CITIES DRIVING TRADE

Gateway cities to growth

For businesses looking to enhance their growth prospects and deliver future sustainability, international expansion is a must. But once you have decided on a target region or market, how can you find an entry point that will provide the greatest chance of success?

We've profiled cities that boast the most compelling mix of geographic, economic and cultural qualities. These may not be in the front of your mind, but they act as springboards for businesses hoping to access markets or industries all over the world.

Our short guides cover everything from local business support, infrastructure and tax regulations to cultural differences, industrial strengths and key growth opportunities.

We have also drawn on our recent experience of helping firms set up in these locations to provide additional insight into how companies can make the right local contacts and get a handle on the trading options available to them.

These are the cities that are set to drive global trade for many years to come.

Where do you want to go?

Africa

Nairobi: trading at the heart of Africa

How Nairobi can be your springboard into Africa

Asia Pacific

Osaka: a historic city that is building for the future

Expand your business in a city steeped in entrepreneurial tradition

Chennai: open the door to India’s markets

Build your business in this strategically important city

Business without borders

Expand into new markets and broaden your business horizons.

Europe

Barcelona: the jewel of southern Europe

A leading technology centre for the Mediterranean

Manchester: opportunities in the UK and beyond

Reinvent your business in this historically important city