International Exhibitions and Trade Shows

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What does this involve?

Scottish Development International (SDI) offer 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, company participation has many 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 take 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.  Their exhibition programmes are aimed at specific sectors, so your business would need to be within that sector or provide products or services to it.

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 from exhibition to exhibition. They will typically last 2 to 4 days.

Important information

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

Next steps

Visit the Scottish Enterprise website to find out more about Overseas Trade Missions and Exhibitions and to apply.

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