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.

Expo Agrofuturo - Bogota, Colombia

August 21-24, 2018

Be part of the British Embassy’s stand at Expo Agrofuturo’s innovation pavilion the most important knowledge and business platform for the agricultural sector in Colombia.

More information

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


Export Control training for Oil and Gas industries

September 6, 2018

This training provided by the Export Control Joint Unit is relevant for all companies who export control list items, goods which may be subject to sanctions and embargoes, require technical assistance licences or open and standard licences.

See flyer for more information.



Delegation to Mozambique and South Africa

September 10-14, 2018

Meet and build relationships with key contractors and operators

EIC in partnership with SDI are organising an Oil and Gas Trade Delegation to Mozambique and South Africa. Limited spaces available - book now.

B2B meetings with 10-14 key EPC contractors & operators

Expert insight into local content and business practices

Networking reception at British High Commission

Support and guidance from delegation manager, EIC and DIT

Why Mozambique and South Africa?

Mozambique has seen tremendous growth in its hydrocarbon industry, where recent discoveries indicate a potential of 150 trillion cubic feet (Tcf) of proven gas reserves. Significant opportunities exist for UK companies across the whole of the value chain from feasibility to EPC, where Mozambique has become an importer of UK expertise across multiple sectors.

South Africa is considered both a power house and an entry point into the continent for oil and gas, with prospective offshore oil and gas resources estimated at 21.75bn barrels (Bbbls) and 62.4Tcf. To support the expansion of power projects, there are several early stage upstream and midstream projects to ensure a continuous flow of oil and gas feed stock.

Find out more and book

Rio Oil & Gas - Rio De Janeiro, Brazil

September 24 -27

The EIC is proud to be organising and managing the UK National Pavilion

at Rio Oil & Gas 2018.

For further information see flyer and floorplan.


Market visit Opportunity – Rio Oil & Gas 2018

September 24-27, 2018

Closing date September 3, 2018

The UK´s Department for International Trade (DIT) invites you to attend Rio Oil & Gas 2018, showcasing the UK´s excellence in the Oil & Gas sector. Rio Oil & Gas is Latin America´s major oil & gas exhibition and conference, taking place in Rio de Janeiro on, September 24-27, 2018. The event brings together the entire productive chain of the sector, from oil and gas operators to service companies and supply chain.

SDI Business Opportunities in Brazil guide can be viewed here.

More details of this market visit opportunity can be seen here.

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.

Mexico CMP - Mexican Petroleum Congress - Acapulco

September 26 – 29, 2018

The Department for International Trade (DIT) and Energy Industry Council (EIC) are hosting a pavilion at the Mexican Petroleum Congress in Acapulco from, September 26-29, 2018.

Please see attached documents for further information in terms of the wider programme:

26th Uganda International Trade Fair (UGITF)

October 2 - 10, 2018

This trade fair is organised by the Uganda Manufacturers Association (UMA) at UMA Show Grounds Lugogu, Kampala, Uganda. 

More information can be seen here