The UK Tradeshow Programme offers government support to help Dorset businesses successfully attend or exhibit at overseas trade shows.

The UK Tradeshow Support Programme supports Dorset businesses looking to promote their products or services in overseas markets. Businesses will be able to apply for support to:

  • Exhibit at, or attend, approved overseas tradeshows and conferences.
  • Potentially receive grants to offset some costs.

Applications to exhibit at overseas tradeshows opened on 29 November 2021.

Applications will be extended to cover attendance at overseas tradeshows (without exhibiting) from January 2022.

Support for exhibiting at overseas trade shows

Successful applicants receive training on exhibiting at tradeshows in general, along with specific approved event(s) that they have applied for. In addition, some businesses may also receive a grant of either £2,000 or £4,000 as financial support to cover exhibition space costs, stand costs, conference fees and conference promotional material. 

Eligibility criteria do apply, visit the UK Tradeshow Support Programme guidance to find out more.


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