From potential to reality – promoting exports through a new partnership between government and industry
The Government has an ambitious aim to grow UK exports to 35 per cent of GDP and beyond. The Department of International Trade’s policy goal, set out in the Export Strategy earlier this year, is to encourage more businesses to export and to provide targeted support to those to do. Previous Reform research suggests that a close partnership between government and industry is essential. Survey evidence indicates that SMEs seek advice on exporting from trusted private sector advisers, such as accountants and banks, as well as from public sector bodies.
Reform is delighted to convene this panel discussion, led by Baroness Fairhead CBE, Minister of State for Trade and Export Promotion, Department for International Trade, to explore how government and industry can best work together to increase the volume of UK exports. This event will bring together around 100 attendees, including senior policy-makers, public service leaders and business leaders.
This event is being held in partnership with Barclays: