08:00: Registration, Business Breakfast and Networking
08:30: Introductions from Grant Eckersley - Senior Programme Manager International Trade - Highlands and Islands Enterprise
Join event delegates for a business breakfast and find out more about the Highlands and Islands Enterprise international trade programme.
08:35: Galen Fulford - Managing Director - Biomatrix Water
Hear from Biomatrix Water on their approach of how they selected the right markets to enter for their business, and why their export business model has evolved as they have grown in these markets, as they dealt with the practical aspects of exporting.
09:00 Beatrice Huckvale - Scottish Development International
Find out about business opportunities in Singapore and Thailand in the Food & Drink sector, along with hearing about how to approach the market for the first time, with practical tips on setting-up, finding partners and the support available through Scottish Development International.
09:15: Huishan Chapman - Scottish Development International
Hear about the current developments, opportunities and challenges of exporting to China, along with finding out about market entry strategies, ecommerce and social media platforms, and the support available through Scottish Development International.
09:30: Graeme Bell - General Manager - Inverness Airport
Hear about air links available from Inverness Airport that can open up new international markets and opportunities for your business.
09:40: Moira Unwin - Highlands and Islands Enterprise Export Advisor
Hear about the one-to-one advice, training, market information, small grants and consultancy support available to new exporters from Highlands and Islands Enterprise, and how the services and support could help you to trade successfully in international markets.
09:50: Questions and Answers
10:00: Event Close
10:00 - 11:00: One to One Meetings
One to One meetings (on request) with:
Huishan Chapman - Scottish Development International
Moira Unwin - Highlands and Islands Enterprise Export Advisor