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Doing Business in Germany

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Drumossie Hotel

Old Perth Road

Inverness

IV2 5BE

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Gain practical advice on entering German markets and developing your business successfully.

Hear first hand from Scottish companies who have successfully entered the market and network with like-minded companies.

We will uncover options and possibilities within the market and you will have the opportunity to meet key market experts.

Why Germany?

  • Germany has a Gross Domestic Product (GDP) of more than €3 trillion. This makes it the largest economy in Europe and the fourth strongest economy in the world
  • It is the 4th largest export market for Scotland
  • It’s a similar market to the UK with similar business risks and requirements
  • Germany has a very strong industrial base
  • It hosts 65% of the world’s international trade fairs
  • English is widely spoken and accepted as a business language
  • Easy access to Eastern Europe
  • There is a strong appetite for important Scottish sectors such as technology, engineering, life sciences, creative and digital services

To help you access the market, we will provide:

  • An overview of the market, including opportunities
  • A case study of a company doing business in Germany
  • Financial considerations
  • Routes to market: finding an agent, distributor or a partner
  • A breakout session run by VisitScotland for tourism businesses

Speakers include:

  • Martin Johnson, Regional Head of International and Key Sectors, Highlands & Islands Enterprise
  • Johannes Augustin, Regional Manager - Central Europe / Nordics, Scottish Development International
  • Alison Winkler, Market Manager North Europe, VisitScotland
  • Lauren Hogg, Market Executive North Europe, VisitScotland
  • Michelle Hardie, European Business Services Manager, Enterprise Europe Network
  • Ewan Ramsay, Head of International Trade, Inverness Chamber of Commerce
  • Stewart Miller, Export Adviser, Scottish Development International
  • Kristell Clunie, International Senior Executive, Scottish Development International

Including essential breakout session run by VisitScotland for tourism businesses, with Yvette Hogan, managing director of Dolphin Spirit.

You'll also hear about a proposed market visit to Germany in June 2018.

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