Secrets of export to be revealed

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Details of Cornwall’s first-ever export fair have been announced.

The Export Cafe event at Kingsley Village next month (March 22), will host country specialists and representatives from embassies in China, Russia, USA and Europe.

They will be joined by over 30 exhibitors representing the various organisations that can help Cornish businesses to export.

Lara Morgan, an entrepreneur who founded and built the multi-million pound international business Pacific Direct Ltd, will also be speaking at the event.

The export fair is being staged by Export Cornwall, which is funded by Convergence and run by UK Trade & Investment. It is aimed at supporting Cornish businesses of all types and sizes to build trade overseas.

“Export Cafe could be the launch pad for future growth of your business”

Chris Pomfret, chairman of the Local Enterprise Partnership for Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly, said: “This is first time that all the support to help Cornish businesses export will be available in one place on one day. We would urge businesses in Cornwall to take advantage of this fantastic opportunity. Export Cafe could be the launch pad for future growth of your business.”

Nick Blandford, head of business support at Cornwall Development Company, added: “Business growth through increasing overseas trade is an increasingly realistic option for businesses in Cornwall.

“Especially with the cutting edge superfast fibre broadband connections that are now arriving across the county, more and more businesses are expanding their horizons and looking outwards towards the global markets. It is a very exciting time to be a business in Cornwall.”

As well as the many exhibitor stands at Export Cafe, there will be short workshops on a range of topics to help businesses export and the opportunity to hold one to one discussions with experts. Topics covered at Export Cafe include freight forwarding, finance, intellectual property and how to find an agent or distributor.

Workshops and one to one meetings should be pre-booked but any business in Cornwall is welcome to drop in to the Export Cafe on the day.

For more info and to pre-book, click here or call 01752 759897.

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