Connect Your Business to the USA

Monday, 9 July 2018

Wednesday 5th September 2018
RSM Quay 2, 139 Fountainbridge, Edinburgh EH3 9QG

Meet USA trade experts for a 'whistle-stop' tour of Scotland's top export destination. Discover which States offer the best opportunities for your products and services. Plus, get practical tips and guidance to help you set up, grow and develop your business in the USA.

Scotland's top export destination

The USA continues to be Scotland's top international trading partner with around 16% of all our exports entering the States, worth £4.6 billion.

The USA's size alone — four time zones across 50 states and vast cultural differences across regions — means it has to be treated as a series of regional markets, with difference characteristics and business practices.

This Scottish North American Business Council event, delivered with partners including Scottish Enterprise, will offer a quick, practical introduction to international trade opportunities in the USA.

Sector opportunities

Significant opportunities exist for Scottish firms across a range of key sectors, including:

  • Life sciences
  • Electronics
  • Financial services
  • Textiles
  • Tourism
  • Food and drink
  • Energy and renewables

Support to grow your business in the USA

On the day you'll learn more about the support available for companies like yours considering trade with America.

There will be opportunities to meet Council of American States in Europe (CASE) representatives from Florida, Georgia, Indiana, Illinois, Iowa, Kentucky, Ohio, Pennsylvania and South Carolina. Get your questions answered by an expert panel and hear from Scottish companies already finding success across the Atlantic who'll share their experiences and top tips.

Event programme

The day will focus on all aspects of trading with the USA including:

  • Getting started and who to contact for tailored support
  • How to research your market
  • How to identify routes to market
  • Financing your trade and getting paid
  • Legal aspects of trading in the USA
  • Protecting your intellectual property in the USA
  • Meet and quiz other Scottish businesses already growing in the USA

Full agenda will be published shortly.

Speakers Confirmed include Steve Dunlop Chief Executive of Scottish Enterprise, Issy Urquhart Chief People Officer of Craneware PLC, John Simmons, Minister Counselor for Commercial Affairs, Embassy of the United States of America, Heather McDonald, Founder and owner of WooHa Brewing.

The register for this event please visit here to book your place.

For more information on the event email [email protected] or call him on 07982250682.