Success at BIOS Conference with inspirational guest speakers and hundreds of delegates championing business in Scotland

It was a successful day at Dynamic Earth in Edinburgh; around 270 delegates from businesses across the country attended talks and seminars on Scotland’s import and export markets. The full day conference, which took place last Thursday, was met with enthusiasm from all parties, generating a fresh outlook on trade and business in and around Scotland.

The VIP talks began with Paul Grant, director at Mackays. Paul’s talk exemplified the potential of Scottish heritage as a brand and inspired the delegates with the story of his company and his established career.

Healthy seaweed connoisseurs Mara Seaweed spoke next with entrepreneur Fiona Houston’s fascinating journey of her company’s progression, giving valuable advice to other new businesses; ‘be brave, be resilient, and enjoy it!’

Other speakers offered listeners information on Brexit and what it means for Scottish trade. Lord Andrew Dunlop discussed the UK government’s latest plans and strategies to help and support businesses in what is expected to be a time of constant change and development. Professor Graeme Roy gave a detailed and fascinating report where he outlined the latest developments in growth statistics following the UK’s departure from the EU.

Gordon MacIntyre-Kemp of Business for Scotland gave an informed and charismatic speech on Brexit and brought along export business experts Tom Barrie and Allan Porter to offer their observations and experiences of the recent government changes.

The afternoon provided delegates with the opportunity to attend two out of three different seminars on international e-commerce, finance, and the internet. Emil Stickland, director at Thrive Digital, stressed the importance of being different in the international market, not just competing on cost. Whilst Graham Dodgson from The Bridge Group outlined successful action plans for online business and explained how the internet’s dominance across the sectors will expand even further.

Organisers were commended by the delegates for the smooth running and overall value of the event for offering ‘fantastic networking opportunities’, as well as providing people with a space to exhibit their work.

There will be a full report on the conference to follow soon outlining the various business tips and advice in more detail.

If you are interested in a ticket for next year, please sign up here:

Scotland’s finest business, economy and policy experts to deliver talks at major Import / Export conference – BIOS, 27th October

Join Lord Andrew Dunlop, Gordon McIntyre-Kemp and Professor Graeme Roy, and other business leaders, as they discuss business trade in Scotland. Get your ticket today to become a part of BIOS, hear our VIPs deliver their expertise on the import and export markets.


BIOS (Businsess In and Out of Scotland) encourages growth and development in Scottish trade industries. This full day conference is a significant event that is set to make a real impact on Scotland and its business world.


Prestigious talks at BIOS will cover a range of relevant topics; three of our VIP speakers share a breadth of skills and knowledge across a range of sectors in academia and politics. They
will share their experiences and discuss their findings to provide guests with the chance to truly learn and interact with what is happening in trade in Scotland right now.

As professionals and experts in their field, Andrew Dunlop, Gordon McIntyre-Kemp and Prof. Graeme Roy take immense pride in the Scottish business community and are dedicated to its  continuing growth and development as a major player in the import and export market.

Brexit: what will it mean for you and your business? Important questions such as this will be raised at the conference talks in order to give clarity and provide financial intelligence on the most significant change in recent British history. Delegates will come away from BIOS with a clearer grasp on Brexit and how it affects them now and in the future.

BIOS is an interactive day with VIP talks, facilitated Q&As, and the chance for intimate and detailed discussions with industry colleagues, potential clients, and expert speakers in our afternoon seminars. Networking opportunities are vast with the potential to expand, extend and grow your business or services at this conference.

BIOS will increase knowledge and awareness for businesses, whilst providing the availability to finance their next moves. Current and future Scottish trade is at the forefront of BIOS, outlining what to expect from the aftermath of Brexit and the various changes that might affect businesses in Scotland.

We are all affected by the import / export market in Scotland – BIOS will provide questions and generate answers on these important developments. Do not miss your chance to be a part of it. For more details and to secure your ticket to this prestigious event, go to\

Gordon MacIntyre-Kemp to offer his extensive business expertise on the export market – BIOS conference,

Get involved in Scotland’s major Business Import/Export conference this month as we welcome Business for Scotland’s Chief Executive Gordon MacIntyre-Kemp as guest speaker at
this prestigious event.


The launch of the BIOS (Business In and Out of Scotland) conference is just weeks away and we are thrilled to announce that business expert Gordon MacIntyre-Kemp will be joining us to discuss the potential of Scotland’s thriving export market.

Founded in 2011 by Gordon and six SME business, Business for Scotland is a progressive think tank and network, aimed to champion Scottish businesses and support their growth. With over 4,000 members including business managers and business owners, Chief Executive Gordon and his team have built a strong network within Business for Scotland.

With Gordon’s passion for Scotland and the Scottish business community, along with his knowledge of export markets, he will no doubt serve as a great influence as one our VIP keynote speakers at the full day conference.

BIOS has already gathered significant interest from businesses across the country and the day is setting out to be a valuable and potentially profitable experience for all involved. BIOS will help raise significant questions and generate relevant answers on what is currently happening in trade in Scotland. Your ticket to BIOS will allow you to hear Gordon share his knowledge and experiences, as well as having the chance to become one of Business for Scotland’s associates or stakeholders.

This month’s BIOS conference is getting closer. Do not miss your chance to network and gain exciting professional opportunities through learning about the country’s import and export markets. Join us as we host Gordon MacIntyre- Kemp and other experts to deliver speeches, Q&A sessions, debates and seminars.

BIOS will take place at Dynamic Earth in Edinburgh on 27th October 2016. Limited spaces available – BUY NOW