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11th February 2021, 2.00-5.30GMT

Doing Business In the USA Masterclass

Meet USA trade experts for a Virtual ‘whistle-stop’ tour of Scotland’s top export destination. Hear how in a Covid19 world we will offer you advice on opportunities for your products and services. Plus, get practical tips and guidance to help you set up, grow and develop your business, from those who have made that journey and continue to do so.

The USA continues to be Scotland’s top international trading partner with around 17.1% of all our exports entering the States, worth £5.5 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 different characteristics and business practices.

This Scottish North American Business Council event, delivered with partners including, Dentons, RSM, US Tax and Financial Services, Scottish Enterprise, US Consulate Edinburgh will offer a quick, practical introduction to international trade opportunities in the USA. Significant opportunities exist for Scottish firms across a range of key sectors, including: Life sciences, Electronics, Technology, Financial Services, Food and Drink.

On the day you’ll learn more about the support available for companies like yours considering trading with America. There will be opportunities for you to pose questions and identify professional service providers if you are wanting to establish or expand into the United States. States attending include Virginia Indiana, Florida and South Carolina. Get your questions answered by an expert panel able to answer all your areas of concern. Hear first hand from Scottish companies who have already found success across the Atlantic who’ll happily share their experiences and top tips for you to learn from.

The day will focus on all aspects of trading with the USA including: 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. Cultural issues to consider in expanding into the US and how remote working in a Covid19 world can help you make those vital connections.

A full agenda will be published shortly.

Speakers Confirmed thus far include Kenneth Shand, Senior Partner for Scotland, Dentons; Cameron Half, Bruce Chio & Ana Maria Mieles, Dentons; Julia Summerville, RSM; David Carrick, Chairman, SNABC; Ellen Wong, Principal Officer US Consulate; Nora Rothrock, US Tax & Financial Services; Allyson Stewart-Allen, International Marketing Partners Ltd; Prof Murray Leith, West of Scotland University; Phillip Swan, CEO Stealth Start up Global Scot; Wendy Edie, MD eCom Scotland; Alison Grieve, CEO G-Hold; Katie Birrell, Head of International Sales Nairn’s Oatcakes LTD; Eamon Doyle, Non Exec with extensive experience in Technology Businesses; Iain Stirling, Director Arbikie Highland Estate.

To register for this event please visit here to book your place.

Please note this is a Virtual Webinar.

For more information on the event email allan@snabc.org or call on 07982250682.

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