Multi-sector market visit to Ireland

30 November 2016 to 01 December 2016

Join a delegation of Scottish companies on this two-day market visit to Dublin led by Scottish Development International (SDI), with support from the Department for International Trade (DIT).

Register for this event

Date: 30 November 2016- 01 December 2016
Duration: 2 days
Admission Fee: This market visit is free for eligible Scottish companies to attend. You'll be responsible for your own travel and accommodation costs, however we can provide a travel grant for eligible companies.
Eligibility: Open to all Scottish companies with desire and capacity to extend their exports to Ireland.

Ireland is Scotland’s sixth largest export market and imports more from the UK than any other country – an ideal first step market for Scottish companies.

Why Ireland?

Benefits for Scottish businesses exporting to Ireland include:

  • English speaking
  • Same time zone
  • Strong transport links
  • Similar regulatory and legal framework
  • Ideal starter or test export market
  • Sophisticated consumer market
  • Open economy, used to imports
  • Good perception of the quality of British goods and services


The market visit will coincide with St Andrew's Day and we'll be making the most Scotland’s national day to showcase Scottish products and services to a delegation of Irish businesses and key decision-makers. Organised activities on the visit are included in our support package however you'll be responsible for covering the costs of your flights, accommodation and subsistence.

Market visit programme

The programme is subject to changes depending on the sectors represented on the market visit.

Wednesday 30 November Fly to Dublin

  • 8:10-9:20am Edinburgh flight
  • 8:30-9:40am Glasgow flight
  • 10:30am Welcome by the Department for International Trade
  • 11am Briefing from SDI and DIT: expectations, programme and organisation.  Meet with local support agencies, local agencies and distributors
  • 1pm Networking lunch
  • 2-5pm Site visit
  • 5pm Register at hotel
  • 7pm St Andrew's Night celebrations - networking dinner reception with whisky tasting
  • 8pm Buffet dinner 

Thursday 1 December Dublin

  • 9am-3pm One-to-one business meetings 
  • 5pm Dublin airport
  • 6:40-7:50pm Edinburgh flight
  • 6:20-7.30pm Glasgow flight

Register for this event

How to attend

When you register we'll send you an application form and full details of support available for your company to join this market visit.

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