techUK International Trade Newsletter | Trade Questionnaire

It's quite the summer: ongoing sunshine, England’s (male) football team reaching its first world cup semi-final since 1990, and techUK has expanded its international trade capacity. 

We are very pleased that Dominykas Broga has joined the techUK International Trade programme to help us in a mission to support our members with their international expansion plans and to help manage policy changes that may impact trade. 

With this in mind, we are keen to have a better understanding of your trade policy and facilitation requirements. Please, complete this very short questionnaire. It should take 2-3 minutes and will enable us to better tailor our work to your needs.  

Enjoy the rest of the summer and try to keep cool! 

All the best 

Simon Spier 
Head of International Trade 
techUK, 10 St Bride Street, London, EC4A 4AD 
T +44 (0) 7793 258 219 | E   


Tech parents' perspective on the future of work | techUK survey
techUK has launched a major survey for parents working in the tech sector or in tech roles. We are keen to hear from parents/guardians about how they are preparing and advising their children about the future world of work and what their views are about the curriculum children are taught today. The survey should take no longer than ten minutes to complete and will help inform techUK’s actions in this area going forward. To complete the survey follow the link above and once you’ve completed it please share it with your friends, colleagues and networks. Any questions, email

Indian IT Minister holds roundtable on UK India collaboration 
In July, India's IT, Law and Justice Minister held a roundtable at techUK with members of the UK and India Tech Communities discussing the abundance of opportunities for collaboration. Read our overview of the event. 

techUK launches new report 'Dealing with the Deals' in Parliament 
techUK launched its new report Dealing with the Deals: Existing EU International Agreements and the Tech Sector. The report highlights that urgent decisions are needed on hundreds of different EU agreements post-Brexit. Many of these, such as Free Trade Agreements (FTAs), science and technology agreements and World Trade Organisation (WTO) agreements are important to the UK’s thriving tech sector. Read the full report at the link above. 

Events and Opportunities 

Deloitte opens entries for its 2018 UK Technology Fast 50 awards 
Nominations are now open entries for the 21st Deloitte UK Technology Fast 50 awards. The awards rank and recognise the 50 fastest growing technology companies in the UK, based on the last four years of revenue growth. Visit the link above for information on how to enter. 
Nominations close 7 September 

MWC Americas 
Mobile World Congress Americas is an exciting event that reaches the worldwide mobile industry and now is the best time to decide to attend, exhibit, sponsor, advertise or partner. £2,000 of TAP funding is available. For more information, contact
12 – 14 September, San Francisco, USA 

Apply for a Queens's Award for Enterprise 2019  
The Queen’s Awards for Enterprise are for outstanding achievement by UK businesses in the categories of: 

  • innovation 
  • international trade 
  • sustainable development 
  • promoting opportunity through social mobility 

Apply at the link above. 
Deadline: 12 September 2018 

IBC Amsterdam 
The IBC Exhibition covers fifteen halls across the RAI, hosting over 1,700 exhibitors and a number of specially curated feature areas and events that tie into the IBC Conference to enrich your understanding of technologies and trends that are driving the industry. 
14 September, Amsterdam  
Blockchain Live 
Blockchain Live is the largest one-day exhibition dedicated to the business application of blockchain and distributed ledger technology. On 26 September we will welcome over 3000 delegates to London Olympia’s Grand Hall from leading organisations at different stages of the buying cycle from those seeking to pilot to those wishing to scale. There is a dedicated Start-up Pitch and Investor Zone in the main exhibition hall, a perfect platform to have real face-to-face communication with new brands, investors, entrepreneurs and regulators. The code for a 10% discount for techUK members is MTECHUK. 
26 September, London
GITEX Technology Week 
The global ICT industry is transforming the way the world does business and GITEX Global will be there to help guide the market with a showcase of the most exciting IT innovations. 
14 October, Dubai, UAE 

Singapore and Malaysia technology mission  
The UK’s Department for International Trade invites you to register interest for the Technology Missions to Singapore and Malaysia from 22 – 25 October 2018. During the missions you will be able to meet and network with local companies and commercial officers within the Technology sector while also learning about upcoming opportunities to export your product. From 22 – 23 October, up to 50 UK companies will take part in a mission to Singapore with a series of events aimed at promoting the UK’s capabilities within Cyber Security, Smart Cities and Health Tech sectors. 
22 – 25 October, Singapore and Malaysia 

Smart City Expo World Congress
The 2018 Congress focuses on how disruptive technologies – 5G, AI, IoT, VR, Blockchain – are radically changing the urban landscape and bringing new opportunities for more sustainable, liveable and safer cities. Last year there were over 18,000 visitors and 675 exhibitors. Now in its eighth year, the 3-day conference & expo has become the benchmark meeting point for companies, city authorities, investors and researchers in the context of city development in order to share ideas, network and doing business.
13 - 16 November, Barcelona

Ongoing TAP support to exhibit at international shows  
techUK together with the Department for International Trade and Tradefair is pleased to support the Tradeshow Access Programme (TAP). TAP allows companies exhibiting at certain international exhibitions grants of up to £2500 towards the costs of a show. 
Ongoing in 2018  
Access India Programme  
techUK is proud to be the UK tech partner for the Access India Programme. The Access India Programme, launched by the High Commission of India in London, is a flagship programme assisting market entry into India. The programme is the first of its kind for supporting UK businesses to access the Make in India initiative of the Government of India. The programme solely focuses on providing support to small and medium size UK enterprise. 
Ongoing in 2018  

CES Las Vegas  
CES is the world's gathering place for all who thrive on the business of consumer technologies. Held in Las Vegas every year, it has served as the proving ground for innovators and breakthrough technologies for more than forty years - the global stage where next-generation innovations are introduced to the marketplace. £2,000 of TAP funding is available. For more information, contact 
8 January 2019, Las Vegas, USA 

CABSAT Dubai   
The event attracts 13,000+ visitors from the Broadcast, Satellite & Content market in the MEASA region. From engineers to marketing directors within broadcast and satellite to content buyers, sellers, producers and distributors including Radio, Audio and Film, the event brings together the entire entertainment media community in Dubai annually. £2,500 of TAP funding is available. For more information, contact
12 March, Dubai, UAE 

Full programme of International Trade events and opportunities  
Learn about the full programme of techUK's events and opportunities, including the prospect of participating in DIT supported pavilions at international exhibitions. 


5 SeptemberStrategic Thinking and Fast Growth Leadership Essentials

5 OctoberConsultative Selling

8 OctoberDeveloping a World-Class Bid Capability

3 DecemberStrategies and Proposals for Must Win Deals 

5 December - Executive Strategy and Policy Development

  • Simon Spier

    Simon Spier

    Head of International Trade
    T 020 7331 2008

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