North East Scotland Food & Drink Network Event - Grow your Sales through Export - Opening Doors to International Markets, The Marcliffe Hotel & Spa, Wednesday, 20. February 2019

Are you a food and drink producer looking to grow your business through export or looking to begin selling your products internationally for the first time? Do you need help and support to enter more export markets and grow your business, or looking for how to take the first steps to exporting?
Demand for Scottish food and drink exports continues to grow at record pace, with the value of food and drink exports from Scotland totalling £6bn at the end of 2017, showing an increase of 11% versus the same period in 2016. Food alone totalled £1.6bn showing YOY growth of 15% with demand across many different product categories including Dairy, Seafood, Meat, Bakery and Fruit & Veg. 
The next North East Scotland Food & Drink Network Event will be all about internationalisation. The ‘Grow your Sales through Export - Opening Doors to International Markets’ workshop will feature short presentations highlighting what support is available, case studies from North East businesses sharing their experiences, and opportunities for break out one to one meetings and discussions with various organisations able to support you on your export journey and to discuss your own needs in order to explore further export markets.
Presentations will include:
•           Opportunity North East
•           Scottish Development International
•           Aberdeen & Grampian Chamber of Commerce
•           Exportese
•           Business Case studies from NE businesses currently exporting who will share their experience
•           Further speakers will be announced
You must register to attend via Eventbrite. Priority is given to food and drink producers, primary processors and those looking to drive growth in their business and are based in Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire or Moray. Places for non-food or drink businesses will be limited to one per organisation.
For more information on this event or future North East Scotland Food & Drink Network events, please email
Accelerating the growth of start-up and high-potential businesses of all sizes through specific support focused on business growth, market development, innovation and digital transformation, and skills attraction, development and retention, are strategic priorities for ONE as we seek to grow the region’s food, drink and agriculture sector.
The North East Food & Drink Network is organised by Opportunity North East in partnership with Aberdeenshire Council and aims to support the growth of the region’s food and drink sector.

Wednesday, 20. February 2019, The Marcliffe Hotel & Spa, North East Scotland Food & Drink Network Event - Grow your Sales through Export - Opening Doors to International Markets

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