Business Opportunities in Canada | Scottish Rural Network


Thursday 6 June 2019 – 09:30 to 13:00


#hellodigital, An Lòchran, 10 Inverness Campus, Inverness, IV2 5NA


Highlands and Islands Enterprise

This event organised by Highlands and Islands Enterprise will look at business oppportunities in Canada.

The UK exported £8.2 billion of goods and services to Canada in 2016, making it the UK’s eighth biggest export market outside the European Union. The UK is Canada’s seventh largest source of goods imports and second largest services trading partner.

Canada has a stable political environment and a strong record of economic growth. It offers opportunities for UK companies across all sectors.

The implementation of the EU-Canada Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) opens up further opportunities for UK companies as well as removing barriers to trade.

Key topics:

  • Overview of the Canadian market
  • Sectoral opportunities
  • Cultural considerations
  • Routes to market
  • Opportunity to attend a tourism breakout session led by VisitScotland
  • Support available from Highlands and Islands Enterprise, Scottish Development International, VisitScotland and the GlobalScot network
  • Details of SDI’s market visit planned to Canada

Speakers include:

Alex Dalrymple – Formerly International Manager for North America, Scottish Development International

Keith Campbell – Market manager – Canada, VisitScotland

Stewart Miller – Export Adviser for Highlands and Islands, Scottish Development International


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