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International Partners Events

Multi Sector Market visit to Italy  
3-7 February 2019
Location Milan and Turin 
The visit will give an introduction to doing business in Italy and is part of the starter market programme aimed at non, new and early stage exporters.
We expect the visits will give the companies the necessary market knowledge, technical expertise and confidence to actively plan to revisit the market on their own accord and with continued support from SDI.
 
Dundee & Angus Chamber of Commerce High Noon Lunch – ‘Dundee/Dubai’ connections 
20th Feb 2019 
Time 11.30-14.30
Location Dundee 
Running as part of the Tay Cities Business Week, this is the usual Chamber lunch with around 140 attendees and is currently being planned so the above is a working title. 
 
21st Feb 2019 
Time 9.30-12.30
Location Scottish Enterprise, Enterprise House, Dundee
This workshop covers territories and where businesses should look to engage with international customers. EMarketplaces such as Amazon, eBay and Alibaba will feature significantly in this workshop. As a result of attending the workshop, businesses will have a clear understanding of the EMarketplace opportunity, and their strategy for engaging in relevant EMarketplaces. 
 
Scottish Chamber of Commerce Network London Visit
March 2019 
Date: Early March 2018 - TBC
Time: TBC
Location: London
Definitive dates & programme to be defined – this is an annual trip and combines Westminster events and B2B programme 
For more information contact Dorothy Smith (03451 55 55 55, ext 492175) 
 
Preparing to Export for Food and Drink Companies 
12 March 2019
Date 12th March 2019
Time 9am - 5pm
Location Lindores Abbey Distillery, Newburgh, Fife 
Need help to start exporting to grow your food and drink business internationally? The workshop has been designed specifically for food and drink businesses new to exporting. Fast-track your skills, while gaining knowledge of: international market research, routes to market, international finance, contracts and logistics. It’s the perfect primer for a company thinking about international growth.
 
 
Multi Sector Market visit to Norway and Finland
18-22 March 2019
Location: Norway and Finland 
The visit will give an introduction to doing business in Norway and Finland, and is part of the starter market programme aimed at non, new and early stage exporters.
We expect the visits will give the companies the necessary market knowledge, technical expertise and confidence to actively plan to revisit the market on their own accord and with continued support from SDI.
 
3 April 2019 
Time: 9.30 – 12.00
Location: Enterprise Hub, Glenrothes 
This workshop will give an update on Brexit, discuss the “Transition Period” implications on various business sectors, and actions to take to prepare for, and carry on trading in the EU Zone. 
 
Scottish Chamber of Commerce China Visit
April 2019 
Time : TBC
Location China 
Definitive dates & programme to be defined
For more information contact Dorothy Smith (03451 55 55 55, ext 492175)
 
24 April 2019 
Time: 9.30 -12.00
Location: Carnoustie Golf Hotel & Spa, Links Parade, Carnoustie DD7 7JE
This workshop will give an update on Brexit, discuss the “Transition Period” implications on various business sectors, and actions to take to prepare for, and carry on trading in the EU Zone. 
 
 
Export Bootcamp 
14 May 2019 
Time 9am – 5pm 
Location Perth Chamber of commerce  
Learn how to reach international markets with confidence and get practical know-how on international market opportunities, routes to market and international finance, contracts and logistics. This workshop is the perfect primer for a company new to exporting thinking about international growth. 
 
International Ecommerce Workshop: Attracting international customers using SEO and social media 
11th June 2019 
Date 11th June 2019 
Time 9.30 – 12.30
Location: Perth Chamber of Commerce   
International SEO (Search Engine Optimisation) and Social Media workshop will cover how to attract customers online with international digital marketing. It will cover how to use the most effective SEO strategies for a website, and how to develop social media channels internationally. As a result of attending the workshop, businesses will have an understanding of how to market their business internationally online. 
For more information contact Dorothy Smith (03451 55 55 55, ext 492175)
 
Market Visit to Switzerland
11-14 June 2019
Date 11-14 June 2019 
Location: Basel, Zurich, Bern
Bilateral trade between the UK and Switzerland is worth over £31.9 billion a year. The business links between Switzerland and the UK are extremely strong, with more than 80 flights per day linking the UK with Switzerland. Explore opportunities for your business on this multi-sector market visit to Switzerland.
 
Technical Export Training
3rd September 2019 
Date 3rd September 2019
Time 09.00– 16.00
Location: Fife Chamber of Commerce Forth Suite  
The importance of understanding and correctly completing export documentation is crucial for any business trading internationally. The delay of getting the goods to your customer seriously effects your reputation and the increased costs have an influence on your profit margins. This course provides an in-depth look at export processes and requirements, giving delegates a more-detailed view of the exporting processes. Commencing with the initial enquiry, moving through the contractual and legislative requirements, and concluding with securing payment, this course delivers an end-to-end guide to exporting.
This course is funded by the Fife Economy Partnership therefore places are limited to one person per company.