UKTI MISSION BUILDS ON TRADE LINKS WITH PITTSBURGH AND PHILADELPHIA January 17th, 2014 admin Latest News Shares Comments UKTI MISSION BUILDS ON TRADE LINKS WITH PITTSBURGH AND PHILADELPHIA North West companies have one week left to sign up for a multi-sector trade mission to Pennsylvania, USA, organised by UK Trade & Investment (UKTI) in conjunction with the British-American Business Council (BABC). The registration deadline for the visit is Friday 24 January, and market visit support (MVS) funding may be available for eligible North West companies. The mission follows on from an inward visit in September last year, which saw senior business leaders, University Alumni and young professionals from Pittsburgh visit Manchester for a series of events – including one on Making Energy Pay, looking at opportunities in energy markets. The visit takes place from 2– 8 March and will provide North West companies with the opportunity to meet Pennsylvanian businesses looking for suppliers and partners, as well British businesses already succeeding in Pennsylvania. Delegates can learn about emerging opportunities in their sector and international trade experts will be on hand to help businesses make the most of them. There will also be site visits and pre-arranged meetings with American companies. Richard Northcote, UKTI North West Adviser for North America says “The USA has the largest and most technologically powerful economy in the world, and is Britain’s largest single export market. “Pennsylvania has the 6th biggest population of the 50 states of America, and has a gross domestic product of more than $600 billion. The economy of Pennsylvania is the twentieth largest in the world – larger than the nations of Saudi Arabia, Sweden and Iran – and offers significant opportunities for North West companies. “Its diverse economy provides business opportunities in sectors such as life sciences, advanced manufacturing, materials, technology, agribusiness, energy and the professional and education sectors. “UKTI and BABC have links with many key organisations in both Philadelphia and Pittsburgh, and will be able to provide introductions for companies attending the visit.” Submit News Contact us with your community, business or sport news. Phone 07930717137 Email [email protected] Twitter www.twitter.com/onthespot_news Facebook www.facebook.com/otsnews.co.uk Related Comments comments!