UK Virtual Trade Mission
The Government of the District of Columbia, in partnership with the DC Chamber of Commerce, will be hosting a Virtual Trade Mission with the United Kingdom on October 12th and 13th from 8:00 AM-12:00 PM/EST. The purpose of the Bowser Administration’s Virtual Trade Mission with the United Kingdom is to establish trade relationships, learn and explore investment opportunities, and promote tourism between Washington, DC and the United Kingdom.
As a key partner of the District, the UK has been chosen due to its expressed interest in participating in a virtual trade mission, its large pattern of existing foreign direct investment into the United States and interest of further expansion into DC. The United Kingdom is the sixth largest economy in the world. In 2019, the UK contributed $446 billion in total stock of FDI to the US, making it the fourth largest source of FDI in the United States. In 2018, US affiliates of majority UK-owned firms employed 1,271,100 US workers and invested $6.7 billion in innovative R&D.
This event will target Healthcare/ Life Science, Fintech, Professional Services, IT/Cybersecurity.