Multi-sector market visit to Germany

25 June 2018 to 28 June 2018

Date: 25 June 2018 - 28 June 2018
Duration: 4 days
Admission Fee: There is no charge to attend this market visit, however companies are responsible for booking and paying for their own flights and accommodation.
Places: 20
Eligibility: All Scottish companies new to the German market.

                                                                        Register for this event

Germany is the largest economy in Europe and the fourth largest export market for Scotland - an ideal first-step market for Scottish SMEs.

Join this multi-sector market visit to Berlin and Munich on 25-28 June 2018 led and supported by Scottish Development International (SDI), the international arm of Scotland’s enterprise agencies, in partnership with Edinburgh Chamber of Commerce, and Glasgow Chamber of Commerce.

What support is on offer?

  • Connect with experts and professionals on the ground, like Chambers of Commerce, business associations, Department for International Trade, local businesses, accountants, solicitors
  • Delegates are encouraged to set up one-to-one meetings with potential agents, distributors, clients, buyers, partners while in market, however, SDI will help source contacts for you
  • We provide export training prior to the visit to make sure all delegates are market ready and understand the culture, finance, route to market options
  • Financial funding (up to £200) is available for eligible companies
  • Companies are responsible for booking their own flights and accommodation. SDI will suggest flights and hotels so the delegation can travel as a group and stay in the same location.

Why Germany?

  • Germany has a Gross Domestic Product (GDP) of more than €3 trillion. This makes it the largest economy in Europe and the fourth strongest economy in the world
  • It is the 4th largest export market for Scotland
  • It is a similar market to the UK with similar business risks and requirements
  • Germany has a very strong industrial base
  • It hosts 65% of the world’s international trade fairs
  • English is widely spoken and accepted as a business language
  • Easy access to Eastern Europe
  • There is a strong appetite for important Scottish sectors such as technology, engineering, life sciences, creative and digital services

Which sectors will this visit focus on?

  • Creative
  • Digital
  • Enabling technology
  • Financial services
  • Life sciences
  • Technology and engineering

Market visit programme:

Monday 25 June               Berlin

9.45am                                    EDN-TXL Flight EXY5548

12.55pm                                  Arrival and transfer to British Embassy

2pm                                          Buffet lunch at British Embass

3pm                                          Market briefing at British Embassy
                                                   British Chamber of Commerce
                                                   SDI Scotland Hub
                                                   Berlin partner tba        
                                                   Polish-British Chamber of Commerce

7pm                                          Networking reception with local businesses

Tuesday 26 June              Berlin

                                                 One-to-one business meetings

                                                 Site visits organised by SDI

 Eve                                          Dinner hosted by SDI

Wednesday 27 June  Munich

am                                            Flight/train to Bavaria

pm                                            Market briefing
                                                  Munich Chamber of Commerce
                                                  Nuremberg Chamber of Commerce
                                                  Legal implications
                                                  Financial implications

Eve                                           Networking reception with local businesses

Thursday 28 June  Munich
                                               One-to-one business meetings
                                                   Site visits organised by SDI

9.15pm                                     MUC-EDN Flight EZY 6914

How to apply

The full programme is still to be confirmed and subject to change but you can register now for support to join this market visit. We'll then email you an application form with next steps.

Closing date for registrations is Thursday 31 May 2017


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