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Made in West Yorkshire, Sold to the world: Export-led growth and innovation

November 29 @ 10:30 am - 1:30 pm

West Yorkshire Innovation Festival.

Do you want to find out how to start selling overseas? Or how to reach wider global markets?

Exporting can boost profits and drive growth, making businesses who export more resilient, productive and innovative.

This event, hosted in partnership with West Yorkshire Combined Authority, the Department for Business and Trade (DBT), Lloyds Banking Group, and UK Export Finance, will highlight the benefits of selling overseas, offering practical advice and guidance.

Join us to:

  • Celebrate the incredible businesses in West Yorkshire with export potential
  • Hear from DBT Export Champions and business leaders and their top tips for accessing new markets
  • Learn from the experts on how to access export finance, market insights and wider support
  • Network and build connections with other exporters and partners

Speakers include:

  • Tracy Brabin, Mayor of West Yorkshire
  • Liz Bennington, Director for International Trade and Investment, North of England, Department for Business and Trade
  • Alissia Deane, Export Finance Manager – West Yorkshire, UK Export Finance
  • Paul Wheelwright, Regional Director – Specialist Client Solutions and Working Capital, Lloyds Bank
  • Munir Mamujee MBE, Managing Director, m2r Education
  • Ranjana Abraham, International Trade Advisor, Department for Business and Trade
  • Mashood Akmal, Director – Innovation & Strategy, Aeroservices

Further speakers to be announced, with opportunities during the event to ask questions, network and explore collaboration opportunities.

The event will be followed by a networking lunch from 12.00 pm.

Register here 


November 29
10:30 am - 1:30 pm


3M Buckley Innovation Centre
Firth Street
Huddersfield, West Yorkshire HD1 3BD United Kingdom
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01484 505601
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Come and join the 3M BIC Team to explore our pioneering technology, high-spec meeting rooms and an array of office space.

You will get the chance to explore our high-spec meeting spaces that are fully equipped with the latest AV Technology, State of the art labs and our available office space.