UK Tradeshow Programme

Support provided by Department of International Trade

What does this involve?

The UK Tradeshow Programme offers government support to help UK businesses attend or exhibit at overseas trade shows more effectively.

UK businesses that are currently exporting can apply:

  • for support to exhibit at or attend approved overseas trade shows and conferences
  • to potentially receive grants to cover some costs

UK businesses can also apply for support if they’re thinking about exporting but are not currently doing so.

Attending or exhibiting at overseas trade shows can help you gain essential market knowledge and:

  • increase your company’s brand awareness among overseas buyers
  • boost business sales by securing new customers

Am I eligible?

To be eligible, businesses must be small to medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) with fewer than 250 employees and based in the UK (excluding Isle of Man or the Channel Islands). They must either:

  • sell products or services which substantially originate from the UK, or
  • add significant value to a product or service of non-UK origin

You may be required to provide evidence that you meet the criteria.

For additional eligibility criteria on financial support, visit the UK Government website using the link below.

What does this cost?

This is a free service.

Who is this for?

Small to medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) based in the UK, excluding the Isle of Man and Channel Islands.

How long does this take?

You must apply at least 6 weeks before the start of the event you wish to attend.

Next steps

Visit the UK Government website for more information on the calendar of support events, detailed eligibility criteria and to apply for funding.

Support provided by Department of International Trade

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