Forth Valley Chamber of Commerce in trade mission to US

Forth Valley Chamber of Commerce is set to take part in a Scottish trade mission to the US.

By Laura Menéndez
Friday, 25th February 2022, 12:03 pm
The trade delegation is heading to New York.

The trip to New York, April 6-9, allows Scottish business wishing to enter the USA market to gain access to networking, events, site visits and B2B appointments.

Forth Valley Chamber of Commerce (FVCC) and Inverclyde Chamber of Commerce (ICC) describe the US trade mission as drawing ‘unprecedented interest’ as more than 20 Scottish SMEs have signed up to join the Scottish Chamber of Commerce International Trade partnership (ITP) mission to New York and Miami.

The Scottish Government-backed ITP missions link smaller and emerging Sottish businesses with commercial contacts overseas, particularly in the wake of Brexit, and already this year dozens of firms have benefited from successful virtual trade missions to countries including Colombia and Italy.

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Lynn Blaikie, President of Forth Valley Chamber of Commerce, which is leading the New York mission, said: “The level of interest in the New York mission shows how seriously forward- thinking Scottish SMEs are taking the need to operate in new markets.

“The pandemic has changed the way we do business forever, and companies who adapt fastest – regardless of size or sector – will be the ones who emerge strongest.

“Technology has made working with international partners possible for all business, but the importance of forging those relationships in the right way remains of paramount importance.

"That’s why we’ve seen so many people keen to join the mission, and start themselves off on the right foot in one of the most exciting markets in the world for Scottish businesses.”