A SCOTS trade occasion has revealed its plans to return subsequent 12 months for a flagship of offers for consumers all throughout the globe.
Showcasing Scotland, Scotland’s largest international foods and drinks commerce occasion, introduced its plan to return subsequent to Edinburgh subsequent March, to the delight of its quite a few consumers.
The occasion shall be organised by Scotland Meals & Drink on behalf of the Scotland Meals & Drink Partnership funding help and brings consumers from throughout Europe, North America, the Center East and Asia collectively for an intensive face-to-face pitching course of.
The occasion would be the first one held since 2019 and is predicted to rake in tens of millions of kilos in contracts for Scottish foods and drinks companies.
Worldwide and UK consumers will even be taken on excursions round Scotland to satisfy producers and see, first-hand, the breadth and high quality of Scotland’s larder.
Iain Baxter, Chief Govt at Scotland Meals & Drink, mentioned: “Showcasing Scotland is a novel industrial alternative to place our nation’s perfect foods and drinks companies in entrance of a number of the world’s most influential consumers.
“The pitching course of offers producers the chance to entry new markets which may in any other case have been unreachable, and the excursions for consumers permit us to inform the outstanding tales of our foods and drinks companies.
“Creating tangible and sustainable development alternatives for the sector is an integral a part of our not too long ago launched trade technique.
“As the biggest international foods and drinks commerce occasion within the nation, Showcasing Scotland 2024 is to not be missed and I’d encourage Scottish producers which are export able to sign-up.”
Mairi Gougeon, Cupboard Secretary for Rural Affairs, Land Reform and Islands, added:
“The foods and drinks trade continues to go from power to power and contributes massively to Scotland’s economic system.
“Our success is right down to an abundance of high-quality pure components in addition to the dedication and fervour proven by our producers of their respective crafts. “
“In 2019, Scottish corporations remodeled £60 million of latest gross sales because of the connections established at Showcasing Scotland.
“I hope that subsequent 12 months’s occasion gives recent alternatives for producers and reinforces the fame of Scotland as the house of a number of the best produce on the earth.”
Ewen Cameron, World Head of Commerce at Scottish Growth Worldwide (SDI), mentioned: “Occasions comparable to Showcasing Scotland are a chance to additional promote the standard and provenance of our nation’s foods and drinks sector to worldwide consumers.
“SDl is wanting ahead to working with Scotland Meals and Drink and our companions throughout the private and non-private sectors to ship Showcasing Scotland, opening up potential international commerce alternatives for Scottish foods and drinks corporations within the course of.”
Functions for suppliers at the moment are open, with functions to be submitted by 20 October.
That is an invitation solely occasion for consumers, however these all for attending can register curiosity on-line.