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Emerging Europe – webinars for UK companies

Are you a UK company eyeing export opportunities close to home? Our webinars between 1 and 4 October, 2013 might just be for you.

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Opportunities in Emerging Europe

As part of the ongoing GREAT campaign, UK Trade & Investment’s (UKTI) Emerging Europe team is running 4 free webinars to introduce business opportunities from the region to UK companies.

The Sound of Business - a gateway to CEE – a market for you?

Tuesday, 1 October, 2013, 2pm

Why is Austria the Central and Eastern Europe’s (CEE) headquarters for over 350 non Austrian companies? To find out, join our “The Sound of Business: A gateway to CEE - a market for you?” webinar on 1 October 2013, at 2pm.

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Export Growth in the Heart of Europe

Wednesday, 2 October, 2013, 2pm

Did you know that over the past decade the economy posted above average growth of 4.9% per year in Slovakia, one of the best in EU27? What are the main driving forces behind this growth, and how can UK companies capitalise on this? To find out, join our “Export growth in the heart of Europe” webinar on 2 October, 2013, at 2 pm.

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Emerging Europe automotive sector – risks and opportunities

Thursday, 3 October, 2013, 9:30am

How did the automotive industry become Emerging Europe’s great success story, with production trebling to 1.1 million vehicles by 2012? What are the supply chain opportunities for UK companies? To listen to the answers, and more on automotive opportunities, join our “Emerging Europe Automotive” webinar on 3 October 2013, at 9.30am from Esztergom - a key automotive centre in Hungary.

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Emerging Europe: GREAT for UK financial services

Friday, 4 October, 2013, 9am

Where have household investments grown by 230% (in Poland it grew by 160%)? How can UK companies tap into the region’s financial services industry, underexploited by British business? To learn about financial services in Emerging Europe, trends and opportunities, join our “Emerging Europe Financial Services” webinar on 4 October 2013, at 09:00 from the British Embassy in Hungary.

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What is Emerging Europe?

The Emerging Europe region is a major area of opportunity for UK companies. Many are looking to make their first steps exporting goods or services abroad benefit from the region’s proximity, its access to EU funds and its participation in the Single Market. In addition, there are a host of value opportunities across a range of sectors.

Robin Barnett CMG, British Ambassador to Poland

Emerging Europe includes:

  • 110 million consumers

  • A combined GDP of over £1 trillion

  • Easy and inexpensive access – located just 2 – 3 hours from the UK

  • Potential to double exports by 2020

  • All EU regulated, part of the EU’s Single Market, offering long-term growth prospects

  • Lower overall risk profile than emerging markets further from the UK

  • Supply chain opportunities in supporting strategically important industries and EU funded infrastructure projects worth around £150 billion over the current spending round

  • Proven market for UK businesses

  • 61 UKTI advisers based in market

UKTI’s Emerging Europe network includes the following 9 EU markets: Austria, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, Romania, Slovakia and Slovenia.

To find out more about business opportunities in Emerging Europe visit UKTI’s website, or write to us at

Published 1 October 2013