Applications Open: UKTI Multi-Sector Mission to China Led by Lord Green (May 2012)

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UKTI Trade and Investment are running a high profile Trade Mission to China from 28th May - 1st June 2012, led by Lord Green, Minister of State for Trade & Investment.

The multi-sector mission is timed to coincide with the China International Fair for Trade in Services (CIFTIS) and will also include a "UK Day" Showcase with networking and bespoke b2b meetings, networking with Chinese government officials and more.

To apply, complete this application form and return to Allegra at B-to-B (details on form or below). Closing date for applications is Friday 20th April.

Who's Invited?

The mission will be made up of UK companies from a number of sectors including:

Digital Media

Digital media, animation and games industries have grown fast in China. With rapid adoption of digital devices and the internet penetration, multi-terminals, smart terminals and the convergence of TV, PC and handsets have become the development trent with large numbers of new applications flourishing rapidly in the country. Great co-operative opportunities lie in creative planning, program co-production suitable for the Chinese and international markets, and technologies that help improve users' experience especially for multiplatforms and terminals.

Advertising/Branding/Corporate Communications

China is now one of the largest advertising countries in the world. Many more Chinese brand owners are seeking to internationalise their bands, this is an exciting opportunity for the UK's world-class creatives.

Mission Benefits

The mission is timed to coincide with the China International Fair for Trade in Services (CIFTIS), hosted by Ministry of Commerce (MOFCOM) of China and organised by the People's Government of Beijing Municipality which is designed to be a comprehensive international service trading platform.

The Fair comprises of a large exhibition, high-level forum and trade talks between Chinese cities and international participants. The event includes a UK Day tailored to showcase British Business and wil prvide valuable exposure to those who participate.

You'll also benefit from:

  • Expert support and advice from UKTI staff based in China and the UK
  • A tailored "UK Day" showcase event organised by UK Trade & Investment, with networking and bespoke business to business meetings
  • Exceptional networking opportunities with Chinese government officials, buyers, press and other mission attendees, including at receptions
  • Free entry and participation at the China International Fair for Trade in Services (CIFTIS)
  • High publicity and media exposure for the UK delegation. The event will be led by Lord Green and is part of the UK government's Great Campaign in China
  • The UK showcase event and mission delegation will be advertised in CIFTIS promotional materials

Other Important Details

The participation fee for this Mission is £888 per company (including VAT).

UKTI are subsiding some of the mission costs. Given that this is a ministerial led mission the participation fee is fantastic value.

Your business must be established within the UK and selling or marketing a British product or service. Eligibility to participate will be assessed by UKTI Sectors Team.

N.B. You will be responsible for booking your flights & accommodation. B-to-B (see contact below) will be able to recommend hotels and flights. Please do not book travel or accommodation prior to receiving confirmation of your place.

How to Apply

To apply, download and complete the application form attached to this blog. Completely forms are to be returned to Allegra Monico or Jack Bailey at uktimissionsatbtob [dot] co [dot] uk 

For more information, please contact:

Allegra Monico
Tel: 020 7700 0008
Email: uktimissionsatbtob [dot] co [dot] uk
Please include the code UKTIC1 in the subject line of your email or quote it when registering by phone.

Closing date for applications is Friday 20th April 2012.

Mission website and flyer:

Please note: This is not a Digital Mission and/or a mission related to Chinwag.

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