Overseas opportunities

Chamber research has shown that more than half of its members (56%) currently export, which is significantly higher than the UK average of a third (32%).

Six out of ten 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.

Other opportunities:

IDG 

January 2020

IDG (Industrial Development Group) will visit the UK at the end of January as part of Egypt’s high-level African Investment Summit delegation. IDG is one of the leading industrial developers in Egypt, who own, develop and manage industrial parks serving the investment interest of SMEs and multinational companies across diverse industries (the parks are situated within the Suez Canal Economic Zone and in Al Alamein City on the Mediterranean Coast). 

IDG is keen to set up introductory meetings with UK businesses operating in the casting industry to discuss some of the advantages and incentives of setting up foundry production facilities. If you are interested in meeting with IDG in January 2020, please email madalina@theebcc.com. 

For more information, visit: https://www.idg-egypt.com/

Opportunities with Maire Tecnimont Group: UK Export Finance Supplier Fair

 


Wednesday, February 5, 2020

09:00 - 16:00


One Great George Street, Westminster, London, SW1P 3AA

 

Maire Tecnimont Group is currently seeking to engage suppliers for various projects they are pursuing, including an Aromatics complex in Malaysia, a Fertilizer complex in Belarus and a Urea granulation plant in Turkey. Currently, there are a total of eight projects in which Maire Tecnimont is looking for UKEF financing support but this number is consistently growing.
Should Maire Tecnimont be successful, it will need to place numerous purchase orders and service contracts with UK companies to meet its obligations for UKEF financing. Maire Tecnimont is committed to expand its UK supply chain by working closely with UK suppliers to support these potential projects.
A procurement list is available on the event website. This event is an opportunity to meet with the procurement and commercial teams to find out how to secure these supply contracts. 

What you can expect at the event:

  • Details of the procurement process for UK suppliers
  • 1-2-1 meetings with representatives from the project
  • Hear from Export Finance Managers about how UKEF can help support you in your export journey

UK Export Finance: Giving UK suppliers the Exporters’ Edge
UK Export Finance provides finance and insurance to help exporters of all sizes and in all sectors win, fulfil and get paid for export contracts. In 2018/19, we provided a record £6.8 billion in support of 262 companies’ exports to 72 countries.
Projects that receive financial support from UK Export Finance are required to use UK supplies, creating strong opportunities overseas for UK companies.
https://www.great.gov.uk/trade-finance/

Trade mission to Augsburg and Landshut – w/c February 24, 2020

 

Inverness Chamber of Commerce is leading a delegation to Augsburg & Landshut with the support of Moray Chamber of Commerce w/c February 24, 2020. This delegation is open to companies across Scotland who are interested in exploring business opportunities in Germany to expand their International Trade activity.

Germany is the UK’s largest export market in Europe and second largest globally after the USA. Since 2009, UK exports to Germany have increased by 21% to £43 billion. Germany offers multiple opportunities across a variety of key sectors, including Food & Drink, Creative Industries, Energy, Financial Services, Forestry and Life Sciences to name a few. 

 

Contact international@inverness-chamber.co.uk for more information.

SDI trade mission to China – March 2020

 

Scottish Development International (SDI) is looking to take a small group of specialist companies to China and is currently gauging interest in a small group visit to Beijing / Tianjin in March 2020.

 

The SDI group would visit The 20th China International Petroleum & Petrochemical Technology and Equipment Exhibition  https://en.cippe.com.cn/  but NOT exhibit at the show.

 

The show takes place Thursday, March 26 – Saturday, March 28 but the mission would only include the Thursday and Friday.

 

From Monday, March 23 – Wednesday, March 25 SDI hope to meet CNOOC and Sinopec in Beijing and COOEC in Tianjin; sponsor a networking event at the British High Commission and invite key people in the industry. SDI would also look to introduce the companies to potential partners, as well as hold a round table discussion, keynote speeches to an audience of Chinese engineers and plenary and panel discussions. March 26 – 27 would include attendance to the show before flying back to Scotland on March 28.

 

The key areas of interest to the Chinese companies include:

 

  • Subsea development - CNOOC
  • Deepwater drilling - CNOOC
  • Decommissioning - CHMI
  • Digitisation – All NOCs
  • FPSO specialist equipment– All NOCs
  • 3rd market support i.e. Africa and Brazil– All NOCs
  • Energy transition– All NOCs

 

For companies account managed by Scottish Enterprise or Business Gateway then there may be a support grant for travel and accommodation. For those signed up to go we would make introductions to Chinese companies looking to come to Subsea Expo 2020 in Aberdeen in February.

 

If you are interested in attending the trade mission, please contact Ian Ross at ian.ross@scotent.co.uk no later than January 17, 2020.

Dubai Expo 2020 is a £6bn opportunity for Scottish firms

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, which runs from October 2020 to April 2021. 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. Projects relating to delivering the event are expected to be in the region of $33bn. Expo 2020 announced 20 per cent of all budget would be spent with small and medium enterprises, and to support this, the Expo 2020 team have set up an online portal for companies to submit procurement tenders. 

Please contact the Scottish Development International Expo 2020 Dubai team for futher information or visit the below links

Expo Procurement:

https://esource.expo2020dubai.ae

https://omp.expo2020dubai.com/

UK Pavilion Opportunities:

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

https://ukpavilion2020.com

 

Trade Mission 

Quebec, Canada 

March 23, 2020

Open to any company in Scotland looking to grow their international trade activity

Companies do not need to be a member of a Chamber of Commerce

A non-refundable deposit of £250 required to secure each delegate place

Cross-sector delegation.

Delegates will be responsible for covering the cost of their flights and accommodation, although Inverness Chamber of Commerce will advise on the travel arrangements and choice of hotel if delegates wish to stay with the rest of the group

Delegates will also be required to pay for food and travel insurance

Expected to be in the region of £1000 per delegate

 

To find out more visit, https://www.inverness-chamber.co.uk/international

Trade Mission 

Munich, Germany - w/c 27th April 2020 

 

Open to any company in Scotland looking to grow their international trade activity

Companies do not need to be a member of a Chamber of Commerce

Non-refundable deposit of £150 required to secure each delegate place

Cross-sector delegation

Non-refundable deposit of £150 required

Delegates will be responsible for covering the cost of their flights and accommodation, although Inverness Chamber of Commerce will advise on the travel arrangements and choice of hotel if delegates wish to stay with the rest of the group

Delegates will also be required to pay for food and travel insurance

Expected to be in the region of £550 - £650 per delegate

 

To find out more visit, https://www.inverness-chamber.co.uk/international

Trade Mission 

Ontario, Canada - w/c 25th May 2020 

 

 

Open to any company in Scotland looking to grow their international trade activity

Companies do not need to be a member of a Chamber of Commerce

Non-refundable deposit of £250 required to secure each delegate place

Cross-sector delegation

 

To find out more visit, https://www.inverness-chamber.co.uk/international