By Mar.09, 2012

Passport to trade

How to maximise the use of social media, and student placements to grow your business through exports

Join us at this FREE workshop organised by the Passport to Trade 2.0 project team from University of Salford, Salford Business School and associated partners – Salford City Council ( and Latitude Digital Marketing Limited. The cost of this session is worth £500 per person but it is free to you as this project is funded by the European Commission.

Is this workshop for you?

It will particularly benefit established Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises (SMEs), who already use social media but are looking to increase their return on investment. The particular focus is on the increase of trade with Europe and how Social Media networks can help in developing business opportunities. Additionally, the seminar is also looking to develop a better understanding of student placements and highlight good practices. Participants will be able to identify ways of offering student placements as a means to increase their growth.

How is the workshop structured?

  • 9:15 – 9:30 – arrival and refreshments
  • 9:30 – 11:00 – focus group evaluating past experiences with Social Media networks and student placements and the identification of participants’ training needs
  • 11:00 – 12:30 – How to use Social Media to identify appropriate business contacts
  • 12:30 – 13:15 – Lunch provided
  • (The practical sessions will be informed by the findings of the focus group)
  • 13:15 – 14:00 – Best practice in the use of Facebook
  • 14:00 – 14:45 – Best practice in the use of Twitter
  • 14:45 – 15:00 – Refreshments
  • 15:00 – 15:45 – Best practice in the use of LinkedIn

How to book?

Places are limited, please book by 12 noon on 23rd March using

For more information please contact:

Angela Lowry on 0161 295 6393
Elena Vasilieva on 0161 295 3510

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