Trade links between the far north and the Great White North will be highlighted during an upcoming seminar on how firms in the Highlands and Islands can tap into the Canadian market.
Highlands and Islands Enterprise is hosting a Business Opportunities in Canada session at its office in Inverness on Thursday, June 6, to find out why Canada is worthwhile as an export destination.
People attending will hear from Marc Wilson, marketing manager for the local Gael Force marine company, which has recently chosen Canada as its number one export market.
The UK exported £8.2 billion of goods and services to Canada in 2016, making it the UK’s eighth biggest export market outside the EU.
The UK is Canada’s seventh largest source of goods imports, and second largest services trading partner.
Experts say the North American nation has a stable political environment and a strong record of economic growth, offering opportunities for UK companies across all sectors.
On the day, there will be the opportunity to attend a tourism breakout session led by VisitScotland to find out about the support available from Highlands and Islands Enterprise, Scottish Development International, VisitScotland and the GlobalScot network.