About Growing International Trade in Services – UK Roadshow

Join a free event to upskill in selling your service overseas

The UK Services Roadshow from The Department for Business and Trade (DBT) is bringing a panel of experts and guest speakers to a town near you. Attend a free event to build your knowledge, network with peers and get top sales tips.

The UK is home to a world-class services sector and a rich source of skilled professionals. If your company provides services such as accounting, consultancy, creativeeducation and traininglegal or marketing, did you know that they are in high demand abroad?

Yet UK service-based businesses often don’t realise that working for international customers is exporting and would not class themselves as “exporters”.

Whether you are an accidental exporter, or are just looking to get started, join us on our free roadshow to learn how to take advantage of the opportunities available, explore new trends, and get top tips on winning business.

Hear from service companies like yours, and government representatives, who will share tips on where to find demand and how to access free support.

Roadshow dates

When and where?


Thursday 16 March 2023 – 10:00-13:30: St. James’ Park Stadium – includes lunch and networking


Tuesday 23 May 2023 – 10:00-13:30: Reading Town Hall – includes lunch and networking


Wednesday 1 November 2023 – 10:00-13:30:  Venue to be announced – includes lunch and networking


You can register via the button above to hear when new dates are announced

What previous attendees say

“Being able to meet with different service professionals from my home region and to learn their tips and tricks was incredibly helpful. It’s always nice to get fresh perspectives on exporting services and the services roadshow provided exactly that and gave me several things to bring back to my team.”

– Sohan Singh, International Media Advertising

I found the information at the roadshow event to be relevant and well presented. There was a good mix of services and I thought the sessions were a great mix of strategic and operational issues. I enjoyed it enormously.

 –  Bob Moore,  Digital Metals

Why attend?

  • Hear from business leaders and peers
  • Connect with local International Trade Advisors for free exporting advice 
  • Discover free support from the Department for Business and Trade (DBT)
  • Meet a professional services ‘Export Champion’ and learn about their journey
  • Enjoy lunch and networking with the DBT network and other companies in your industry

Who is this for?

UK professionals working in service-based companies who are either already exporting or looking to start exporting.

What can you expect?

Advice from business leaders and peers, information from local and national government organisations and details of where to find opportunities. We hope that our free roadshow events will inspire you to kickstart or continue your exporting journey. Check below for the agendas and speaker details of our upcoming free events.


The programme for the roadshow events will typically run from 10.00 – 13.30 with lunch (but check your event registration updates for detailed schedule) and will cover topics and discussions run by business experts, along the following themes:
  • selling services internationally
  • overcoming potential barriers to trade

  • accessing opportunities for service companies in specific geographies such as North America and Asia Pacific

  • growing service exports case study

  • service exports supporting your local region’s economy

  • sustainable export growth

  • DBT export support for UK service companies

Click to register. Please select which event you wish to attend when registering. We look forward to seeing you!

Event Overview

Event Organiser:

UK Government

Event Dates:

Thursday 16th March 2023

Event Duration:

10:00 - 13:30

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