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Advanced Engineering 2012 – UKTI on hand to guide UK companies in exporting engineering capabilities

UK Trade & Investment (UKTI) Commercial Officers from Brazil, China, India, Mexico and Russia will be at the Advanced Engineering UK 2012 group of events on Wednesday 07 November at NEC Birmingham, providing valuable opportunities for attending UK companies to find out more about exporting technologies, products and capability into each of these high growth markets.

Offering first-hand knowledge from each key target export market together with in-depth experience of ‘how to go about it’, attending UKTI Commercial Officers will be on hand to discuss current and future advanced engineering business opportunities in the Aerospace, Automotive and Engineering sectors.

UKTI Commercial Officers are market specialists, able to offer sound knowledge and experience, plus discuss current advanced engineering business opportunities in the Aerospace, Automotive and Engineering sectors.

In parallel with their availability for specific one-on-one meetings with UK companies, UKTI will additionally host a free Open Forum Session on ‘Supply Chain Opportunities in the BRIC Markets and Mexico’ at 12.00 noon – 13.00pm on Wednesday 7th November – with scheduled individual presentations from five UKTI overseas commercial officers… these being:

• Brazil: Erika Azevedo, Sector Manager for Advanced Engineering
• India: Venkatesh Janakiram Senior Trade & Investment Adviser
• China: Ian Lockhart Head of Advanced Engineering & Transport
• Russia: Olga Makarchuk Team Leader for the Advanced Engineering & Transport Team
• Mexico: Alejandra Rodriguez Trade & Investment Officer for Advanced Engineering

Full profiles for attending UKTI Overseas Commercial officers can be seen on each of the individual show websites or via the group of events hub site:

Using their issued personalised logins, to pre-set meetings during the event, 2012 show visitors wishing to book an appointment in advance with an appropriate attending UKTI Commercial Officer should send their request message via the Advanced Engineering 2012 group of events’ ‘online B2B Networking Portal’ , available for ALL pre-registered visitors, delegates and exhibitors. To pre-register as a visitor or delegate at this year’s event, go to (1 badge, 4 shows!). Alternatively attendees can simply visit the UKTI stand #815 on the day (Wednesday 7th November only) and arrange a same day appointment with the UKTI Commercial Officer of their choice.

Commenting on plans for this years ‘Advanced Engineering UK group of events’ Janet Tingle, Head of Aerospace, Chemicals and Engineering, UK Trade & Investment says; “As part of UK Trade & Investment’s commitment to help UK companies achieve their export potential, UKTI Commercial Officers from the key markets of Brazil, China, India, Mexico and Russia will participate at The Advanced Engineering UK 2012 group of events in order to meet UK companies, and discuss their exporting needs and current business opportunities in the Aerospace, Automotive and Engineering sectors”

Delegate level attendees can additionally take advantage of sitting in on the UKTI-hosted keynote ‘Reviewing the Aero Engineering Business and Technology Landscape’ session (Congress Theatre, 10 – 11.00 am, on Thursday 8th November), featuring an opening overview of the UK’s 2012 Aerospace International Strategy, commissioned by UKTI and ADS.
Ian Stone, Managing Director of show organisers UK Tech Events sums the importance of this year’s UKTI commitment to the event. “The UK provides a rich diversity of high value engineering, manufacturing and technology capability supporting several core global markets and is in a strong position to forge export business in the high growth international markets, indeed this is reflected in the growing international attendances each year at the shows. We welcome UKTI’s proactive approach this year, flying in senior commercial officers from target international markets and allowing attendees to gain invaluable one-on-one guidance on export opportunities and practical procedures. We would urge all interested attendee groups to take advantage of this valuable on site availability”

UK Trade & Investment
UK Trade & Investment is the Government department that helps UK based companies succeed in an increasingly global economy. Our range of expert services are tailored to the needs of individual businesses to maximise their international success. We provide companies with knowledge, advice and practical support.

UK Trade & Investment also helps overseas companies bring high quality investment to the UK’s dynamic economy – acknowledged as Europe’s best place from which to succeed in global business. We provide support and advice to investors at all stages of their business decision-making.

UK Trade & Investment offers expertise and contacts through a network of international specialists throughout the UK, and in British Embassies and other diplomatic posts around the world.

We can assist at all stages of the business planning cycle, from inception to completion. For an overview of what UK Trade & Investment does to foster companies’ growth please visit

Advanced Engineering UK 2012 group of events
The Advanced Engineering UK 2012 group of events, at Hall 1 NEC on 7-8 November 2012, again brings together multiple high growth, value-added advanced engineering and technology events, into a hugely exciting ‘integrated’ UK technology transfer and business development environment – including an expected 450+ specialist exhibitors and four integrated parallel sector technology and briefings auditoriums. The 2012 event portfolio includes Aero Engineering 2012 , The Composites Engineering Show 2012, the UK Plastic Electronics Show 2012 and, ‘new for 2012,’ Automotive Engineering 2012 UK supply chain trade fair and industry briefing.

Go to for information on all 2012 group event modules and free visitor badge online registration – one badge = FREE access to four shows.

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