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:

Potential future business opportunity – refinery upgrades in Mexico

The Department for International Trade (DIT) have asked us to highlight a potential future business opportunity in Mexico.

The DIT understand that the Mexican government are looking at the possibility of upgrading up to six onshore oil refineries in the country and that future projects of this type will provide potential business opportunities for UK based supply chain companies. 

As a first step the DIT are looking to identify potential supply chain companies with experience in working on refinery upgrades both in the UK and overseas markets.

If your company has the required experience and would be interested in being kept up to date with the progress of the potential projects in Mexico please contact Chris Wall, Business Specialist at the Department for International Trade: chris.wall@mobile.trade.gov.uk.

Dubai Expo 2020 is a £6bn opportunity for Scotish 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