FREE workshop for Liverpool City Region firms looking to trade with China

21st November 2018

Date: November 22 2018

Venue: The Heath Conference Centre, Runcorn, WA7 4NH, View Map

The ECHO and the Liverpool City Region Business Post are teaming up with the Department for International Trade to put on a FREE workshop for businesses looking to export to China.

Liverpool city region has a long history of trade links with China, and Liverpool itself is proud of its links with Shanghai.

China’s staggering growth in recent years is creating opportunities for UK firms – and some North West firms that have succeeded in trading with the country will be sharing their experiences at the next Business Post/DIT event.

The DIT’s official guide to doing business in China says: “China is the great economic success story of the past 30 years. It’s now the world’s largest economy and a huge and expanding market for UK businesses.

“Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) is the UK’s biggest exporter to China, but is just one of many UK companies now operating in this important market.”

The DIT also lists other reasons why North West firms should look to China, including:

  • China is the largest country in the world by population with over 160 cities of more than a million inhabitants
  • It has a fast growing consumer market resulting from increasing number of middle income consumers
  • China is forecast to become the world’s largest luxury goods market by 2020

Export Champions Panel
Denis Sowler – Tithe Barn
Ed Salt – Delamere Dairy
Peter Thompson – Evans Vanodine
Tony Goodman – Forest & Co

Export Support Panel
China Britain Business Council
Enterprise Europe Network
Freedom Logistics


9am: Arrival and breakfast
9.30am: Export Champions Panel
10.15am: Break
10.30am: Export Support Panel
11.15am: Networking
12pm: Event concludes

This is the third in a series of DIT/Business Post events to help local firms win more business overseas. Previous events have focused on trade with the USA and with Latin America.

The China trade event on Thursday, November 22, will take place at The Heath Conference Centre in Runcorn from 9am to midday.

To register for your place visit the event website, or contact the events team on or 0151 472 2571.

21st November 2018