Organised jointly by the Liverpool City Region and Cheshire & Warrington LEPs, the event will take place at Chester Racecourse on Commonwealth Day, Monday, March 12
Hundreds of businesses from across Merseyside and Cheshire will celebrate the region’s Commonwealth connections and explore post-Brexit international trade opportunities at a major event.
Organised jointly by the Liverpool City Region and Cheshire & Warrington LEPs, the event will take place at Chester Racecourse on Commonwealth Day, Monday, March 12 and will include a visit by The Earl of Wessex, Prince Edward.
More than 300 people representing businesses from across the region are set to attend to seek opportunities to access grant funding for exporting and for an an exhibitors and exporters’ marketplace.
It is sponsored by the British Business Bank and Department for International Trade and businesses will be able to seek expert advice and guidance at the Department for International Trade’s ‘Exporting is Great’ Hub on the day.
The event marks the launch of the first combined Merseyside and Cheshire Commonwealth Association – which aims to create a broad network of individuals and organisations committed to improving trade and cultural links between the North of England and the 52 member states.
Merseyside & Cheshire Commonwealth Association President and Assistant Mayor of Liverpool, Cllr Gary Millar, said: “Providing businesses with the information and insight they need to effectively and proactively engage with strategic international trade partners is key to the long-term success of the wider region.
“With this event we are announcing the growth of the Liverpool Commonwealth Association to extend its coverage across Merseyside and Cheshire and will continue to place our vibrant and engaged communities at the very heart of trade, education, health and people.
“Our past successes working with the Commonwealth gives us the opportunity connect with more than 52 countries spanning the globe, including Africa, Asia, the Americas, Europe and the Pacific.”