Growing Scotland's trade with the USA

Industry Event

Growing Scotland's trade with the USA

Scottish Enterprise

  • DATE:
    Thu 08 Jun 2017 09:00
  • TIME:
    09:00 - 16:00
  • VENUE:
    Hilton Glasgow - This opens in a new window, 1 William Street, Glasgow G3 8HT

Thu 08 Jun 2017 09:00 - 16:00

Discover which States offer the best opportunities for your products and services. Plus, get practical tips and guidance to help you set up, grow and develop your business in the USA.

The USA continues to be Scotland's top international trading partner with around 16% of all our exports entering the States, worth £4.6 billion.

The USA’s size alone – four time zones across 50 states and vast cultural differences across regions – means it has to be treated as a series of regional markets, with difference characteristics and business practices.


Sector opportunities

Significant opportunities exist for Scottish firms across a range of key sectors, including:

Energy and renewables


Food and drink

Financial services

Life sciences




How we can help

We can bring you market intelligence on the ground. Backed by the support of our GlobalScots network and trade experts based in Boston, Chicago, Houston, New York and San Jose, we’ll ensure your business can take full advantage of the enormous opportunities across all States.

With support from our partners, Scottish North American Business Council (SNABC) and the Council of American States in Europe (CASE), we can offer you valuable insights into the USA’s market potential and access to their extended networks for advice and support.

Meet CASE representatives from Florida, Georgia, Indiana, Illinois, Iowa, Kentucky, Ohio, Pennsylvania and South Carolina. Get your questions answered by our expert panel and hear from Scottish companies already finding success across the Atlantic who’ll share their experiences and top tips.


Event programme

The day will focus on all aspects of trading with the USA including:

Getting started and who to contact for tailored support

How to research your market

How to identify routes to market

Financing your trade and getting paid

Legal aspects of trading in the USA

Protecting your intellectual property in the USA

Meet and quiz other Scottish businesses already growing in the USA

Full agenda will be published shortly.

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