Business opportunities in France

Event Date

07 June 2016


This event is a great opportunity to uncover fresh options and new possibilities within the French market.

  • Get market insights and practical advice from Scottish Development International, HIE’s export advisers, Enterprise Europe Network and GlobalScot
  • Learn how to enter and develop your business successfully in the market
  • Hear from a local company with first-hand experience of doing business in France

Why France?

  • France is the world’s 5th largest economy and 3rd largest in Europe, so it continues to be a
    significant player in the global economy
  • Trading relations between Scotland and France are strong and well-established
  • France is the 4th largest destination for Scottish exports, valued at over £1.8 billion in 2014
  • France is the top destination for Scottish food exports – the largest consumer of Scottish produce outside of the UK
  • France is the world’s 2nd largest consumer of Scotch Whisky, valued at £445 million in 2014
  • Scottish salmon was the first fish and first non-French product to be awarded the Label Rouge quality mark, which is the official endorsement by the French authorities of the superior quality of a food or farmed product

Key sector opportunities

  • Food and drink
  • Textiles
  • Technology
  • Life sciences
  • Chemical industries
  • Energy

Why attend the event?

You will find out about:

  • What to expect when doing business in France
  • The support available from Highlands and Islands Enterprise and Scottish Development International
  • One-to-one meetings (bookable on the day) with each of the speakers for advice tailored to your business
  • Opportunities to network and make new contacts

Event Details
Event Type: Workshops
Doors Open: 9:30 to 13:30
Duration: 4 hours
Admission Fee: No charge 
Venue: Kingsmills Hotel, Culcabock Road, Inverness, IV2 3LP
Eligibility: All Scottish companies looking to do business in France
Disabled Access: Accessible - please note any requirements when booking.

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