Our international objectives:

  • More international business
  • More companies exporting
  • More exporters into new markets

We have:

  • DIT grants for all our overseas events in the coming year*
  • A great selection of proven events to get you to market

We are:

  • A DIT Trade Challenge Partner - ensuring we and our groups get the best support from DIT and UK embassies worldwide
  • Influential with all the events to which we take groups, to get the best deal for UK participants
  • We also have a wide range of other international services for members
  • Our dedicated events team is contactable at:

    William Prieto-Parra
    Yasmin Barnett
    Lois Mills
    Arianna Franculacci

BESA International Services

Practical advice and information for exporters.

Business Leads
After every overseas mission or exhibition, sales leads are available to BESA members. These take the form of business cards obtained from enquirers.

Exhibitions, Missions & Seminars
BESA develops and steers international events in the sector and works with UKTI to take UK suppliers to overseas markets. Grants are usually available.

Export Group Monthly Newsletter
BESA members can sign up to receive a special electronic newsletter detailing events and opportunities directly relevant to export.

Export Pointers – tenders+
BESA members can sign up to receive a weekly electronic list of international tenders.

Governmental Links
BESA has close links with Government departments to promote the sector and to secure funding and opportunities that will increase members’ business overseas.

Market Reports
Market Reports on various countries and regions are available to BESA members.

Code of Practice
BESA members sign up to our Code of Practice and use the BESA logo to ensure that customers worldwide know they value safety, reliability and value for money.

Networking Events
A regular calendar of networking events allow BESA members to develop relationships within the industry and with fellow professionals.
UK Exhibitions
BETT and The Education Show are our key events for ICT and general resources. BESA members receive a discount at both shows and have significant international attendances.