• October 23rd

    Institute Of Directors, 10 Charlotte Square, Edinburgh, EH2 4DR

  • Speaker: Wendy Chalmers

     

    Intercultural communication involves the sharing of information across different cultures and social groups, including individuals with different religious, social, ethnic, and educational backgrounds. It seeks to understand the differences in how people from a variety of cultures act, communicate, and perceive the world around them.

    Culture has a large impact on how people conduct business; therefore, cultural implications are critical for succeeding in an international context. Lack of cultural sensitivity in business dealings can offend prospective or current clients, alienate employees who work in other locations across the globe, and have a negative effect on a company’s bottom line. Specific steps can be taken to improve intercultural communication skills that will enhance personal marketability.

     

    October 23rd at 11am

  • The event will provide businesses leaders with the opportunity to hear from a renowned expert on how to build an international business from Scotland and the practical steps you need to take to start expansion and truly hit the Global Market.

    At this event, Russell Dalgleish, Chairman of the Scottish Business Network will deliver an interactive session that will provide attendees with input on the best practices to consider when moving into a new market in London or beyond.

    You should attend this event if you are exploring the possibilities of exporting or are in the early stages of exporting outside Scotland and into the London and beyond

     

    October 23rd at 12.30pm

  • Speakers:

    Juan Carlos Soto and George Middleton

     

    Did you know?

    • Latin America's population is larger that that of the EU (639 vs 514 millions)
    • Brazil's surface area is almost double the size of the EU (8.5 vs 4.5 million km2)
    • Chile has more free trade agreements than almost any independent country in the world, covering 83.6% of the world’s GDP.


    Lack of familiarity and contacts is an important factor hindering the opportunities for Scottish companies to do business with this vast region.

     

    This session aim to provide an overview of Chile and Latin America from a business perspective, providing fundamental information, valuable insights and useful contacts.

     

    October 23rd at 2pm

  • Speaker:

    Temple Melville

     

    We have all heard of Blockchain and the power of Bitcoin, but how do these technologies come into play when growing a business internationally.

     

    Come along to this event on October 23rd to hear Temple Melville, Director of the Scotcoin Project.

     

    The key takeaways from this event will be:

    • Brief description of how Blockchain works
    • International initiatives to use Crypto
    • Why Cryptos are trustable and secure
    • Supply chain implications
    • Tax implications
    • Personal implications: Responsibility and I.D

     

    October 23rd at 3.30pm

  • October 24th

    Institute Of Directors, 10 Charlotte Square, Edinburgh, EH2 4DR

  • At this panel discussion, you will hear from Scots who have built companies and successful careers in distant parts of the world share their experience. Points of discussion will include:

    • How are Scottish products and services viewed around the world
    • What is the best approach to understand which markets to target
    • Do subjects such as Brexit or Scottish Independence hamper export opportunities?
    • How do I tailor the benefits of my product or service for a new market
    • What is the best way to quickly understand the dynamics of a new market
    • Is it necessary to tailor my products beyond localising them for language to make them appealing in a new market


    The panel will be hosted by Russell Dalgleish, Chair of Scottish Business Network and the audience will comprise Directors, Founders and Advisors for leading Scottish companies.

     

    October 24th at 5.30pm

  • See the full list of speakers here

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