Following the successful launch of the Pact Export Accelerator in cities across the UK in 2016, we are pleased to announce that the programme will soon be available online.
The resource will be a one stop shop to help Indies create their export strategy, and will include advice on how to do more effective business overseas as well as listing upcoming opportunities to attend overseas markets and missions. This online version, funded by the Department for International Trade is set to launch Summer 2017.
The Pact Export Accelerator was originally launched as a series of workshops which toured the nations and regions. Experts from a range of backgrounds delivered hands-on, practical sessions which provided producers with the basic structure to create their own export strategy.
Since that launch, 278 independent UK production companies have signed up to the Export Pledge, a commitment to aim to increase the industry’s export revenues by 2020. In return, they have been given regular access to a range of opportunities and information, from access to buyers from around the world, funding to help with trade show attendance, and more recently the opportunity to take part in the inaugural China UK Creative Exchange Programme.
Other highlights since the launch of the Pact Export Accelerator and Export Pledge have been:
- Scottish producers in Mexico pitching to more than 30 heads of development at one of Mexico's biggest TV networks.
- Welsh producers attending missions to Korea and China.
- A Manchester indie showcasing their VR projects to more than 400 Chinese TV execs in five cities around China.
- Producers from Brighton and Bristol playing host to Chinese TV development execs as part of the China UK Exchange.
Pact is planning more activity in the nations and regions later this year to continue our support in helping companies to access opportunities overseas.
We will also be running more Pact webinars in the coming months, making key individuals accessible to producers across the UK through hour-long online sessions.
If you haven't yet signed up to the Export Pledge then follow this link - it takes two minutes and it's free!