourable demographics compared with several major European countries, where working populations are expected to age and shrink.

Even without any formal arrangements, trading between Commonwealth countries is 19% cheaper than with non-members. Massive cost cuts come from shared history, cultural links, common legal systems, business practices, and a common language between many Commonwealth countries. This is also known as ‘the Commonwealth advantage’.

About the programme of events:

We want to support your business in exploring new and exciting markets. During the week you can join a range of free events including….
Game On: Explore the Commonwealth
26 – 30 July 2021, Various Times 
Discover trade opportunities across the Commonwealth in this Meet the Expert event. Taking place throughout the week experienced exporters have the chance to request 1:1 meetings with expert advisers from markets across Africa, the Caribbean, South and South East Asia, Australia, Europe and Canada.
Register and request 1:1 meetings here

Market Webinars: Explore the Commonwealth
26 – 30 July 2021, Various Times
Throughout the week you can also join a series of market awareness webinars including live and pre-recorded input from export experts in the following markets: Africa, South Asia, Asia Pacific, Europe, Latin America and the Caribbean, Canada and Pakistan. During these sessions you will receive key insights into each market including export opportunities for UK businesses and what support is out there to help you access them.
Register for these webinars here

Exporting to the Commonwealth: Discovering Local Successes

28 July 2021, 09:30 – 12:00 
A unique chance to hear from six Export Champions from across the Midlands. They are business leaders from a range of different sectors with experience in some of the biggest Commonwealth markets. This is your chance to learn about their first-hand experiences along with top tips and challenges along the way. Shehzad Chaudhary, Deputy Director for the Midlands Engine at Department for International Trade will be hosting the event and also sharing how the Department for International Trade can help your business to succeed in these dynamic markets. You will also have the opportunity to pitch your questions to the panel.
Register for this session here
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