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DIT (the Department for International Trade) hold a number of events, highlighting export markets around the world.

The Bulgarian Embassy is promoting a forthcoming INTERFOOD & DRINK exhibition that will take place on 8-11 November in Sofia, Bulgaria.
The event is taking place for the 8th consecutive year and is gathering under one roof specialists, manufacturers and retailers.  It is said to be the largest exhibition in the food and drink sector in Bulgaria that welcomes more than 21 000 visitors and 400 exhibitors each year. Parallel to INTERFOOD & DRINK, in the six halls of the Inter Expo Centre, the international exhibitions MEATMANIA, THE WORLD OF MILK, BULPEK , SALON DE VIN and SIHRE will be held.
The Embassy is considering the opportunity to have a DIT stand as theybelieve this is a great opportunity for UK companies to showcase and promote their products and brands in Bulgaria. Please note participation will be free of charge on the stand.  UK delegates would only need to consider travel and accommodation costs. There are many low budget airline flights from the UK to Sofia, and good hotels generally cost around £60-£70 per night.
Look forward to hearing from you. If you have any questions about the exhibition or the market in general, please do not hesitate to contact the


Food - confectionery and chocolate products, vegetable oils, olives and olive products, canned foods and convenience foods, jams, spices, dried fruits, nuts, legumes, deli, ice cream, fresh fruit and vegetables, cereals, honey and bee products others.
Drinks - tea, coffee, instant drinks, mineral and spring water, juices, juice drinks, milk alternatives and others.
Food additives, flavors, emulsions, dyes, stabilizers, flavors, ingredients and more.
Machines and technologies for production and processing, convection cookers, means for professional cleaning, packing machines, bottling systems for the purification and processing of drinking water, purification of natural, process waters and wastewater, and others.
Storage equipment, storage systems and solutions for internal logistics
Packagings - plastic crates, boxes, pallets, packaging, paper bags, stickers and more.
Specialised vehicles

Invitation to join Pathfinder multi sector trade delegation to Kuwait
Pathfinder Trade & Invest are organising aMulti-Sector Trade Mission in September 2017, following up from the recent successful mission which was accompanied by Baroness Morris, the PM's special trade envoy to Kuwait.

About the Mission:

  • The trade mission will take place from 23rd to 26th September 2017.
  • The mission will be led by Michael Thomas, Executive Chairman and CEO of Pathfinder Middle East. Michael knows Kuwait very well and started his Middle East Career there in the mid 70's.
  • This Mission is supported by the British Embassy in Kuwait and the Kuwait British Business Centre (KBBC) who will be instrumental in arranging the delegation's programme. An “Early Bird Discount” of £200 will be available to those delegates who confirm their participation by returning the full Application Form and deposit payment by Friday, 28th July.

Benefits of the Mission:

  • Day One of the programme will feature a comprehensive market briefing session followed by a focussed programme of Group meetings with senior representatives of target organisations.
  • To ensure that participating delegates achieve the maximum from their participation, each delegate will receive a list of relevant Kuwait Companies in their sector, comprising of the top 8-10 businesses in that area to enable you to make direct approaches and to confirm individual meetings from Day Two onwards.
  •  The KBBC are currently seeking sponsorship from Kuwaiti companies for a Mission Reception and if obtained will arrange a networking reception for the Mission.
  •     You can take advantage of an optional negotiated travel package.

Who is the Mission for:

  • This Mission is multi-sector and open to all.
  • New and existing exporters are encouraged to join.
  • Mission participants must be British exporters of goods or services. The may be a UK registered subsidiary of a foreign company, providing they are actively contributing to the British economy.

Market Information:

  • Kuwait, one of the world's smallest countries by land area, but one of the richest by GDP per capita has a wealth of opportunities for UK companies to explore. They are striding ahead with their “New Kuwait 2035” strategy which aims to re-kindle Kuwait's history as a cultural, financial and commercial hub in the GCC.
  • Key sectors include Oil & Gas, Construction, Healthcare, Education and Retail (including food & drink and fashion)
  • The Governments five-year plan (2015-2020) will fuel its economy and project market. The building of infrastructure projects are likely to be key. The $116 billion spend on construction projects ending in March 2020 will stimulate growth in the market place and support downstream supply chain industries.
  • Michael Thomas, Mission Leader, states “There could not be a better time for British Businessmen to visit Kuwait and seek partnerships in all areas of business. Plans are in place, and the Kuwaitis are spending on a massive scale”.

CT Trade Missions works closely with the Department for International Trade. For market information on this destination please follow this link:

To Register your interest, and to receive a prospectus, containing full information pertaining to the event, including costs and a draft programme, please fill out the form on the website page

Exporting is GREAT – 2017 Webinars

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