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Matching UK companies with overseas markets From May 2010 newsletter

Matching UK companies with overseas markets

The International Agri-Technology Centre Ltd (IATC), a subsidiary of Campden BRI, hosted delegations from Chile, India,Turkey and South Africa at the recent Foodex exhibition in Birmingham. Members of the delegations were looking to meet with UK companies supplying goods or services to the food and drink processing and packaging industry. IATC held a Meet the Buyer event where UK exhibitors and visitors could book partnering meetings with the delegates.

UK Trade and Investment Officers from India, Brazil, China,Thailand and Turkey were also in attendance and UK organisations could meet with the officers to discuss business opportunities in overseas markets with a view to developing their international trade activity. These meetings were very successful and there were several opportunities for UK organisations to follow up after the show.

A 2-day technical tour of the West Midlands was also arranged for the delegates. Organisations visited included Harper Adams University College (in particular the Regional Food Academy), Sainsbury's, and Evesham Vale Growers, as well as our facilities in Chipping Campden. This was to show the delegates the expertise the UK has to offer in the food processing sector.The delegates plan to follow up with some of these organisations once they return to their respective markets and it is hoped that joint business ventures or collaboration will be carried out in the future.

Contact: Georgina Varney
+44(0)2476 323966