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The Midlands Engine initiative aims to boost economic growth across the Midlands, including through enhanced trade and investment. The Department for International Trade is looking to lead a market visit to this year’s TRAKO International Railway Fair, with a bespoke programme designed to turn your export aspirations into a reality. About TRAKO 2017 Taking place in Gdansk, Poland from the 26-29 Sep 2017. TRAKO is the second largest rail show in Europe with more than 15,000 visitors, 600 exhibitors in 20,000m2 of exhibition space. The exhibition brings together all elements of the rail industry from passenger rail, light rail, freight as well as infrastructure with industry attendance and participation from across the board. During the visit you can expect to: • Visit an operator and see first hand how your offer may sit in this rail market • Participate in a programme of seminars by key Polish rail organisations • Benefit from an Exhibition stand in the UK Pavilion and feature in a Mission Brochure showcasing your strengths • Meet with Commercial Officers from the wider CEE region to discuss market entry and opportunities for you • Explore and have an insight into the 2nd largest rail trade show in Europe • Research market trends and competition from both the Poland and wider CEE rail markets • Network amongst buyers, press and exhibitors to establish new contacts • Participate in the conference programme available during Trako to increase market knowledge and awareness • Attend a network session with potential partners, collaborators and distributors. Please note that this is an indication of the type of activity you can expect to achieve during your time in market. Some of the key product categories represented at the show are: Passenger and freight transport systems; Rolling stock manufacturing, operation and repair; Railway power engineering; Railway infrastructure; Maintenance and repair equipment; Passenger and cargo information systems; Tram and trolleybus rolling stock; Tracks, turnouts and points; Traction power supply network: facilities and components; Automatics and controls and Telecommunications and IT plus many more. Register your interest: This visit is perfect for you if you have never exported before. It’s also ideal if you haven’t exported in the last 12 months, you export less than 10% of your turnover, or you export to 3 or less countries. To receive more information on this visit please click here to register your interest, free and without obligation. Click here for more information on Opportunities for Rail in the Midlands

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