Friday, 15 Mar 2013
Putting you in touch with “Emerging Europe”
The Emerging Europe region represents the most exciting opportunity for UK companies of all levels in Europe.
What is “Emerging Europe?”
“Emerging Europe” covers 9 markets ranging from developed to developing:
Advantages for UK businesses looking to do business in Emerging Europe:
Located just 2 – 3 hours from the UK with a large number of budget airlines, ideal for SMEs on tight budgets and for forging business relationships.
Markets at differing stages of development, but all offering long-term growth prospects.
The majority are EU regulated with a 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.
The countries of Emerging Europe offer exciting growth opportunities within easy reach of the UK. Future “Emerging Europe” events include:
Where are the Opportunities?
There are a host of value opportunities across a range of sectors. In particular opportunities exist in:
“British exports of goods and services to Emerging Europe increased by £2 billion in 2011 on a par with the increase in UK exports to China, India and Russia.”
Energy (Nuclear, Shale Gas, Conventional & Renewables)
Healthcare, Life Sciences and S&T
Industry and Engineering
Services (Financial, ICT and Engineering)
Security & Defence
How can UKTI help my business?
Whether you’re a multinational looking to enter several markets simultaneously or needing high level strategic advice and support from our Embassy experts, or a SME looking to enter the region for the first time, we have a range of business services to help you. Get in touch to find out how.
With UKTI offices in each of the 9 markets, we’re the best placed organisation to give your business an understanding of your regional potential and convert that potential into business on the ground.
Market Opportunity Diagnostic
Drop us an email and we’ll give you a free market diagnostic to assess whether your company has the potential to succeed. We’re up-front about the risks and rewards in Emerging Europe because – unlike a private organisation - our motivation is your business success, not our profit.
UKTI’s Emerging Europe Team run and take part in a wide range of events designed to help UK companies succeed in these markets. These events give UK companies the chance to find out about opportunities in the Emerging Europe markets and meet local UKTI staff face-to-face.
Details of these events can be found in the Events listings on our market pages.
For updates follow us on Twitter – our hashtag is #EmergingEurope.
Emerging Europe sector contacts
Contact our regional leads for more information on sectoral opportunities in the “Emerging Europe” region.
Creative & Media
Education & Training
Food & Drink
Leisure & Tourism
Emerging Europe Newsletter
Read the January 2013 edition of the Emerging Europe newsletter.
Contact Karolina.Witrylak@fco.gov.uk to sign up to receive our regular bulletin.