Puerta de Alcalá, Madrid. Photo by Tania Fernandez on Unsplash.

Multi-sector market visit to Spain

11-15 November 2018

Registration open

Explore opportunities for your business on this five-day multi-sector market visit to Madrid and Barcelona. Registration is now open for support to join our Scottish delegation.

Why Spain?

Spain is the fifth largest economy in the European Union (EU) and now one of the fastest growing in the Eurozone. The population of Spain is about 47 million making it one of the biggest consumer markets in the EU.

Around 1 million British nationals, based mostly in the coastal regions, are permanent or part-time residents. Over 16 million British tourists visit Spain every year.

Benefits for UK businesses exporting to Spain include:

  • Entry route to Latin America
  • Size of the market
  • English accepted as a business language
  • Familiarity with British products and openness to them
  • Proximity and availability of flights, including low cost airlines

Market visit support

We'll support companies attending before, during and after the market visit with the following:

  • Connect with experts and professionals on the ground, such as Scottish Development International (SDI) market specialists, business associations, Department for International Trade (DIT), local businesses, accountants, solicitors
  • Provide market research to support delegates to set up one to one meetings with potential agents, distributors, clients, buyers, partners while in market
  • Export training prior to the visit to make sure all delegates are market ready and understand the culture, finance, route to market options
  • Financial funding for 50% flights and accommodation (up to £200) for eligible companies

Companies are responsible for booking own flights and accommodation. However, we'll suggest flights and hotels for you so the delegation can travel as a group and stay in the same location.

Sector opportunities

The market visit will be multi sector; however, the following key sectors have been identified as offering good opportunities:


  • Technology and engineering
  • Life sciences
  • Renewables
  • Fintech (pharma services, digital health, smart grid, data, smart cities)


  • Technology and engineering
  • Life sciences
  • Creative industries

The programme

*subject to change*

Sunday 11 November - Madrid
  • Arrive in Madrid
  • Informal welcome dinner
Monday 12 November - Madrid
  • Market briefing session
  • One to one company meetings
  • Networking reception
Tuesday 13 November – Madrid / Barcelona
  • Site visit or one to one company meetings
  • Travel to Barcelona by train
Wednesday 14 November - Barcelona
  • Barcelona welcome and market briefing
  • Site visit or one to one company meetings or Smart City Expo World Congress 2018
  • Networking reception
Thursday 15th November - Barcelona
  • Site visit or one to one company meetings or Smart City Expo World Congress 2018
  • Depart Barcelona

Register your interest

Contact kristell.clunie@scotent.co.uk for more information or to request an application form.

Deadline for applications is Friday 21 September 2018.

Got a question?

Ask our export advisers about our support to visit markets to grow your business.