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Trade Development Programme

Market Development Exhibition

 

What is the Trade Development Programme?

Exhibitions are the ideal way to market your goods and services and raise your company's profile. With this in mind, the Trade 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 Trade 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

 

Does the Trade 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 other agencies and partners we will work closely with you to provide advice and support that will help you succeed in the global marketplace.

 

What exhibitions can I attend?

The Trade Development Programme is co-ordinating space for Fife Businesses at the following UK trade shows and exhibitions: 

Exhibition / TradeshowLocationStartsEnds
Farm Shop and Deli Show 2018Birmingham Mon 16/04/18 Wed 18/04/18
Food and Drink Expo 2018 Birmingham Mon 16/04/18 Wed 18/04/18
Speciality Fine FoodLondon Sun 02/09/18 Tue 04/09/18
FarnboroughTue 05/02/19Fri 08/02/19
Aberdeen Tue 03/09/19 Fri 06/09/19
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
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!
 

Market Visits

Multi-sector market visits led by Scottish Development International (SDI) give you, along with a delegation of other Scottish companies, an opportunity to visit an export market, conduct market research, and appoint an agent/distributor or to visit existing clients. If eligible, funding may also be available. Upcoming market visits include
 
Ireland
24th April 2018
Join a delegation of Scottish companies on this two-day market visit to Dublin. Ireland is Scotland’s sixth largest export market and imports more from the UK than any other country – an ideal first step market for Scottish companies.
 
Germany
June 2018
If you’re considering doing business in Germany, this seminar will cover the benefits and things to consider to help you access the market. It will uncover options and possibilities, providing first hand advice from Scottish companies who have successfully entered the market. And you’ll have the opportunity to meet key market experts and network with like-minded companies. Information on a proposed market visit to Germany in June 2018 will also be provided at the event.
This seminar is hosted by Glasgow Chamber of Commerce in partnership with Scottish Enterprise.
 
To find out more about the Trade Development Programme and how it can help your business, contact Dorothy Smith (03451 55 55 55, ext 492175)