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Trade Mission to Philadelphia, US

Trade Mission to Philadelphia, US


21st March, 2020 12:00-23:00 Event 200.00-200.00
Trade mission to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - ‘The right gateway to the US’
Edinburgh Chamber of Commerce and The Scottish North American Business Council are delighted to invite you to join a delegation of businesses to Philadelphia.
Deadline: applications closed

This trade mission will help your business explore the opportunities in the state of Pennsylvania reaching out across the city of Philadelphia.

As a top 10 global player, Philadelphia offers many opportunities in the following sectors and many more
  • Education
  • Food and Drink: food industry
  • Energy and Infrastructure
  • Technology and Advanced Manufacturing: IT, software
  • Life Sciences: pharmaceuticals, R&D, biotech, medical device sectors
Philadelphia offers many advantages for Scottish businesses with its compatible time zone, which facilitates smooth communication with only a 5 hour difference. As well as sharing the same language, similar culture and strong appetite for new talent. The state of Pennsylvania also benefits from a solid economic environment and an accommodating taxes regulation regime.

As part of this trade mission delegates will receive market briefings on key opportunities awaiting you in the State of Pennsylvania; a networking event with businesses from other membership organisations in Philadelphia; one-to-one business meetings based on your company requirements with potential clients or trade partners in Philadelphia.

If you would like to apply, please email lola.nicolas@edinburghchamber.co.uk and we will share the application form and draft programme.

Eligibility criteria
  • You do not need to be a member of the Edinburgh Chamber of Commerce to qualify for a delegate place
  • There is only one delegate place per company offered
  • As we expect high demand for this mission, we will limit spaces to four companies per sector
  • Your business will need to cover all travel, accommodation, insurance and some food costs during the trip
Although we are heavily subsidising the costs of organising the programme for the trade mission for those successful applicants, each delegate will be required to contribute £200.
Services included in the visit
  • Scoping conference call and meeting with Allan Hogarth Exec Director SNABC
  • Market briefing sessions covering key areas you will need to consider including, financial , tax, legal and other key opportunities that would impact on you operating or trading into Philadelphia
  • Opportunity to market your product or service to potential clients and business to business matching (2 meetings per company representative)
  • Networking lunch and reception with members of Philadelphia business organisations and business associations
  • City orientation tours including company visits according to the delegate’s profiles (incubators for instance)  and site visits to appropriate Tech / Life Science /Academic Institutes
  • Global Scots Philadelphia Reception to allow you to meet and engage with Scots based locally who will be keen to assist you in your ambitions

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