Virtual Business Forums

As a key part of the DIT South West’s trade recovery support, we’re taking exporters on virtual trade missions to Latin America.

As a key part of the Department for International Trade (DIT) South West’s trade recovery support, we are supporting some of the South West's most dynamic internationally trading companies to expand their sales in Latin America. These companies will participate in virtual trade missions to Chile and Mexico, as well as briefing sessions with market experts, sector specialists and tailored 1-2-1 virtual meetings.

Activities will take place in November and we’re joined by the British Chamber of Commerce in Chile and the Mexico UK Business Council.

The programme is worth approximately £2,500 to each company, and without travel costs and time taken to travel to these markets, there are additional savings.

Our aim is to accelerate business discussions virtually to deliver sales more promptly, given the difficulties of international travel for business currently.

Visit the pages on the side bar for resources on each market, as well as testimonials from companies taking part.

Meet the initiative lead

Sarah Hildersley, LATAC Market Specialist for DIT South West of England

With extensive business development experience as a British diplomat all over the world helping UK companies achieve sales success and private sector experience from Iraq, Sarah now advises South West companies on their approach to selling in complex markets in Asia, Latin America and the Middle East. Having worked extensively with small businesses and some of the largest UK firms, Sarah is well placed to help our companies secure sales in the most efficient way. Sarah helps companies analyse their route to market and to secure sustainable sales.  She recently took on the expanded role of High Growth Markets Specialist in recognition of our levelling-up plans to help South West companies break into new markets. 

Explore the markets

Explore each market on the Virtual Business Forum, the experts that are involved and of course the companies taking part.



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