Department for International Trade Services at RSN 2022

Open yourself to new markets

RSN 2022 gives visitors and exhibitors the opportunity to speak to experts that will be able to advise on how to maximise opportunities in overseas markets and make a start in developing new business abroad.
There is plenty of support that would make a difference to your business.

Speak to The Midlands Engine

The Midlands Engine is a coalition of Councils, Combined Authorities, Local Enterprise Partnerships (LEP), Universities and businesses across the region, actively working with Government to build a collective identity, to enable us to present the Midlands as a competitive and compelling offer that is attractive at home and overseas.


Andrew is able to connect you with the appropriate services and information that is available through DIT. Andrew can also help you to develop an Export Plan and is able to mentor you through the process as he has many years of exporting experience in Rail and other highly regulated industries.


Examples of the support available are:


Examples of DIT support

Bill Smith is a Trade Advisor specialising in Rail who supports the Midlands Engine which is part of the Department of International Trade. Bill will be at the RSN 2022 show and would like to discuss your experience of exporting and how you would like to start or increase exporting.


There are many ways that the DIT can support your objectives:

  • search for events, trade fairs, missions and webinars relevant to your sector or overseas markets
  • see upcoming DIT international ministerial visits
  • apply for a trade show access grant to attend an overseas event
  • read our country export guides to selling overseas
  • contact a trade adviser in your area

The DIT can also help with getting local market help to sell overseas

DIT has trade specialists who can help you commission services from local experts overseas. This includes:

  • country and sector advice
  • local market research
  • support during overseas visits
  • identification of possible business partners
  • preparation for exhibitions and events

What our customers are saying

“161 Brochures taken and 9 Zoom calls booked over 3 days next week – that is what I call networking!

“It has been an unbelievable event for me.”

– Martin Whitbread, the Orange Train Wash Company