INTERNATIONAL TRADE EVENTS

West Lothian Chamber of Commerce International Trade Events

West Lothian Chamber of Commerce will be hosting a series of international events to deliver bespoke sessions focussing on the key activities involved in entering a new market.

The sessions are as follows:

Knowing Your Market – 21st February | 8.30am - 10.30am. Speaker: Scottish Development International.

Legal & Financial Support for Trading Overseas – 14th March | 8.30am – 10.30am. Speakers: Marks & Clerk and UK Export Finance.

Logistics for Trading Overseas – 18th April | 8.30am – 10.30am. Speakers: To Be Confirmed.

 

OTHER CHAMBER ACTIVITY - INTERNATIONAL TRADE (Dunbartonshire chamber members should contact admin@dunbartonshirechamber.co.uk in the first instance)


    • Nova Scotia – Canada, Making B2B Connections - Lochaber Chamber of Commerce is leading a Chamber trip to Nova Scotia from 6th March to 10th March 2018 spending a day visiting Chambers in 3 areas; Halifax, Strait Area and Sydney. Highlands & Islands Enterprise will work with the Chamber Network to ensure that all participating Scottish Businesses are market ready.

     

    • Edinburgh Chamber of Commerce is hosting an event on “E-commerce & International Growth” on 27th February, which will give businesses an exclusive opportunity to hear from experts about how to launch and expand their e-commerce business to overseas markets.

 

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SCOTTISH ENTERPRISE - INTERNATIONAL EVENTS & WORKSHOPS

Please see below list of upcoming Scottish Enterprise international events. All events can be booked via www.scottish-enterprise.com/events or by calling 0845 607 8787 or email: international@scotent.co.uk. 

13 FEBRUARY 2018

Preparing to export introductory workshop

The Hub, Aberdeen Energy Park, Aberdeen

Overview: This is a two-day introductory workshop on exporting. Learn how to reach international markets with confidence and learn about areas such as finance, contracts and logistics.

Target Audience: Open to all Scottish businesses with international growth ambitions, except for intermediaries or suppliers of international trade services.

 

14 FEBRUARY 2018

Build on your Export Success

Scottish Enterprise, Edinburgh

Time: workshops running over 4 days, 14 February, 28 February, 14 March and 27 March 2018

Overview: Need help to enter more export markets and grow your business? Run over four days, our intermediate level Preparing to Export programme could be for you. Grow your export business with a peer group of Scottish exporters. If you're ready to take on the challenge of developing new business internationally or need help to develop your strategy and capability to expand your export business further, then this is for you.

Target Audience: Open to all businesses based in Scotland, whatever size or sector, except for intermediaries or suppliers of international trade services.

 

15 FEBRUARY 2018

UK Roadshow, DIT Africa on collaboration with Scotland Region

Scottish Enterprise, Atrium Court, Glasgow

Time: 0900 – 1530 (registration 0830)

Overview: Join DIT Africa and the Trade Services Unit to share developments, understand the requirements of UK companies and discuss trade opportunities in Africa.  This is an excellent opportunity to hear about developments in DIT Africa’s offer to UK business; explore potential business opportunities in Africa; and understand how the Africa Trade Team can help you and your company.

 

Spaces are limited as we have reserved the AC boardroom so please respond as quickly as possible or by close of play Monday 12th February 2018.

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/dits-uk-africa-roadshow-tickets-42707003798

 

20 FEBRUARY 2018

Export Bootcamp – Selling into the EU

Scottish Enterprise, Edinburgh

Overview: Sign up for our export bootcamp to learn the essentials of selling into the EU. You’ll receive expert guidance and feedback along the way to help you create a plan tailored to your business.

Target Audience: Open to all Scottish businesses with international growth ambitions in the EU, except for intermediaries or suppliers of international trade services.

 

28 FEBRUARY 2018

Attracting international customers using SEO and social media

Falkirk Stadium, Falkirk

Overview: Learn about Search Engine Optimisation (SEO) strategies for your website and engaging with customers online. It also covers how to develop your social media channels for an international audience and how to use data to improve your website’s effectiveness.

Target Audience: Open to all Scottish businesses with international growth ambitions.

 

17 APRIL 2018

Build on your Export Success

The Hub, Aberdeen Energy Park, Aberdeen

Time: workshops running over 4 days, 17 April, 1 May, 14 May and 29 May 2018

Overview: Need help to enter more export markets and grow your business? Run over four days, our intermediate level Preparing to Export programme could be for you. Grow your export business with a peer group of Scottish exporters. If you're ready to take on the challenge of developing new business internationally or need help to develop your strategy and capability to expand your export business further, then this is for you.

Target Audience: Open to all businesses based in Scotland, whatever size or sector, except for intermediaries or suppliers of international trade services.

MARKET VISITS

In 2018 we plan on running market visits targeted at new exporters to “easy to enter markets” including Italy, Spain, Iceland, Switzerland, Poland, Norway and Sweden. If you would like to find out more about these market visits please email: Kristell.Clunie@scotent.co.uk

 

EXHIBITIONS & MISSIONS

10 FEBRUARY 2018 – 15 FEBRUARY 2018

Trade mission to Egypt

New Cairo Exhibition Centre

Overview: Grow your business by developing new links with the energy sector in Egypt. This trade mission incorporates major oil and gas exhibition EGYPS 2018.

Target Audience: Scottish oil and gas companies

 

24 MARCH 2018 – 31 MARCH 2018

SDI oil and gas trade mission to China

New China International Exhibition Center

Overview: Join the SDI trade mission to China and take part in the Scottish pavilion at the China International Petroleum and Petrochemical Exhibition.

Target Audience: This delegation is open to Scottish Enterprise account managed oil and gas supply chain companies and education providers

EXPORT SERVICES

 All export services can be accessed via the doing business outside of Scotland section of the site:  www.scottish-enterprise.com/international

 

Export Advisory Service: www.scottish-enterprise.com/exportadvice

 

International Market Research Service: www.scottish-enterprise.com/market-research

 

Events: www.scottish-enterprise.com/events

 

ExportSavvy (online tool): www.exportsavvy.co.uk/scotland/web

 

 

All events can be booked via www.scottish-enterprise.com/events or by calling 0845 607 8787 or email: international@scotent.co.uk. 

 

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