Time for British SMEs to Look at Latin America

Time for British SMEs to Look at Latin America


As UK-based businesses continue to explore new trade opportunities across the globe in preparation for life after Brexit, Latin America is one market that offers significant prospects for British companies.

While it’s still unclear how the commercial deals will play out after Britain officially exits the EU, the potential to increase customer numbers and revenue by doing business in the fast-emerging Latin American economy is something many British SMEs are already taking advantage of.

Between 2011 and 2016, the number of British small businesses exporting goods to the region almost doubled; from 11 per cent in 2011 to 19 per cent last year (source: Federation of Small Businesses). A study by RSA Group in February 2016 also found that almost 60 per cent of small business owners consider the region to be their best market export opportunity.

That’s why, at November’s Going Global Live in London’s Olympia, experts from the Latin American Trade & Investment Association (LATIA) will be on hand to provide invaluable guidance on trading with 19 different nations within Latin America.

Whether you want to discover more about doing business in Argentina’s exponentially growing economy; are interested in the renewable energy opportunities offered by Brazil; or are attracted to trading in the politically and economically-stable Chile, you’ll find the answers to all your questions at Going Global.

With several Latin American countries having already expressed an interest in striking free trade deals with the UK - and these developing nations shifting towards a more capitalist model due to globalisation - more and more British SMEs consider the likes of Colombia, Mexico, Uruguay and Venezuela to hold the key to trading successfully post-Brexit.

In fact, the needs of these Latin American countries, as they move from emerging markets to global players, perfectly match some of the existing strengths and specialities of the UK economy: finance, construction, engineering, pharmaceuticals, mining, security, environment and cleantech.

So if you’d like to break into the Latin American economy and do business in some of the fastest-growing economies on the planet, Going Global Live is the must-attend event of the year for you and your company.

For your FREE tickets to Going Global and for more information on the show, go to: http://www.goinggloballive.co.uk/.