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International exhibitions and trade shows

Support provided by Scottish Enterprise

What does this involve?

Scottish Development International (SDI), the international arm of Scottish Enterprise, offers a trade exhibition programme that gives Scottish companies the opportunity to participate cost effectively in key international trade shows and conferences. Whether you're exhibiting or just attending, there are many potential benefits, including:

  • meeting new and existing customers
  • assessing competitors
  • gaining insight into the market
  • finding export partners, agents or distributors
  • raising awareness of your products and services

For some exhibitions, SDI takes stand space which they provide to Scottish businesses at a competitive rate. This gives you the opportunity to be under the Scotland Pavilion banner, which gives your company a higher profile at the exhibition.

Am I eligible?

Yes, if you are a business already based in Scotland. The exhibition programmes are aimed at specific sectors, so your business would need to be in that sector or provide products or services to it to participate in that particular exhibition.

What does this cost?

The cost will vary depending on the exhibition. 

Who is this for?

Any Scottish-based business thinking about selling their products or services in new international markets.

How long does this take?

This can vary depending on the exhibition. Each exhibition typically lasts 2 to 4 days.

Important information

As numbers are restricted, there is an application process. You need to register your interest in individual events, usually months in advance.

Next steps

Visit the Scottish Enterprise website to find out more about overseas trade missions and exhibitions and to apply.

Support provided by Scottish Enterprise