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Exploring the Nordic Countries

Exploring the Nordic Countries


15th January, 2019 08:30-10:00 Event
Want to develop a successful business plan for cracking the Nordic market?
Join us for this breakfast seminar and get valuable insights from market expert Simon Nicklin, Regional Director for the Northern region at Scottish Development International and David Windmill, Honorary Consul General of Norway in Edinburgh. You will also hear, Andrew Farquharson, Co-Founder of BetterMe, a consultancy that deliver training to help people reach their potential in business, education and life. Andrew will  share his experience of doing business in Finland.
This session will cover the following topics:
Why the Nordic countries?
  • UK brands have a positive reputation in Norway
  • English widely used as business language
  • High living standards
  • stable economy
  • An open market
  • Strengths of the Norwegian market include
  • Vast natural resources
  • Efficient business culture
  • Low levels of corruption
  • English widely used as the business language
  • Access to wider markets through geographical location
  • Stable political and economic situation
  • Global leaders in telecommunications and innovative technology applications
  • Stable economy
  • Government focused on building a global marketplace and removing trade barriers
  • Open business environment with low levels of corruption
Sectors of opportunities for Scottish businesses:
  • oil and gas
  • seafood
  • timber and metal products
  • ICT
  • hydropower equipment
  • bio economy and clean technology
  • chemical industry
  • life sciences technologies
  • electronics
  • services
Book a place through your online account or by contacting Sophie-Lou on the following number 01312212970 / e-mail: Please be aware that places are limited and will be allocated on a first-come first-served basis.

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