Chamber research has shown that more than half of our members (56%) currently export goods overseas, which is significantly higher than the UK average of a third (32%). Six out of 10 businesses in our region are aiming to grow their sales internationally.

We can provide information about opportunities around the world to help achieve this ambition.

Webinar: The business culture for UK/Scottish brands in Japan - November 04

This webinar is aimed at Scottish companies working in the consumer lifestyle sector (textile, knitwear, home, beauty, lifestyle etc) who have export experience to and who’re targeting Japan.

Japan remains as an important export market in Asia for Scotland’s consumer lifestyle sector. The webinar with an invited external expert is to provide the latest information on the sector in the Japanese market. It will be useful for all Scottish lifestyle sector companies either currently supplying to or targeting the Japanese market. Companies will understand the difference in business practices between the two markets and the latest trends.

Speakers: An introduction by Miwa Tomoda, SDI Japan, and presentation by Mr Takahiro Iizumi, Independent Buying Consultant.

When: Wednesday November 04, 09:30 - 10:30

Registration: For more info and how to register click here.

Webinar: An overview of the market opportunities in the Electrical Networks and Energy Storage sector in India - November 09

India is the world’s third largest electricity consumer and producer, and is emerging as one of the fastest-growing markets for electrical networks and advanced energy storage technology. Join this webinar for an overview of growing opportunities in the market and hear from the industry experts who will provide an overview of the policy developments and the market drivers in India.

Many UK firms are already successfully operating in India - find out how the department for international trade can support you in exploring the opportunities the country has to offer. This will also be an opportunity for you to interact with the UK government’s India energy trade specialists for a one-to-one conversation.

Speakers

  • Mr. Shardul Fadnavis , executive director, Smart Technologies: Shardul is an executive director with PwC India leading their smart utilities portfolio in the country and has led on various digital transformation projects focused on smart metering, AMI, meter data management, customer engagement and other building blocks of smart grids.
  • Dr. Rahul Walawalkar, president, India Energy Storage Alliance: Rahul is the president of the India Energy Storage Alliance (IESA) and the managing director of Customized Energy Solutions India Pvt. Ltd. working on the areas of energy storage, renewables, demand response, electric vehicles, and smart grid technologies.
  • Ms. Anuradha Beri, managing director, Kigg India Pvt. Ltd: Anuradha has over 25 years of experience in the power sector and is currently the managing director of Kigg Systems India Pvt. Ltd.

When: Monday November 9, 09:30 - 11:00

Registration: For more info and how to register click here.

International Trade Mission to Shandong, China by Scottish Chambers of Commerce - November 17

SCC is pleased to invite applications from any Scottish business for this virtual outward International Trade Mission to Shandong. This mission will build on their existing strong International business relationships and are open to any business based in Scotland - not only Chamber of Commerce members - and will introduce the main socio-economic profile of the regions and highlight the opportunities for B2B trade.

SCC will introduce the main participants and explain the collaborative support available from the Scottish Government, SDI and SCC and will highlight the main opportunities for B2B trade connections.

Following the conference, a matching process will take place to identify suitable business contacts for you based on your specific business objectives. This will be followed by a series of one-to-one B2B meetings (and, if helpful, sectoral based webinars) over several days with our counterparts. The intention is to follow up with trade missions in 2021 when travel restrictions are lifted.

When: Tuesday November 17, 08:00 - 09:30

Registration: If of interest, please complete and submit this form and direct any questions to Ros.Wardley-Smith@scottishchambers.org.uk.

International Trade Mission to Inner Mongolia, China by Scottish Chambers of Commerce - November 24

SCC is pleased to invite applications from any Scottish business for this virtual outward International Trade Mission to Inner Mongolia. This mission will build on our existing strong International business relationships and are open to any business based in Scotland - not only Chamber members - and will introduce the main socio-economic profile of the regions and highlight the opportunities for B2B trade.

SCC will introduce the main participants and explain the collaborative support available from the Scottish Government, SDI and SCC and will highlight the main opportunities for B2B trade connections.

Following the conference, a matching process will take place to identify suitable business contacts for you based on your specific business objectives. This will be followed by a series of one-to-one B2B meetings (and, if helpful, sectoral based webinars) over several days with our counterparts. The intention is to follow up with trade mission in 2021 when travel restrictions are lifted.

When: Tuesday November 24, 08:00 - 09:30

Registration: If of interest, please complete and submit this form and direct any questions to Ros.Wardley-Smith@scottishchambers.org.uk.

EIC Connect Energy USA - January 26, 2021

Hear from leading operators, developers and OEMs as they present opportunities for vendors, manufacturers and service providers in a combination of briefing sessions, highly sought-after one-to-one appointments. Taking place in Houston, Texas, attendees will have ample opportunities to network and make new business connections. The conventional oil and gas conference theme will incorporate the transition to lower carbon energy sources.

Who: Leading operators, developers and original equipment manufacturers.

When: Tuesday, January 26, 2021.

Where: Houston, Texas, USA.

Registration: Please click here for more info.

Virtual trade mission to Ontario, Canada - March 2021

In 2017, Scotland sold £580m worth of exports to Canada. Between 2013 and 2017, Scottish exports to Canada increased by an average of 7.8% each year. Ontario’s economy thrives through its unique combination of resources, manufacturing expertise, exports and a drive for innovation. Ontario generates 37% of the national GDP and is home to almost 50% of all employees in high tech, financial services and other knowledge-intensive industries.

As part of the mission, you will take part in a market awareness session in collaboration with Scottish North American Business Council as well as two B2B meetings based on your requirements and with the support from our partner in-market.

When: Monday March 29, 2021, 08:00 - 17:00

Registration: Click here for more information about the event and registration.

Dubai Expo 2020 - October 2021 to March 2022

More than £6bn worth of contracts will be tendered across events, hospitality, security, IT, retail, food and drink and design and creative for the six-month exhibition. Opportunities will arise for developers, contractors, consultants and product solutions in a vast range of sectors - IT, engineering, design, innovation, logistics, tourism, events, overlay packages, security, food and drink, and energy efficiency being just some.

Dubai Expo 2020 is built on a 438 hectare site and is expected to attract 25m visitors over its six month duration. Please contact the Scottish Development International Expo 2020 Dubai team for further information or visit:

https://procontract.due-north.com/Register

UK at Expo 2020 Dubai