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:

Ghana & Nigeria Oil and Gas trade mission

April 9 - 13, 2018

Ghana and Nigeria present many opportunities for Scottish oil and gas companies. Join SDI's trade mission and participate in a programme of meetings with relevant local contacts.  

Register your 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.

Cross-Sector trade mission to Dublin

April 24 – 26, 2018

Join our Scottish Chamber Network partner, West Lothian Chamber of Commerce on their cross-sector trade mission to Dublin in partnership with Scottish Development International.

For more information see the flyer.

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/


IRAQ British SME Forum

April 25, 2018

The Iraq British SME Forum will be taking place in London on 25th April. On a first come first served basis the British Iraq Chamber of Commerce are inviting British SMEs to attend and have a display at which they can meet with up to eighty visiting Iraqi business people and discuss business opportunities – at no cost.

If you wish to attend please send the  registration form back to London@webuildiraq.org.

If you have any queries kindly contact Richard.Cotton@webuildiraq.org  on 07885 807816.

Scottish Chambers of Commerce Indonesian Market Awareness event

April 25, 2018

The Scottish Chambers of Commerce Network, in collaboration with BritCham Indonesia, will be hosting an Indonesian Market Awareness event on Wednesday, April 25, 2018. The event will take place at Microsoft Waverly Gate located at 2-4 Waterloo Pl, Edinburgh EH1 3EG.

This event will be of interest to companies developing a strategic interest in trading into the Indonesian market, and further afield into ASEAN markets.

There will be an opportunity for companies to participate in a range of one-to-one session with highly experienced individuals who currently live and operate at a senior level within Indonesia.

Full event information and registration 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 by February 7.

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