Scottish International Week will return for its third year in October with a series of events hosted in Edinburgh, Glasgow, London, Galashiels and Stirling.
The week-long event, which is organised by Scottish Business Network alongside IoD Scotland and the Bank of Scotland, will take place from 22nd to the 29th October.
This year’s series will bring together a host of well-known corporate and entrepreneurial experts to share insights and experiences with Scotland’s business leaders.
- New partnership to boost FinTech Scotland’s academic ties
- Norwegian fintech EedenBull launches Edinburgh tech hub
Russel Dalgleish, Scottish Business Network chairman, commented: “2019 will be the third year we have celebrated Scottish International Week and it promises to be the best yet.
“From our research, it is clear that there is significant demand for Scottish goods and services across the globe and, with the support of the Scottish Diaspora Community, these opportunities can now be accessed.”
A number of key themes will feature throughout International Week which will address some of the biggest challenges that Scottish companies face when scaling or branching out internationally. Key focus areas will include:
- Exploring a global mindset
- Winning the first deal in a new territory
- Maximising use of support networks at home and in international markets
- Female business leaders: International insights
Some of Scotland’s leading business figures will explore the broad range of topics, including Peter Proud, founder of Cortex, Brian Williamson, chairman of 4icg group and Kim McCann, COO of Incremental Group.
Kendra Byers, community manager at Scottish Business Network and panel host at the event series, said: “This year’s line-up of events and speakers has been tailored to be of maximum benefit to participants. We have learned much in the first two years and I would encourage existing and new exporters to get involved.”
Colin Walls, regional trade director for Scotland at the Bank of Scotland, added: “Bank of Scotland are delighted to be supporting Scottish International Week again in 2019.
“We are passionate about working with Scottish businesses to help them trade profitably and securely overseas and by adding value through sharing broad networks and free access to tools such as our International Trade Portal which is invaluable in helping research new markets and local importers.”