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Market Development Programme

Fife Council's Market Development Programme (MDP) can help your business participate or visit exhibitions in a wide range of industry sectors. Subject to interest, they can also organise Learning Journeys and Best Practice visits to key companies across the UK.  

They organise group stands and visits to major UK and international exhibitions and conferences, including providing a range of support services from advice and information to customised training programmes.

Grant funding of 50% of eligible costs up to £2,000 are available for businesses looking to attend exhibitions outside Fife.  However, companies within the creative industry sector are restricted to a £500 maximum grant.

For further details download the latest MDP Leaflet or to speak with a Business Gateway Adviser, please call 01592 858333 or email 

Details of some upcoming events can also be found below:-


Offshore Europe 2017
5-8 September

SPE Offshore Europe is recognised by offshore E&P professionals as Europe’s leading E&P event. Attending will ensure you are up to date with the most significant technologies and can connect with a global network of 56,000 attendees.

Engage directly with technical experts from more than 1,500+ suppliers on the exhibition floor, from international market leaders to new innovative technology companies, to source and compare effective solutions.  Find out more:

There is stand space available at Offshore Europe 2017 so why not come along with other Fife businesses and showcase what Fife has to offer, network and do business?

Please contact Dot Smith for further information on packages currently available:

The Fife Economic Development Team provide a range of support services from advice and information to customised training to support your exhibition experience as well as wider market development needs. First time exhibitors may be able to claim up to 50% of eligible costs to a maximum of £2,000 as part of the Market Development Programme Funding.

Benefits to participating or visiting exhibitions with us:
• We do most of the organisation for the whole group, leaving you to focus on your business and your customers
• You can take advantage of group savings on stand space, travel, accommodation, and transportation
• Professional exhibition workshops cover everything you need to know from pre-event planning right through to post show evaluation