A trade show is a method of promoting a business through the exhibition of goods and services, an organised exhibition of products, based on a central theme, where manufacturers meet to show their products to potential buyers.
Taking part in overseas exhibitions is an effective way for you to test markets, attract customers, appoint agents or distributors and make sales. UKTI's Tradeshow Access Programme (TAP) provides grant support for eligible SME firms to attend trade shows overseas.
Participation is usually as part of a group, a great advantage for inexperienced businesses, and is usually led by one of UKTI's Accredited Trade Association (ATOs). ATOs work with UKTI to raise the profile of UK groups and sectors at key exhibitions. View the UKTI events calendar for 2012 - 2013 here.
BizTradeShows.com online database:
British Chamber of Commerce in Japan Events:
British Expertise Events:
EventsEye.com online database:
UKTI Japan related events:
UKTI online events search facility: