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Business opportunities in France

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Date: 08 June 2016

Venue: 200 St Vincent Street, St Vincent Street, Glasgow G2 5RQ

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This event is a great opportunity to uncover fresh options and new possibilities within the French market.

  • Get market insights and practical advice from our export advisers, Enterprise Europe Network and GlobalScot
  • Learn how to enter and develop your business successfully in the market
  • Hear from Scottish companies who are finding business success in France

Why France?

  • France is the world's 5th largest economy and 3rd largest in Europe, so it continues to be a significant player in the global economy
  • Trading relations between Scotland and France are strong and well-established
  • France is the 4th largest destination for Scottish exports, valued at over £1.8 billion in 2014
  • France is the top destination for Scottish food exports - the largest consumer of Scottish produce outside of the UK
  • France is the world's 2nd largest consumer of Scotch Whisky, valued at £445 million in 2014
  • Scottish salmon was the first fish and first non-French product to be awarded the Label Rouge quality mark, which is the official endorsement by the French authorities of the superior quality of a food or farmed product

Key sector opportunities

  • Food and drink
  • Textiles
  • Technology
  • Life sciences
  • Chemical industries
  • Energy

Why attend?

You'll find out about:

  • What to expect when doing business in France
  • The support available from Scottish Enterprise
  • Financial considerations on doing business overseas
  • One-to-one meetings (bookable on the day) with each of the speakers for advice tailored to your business
  • Opportunities to network and make new contacts


 9:00am   Registration, networking and refreshments
 9:30am  Introductions - Kristell Clunie, Scottish Enterprise
 9:35am  Robbie Clyde - Scottish Development International Paris office - An overview of support available from overseas offices


 Lucy Black, Enterprise Europe Network (EEN) - Information on the French market, giving an overview of what services/tools the EEN offers as well as live opportunities available in France

 10:15am  Gail McIntyre, export adviser, Scottish Enterprise - Advice on business practices in France and services available to help you trade in new markets
 10:30am  Case study
 10:45am  John Glen, Buccleuch, GlobalScot - Experiences of doing business in France with advice and support from GlobalScot network
 11:00am  Paul Campbell, Scottish Enterprise research team - How to access accurate, reliable and up-to-date market intelligence by company, sector, market and country to explore opportunities and compete in international markets
 11:15am  Q&A session
 11:40am  Lunch, networking and one-to-ones with key speakers