UK Designers Get Opportunity to Grow Abroad

Published on : Saturday, November 30, 2013

UKTIBusiness is booming all over the world and UKTI’s Great Weeks are offering designers the chance to branch out and access substantial business prospects and meet key decision makers in emerging markets around the globe.


Join a government-led trade mission, meet potential partners and clients, attend speed-dating sessions, get to understand an overseas market, and gain exposure through an in-country marketing campaign.


Great Weeks are calling for designers to participate at the following government-led trade missions next year:


Hong Kong, 10th-13th March, 2014
Design employs over 13,000 people in Hong Kong and was estimated to add HK$3.6 billion of value to the local economy in 2011, or 4% of the creative industries total.


United Arab Emirates (Abu Dhabi and Dubai), 16th-20th March 2014
Mega projects at various stages include the $1.6 billion Bluewaters Island, $1.1 billion Dubai Design District, and approximately $15 billion Mohammed Bin Rashid City (MBR).


South Korea, 31st March-4th April, 2014
South Korea’s design market has grown to £10.6 billion and highly values UK design.
Master plan your future sales in Seoul by attending the GREAT Week business speed dating event and site tours to iconic design locations.


Russia, POSTPONED until after April 2014
Increasing demand for design and branding services to keep up with Russia’s growing local consumer brand market and maturing industries such as retail banking, hospitality, leisure and travel.



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