Explore opportunities to grow your business on a three-day multi-sector market visit to Amsterdam and The Hague on 23-25 March 2020.
Being close to the UK and with a similar business culture, the country can be an excellent exporting test market for companies. English is widely spoken and the region provides access to the wider European market.
The Netherlands has a thriving economy and presents opportunities for Scottish companies across many sectors.
Food and Drink
Dutch supermarkets are always on the lookout for new British suppliers. The Dutch Government is encouraging consumers to live a healthier lifestyle and British products are of particular interest.
Offshore wind offers opportunities in development and planning, project delivery, operations and maintenance.
Financial and Business Services
There are opportunities in banking, insurance, legal services and fintech.
The Netherlands offers excellent cross-sectoral opportunities in the logistics sector. It has a dense network of road, rail, water and flight connections, so there is strong demand for innovative technologies for the logistics industry. There is also an interest in the safety and security technology that supports this sector.
Further opportunities exist within public services, the automotive sector and in the manufacturing space.
There are many benefits to trade with the Netherlands:
Monday 23 March
Tuesday 24 March
Wednesday 25 March
A pre-visit briefing and training session will take place on 20 February in Scotland. It will cover market research, cultural aspects, routes to market, financial implications for trading in the Netherlands and give a chance for the delegates to meet before the visit.
SDI will support companies attending before, during and after the market visit with the following:
Companies are responsible for booking their own flights and accommodation. However, we will suggest flights and hotels, so the delegation can travel as a group and stay in the same location.