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Business webinars

Our free business webinars provide insights on key topics and opportunities to grow your business. Watch live or on playback.

Business opportunities in Germany and the State of North Rhine-Westphalia (NRW)

Any Scottish company looking to establish a presence in mainland Europe, particularly in the light of Brexit uncertainty, should consider NRW, Germany. Our expert speakers from Germany include economic development specialists and a lawyer – they will share insights that will help you set up and thrive in Germany.

Tuesday 14 July, 12 - 1pm

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Selling on Global Marketplaces - Amazon

Over half of its sales are made by small independent businesses. This vast online marketplace provides a structured selling framework and presents an unrivalled opportunity for sellers to reach a wide range of customers - in the UK and overseas.

Wednesday 15 July 2 - 3pm

Offshore wind supply chain update

Join us for a virtual update on the Neart na Gaoitheon offshore wind farm project and Scotland's renewable energy supply chain opportunities.

Thursday 16 July, 2-3pm

Upcoming Horizon 2020 Funding Call - Low carbon industrial production using CCUS

The following webinar will provide an overview of the upcoming Horizon 2020 funding call: Low carbon industrial production using CCUS.

Tuesday 21 July, 10-11am

Selling on Global Marketplaces - eBay

eBay is one of the largest Global marketplaces internationally and is growing rapidy with a major marketing campaign to encourage buyers onto the eBay platform. If you're looking to start up, or expand a business, then you need to think about eBay

Wednesday 29 July, 2-3pm 

Green Deal Webinar - Part 1

This webinar will provide an overview of the recently announced Green New Deal calls. Details of speakers will be confirmed shortly.
Any businesses or public organisations that are interested in the upcoming Green New Deal Horizon 2020 calls should join the webinar to learn more about the funding calls and assess their relevance for their business.

Tuesday 4 August, 9:30-10:30am

Discussing the Craft Beer Market in the United States and Canada

This webinar, hosted by Scottish Development International, will be of interest to anyone involved in craft beer, particularly those Scottish breweries keen on exporting to North America. Content will be focused on the numerous opportunities and barriers relevant to Scottish breweries looking to gain a foothold in the market. 

Tuesday 4 August, 4-5pm

Insights on the Supply Chain of Subsea 7 in the Gulf of Mexico

Subsea 7 will describe some ongoing or future projects and highlight which technologies and supplies typically go into these projects.
To all companies in Scotland that want to engage in the future with Subsea 7, this is a great opportunity to launch an approach to Subsea 7.

Wednesday 12 August, 3-4pm

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Co-Innovate - Innovating in response to the COVID-19 pandemic

The Co-Innovate programme is open for SMEs based in Ayrshire and Dumfries and Galloway. We encourage any eligible companies interested in exploring innovation opportunities to attend the webinar. Find out how the Co-Innovate programme could support you and learn why and how companies are innovating, especially now in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Wednesday 12 August 10:30-11:30am

Sectorial Series - Low Carbon External Funding Webinar

Our Funding Information Support Service (FISS) is delivering a series of webinars around external funding tailored to industry sectors. Get support and information on how best to access external funding relevant to your field. Guest speakers will include funding specialists from our partner agencies to help deliver the key messages. If you're working in the low carbon sector you'll benefit from attending this session.

Wednesday 26 August, 9:30-10:30am

Green Deal Webinar - Part 2

This webinar will be the second in a two-part webinar series which will provide an overview of the recently announced Horizon 2020 Green Deal calls. This webinar will provide a high-level overview of the Green Deal calls and provide an overview of the support that is available to support a bid.

Thursday 6 August, 10-11am

Selling Food & Drink Products on Amazon USA

This webinar is essential for any Food & Drink business that's interested in selling their products on Amazon USA as well as those brands that are already selling on Amazon USA and want to maximise their sales performance. This webinar will be lead by Betsy McGinn, Founder of McGinn eCommConsulting, who has over 11 years of experience helping International Food & Drink companies launch on Amazon USA. Betsy will provide the critical information that Food & Drink companies need to successfully build a brand on Amazon.

Thursday 27 August, 4-5pm

Watch our free playback sessions

What is the latest in European Low Carbon Innovation Funding?

Watch this webinar to hear the latest in European Low Carbon Innovation Funding, despite the uncertainties that Brexit presents. Conall McGinley, Craig Moir and Helen Fairclough provide their insights in this informative webinar. Recorded 30 July 2019. Slides for this webinar start at 2:08 minutes in.

Selling into the financial services industry 

GlobalScot Alasdair Anderson joined us the first in the 'A Trading Nation' webinar series. In this webinar, Alasdair provides insights into selling into the financial services industry. Recorded 2 July 2019. Slides for this webinar start at 1:50 minutes in. 

Language and interpreting resources for Scottish exporters

Watch this webinar hosted by Dr Jonathan Downie for Scottish businesses who may require language services when exporting products from Scotland. Recorded 23 May 2019. Slides for this webinar start at 1:50 minutes in.

Importing and exporting in a potential no-deal EU exit

Hear our colleagues from HMRC and the Welsh Government for an insight into what the future of business may look like in the event of a no-deal EU exit. Recorded May 2019. Slides for this webinar start at 2:10 minutes in.

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