29 Jun 2017

Expert export: UK SMEs at Seawork 2017

Exhibitors at the annual Seawork exhibition and conference received expert support in export from DIT Defence and Security Organisation (DIT DSO) Military Export Support Team.

UK SMEs exhibiting at the event, and wanting to increase their overseas defence/security sales potential, benefitted from on hand advice from the team.

Giving informal advice and meeting businesses in pre-booked appointments, the team were on hand to offer a wide range of advice, information and support aimed at increasing overseas defence and security sales.

The stand was manned throughout by the DSO Small Business Unit and the Military Export Support Team, who were joined at the show by a number of DIT DSO colleagues from the regional directorates and high growth team. The stand also hosted a number of senior Naval members, who engaged with a variety of overseas naval officials, colleagues from the Ministry of Defence (MoD), and UK companies.

Access to the stand was also extended to Department for International Trade (DIT) colleagues from the regional international trade and MoD business advisory teams.

The largest and fastest growing commercial marine and workboat event to be held in a working port, this annual conference and exhibition is in its 20th year, this year Mayflower Park, Southampton hosted the event.

The show itself largely focuses upon civil and commercial maritime sales, although this does provide an excellent opportunity to engage with new potential customers and to showcase the possibilities and benefits of diversifying into the overseas military market. A variety of military kit is exhibited at the stand, giving potential exporters and customers a view of the wide and varied work available in overseas defence and security markets.

If you are interested in attending future events contact ditdso.smeenquiry@trade.gsi.gov.uk.


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