Trade Missions

The Training Gateway, in partnership with the Department for International Trade, leads Education and Training Missions for organisations providing corporate training or higher education.

To keep up to date with information on this trade mission and hear news about future missions, please register for our mailing list here.

Upcoming Missions:



Saudi Arabia and Bahrain
27th November - 1st December 2016

 At the end of November 2016 we took 18 delegates to meet potential customers in Saudi Arabia and Bahrain.  We did mixture of group meetings with local companies, business-to-business networking and taster training events, where delegates had a chance to showcase a short taster training session.  Feedback was overwhelmingly positive, with 50% of delegates saying they can more than 10 connections to follow up with and estimated business wins of £50,000 on average. 

“I found the mission a fantastic way of getting into companies that otherwise would have taken a while to get into. The strength of the contacts met was great - these are the people you want to talk to.”

Matthew Scott, Anglo-Continental

“[The masterclasses were] just what we needed - it is hard for people to understand what we do unless we do it - this gave us a good opportunity - the most useful part of the trip”

Tim Deighton, Maximising Learning

Download the Programme here

Thailand and Vietnam
15th May - 19th May 2017

In May 2017 The Training Gateway took UK universities and training providers to Thailand and Vietnam to meet potential contacts looking for training and education services. 

“Amanda provided a welcome opportunity to deliver an address to attendees on our services for those of us who did not deliver a masterclass.” Aspire GR Ltd

“Good, well planned trip, with the right amount of activities (couldn't really have fitted any more in without cutting others short, which would have spoilt them).” Anon

Download the Programme here

TVET Trade Mission to Singapore

Dates: 26 - 27 February 2018

British Chamber of Commerce in Singapore will be leading a trade mission on the 26th and 27th of February 2018, in partnership with the Training Gateway, to explore Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) opportunities in Singapore.

At UK TVET Trade mission to Singapore, participants can expect to:

  • To promote UK TVET expertise through discussion and joint events with Singapore Government Agencies, Skillsfuture Singapore (SSG) and Workforce Singapore (WSG) training providers under the Skills Future Initiatives
  • Find opportunities for UK TVET providers to tap into the Skillsfuture Initiatives in Singapore
  • Potential collaboration/partnership between UK TVET providers and Singapore training providers.

Download the Programme (provisional)

About Skillsfuture Initiatives in Singapore
Since 2016, there are two new statutory board from the reorganisation of Workforce Development Agency (WDA), which the Singapore Government strengthens to implement its two key priorities; the national Skillsfuture initiative and the need to ensure competitiveness and quality jobs for Singapore over the long term.

The Skillsfuture Singapore (SSG)
SSG is a statutory board under the Ministry of Education (MOE). It will drive and coordinate the implementation of the national SkillsFuture movement, promote a culture and holistic system of lifelong learning through the pursuit of skills mastery, and strengthen the ecosystem of quality education and training in Singapore. Its mission will be to drive and coordinate SkillsFuture, and promote a culture of lifelong learning in Singapore. SSG will play a vital role in the quality assurance for the private education institutions and adult training centres.

The Workforce Singapore (WSG)
WSG is a statutory board under the Ministry of Manpower (MOM). It will oversee the transformation of the local workforce and industry to meet ongoing economic challenges. It helps businesses in different economic sectors create quality jobs, develop a manpower pipeline to support industry growth, and match the right people to the right jobs.

WSG promotes the development, competitiveness, inclusiveness, and employability of all levels of the workforce. This ensures that all sectors of the economy are supported by a strong, inclusive Singaporean core.

£200 plus VAT (delegates to pay for their own airfare and hotels)

NOTE: funding may be available to cover some flight and accommodation costs from your local DIT office

If you are interested in attending this mission please email to register your interest.

Why Malaysia and Indonesia?

  • British products and services linked to education and training are worth over £280 million a year in Malaysia
  • Over 15,000 Malaysian students are studying at UK universities and at UK branch campuses
  • In Indonesia, the demand for education and training is growing due to a government reform program designed to lift educational standards

Who should attend?
  • The mission will be centered on corporate training, technical training and educational partnerships. It will be an excellent opportunity to showcase your business to key HR directors and education buyers in the region
  • This offer is open to all UK organisations who develop and deliver training programmes or who are looking for educational partnerships

Key Opportunities in Malaysia

Thanks to the country's Economic Transformation Plan, the Malaysian economy is forecast to reach US$350 billion by 2020 and become a high-income nation. Education is fundamental to this plan, being one of the National Key Economic Areas.

The influx of funding and governmental support means there are a wide range of opportunities for UK companies, including:

  • Teacher Training, especially in STEM subjects
  • English Language Training 
  • Teaching and Learning methods that foster creativity
  • Education Technology
  • School Management Training focusing on administration, budget management and leadership skills
  • Training in Islamic Finance
  • Healthcare education
  • Skills for games development

Key Opportunities in Indonesia

Indonesia is predicted to become the world's 5th largest economy by 2030, with an estimated GDP growth of 5.3% in 2018. The country can provide opportunities in the areas of:

  • Teacher Training and Education
  • Educational Partnerships
  • Continuing Professional Development
  • TVET
  • English Language Training

Two Markets: £700 plus VAT
One Market: £500 plus VAT

Discounts are available for more than one delegate from the same company.

Note: Travel, subsistence, accommodation and other costs including visa costs are to be paid by the delegate.


You can contact your DIT International Trade Adviser at your regional DIT office to find out if there is any individual funding available to subsidise delegate costs. To find contact details please click here.

To register your interest please email

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Introducing British Education and Training Providers to Malaysia & Indonesia

In July 2018, the Department for International Trade and The Training Gateway are taking an education and training trade mission to Malaysia and Indonesia. The trade mission will focus on meeting local universities interested in educational partnerships and organisations who are looking for corporate and technical training. We will be visiting Malaysia (Kuala Lumpur) and Indonesia (Jakarta).

The mission will incorporate group meetings with local companies who are interested in training from UK companies, 1-2-1 business meetings, mini exhibitions and opportunities to deliver taster training sessions to local delegates.


Previous Missions
Dates: 2nd - 6th July, 2018