Doing Business in Scandinavia

18 April 2016

Time:  09.30 -12.30 followed by a networking lunch and one to one meetings
Venue:  Loch Ness Country House Hotel, Inverness

Are you thinking of growing your international business in Scandinavia?

If you are new to exporting or looking to move into new markets, this FREE event brings together a range of professional support and advice to help you to maximise your potential in Denmark, Sweden and Norway.


Why Scandinavia?

Denmark, Sweden and Norway offer excellent opportunities for Scottish companies looking for new markets overseas. With their proximity to Scotland and similar business cultures, these Scandinavian 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 Nordic and Baltic countries. Many companies have started their export journey in the region and gone on to become major international businesses.

Why Attend?

  • Gain valuable insights into the Scandinavian market from Scottish Development International and local business Cairngorm Brewery
  • Learn more about support available to you from Highlands and Islands Enterprise, Scottish Development International, GlobalScot and the Enterprise Europe Network
  • One to one advisory meetings ( by request) with key speakers 
  • Networking opportunities with like-minded companies


  • 9.30 - 10am Registration, networking and refreshments
  • 10 - 10.10am Introductions - Grant Eckersley, Senior Programme Manager - International Highlands and Islands, Highlands and Islands Enterprise
  • 10.10 - 10.25am Richard Higginson, Scottish Development International, Copenhagen field office Richard will provide an overview of business opportunities in Scandinavia and outline support available from SDI's overseas offices
  • 10.25 - 10.40am Michelle Hardie, European Business Services Manager, Enterprise Europe Network                                                                                                                                                    Michelle will provide information on the Scandinavian markets. She will give an overview of what services/tools the EEN offers as well as opportunities currently available in Scandinavia
  • 10.40 - 11am David Wilkinson,GlobalScot                                                                                                David will give an overview of his experiences in Scandinavia and the support available through the Globalscot network
  • 11 - 11.20am Coffee and networking
  • 11.20 - 11.40am Sam Faircliff, Managing DirectorCairngorm Brewery                                                    Sam will share her knowledge of doing business in Scandinavia and offer advice to companies considering exporting to the region
  • 11.40 - 12pm Stewart Miller, Highlands and Islands Export adviser                                                       Stewart will provide impartial advice to help you understand overseas business practices. He also give advice on making the most of the services and support available to help you trade successfully in international markets
  • 12pm Q&A panel discussion
  • 12.30pm Lunch and networking
  • 1.30pm Pre-booked one to one meetings


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