International Trade Workshops for New Exporters

We currently offer the following workshops for companies in the Highlands and Islands who are new to trading internationally. Find the right one for you (there might be more than one) and click for more information and a list of available dates and locations.

These courses are free of charge, but because some are a form of EU State Aid, they could count towards your overall De Minimis allowance.

For a list of all upcoming events from Highlands and Islands Enterprise, visit

Selling Online Internationally

If your business is already selling online, or you’re thinking about starting an online sales operation, why not consider the international marketplace? With the right information, set-up and skills, your business could capitalise on the wealth of opportunities available beyond the UK.

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Preparing to Export

A one or two day workshop for companies of all sectors that are thinking about exporting for the first time or are in the early stages of exporting. Benefit from invaluable tools, expertise and insights to help develop your export capabilities and grow your business.

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Developing your International Tourism Markets

This workshop is aimed at tourism businesses in the early stages of developing or growing their international tourism markets. The workshop will help you to attract more international visitors – and understand why international visitors can be good for business.

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Market Awareness Events

Our market awareness events focus on specific countries or regions, offering an insight from expert trainers and speakers about doing business there.

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Get advice from our Export Advisory Service

Our team of export advisers provide impartial advice to help you understand overseas business practices and make the most of the services and support available, so you have the knowledge and skills to trade successfully in international markets.

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How other Highlands and Islands businesses have benefitted from early-stage exporting advice

Learn more: try our YouTube channel for more information on how to export, available support and specific market advice.