Scottish Business Network set for Scottish International Week 2023

26/10/2023
The 7th Scottish International Week begins next week
  • 7th edition of Scottish International Week takes place between 30th October-3rd November 
  • Scottish Black Talent Summit, Scottish Games Week, Digital DNA Conference, and CENSIS Tech Summit are main in person conferences at SIW23
  • With events taking place in Scotland, North America, Asia-Pacific, and Europe, Scottish International Week is aimed at promoting trade, export, and internationalisation opportunities to Scottish companies by connecting companies to the Scottish diaspora worldwide
  • Scottish Business Network now has 48 ambassadors in 22 countries adding ambassador appointments in Dublin, Melbourne, Hong Kong, Vietnam, Indonesia, and Berlin this year

THE seventh edition of Scottish International Week, run by Scottish Business Network, takes place between 30th October and 3rd November, with a series of in-person conferences and online events. In person conferences among the schedule for Scottish International Week 2023 (SIW23) include the Scottish Black Talent Summit, Scottish Games Week, Digital DNA Conference, and the CENSIS Tech Summit.  

With events taking place in Scotland, North America, Asia-Pacific, and Europe, Scottish International Week is aimed at promoting trade, export, and internationalisation opportunities to Scottish companies by connecting companies to the Scottish diaspora worldwide.  

Russell Dalgleish, Scottish Business Network’s Chairman said: “We think we have the strongest lineup of conferences and events to date, with subjects ranging from business, culture, education, and government.  The common theme, which is the raison d’être of Scottish Business Network, is the support and value available from a global network of Scottish diaspora that we have carefully been curating for near on a decade.” 

Cath Strachan, Scottish Business Network’s Operations Director added: “It’s the biggest International Week yet for us, in what is also our biggest year in terms of activity and outreach.  What is perhaps most exciting is that we are really only at the beginning of demonstrating the potential of the diaspora for our most ambitious companies here in Scotland, companies who look beyond our borders for growth.” 

Scottish Business Network has 48 ambassadors in 22 countries.  This year, continuing expansion of the Scottish Business Network Ambassador Programme saw ambassador appointments in Dublin, Melbourne, Hong Kong, Vietnam, Indonesia, and Berlin.  

Steven Turner was appointed as Partnerships Lead, to identify and support more Scottish organisations by providing them with access to the diaspora community.  The team is also developing a digital platform which aims to connect tens of thousands of Scots across the world.  

In May, Scottish Business Network was appointed as the cluster driver organisation for Scotland’s GovTech sector, and is now working alongside CENSIS Technology Solutions, Scotland’s innovation centre for the internet of things (IoT), and CivTech, the GovTech accelerator programme. 

For further information on Scottish International Week 2023: https://www.scottishinternationalweek.com/

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