Highlands and Islands Enterprise and Scottish Development International would like to invite you to a market awareness event in Inverness focussing on three key markets in the Commonwealth: Australia, Singapore and India.
This event is for businesses who are interested in exporting into different markets and for those who are new to exporting. The event is aimed at developing international trade and partner opportunities with key Commonwealth countries.
Market specialists and advisers will highlight and discuss topics such as:
India’s fast-growing industry sectors provide significant opportunities for Scottish exporters. The country’s rapid development and economic growth has led to increasing demand for energy, education and improved healthcare, as well as for consumer goods and services such as banking, pensions and insurance. Scotland is an ideal partner for India given its strength and expertise in these key industry sectors. Additionally, Indian companies are actively looking for collaborations with foreign companies to supplement their own expertise.
There are opportunities in many of India’s key industries, which have been identified as offering the greatest potential to transform Scotland’s economy. These are:
The Singapore market is a very attractive location for Scottish companies primarily focused on supplying the regional oil and gas sector and its related marine and engineering sectors. We also have a large number of financial institutions with their regional HQs here and we are working more and more in the food & drink, technology and education sectors.
There are opportunities in many of Singapore’s key industries, which have been identified as offering the greatest potential to transform Scotland’s economy including:
Australia has an excellent infrastructure, a transparent legal and regulatory environment, and a skilled workforce. Politically it is stable with a Westminster-based system and it also shares a common language.
Australia is the third biggest market for Scotland’s oil and gas sector. Scottish companies are also active in sectors such as Food & Drink, and software. As well as this, there is a robust interest from the financial services sector with Scottish asset management, insurance, business services and financial services technology companies all with a presence in Australia.
There are opportunities in many of Australia’s key industries, which have been identified as offering the greatest potential to transform Scotland’s economy including:
This event is organised as part of the Smart Exporter programme, an international trade skills programme designed to increase skills and knowledge amongst Scottish businesses. This initiative is delivered in the Highlands and Islands by Highlands and Islands Enterprise (HIE) in partnership with Scottish Development International (SDI) with funding from the European Regional Development Fund.