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Market Development Programme 2017

Market Development Exhibition


What is the Market Development Programme?

Exhibitions are the ideal way to market your goods and services and raise your company's profile. With this in mind, the Market Development Programme has been developed by the Economic Development Team at Fife Council to help businesses participate or visit exhibitions in a wide range of industry sectors. 


What is the benefit of participating in a group stand?

Through the Market Development Programme, we organise group stands at major national and international events. Together with other Fife Companies you will receive a range of support services from advice and information to customised training. Benefits of participating in exhibitions together include

  • Fife Council will project manage leaving you to focus on your immediate business
  • You can benefit from workshops which focus on everything from pre-event planning to post show evaluation
  • You will receive both loacl and national PR support


Are there grants available?

For Fife businesses who want to exhibit at trade exhibitions or participate in overseas trade missions, there are grants available if all criteria is met. So if you attend any exhibitions outside of Fife you may be able to claim up to 50% of eligible costs to a maximum £2,000.

Contact the Business Gateway Fife for funding support information on 01592 858333 


Does the Market Development Programme include international exhibitions?

Yes, if you are looking to expand your company internationally, exhibitions could be the perfect opportunity to secure your next big contract. Along with oither agencies we will work closely with you to provide advice and support that will help you succeed in the global marketplace.

Find out more on international trading 


What exhibitions can I attend?

In addition to overseas exhibitions and trade missions, the programme covers UK exhibitions such as those listed below. 

Automechanika – 6-8 Jun 2017
NEC Birmingham
The world’s leading exhibition for automotive aftermarket and supply chain.

Advanced Manufacturing - 6-8 Jun 2017
NEC Birmingham
UK’s only dedicated marketplace for advanced manufacturing technologies.

Subcon - 6-8 Jun 2017
NEC Birmingham
UK’s premier manufacturing supply chain show dedicated to subcontract and outsourced engineering services. 

Offshore Wind 6-8 Jun 2017
Manchester Central
Will host an exhibition of over 400 exhibitors showcasing first class services and expertise by committed playerss at the cutting edge of the offshore wind industrry.

Speciality Fine Food - 3-5 Sep 2017
Olympia London

Explore the UK’s leading showcase of food and drink.

Offshore Europe 5-8 Sept 2017
AEDD Aberdeen
Offshore oil & gas exploration - Drilling, fabrication, support services and key issues across the upstream oil & gas energy sector.

DSEI - 12-15 Sep 2017
ExCel London
DSEI brings together the defence and security industry to source the latest equipment, systems and generate new business opportunities.

Plasa - 17-19 Sep 2017
London Olympia

Annual exhibition for the international live entertainment technology industry.

PPMA 2016 - 26-28 Sep 2017
NEC Birmingham
The industry-leading processing & packaging production line and materials event.

Northern Manufacturing - 27-28 Sep 2017
Event City Manchester
Largest exhibition dedicated to serving the needs of manufacturing and electronics industries in the North of England.

BBC Food Show - 20-22 Oct 2017
Glasgow SEC Centre
A Show that highlights the very best of Scotland’s cuisine.

Advanced Engineering - 1-2 Nov 2017
NEC Birmingham
Connecting the entire supply chain of the UK’s advanced engineering industry with R&D, design, test, production and procurement.

Scotland Build - 22-23 Nov 2017
Glasgow SEC
CentreThe leading construction expo for Scotland. 

Southern Manufacturing - 6-8 Feb 2018
The UK’s largest regional manufacturing technology, electronics and subcontracting exhibition.

Subsea Expo - 7-9 Feb 2018
AECC  Aberdeen
Europe’s largest annual exhibition and conference, brings together the leading industry operators, contractors and professionals in the subsea oil and gas arena.

Subject to interest, Learning Journeys and Best Practice visits to key companies across the UK can be organised as part of the programme and other opportunities that you may wish to engage in will be considered - just let us know!

 To find out more about the Market Development Programme and how it can help your business, contact Pamela Stevenson (03451 55 55 55, ext 473821) or download the market development programme

Market Development Programme Leaflet