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Scottish enterprise trade visit to New York

This USA Trade Mission, organised on behalf of Scottish Development International, saw 16 Scottish SME’s travelling to the New York to participate in a week-long Market Visit. The trade mission was cross-sectoral, however there was a strong focus on textiles as the visit coincided with New York Fashion Week.

This market visit included:

  • A US Market Visit with presentation from Fried Frank Law Firm, Select USA, New York Grant
    Company, HSBC and Ciritin Cooperman Accountants;
  • A site visit to Brookes Brothers Department Store
  • Networking Reception at UK General Consul’s residence, featuring a welcome address from Scottish First Minister
  • Networking reception at Glasgow Caledonian University – New York Campus
  • Introductions to successful Scottish Exporters to the USA – North Sea Air, Sgurr Energy and Holland & Sherry
  • Marketing session with the Luxury Marketing Council

In between these group sessions, a range of one-to-one meetings were arranged, offering direct sales opportunities for Scottish businesses. In total over 75 one-to-one meetings took place, with 15/16 business rating their chances of securing new business as “good” or “excellent.”