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Multi-sector market visit to the USA

Fast-track your business in the USA by joining a Scottish delegation on our market visit to Chicago with optional extension to Kentucky or Denver.

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Event details

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Date: 06 November 2017- 09 November 2017

Duration: 4 days

Admission Fee: This market visit is free for eligible Scottish companies to attend. You'll be responsible for your own travel and accommodation costs, however we can provide a travel grant of £500 for eligible companies.

Places: 15

Eligibility: Open to all companies new to the US market

Disabled access: This venue is accessible - you can tell us about any requirements when you book.

This multi-sector market visit to Chicago, 6-7 November, is an opportunity to test your product or service in the US market.

The market visit will cover:

  • Market briefings by the Department for International Trade in the US and our local partners
  • Overview of legal and financial considerations of doing business in the US
  • One-to-one meetings with potential clients/partner organisations in Chicago

There will be an opportunity to extend the visit on 8-9 November to Kentucky or Denver. 

We can help you prepare for the vist and can offer a support package to eligible companies. 

Why the USA?

The United States is the largest, most competitive and technologically advanced economy in the world. US Gross Domestic Product (GDP) has consistently seen growth of 1.8% or more since 2011. It is the UK's top export destination.

The US is the world's largest market and it has the world's largest private sector. It also has:

  • Low regulatory barriers
  • Minimal language barriers
  • Access to a global supply chain, which can lead to exports for other markets
  • A strong rule of law

Opportunities in the USA

We will extend the visit to either Kentucky or Denver on 8-9 November 2017. 

Due to its location in the central United States and Bourbon manufacturing, Kentucky is most suitable for products sold via the internet, distribution, food and drink companies. 

Denver is the location for federal, high-tech, educational, commercial, financial, cultural, tourist, storage, and distribution services.

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How to apply

You can register now for support to join this market visit. We'll then email you an application form and next steps.

Closing date for notes of interest is Monday 4 September 2017.

Register your interest