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:

EIC oil and gas trade delegation to Mexico

February 23 - March 1, 2018

The EIC is managing an oil and gas trade delegation to Mexico. 

See flyer for more information and to register your interest.

Energy trade mission to Northern Norway

February 26 - March 02, 2018

This oil and gas trade mission is being organised by Aberdeen City Council’s International Trade team and will allow companies to visit Hammerfest, Narvik and Sandessjoen.

More information can be seen here

Multi-sector trade mission to Nova Scotia

March 6 - 10, 2018

Lochaber Chamber of Commerce are looking to send a delegation to Nova Scotia/Cape Breton in March 2018. The trip will involve visits to pre-identified local companies, matchmaking sessions with potential partners as well as introductions to the Halifax, Sydney and Strait Area Chambers of Commerce and other local business groups.

For more information and to register your interest, please contact ceo@lochaberchamber.co.uk

Technology trade mission to Bavaria

March 13 – 16, 2018

Join Scottish Enterprise on a technology trade mission to Munich to learn about business opportunities in Bavaria.

See the full programme

Trade mission 2018 - Colombia, Argentina & Chile 

March 12 - 21, 2018

British & Colombian Chamber of Commerce are organising a trade mission to Colombia, Argentina & Chile.

The mission is open to UK & Irish companies from a cross section of industries with growing potential in Latin America. 

Although all companies are welcome, companies in the following sectors will benefit most: 

Professional & financial services firms, infrastructure related industries, extractive industries and energy, retail & consumer goods, food & drinks, renewable energy technologies and any industry with a high technology content.

More information can be seen here

UK Energy in Brazil 2018 - trade mission

March 19 - 21, 2018 

The British Consulate General / DIT’s office in Rio, is hosting a UK Oil & Gas Showcase event on Tuesday, March 20 in Brazil.

To coincide and support the showcase there are four Trade Mission groups focusing in on the four UK capability areas that will be promoted. Each of the Trade Missions are being led by different Trade Associations.

To register your interest in joining one of the Trade Mission groups, please contact the relevant partner, details contained within the attached promotional flyer for the event. 

SDI are not one of the Mission Leaders for this event, but are supporting the event via their offices in Rio and here in Scotland. They are also happy to discuss potential support options available.  Marion Murray - marion.murray@scotent.co.uk - will be the main contact to co-ordinate this.

More information can be seen in the flyer

SDI Oil & Gas trade mission to China

March 24, 2018

Join SDI's trade mission to the world's largest petroleum and petrochemical exhibition in the world.  Participation in this event is by invitation only, but do register your interest if you want to know more about this opportunity.

A £1400 travel and accommodation grant subvention is available to eligible (account managed) companies.

Register interest

Scottish Chamber of Commerce - trade mission to China 

April 14 - 21, 2018

The Scottish Chamber of Commerce are organising a trade mission to china. The trade delegation will visit three cities that have been identified for their potential trade opportunities.

SCN will be collaborating with Scottish Development International, The Department for International Trade and Chinese-British businesses, ensuring Scottish businesses are market ready. Market Awareness sessions will be provided before the trade mission to cover the following areas:

  • How business works in China
  • Culture and etiquette
  • Business negotiation
  • Preparation for meeting a Chinese company
  • Guest speakers who are operating in China
  • Translation services support

Click here to find out more.

IBBC Spring Conference 2018

April 24, 2018

Taking place at the Mansion House London.  ‘Iraq: Building a diversified and modern economy’ and will focus on: The funding of major new projects; Technology ‘Developing Iraq’s digital economy’; Oil & Gas; Education and Training; Growth and Diversification of the Iraq Private Sector.  AGCC members can benefit from a discounted rate using the discount code 'IBBCPARTNER'

For more information and to register, visit IBBC’s Spring Conference event page: http://www.webuildiraq.org/ibbc-conference/spring-conference-2018/

Offshore Northern Seas (ONS) 2018

August 27–30, 2018

The UK National Pavilion

The EIC are organising and managing the UK National Pavilion at Offshore Northern Seas (ONS). 

All stands are issued on a first come, first served basis and cannot be reserved. The floor plan can be altered to suit your company needs however, if the dimensions are changed, sell-able space must be left either side of your allotted stand. 

Booking are open now for all UK Companies.

More information and how to book


Wind Energy Hamburg 2018

September 25 - 28, 2018

SDI will host a Scottish Pavilion at Wind Energy Hamburg 2018, the largest wind exhibition in 2018 in Europe. Participation offers you named listing in the event guide and website; logo wall; brochure racks; shared screens; power points; two meeting rooms; limited storage; catering; reception desk and hosts, marketing (you may remember Angus the Robot!); extensive social media and consultancy services.

For more information and to express your interest contact Edward.friel@scotent.co.uk and Leonore.frame@scotent.co.uk by February 7.