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ScotExport 2018 - Scotland's flagship exporting event

Event date: 6 November 2018, Glasgow

Registration open

ScotExport is coming back to Glasgow on 6th November 2018. Whether you’re new to exporting or already trading overseas, ScotExport brings together the experts, advice and knowledge sharing you’ll need to grow international sales. With over 220 delegates last year and presence from Scotland’s providers of exporting related advice, book now to secure your place at Scotland’s flagship international trade event.


Hear first hand from experienced exporters and a range of experts, who will discuss, debate and share exporting experiences. From identifying partnering opportunities and fine-tuning market research, to maximising digital channels, our sessions will take you one step closer to achieving your international business ambitions.

Get set

If you're yet to start, or at the very early stages of exporting, these sessions will equip you with the why, where, when and how of exporting. Find out about preparing to export, selecting the right market, the importance of research, market entry options, navigating export documentation, international pricing strategy and identifying international customers.


With a range of experts on hand to offer advice and support, we’ll connect you to the right information, insights and advisors to help you take the next steps on your exporting journey. The delegate hub is central to ScotExport. It complements the conference streams with face-to-face discussions on the topics relevant to you.

Go global

These sessions are designed for established exporters. Get expert advice on increasing your export sales, trading online internationally, identifying and accessing new customers, and planning effectively for Brexit. 

Get set. seminars

(for new or early stage exporters)

Selling internationally 101: How to sell to your first market

The power of networks in building your global business

Targeting success: The essentials of exporting to the Nordics

Doing business in Italy

Go global. seminars

(for more experienced exporters)

Getting prepared for Brexit: Accessing EU and global opportunities

Winning Contracts in the Middle East including Expo 2020

Ecommerce and selling online internationally: A hands-on guide

Pitch perfect: How to innovate and get noticed in a global crowd

Why attend?

220+ delegates attended last year

We've listened to your feedback and this year's event is set to be bigger and better. So don't miss out - book your place today.

30+ overseas offices

Wherever you are in the world, you can tap our networks and insight from our market experts based in SDI offices around the globe.

1,000+ export opportunities

We can help you access export sales leads and pitch your company to overseas buyers who are looking for products and services like yours.

Top 10 benefits

  • Get tailored support from leading industry and market experts
  • Make new connections to fast-track your growth
  • Learn how to increase your sales internationally
  • Access new markets or grow existing markets
  • Minimise risk of reliance on existing markets
  • Learn about cultural considerations when trading abroad
  • Find out what grants and funding are available to help you export
  • Get practical support to visit potential new markets
  • Learn how to get the most from selling online
  • Network with like-minded Scottish businesses


Dougal Sharp

Innis & Gunn founder and master brewer

Chris Palmer, The Weir Group

Chris Palmer

The Weir Group, head of tax 

Mary Kernohan, head of business development, SnapDragon Monitoring Ltd

Mary Kernohan

SnapDragon Monitoring Ltd, head of business development

Laura Birrell, Sticky Heelz

Laura Birrell

Sticky Heelz, managing director 

Emma Jones

Enterprise Nation, founder and CEO

Robin MacGeachy, chairman of Peak Scientific

Robin MacGeachy

Peak Scientific, chairman

Jamie McGowan, Essence of Harris

Jamie McGowan

Essence of Harris co-founder and director

Lynne Jhangeer

LINIAN, sales and export director

Stewart Argo

Weber Shandwick, associate director of integrated media strategy

Adbul Mann CEO of Morgan Goodwin

Abdul Mann

Morgan Goodwin, founder and CEO

Lesley Batchelor, Institute of Export and International trade

Lesley Batchelor

Institute of Export and International Trade, director general

Al Conroy, Freeze Pro Shop

Al Conroy

Freeze Pro Shop, ecommerce consultant and director

Shona Bushnell, SDI Dubai Expo 2020

Shona Bushnell

International trade specialist, SDI Dubai

Sonda Dalton, SDI France

Sonda Dalton

International trade specialist, SDI France

Claudio Sinibaldi, SDI Italy

Claudio Sinibaldi

International trade specialist, SDI Italy

Bruce Tocher, SDI Norway and Nordics region

Bruce Tocher

International trade specialist, SDI Norway and Nordics region

Emma Shiel, SDI Ireland

Emma Shiel

International trade specialist, SDI Ireland

Hamira Khan, regional manager, SDI Middle East

Hamira Khan

Regional manager, SDI Middle East

Nicola Sartini, international manager, SDI Brazil

Nicola Sartini

International manager, SDI Brazil

Liz Devine, trade finance manager, Clydesdale Bank

Liz Devine

Clydesdale Bank, trade finance manager

Ian Ritchie, Global Scot and non-executive chairman of Tern plc, Computer Applications Service and Krotos

Ian Ritchie, GlobalScot

Non-executive chairman of Tern plc, Computer Applications Service and Krotos

Richard Finch, international ecommerce specialist, Department for International trade

Richard Finch

Department for International Trade, international ecommerce specialist

Sharon Mackison, chartered trade mark attorney, Lawrie IP

Sharon Mackison

Lawrie IP, chartered trade mark attorney

Jamie Kerr, specialist immigration law partner, Burness Paull

Jamie Kerr

Burness Paull, specialist immigration law partner


Jackie Thoms and Jane Sewell


Greig Muir, chief operating officer, Ooni

Greig Muir

Ooni, chief operating officer


Delegate hub

Making the right connections can be a crucial part of your exporting strategy. The delegate hub is an interactive zone packed with ideas, debate, inspiration and opportunities.

Visit the hub in between conference sessions and we’ll connect you to all the help you'll need to go global. From a professional adviser zone, to experts from key geography areas, the hub is where we’ll help you identify potential partners, distributors and agents in your chosen market. We'll also connect you with up-to-date market intelligence and practical advice.

Scottish Development International will have colleagues from some of our key global offices available in the delegate hub, where you can discuss market insights, emerging opportunities and any questions you have on their specific markets.

Confirmed exhibitors

  • Scottish Enterprise
  • Scottish Development International
  • Highlands and Islands Enterprise
  • Business Gateway
  • Scottish Chambers of Commerce Network
  • Institute of Export and International Trade and Open to Export
  • Department for International Trade
  • Scottish North America Business Council
  • HMRC
  • Enterprise Nation

Don't just take our word for it

Myles Bax, Robotical

"ScotExport is a must-go event for connecting with market experts. We need to focus on the right markets and the right time. There are opportunities everywhere, but it’s good to understand where we can tap into those opportunities. Scottish Enterprise has a great support network."

Roddy Hammond World Teachers Recruitment

Roddy Hammond, Worldteachers Recruitment Ltd

"ScotExport is a great event to hear from likeminded Scottish companies. At the first session, we heard from three very different businesses who shared their experiences, which will be good insight for new exporters. Quite a few good tips and reminders for existing exporters like myself."

Register for this event

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Brexit information disclaimer

The Brexit information provided by Scottish Enterprise, Highlands and Islands Enterprise and Skills Development Scotland is for general information purposes only and does not constitute professional advice. You must not rely on the information as an alternative to advice from an appropriately qualified professional. Such professional advice should be sought in relation to business decisions. Scottish Enterprise shall not be liable for any loss, damage, security breach, cost or expense incurred by any person relying on any such information.