Explore Export 2014 Scotland roadshow

10 November 2014

8.30am to 4pm - Murrayfield Stadium, Edinburgh EH12 5PJ

UKTI’s ‘Explore Export’ roadshow kicks off for the first time in Scotland on 10 November at Edinburgh’s Murrayfield, during Export Week.

Make the most of Explore Export 2014 – discover a world of opportunity right on your doorstep with UK Trade & Investment (UKTI) and Scottish Development International (SDI).

Enter new markets with confidence. At Explore Export you can arrange one-to-one meetings with UKTI’s and SDI’s in-country experts, who can give you information on direct routes to market and new commercial opportunities.

Gain valuable insight from companies successfully exporting, learn the best way to approach trading overseas and hear about specific opportunities in over 60 markets around the world.

There is an insatiable appetite for Scottish products and services overseas and there has never been a more opportune time to take advantage of your commercial potential.

Why attend the Scotland roadshow?

  • Meet face-to-face with UKTI and SDI market specialists for tailored support
  • Participate in a series of engaging seminars offering practical advice on exporting
  • Engage with exhibitors that specialise in offering export support to SMEs
  • Gather market and industry information
  • Identify potential contacts in your target markets
  • Discuss prospective new activity within the market
  • Network and share experiences with like-minded Scottish companies

Virtual meetings available for Highlands and Islands companies

For Highland and Islands companies, there is an opportunity to hold discussions with Market Specialists via Skype (subject to availability). Please contact Anna Poole on +44(0)117 9269 927 or email for further information on virtual meetings.


New to exporting?

  • Learn the best way to approach exporting
  • Gain valuable advice and insight from market experts who can help you do business overseas
  • Hear about specific opportunities in numerous international markets

Experienced in exporting?

  • Explore new markets
  • Network with experienced international trade specialists
  • Take advantage of key networking opportunities and establish valuable new contacts

Make the most of 4 breakout seminars

Export finance considerations

  • Meet with representatives from the Scottish Investment Bank, UK Export Finance, HSBC and The Royal Bank of Scotland
  • How to reduce financial risk when trading overseas
  • Access to equity finance and finance readiness
  • Learn about the types of debt funding

Developing your products and services for international markets

  • Meet our innovation specialists
  • Find out which markets offer the best opportunity for your products or services
  • Discover if you need to tailor your products or services for your target market and what support is available to help you do that

Ecommerce to reach new markets

  • Get support from ecommerce experts from ScotlandIS
  • Learn how to make the most of ecommerce to reach new markets
  • Gain insights on selling via online marketplaces
  • Understand the practicalities of selling online

Safeguarding your intellectual assets

  • Meet with IP specialists
  • Get help to protect your intellectual assets abroad

The cost to attend ExploreExport 2014 is £50. Scottish Development International is subsidising this cost to companies, provided that more than 24 hours’ notice of cancellation is given. If less than 24 hours’ notice is given, then you will be charged the full event fee.

Visit UKTI's website for further information and to book your place.

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