Show returns to NEC next week

Organisers of the LAMMA show have said that agricultural businesses looking to drive their export sales in key markets across the globe will be able to obtain expert advice from specialists at the Department for International Trade when the event returns to the NEC next week (7th and 8th January).

LAMMA believes that as the UK prepares to leave the EU and trade negotiations begin in earnest, many existing and budding exporters of agricultural machinery, equipment and services will be keen to discuss the opportunities in different markets to help in their decision making.

Specialists from the DIT’s Agri-tech team will highlight export opportunities in several markets, including Latin America, Eastern Europe, Central Asia, Africa and Asia (see below).

LAMMA say these five regions have been identified as offering some of the best export prospects for agriculture technology.

The DIT Agri-tech Team promotes UK exports and inward investment and also says they help "drive sustainable intensification of agriculture to provide global access to sufficient, safe, healthy food".

The team is made up of private sector specialists and civil servants. Working alongside DIT’s global network of in-country experts in over 100 markets, the team provides tailored advice and support to businesses or institutions looking to develop in overseas markets.

Presentations: DIT (Export Advice Hub, stand 8.922 Hall 8)

Agri-Tech Export Opportunities in Latin America – Dr Elizabeth Warham FRSB
Elizabeth leads the Agri-Tech team. She has expertise and experience in plant sciences, and technology development more broadly across the agri-food sector.

Agri-Tech Export Opportunities in Eastern Europe and Central Asia Network: Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Russia and Turkey (EECAN) – Ellis Emwanta
As Agri-Tech Trade Manager, Ellis works with colleagues across the UK, international network and partners helping UK businesses export overseas.

Agri-Tech Export Opportunities in Africa – Toyosi Ogunshola
Toyosi is the Trade Account Manager, organising the team’s engagement in key trade events and working with UK companies looking to expand their international business.

Agri-Tech Export Opportunities in Asia – Hadyn Craig
Haydn is the Agri Business Specialist within the DIT Agri-Tech Trade team. He also works with the UK Agri-Tech Innovation Centres developing international opportunities to showcase UK innovation and to develop collaborative projects.

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