Inverness Chamber of Commerce are pleased to be working with partners in New Zealand to deliver a virtual trade mission which will prove beneficial for both, consumers and businesses. Despite the 11,000 miles of land and sea that separate Scotland and New Zealand, the cultural and economic synergies between our two countries are clear. Our similar sized nations face comparable challenges as well as attitudes to doing business.
As a nation home to creative thinkers and innovation centres for excellence, Scotland has a lot to offer for companies working on research and development projects. Scotland has a strong, diverse economy with key sectors including Energy, Digital and Technology, Health and Life Sciences, Food & Beverage to name a few.
Our Food and Beverage industry’s world leading technological expertise and openness to innovation makes us a perfect dynamic location to undertake development and testing of new products. Home to one of Europe’s largest life science clusters, Scotland acts as a hub for research, development and manufacturing which plays a vital role in the Scottish economy. We have a strong legacy in the oil and gas industry and an abundance of renewable energy resources which is why the Highlands and Islands region of Scotland are bidding to be a world capital for renewable energy.
This is an exciting opportunity for New Zealand businesses interested in making long-lasting connections and collaborating with like-minded Scottish companies. We invite New Zealand businesses to explore all that Scotland has to offer and us Scots look forward to building valuable relationships with the Kiwis.
Sarah Findlay – Inverness Chamber of Commerce