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Scottish companies prepare for masterclass in US exports

More than 60 Scottish small and medium-sized businesses will have the opportunity to meet experts who will advise them on the best opportunities for their products and services on the other side of the Atlantic, as well as practical tips and guidance for starting and growing businesses in the market can give.

The SNABC notes that the US remains Scotland's top international trading partner, accounting for around 17% of all Scottish exports worth £5.5 billion.

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The event will take place on Thursday May 23rd at Burness Paull's Edinburgh office on Lothian Road.

Allan Hogarth, managing director of SNABC, said: “This is a great opportunity to have your questions answered by a panel of experts who can address all your concerns and to hear from Scottish companies who have already achieved success on the other side of the Atlantic. who share their experiences and top tips you can learn from.

“You will also have the opportunity to meet with U.S. state representatives who can give you advice on where in the U.S. you might consider setting up shop or exporting.”

Speakers at the event include: Laurie Farris, Ministerial Adviser for Trade Affairs at the U.S. Embassy London; Nora Rothrock, executive director of USTAXFS; Raul Kalsi of Delta Air Lines; Jack Hillmeyer from the US Consulate in Edinburgh; Iain Ritchie, CEO of Priocemx; Stuart White, director of Sanondaf; Dr. Marie Macklin, founder and CEO of Halo Urban Regeneration Company; Grace McGill, partner at Burness Paull; Murray McNicol, founder and CEO of Spoonfe; Jim Rae, executive director of Docs 24; Jennifer McLean, chief operating officer of Raven Controls; Ian Stevenson, CEO of Cycacomb; Michelle Maddox, founder of Clootie Mctoot Dumplings; and Kenny Wiggins, strategic advisor to Scintilla.

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