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How to grow your business outside Scotland

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Date: 07 June 2016

Event organiser: SDI

Venue: Apex Hotel, 90 Haymarket Terrace, Edinburgh, EH12 5LQ

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Discover the opportunities to grow your business beyond Scotland at this fully-funded international forum hosted by Scottish Development International. Our guest speakers from highly-innovative Scottish SMErsquo;s will share their experiences and challenges of exporting. This forum is a great opportunity for you to network with like-minded globally-focused businesses in Scotland.

Peter Jeffries, Galvmed

Following a highly successful career in the international veterinary medicine industry, Peter Jeffries became GALVmed's Chief Executive Officer in April 2013. Peter's primary role is to work with GALVmed's leadership team to deliver on the organisation's objectives. These relate to the development and proper use of animal health products by poor livestock farmers in Africa and South Asia.

James Macsween

James Macsween is the Managing Director of Macsween of Edinburgh, the world-renowned manufacturer of haggis and black pudding. Established as a butcher's shop in Edinburgh in the 1950s, the company moved to the world's first dedicated haggis factory in 1996. James, along with his sister Jo, took over the running of the business in 2006.

Isabelle Henderson, International Trade Adviser, Scottish Development International

Isabelle will go through the support and services available to companies who wish to expand their business overseas from Scottish Development International.

Benefits to companies attending this international forum include:

  • Understanding the importance of preparation and planning before embarking on international growth. 
  • Sharing experiences, concerns, challenges and opportunities with like-minded business leaders in your area. 
  • Learning about the broad range of support available to companies from Scottish Development International.

There will be an opportunity for a Q&A session with the guest speakers during the forum and we can also offer 1-2-1 meetings with SDI's International Trade Adviser following the forum. We look forward to meeting you then.