Why do companies want to come to the BIOS Import / Export conference?

The YummyMummy Box 

We are very keen to showcase our new YummyMummy Box at the Business In & Out of Scotland (BIOS) Conference in Edinburgh this month because we see this as an amazing opportunity to increase our reach and connect with other businesses.

We are launching the Box at the conference in Scotland’s capital and are looking forward to being part of such a large and important event. We hope not only to market our product but also get involved with networking and making new alliances as we begin to grow our business. Elaine Hunter, Founder of the YummyMummy Box and webmag said “This is a great chance for us to see what kind of market there is for product abroad. We are very excited about exhibiting at the conference.”



Holiday Essentials 

The timing of the BIOS conference for our business could not be better. We are preparing to export as we have already had requests for our product in Europe and the rest of the world however as an entrepreneur finding credible information on exporting your product is very difficult as I have been given some conflicting advice from individuals, however attending an event such as this will ensure I am listening to people who have actually been in my exact position!  The quality of the speakers and the mixture of products and services is excellent I am very much looking forward to the day!  Knowledge is key to success, we have a wealth of expertise in one room willing and wishing businesses like yours to do well, so, whats stopping you? Book your ticket now and I will see you there!



Whisky Frames

“Whisky Frames are very keen to enter the exporting market and the BIOS exhibition gives us a wonderful opportunity to validate our product in an export focused market. This would be an exciting discovery and invaluable market research for us. The conference would provide us with a wealth of knowledge on how we can grow our company outside of Scotland from a range and depth of experts. Our product represents Scotland’s creativity, its industrial past and innovative present.  We strive to impress and represent Scotland as a thriving place for design and entrepreneurship.”




“Veloeye is an innovative bike security and rider safety product harnessing the power of social media to deter and reduce bike theft. Developed by two cyclists, Veloeye fills the gap in the market where tracking and retrieval of stolen bikes is left largely to chance. Bike theft is a global problem and Veloeye are currently developing a GPS tracker to monitor both bicycle and rider providing complete protection.

Attending BIOS would allow us to gain a better grasp of the challenges in trading internationally from Scotland and to network with those who can assist us with the routes to the global market. ”



Reinvent Life Sciences 

“Export has always been an engine for growth for the Scottish food and drink sector with exports reaching £5.1bn in 2014. We are a functional health drinks business with huge export potential. We have received interest from consumers in the US, Germany and India.

Whilst we are expanding our national presence, we intend to start collaborating with international distributors to extend our reach in the US and Asia. Our goal is to build our knowledge and network to execute this opportunity. Participating in BIOS will kick start our journey to achieve that goal and our dream of becoming a global brand from Scotland. ”




“We think OTAQ would benefit enormously from attending this.  Our main opportunities for growth are in export markets.  Whilst we know where these markets are, I believe there are always ways we could be approaching them better.   Many of the topics being discussed such as protecting your brand and export finance are areas where we have little experience and could be very valuable.”



Prickly Thistle 

  1. “Brand Protection – to listen and speak with experts who have hands on experience on this topic would allow us to ensure the core IP of the business is fully prepared for pushing forward with international reach.  Currently the business has only engaged with a few North American clients with the prime purpose of building case studies and a start-up track record.  Before the business enters its full export strategy into this region in a specific sector, speaking to those who have the war wounds would be invaluable opposed to theory based advice.
  2. International Finance – Bridge of Weir in many ways operates how I envisage this business, luxury product to OEM’s and completion centres.  Insight as to how they finance and structure contracts with their clients will allow me to gain first-hand experience on the best working capital tips and tools for this type of supply.”




“Cutitronics services international customers all of whom are global brand names. We have been asked to be a full turnkey supplier designing our technology specifically for their needs supplying internationally. Attending this conference would allow us to gain a better grasp of the challenges in trading internationally from Scotland and to network with those who can assist us on this path. The other area covered that is of particular interest is that of international finance as this will be a key focus for us in the near future.”



Cargo Seat 

“CarGo seat is in the final manufacturing process and our sales strategy covers European and International export. We are primed to crash test in EU USA and Canada and feel this seminar would be very beneficial as there will be cultural differences as well as economic.”



Windair Systems Limited

“Windair Systems Limited has developed an integrated off-grid cooling solution for buildings especially in hot countries, which will completely remove the need for energy-hungry air-conditioners in building using a combination of windows and solar heat absorption chillers. The company are currently in discussion with Maulana Azad National Institute of Technology, a Government-owned university in India to install our product in the Institute with a view to encouraging both government and commercial buildings to be fitted with our system. We also have interests from building contractors in Nigeria (Africa’s largest economy)”



As a new business the BIOS Exhibition offers an invaluable source of information.  The 3 speakers at the event are world class and, in particular , I am excited to learn how Fiona Houston, Co-founder of Mara Seaweed, made such a large market impact in such a short time. Also, the seminars running, during the day, are vital for any business who are considering trading overseas. Combine these opportunities with the chance to network with other businesses and the BIOS Exhibition is a must! More-2-Explore offers an innovative solution to parents concerned about their child’s safety out of the home.