Trade Missions for Scottish Businesses
Are you interested in moving into a new market? Do you already trade in international markets but want to gain new connections and learn more about the opportunities in other countries?
Recognised as an internationally leading business-to-business network, the Scottish Chambers of Commerce Network are a member of the ‘International Chambers of Commerce’ which represents 40 million companies across 100 countries.
All our missions will include a half day workshop to prepare you for doing business in the country we are partnering with and the support that is available for you and our organisation in these markets.
The Scottish Chambers of Commerce network is pleased to invite applications from Scottish businesses for a trade mission to World Expo in Dubai.
Showcase your business to the world - with 190 countries and more than 25million visitors at the World Expo Dubai, it's the opportunity of a lifetime.
This trade mission will give Scottish firms the chance to connect with hundreds of potential new business partners from around the world in a single visit.
The first delegation departs 27th November to 3rd December and will showcase Scottish luxury products and experiences. The second delegation departs on 17th January 2022 to 24th January 2022 and will focus on the energy sector.
The final delegation will depart on 7th March to 14th March 2022 and will focus on Women Entrepreneurship & Leadership in Business.
Scottish Chambers is organising three delegations which will guide its businesses through the experience, linking them with the right connections and hand-picking events around topics and themes where our national businesses shine.
Along with the support of 30 local Chambers across Scotland, Scottish Chambers is using its global links through the international Chamber network to set up meetings with carefully matched companies from around the world.
The first delegation departs in November and will showcase Scottish luxury products and experiences. Businesses can build on the established and deserved reputation the country already enjoys with a rare opportunity to get a global overview of how trends are changing.
This trade mission is open to any business in Scotland looking to access international markets and companies do not need to be a Chamber member.
£600 + VAT per person.
The first delegation will showcase Scottish luxury products and experiences.
Into 2022 and building on the COP26 event being held in Glasgow, the focus of the second delegation is tackling climate change and the expertise Scotland can offer.
Having turned world-leading engineering skills to green energy, Scottish businesses can benefit from the strong sustainability theme that runs through the whole event. Some of the world’s most advanced technology is on show, which makes it the ideal stage for Scottish technical innovation.
The final delegation is also on an important topic in which Scotland leads the way: diversity and equality
Export Hub Scotland
The Scottish Chambers of Commerce Network offers businesses an unrivalled opportunity to identify new markets and start your exporting journey.
Scottish Chambers of Commerce Network is making the most of its unique position as a globally trusted and credible partner, and are working in partnership with the Scottish Government to boost Scotland's exporting performance.
We are developing a range of Trade Missions for Scottish companies so if you are looking to learn more about exporting, access new markets and are ready to take your product/service out to international markets, get in touch with us now.
Previous trade missions
This mission is open to any company in Scotland
Are you interested in trading with the Netherlands? Then join us for this Virtual Trade Mission where we will engage with local membership organisations to connect our Scottish Delegates with local Dutch businesses and local speakers on business set up, local finance, local trade and more!
Machinery & Equipment
Computer & Information Technology (IT) Services
Food & Drink
Financial & Business Services
Technology – Digital & Media
Engineering & Advanced Manufacturing
As part of this trade mission delegates will receive a training workshop before the trade mission with our partners to insights into who they will be meeting with and what to expect when trading with the Netherlands. The mission itself will include market briefings on key opportunities in Rotterdam, sessions with industry specialists and advice on trading with the Netherlands as well as how to set up a business in the region. Virtual networking events with business organisations in Rotterdam; and virtual one-to-one business meetings with potential clients or trade partners in the Netherlands, based on your company requirements.
This mission is open to any company in Scotland looking to grow their international trade activity in the Netherlands. Companies do not need to be a member of a Chamber of Commerce.
To participate in the mission, there is a £100 administration fee.
Virginia, USA (Virtual)
Virginia is one of the gateways to the wider USA and is the Top State for business, and one of the leading states across industries. Virginia’s workforce is one of the most productive and educated populations in the country – with 38% of the population having a bachelor’s degree of higher, making it the sixth most educated state in the country (and first in the South). Ranked No. 1 in America for both talent and education by CNBC, Virginia continues to raise the bar nationally when it comes to the development of talent.
The primary sectors this mission will focus on are:
Food & Beverage Processing
However, due to the diverse market present in Virginia there are also opportunities in:
Supply Chain Management
As part of this trade mission delegates will receive a training workshop before the trade mission with our partners to insights into who they will be meeting with and what to expect when trading with the USA. The mission itself will include market briefings on key opportunities in Virginia, sessions with industry specialists and advice on trading with Virginia as well as how to set up a business in the region. Virtual networking events with business organisations in Alexandria and Richmond; and virtual one-to-one business meetings with potential clients or trade partners in Virginia, based on your company requirements.
This mission is open to any company in Scotland looking to grow their international trade activity in the USA and Virginia. Companies do not need to be a member of a Chamber of Commerce