Doing business in Benelux seminar - Perth

6th January 2016

Scottish Development International is delivering a Benelux market awareness session taking place in Perth on 27th January.

There will be UKTI and SDI advisers from Belgium and France to discuss market opportunities in the Benelux for Scottish companies and answer questions about the Benelux market.

Belgium, the Netherlands and Luxembourg offer excellent opportunities for Scottish companies looking to break into Europe. With their proximity to the UK and similar business cultures, the Benelux countries can be excellent test markets for companies making their way into exporting.

English is widely spoken in all three markets and the region provides excellent access to the wider European market. Many companies have started their export journey in the region and gone on to become major international businesses.

Key sector opportunities

  • Defence
  • Security and cyber security
  • Medical devices
  • Food and drink
  • Industrial sector opportunities for companies offering products and services increasing functionality
  • Opportunities for companies active in supplying services in the planning, installation and operational phases of offshore projects

Why attend the event

The programme will feature:

  • An overview of the Benelux market and what to expect doing business in this region
  • The support available from Scottish Enterprise
  • Financial considerations on doing business overseas
  • One-to-one meetings (by request) with each of the speakers providing you with the opportunity for further business discussions and specifics about expanding in the region
  • Networking opportunities with like-minded senior business professionals


  • 12-12:30pm - Registration and lunch
  • 12:30-12:35pm - Introductions - Nina Walden, Scottish Development International
  • 12:35-1:15pm - Overview and opportunities in Benelux markets with Nadine Vandenbroucke, UK Trade and Investment Brussels
  • 1:15-1:25pm - Overview of support available from Scottish Enterprise with Sylvain Grandena, Scottish Development International Paris office
  • 1:25-1:35pm - Support available to new exporters with Steve Turner, export adviser Scottish Development International
  • 1:35-1:45pm - Q&A
  • 1:45pm Networking and 1-2-1s

Refreshments throughout the morning and lunch will be provided.

Spaces are limited, so please register now to avoid disappointment - Register for this event

There are also Benelux market awareness sessions taking place in Inverness on 26 January and Glasgow on 28th January with the same in-market advisers click here for more info...

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