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ScotExport 2018 - Scotland's flagship exporting event

Event date: 6 November 2018, Glasgow

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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.

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. 


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 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 European markets

Getting Set for Brexit: untapped EU and global opportunities

Go global seminars (for more experienced exporters)

Getting Set for Brexit: untapped EU and global opportunities

Expo 2020: contract opportunities and how to win them

e-commerce and selling online internationally: a hands-on guide

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

Reasons to attend

220+ delegates attended last year

29 overseas offices you can gain support from

1000+ export opportunities we can connect you to

1. Get tailored support from leading industry and market experts

2. Make new connections to fast-track your growth

3. Learn how to increase your sales internationally

4. Access new markets or grow existing markets

5. Minimise risk of reliance on existing markets

6. Learn about cultural considerations when trading abroad 

7. Find out what grants and funding are available to help you export 

8. Get practical support to visit potential new markets

9. Learn how to get the most from selling online 

10. Network with like-minded Scottish businesses


Dougal Sharp

Innis & Gunn founder and master brewer

Chris Palmer

The Weir Group, head of tax 

Rachel Jones

SnapDragon Monitoring Ltd, CEO

Laura Birrell

Sticky Heelz, managing director 

Emma Jones

Enterprise Nation, founder and CEO

Speaker TBC

Institute of Export and International Trade

Speaker TBC

Department for International Trade

Lynne Jhangeer

LINIAN - Sales and Export Director

Stewart Argo

Weber Shandwick - Associate Director, Integrated Media Strategy

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 and Scottish Development International 
  • Highlands and Islands Enterprise
  • Business Gateway
  • Scottish Chamber of Commerce
  • 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."

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