Scandinavia Market Visit 22nd - 25th May

1st March 2017

Explore business opportunities with leading experts on our market visit to Denmark and Sweden on 22-25 May. Register today.

On this market visit you'll be introduced to local partners who can help you enter the Scandinavian market and have a chance to network with like-minded Scottish businesses and local contacts.

We can offer support in the form of free market research for your product in the local market, with help to find distributors, advice on how to sell your product, the rules that apply when doing business in Scandinavia, seller introductions and practical advice on setting up there.

Recent years have seen Scandinavia raise its international profile, and the region is now considered to be an increasingly attractive business location. Denmark, Norway, Sweden all figure in the top 10 Ease of Doing Business Index (The World Bank). With its physical proximity, Scandinavia boasts a number of other links to Scotland - including air and freight routes as well as cultural history. It's a great starter export market for Scottish companies.

This market visit is open to companies from all sectors, however there are strong opportunities in the following sectors:

  • Green technology
  • Renewable energy
  • Life sciences
  • Food and drink

Key sectors in Scandinavia differ from country to country. Denmark generally displays a strong interest in green tech – namely the production and development of wind turbines – while Norway’s current focus is on renewable energy, with all of the country’s electricity produced by hydropower. Tidal energy is significant in Sweden, as is life sciences – the Ursun ‘medical valley’ region between Copenhagen and South Sweden is home to around 1000 life sciences companies, including world-leader in diabetes drugs development, Novo Nordisk.

Another industry Scandinavia holds in high regard is Scottish food and drink produce – particularly whisky and salmon. Scottish culture is of great interest to the Scandinavians, and there’s a growing market there for craft beer, gin and even rum.

Event details

Date: 22 May 2017- 25 May 2017

Duration: 4 days

Admission Fee: This market visit is free for eligible Scottish companies to attend. You'll be responsible for your own travel and accommodation costs, however we can provide a travel grant for eligible companies.

Places: 15

Eligibility: Open to all Scottish companies with desire and capacity to extend their exports in Scandinavian markets.

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