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During the Covid-19 outbreak, the Chamber is offering a range of digital events and webinars to support business.

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Virtual trade mission to Poland

Virtual trade mission to Poland

@ TBC

22nd June, 2021 09:00-15:00 Event 100.00-100.00
Why explore Poland?
  • Poland has a strong and growing economy
  • English is widely spoken
  • There are several direct flights between the two countries
  • It’s only a 2-hour time difference
  • Poland is a gateway to other countries in central and eastern Europe
  • There is a Polish community in Edinburgh
Key sectors for Scottish businesses in Poland are:
  • Chemical sciences
  • Manufacturing of computer, electronic and optical equipment
  • Food & drink
  • Mining support
  • Research
  • Business support
  • Engineering
  • Machinery and equipment
  • Renewables
Top three trade mission goals:
  1. To gain insight on the possibility of potential buyers for your products/services in Poland
  2. To generate potential new customers, and explore partnership opportunities with Polish organisations
  3. To gain insight of the Polish market including support in market, legal and financial considerations
The mission will be delivered online over 3 days from Tuesday 22nd to Thursday 24th June 2021.

The programme includes:
  • A virtual meeting to find out about your fellow delegates and their businesses
  • Connections with SDI specialists in-market
  • Two one-to-one meetings with leads in Poland arranged by our consultant UMi 
  • A market briefing session with key partners in market including a session on the key opportunities in market, support organisations such as SDI, legal and financial session and a and Brexit update
Benefits of applying for virtual trade mission with Edinburgh Chamber of Commerce:
  • A minimal investment on time and travel cost (only £175+VAT registration fee). Edinburgh Chamber funds all other fees.
  • Easy to integrate into daily working week and access the mission virtual from your home office
  • Effective use of time with travel restrictions in 2021
  • Gain knowledge of the Polish market and get your business prepared for the next step in-market
Is my business eligible to apply?

All sizes of businesses can apply for the virtual trade mission to Poland and it is open to both members and non-members of Edinburgh Chamber of Commerce. You must be a company based in Scotland.
If you are interested in participating, please download the application form here and email it to Lola.Nicolas@edinburghchamber.co.uk before Friday 2nd April 2021.

Applications received after the deadline will be considered only if space and scheduling constraints allow.


Please note that there will be a restriction on the number of spaces available; if you are shortlisted for this mission then a booking fee of £175+VAT will be applicable.

Feedback on recent virtual missions delivered for Scottish businesses:

VTM to the USA Pacific Northwest, December 2020
“It provided an insight into the potential of the region and the contacts made will provide avenues for further conversation both from an insight and sales perspective.” - Contagious

Do you feel the virtual mission was of value to your business? 

Yes, 100%. There is so much to gain from international connections and expanding our network to other parts of the globe. And this is why we value the trade mission so much. Here at Heehaw we truly see ourselves as a global business and we work all over the world.  Our goal with trade missions is firstly to make new connections, explore the possibilities of partnerships and hopefully open up new markets. All three objectives were achieved.” - Heehaw

“Yes, the awareness generated of the market needs in the area where of huge value.“ - E-Com Scotland

“Definitely. The reason for saying this is that it gave a tremendous opportunity to learn about the area from the people living and working there, that could not otherwise be gained by travelling there at huge expense.” - Robop
 

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