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Hertfordshire, United Kingdom, 2006/03/03 - The British Learning Association (BLA) and UK Trade and Investment (UKTI) successfully opened a gateway of opportunities for UK learning providers at an event they organised last week on 'International opportunities for learning & development'.
The event, which was considerably oversubscribed with more than 160 registering their interest in attending, provided a platform for many types of providers in the learning and development sector to engage with those already active in international markets. The event also raised awareness of the support available to them to take up export opportunities and achieve success.
David Wolfson, Chair of the BLA said, "We at the British Learning Association have known for a long time that our members' expertise and products can form a vital part of our country's export market. British education and learning is held in the highest esteem throughout much of the world. That is why we are very pleased that UKTI recognises this contribution - the first of our collaborative activities."
He went on to say, "We look forward to a successful and profitable future for our members with UKTI's excellent, focussed, support. The event on 22nd February is, we hope, just the start of a very welcome collaboration between government and industry."
Richard Parry, Head of Unit, Education Skills & Leisure - UKTI, added "My colleagues and I at UK Trade & Investment were delighted to host such an exciting and productive event. It gave us a priceless opportunity to explain what UKTI do, and how we feel we can help British companies export their learning skills and equipment."
He further commented, "We want the BLA to be a key stakeholder in our efforts, and I am very pleased that they have accepted our invitation to have a seat on our sector Advisory Group."
The event was organised by the British Learning Association & supported by UK Trade & Investment (UKTI) International Sector Group for Education & Skills.
About the British Learning Association (BLA)
The BLA is a centre of expertise that produces best practice examples, identifies trends and disseminates information on both innovative and well-established techniques and technologies for learning. The aim is to synthesise existing knowledge, develop original solutions and disseminate this to a wide cross sector membership. The BLA is a registered charity and operates on a not-for-profit basis. The non-commercial status means that the Association can offer independent and objective advice.
About UK Trade & Investment (UKTI)
UK Trade & Investment is the Government organisation that supports both companies in the UK trading internationally, and overseas enterprises seeking to locate in the UK. UKTI's role is to help companies realise their international business potential through knowledge transfer, and on-going partnership support. British companies looking to start up or expand their overseas business interests, and organisations keen to operate in the number one business location in Europe, will find UK Trade & Investment a valued partner. Their position within Government, in-depth knowledge of UK regional business and a global network make them a unique strategic resource.