UK Trade & Investment – UKTI

UK Trade & Investment – UKTI

UK Trade & Investment is a UK Government department working with businesses based in the United Kingdom to ensure their success in international markets, and encourage the best overseas companies to look to the UK as their global partner of choice.

Trade and Investment has never been more important to the country’s economic prospects.

UKTI helps British companies of all sizes to grow their business through international trade by offering expert advice and practical support through a range of programmes. It also connects businesses to the world’s top commercial opportunities and drives targeted campaigns centred around them.

Events and Missions

Events are one of the most effective ways to support companies that are looking for trade opportunities and that are undergoing periods of transition. The UKTI calendar of events has some 400 core events and missions, and 1000 opportunities across TAP “Trade Access Programme” and the English National Regions.

UKTI Events Portal

The UKTI Events Portal provides a single calendar view of all UKTI Events and Missions, and has been developed to provide companies with more detailed information on each event in order to help them decide on the most appropriate event to attend. The calendar can be filtered and searched by sector and/or market.

There are also detailed events websites which include more information about the event and also allow users’ to register for an event.

Other UKTI Services

Business Opportunities

The UKTI Business Opportunities service is a web based system that allows UK companies to register for 1000’s of free sales leads in 42 sectors in over 100 countries.

These are sourced by UKTI experts and put you in touch with companies in that market who are looking to source millions of pounds worth of goods and services from the UK.

To register for this free service and tailor your alerts for business opportunities, please visit:


The UKTI Webinar service runs hundreds of free hour long internet events covering topics, sectors and countries around the world, helping you shape your export plan.

These events allow you to interact with the experts in specific sectors and countries and allow you to ask questions to enhance your knowledge

To see upcoming UKTI Webinars, please visit: and search for webinars.

Regeneration Investment Organisation (RIO)

RIO connects international investors to regeneration projects within the UK. RIO’s website contains:

  • Information for those promoting regeneration projects
  • Information on investing in regeneration in the UK
  • A portfolio of regeneration projects seeking investment

The RIO website can be accessed here.

Open to Export

Open to Export is UKTI’s free, online advice service for UK companies looking to grow internationally. It offers free information and support on anything to do with exporting and hosts online discussions via its forum, webinars and social media where businesses can ask any export question, and learn from each other.
Open to Export can be accessed here.