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Supporting world trade

Southampton Science Park has been chosen by the Institute of Export & International Trade (IOE&IT) as the destination for its South of England World Trade Summit – the first time an event has been held in the region.

The Southampton World Trade Summit will take place on Wednesday 27th February at the Science Park’s new conference centre, Axis. It promises to bring together some of the most knowledgeable and influential speakers on the key issues that impact on international trade, as well as being a fantastic opportunities for exporters to meet each other and become embedded in the Institute’s thriving business community.

CEO of Southampton Science Park, Peter Birkett, commented: “We have long played a role in putting the South Coast business community on the global trade map. To host the first South of England World Trade Summit here further supports our efforts in what will be an incredibly important year for UK tech companies hoping to launch into or expand on their international operations. We look forward to welcoming business representatives from across the region in February.”

In an ever changing business environment the Institute of Export & International Trade has been the professional membership body representing and supporting the interests of everyone involved in importing, exporting and international trade in the UK for over 80 years. Through qualifications and training it has driven the export skills agenda in the UK and is the country’s leading authority for best practice and competence in trade. By providing informed debate and ensuring that exporters’ voices are heard, large or small, the Institute’s regional World Trade Summits focus on where next and the great things that are already happening.