01 Apr 2021
Scottish businesses embarked on a virtual trade mission to New York last week, in the hope of building business links abroad.
The event, hosted by Glasgow Chamber of Commerce and the Scottish Business Network, took place on the 23rd-25th March 2021 and allowed 16 Scots businesses to gather virtually with like-minded organisations in New York. The trade mission centred around the Sustainable Fashion and Fintech sectors and featured a number of sessions for participants to join before, during and after the mission.
The destination for the trade mission was particularly apt, as New York is home to more than 9,000 start-up companies allowing for an abundance of business insight. For Fintech businesses in attendance, they gained invaluable advice on how to form US specific strategies. Those from the Sustainable Fashion sector heard how sustainability is being prioritised in the fashion industry as the future of innovation.
In total, there were 20 different speakers across the three-day event. Notable sessions included ‘Increase Your Chance of Export Success’ from Kuro and ‘How to Build Your Brand in the US’, delivered by Theobald Fox. Participants were also involved in B2B meetings, allowing businesses to share industry knowledge.
While Glasgow Chamber’s fifth virtual trade mission has proven to be a resounding success with the many who took part, we hope to visit the market in person when travel restrictions allow, alongside a delegation of Scottish businesses.
Highly positive feedback was shared after the event, with Deyan Blagoev, Managing Partner of Bulbera, commenting: “The best part of the mission were the two one-to-one meetings which were organised for me. I received plenty of advice, networking and business introductions thanks to them. And this is only the first week after the meetings.”
“Thank you GCC. Once again you proved that you are the best.”
The next trade mission will be to the North Rhine-Westphalia region of Germany. To find out more, email our International Trade Executive, Seren Porteous.