The Business In & Out of Scotland (BIOS) conference is aimed at encouraging exports out of Scotland and imports into Scotland.Did you know that 50% of all exports from Scotland are done by just 50 companies? Our conference brings together companies to share the export journey where they will share experiences and learning about how they can grow their offering outside of Scotland.
Building on the success of previous years, we are now offering a full day affair offering a great line up VIP speakers in the morning followed by workshops in the afternoon. BIOS will deliver relaxed, informal networking over a buffet lunch in our exhibition area to ensure quality engagement for everyone. There are also ways to raise your profile by taking a stand and there is also a comprehensive sponsorship menu on offer – all designed to increase brand awareness and maximise value for everyone.
The focus of the conference is on Sales, Growth and Expansion and we will have Scottish brands already operating in the UK who wish to export as well as players with an international presence that they are keen to grow.
So whether you are selling a product or a service and want to expand your client base, extend your geographical reach or simply connect with ambitious businesses, this is the event for you. It is an interactive day with VIP talks and facilitated Q&A during the morning with more intimate discussion and debate in the afternoon seminars. So great networking is a given. BIOS staff will be on hand throughout the day to make introductions and ensure everyone gets value.
Why should you attend?
- Learn new strategies and techniques
- Make valuable connections
- Be inspired by our VIP speakers and their stories of overcoming growth challenges
- Raise your profile and make clear your message by attending and/or exhibiting
- Better understand the challenges in sales, growth and marketing and how to overcome them
- Get your head round the challenges in taking the plunge to export
- Increase your market share with sound strategy behind your growth plans
Who will attend?
Senior Executives, Directors, Owners/Managers of SME’s across the Scottish Business network from Hospitality, Energy, Technology, Property and Professional Services sectors. We also anticipate a good take up from Public Sector organisations who offer support for exporting or growth generally. There will be a strong mix of sector representatives at BIOS and we anticipate upwards of 150 delegates.
The speaker programme attracts an audience of senior-level professionals and strategic decision makers from both industry and public sector. Through a series of in-depth, non-commercial presentations, case studies and discussions, participants will be privy to the latest developments in exporting. Areas covered will be which countries and markets suit which products and services and what is the best route to access them. Our expert speakers are not consultants – they are business people operating at the sharp end who have actually gone out there, done it and got the T-shirt! Making connections with these individuals is invaluable to your success, whether you are about to export or already doing so.
Our exhibition area will be teaming with Specialised Service Providers who have a track record in supporting companies through the exporting journey whether it be a product or a service. Their stands will be manned by seasoned professionals who can show you how the whole game works. Again, if you are already exporting and want to increase your market share they will be on hand to let you know what new grants and initiatives are available.
In fact, the whole event will draw in a UK wide visitorship of highly qualified, solution-hungry end users from industry as well as integrators and suppliers looking to connect their products and services to meet these needs.
Come and engage with the network for contacts, learning, ideas, inspiration and techniques to increase sales.
A full day affair!
BIOS will take place over a full day from 8.45am to 4.30pm and beyond. This gives delegates time for business development, networking, information gathering and key learning.
Exhibition & Networking Area
We will have a designated area in Dynamic Earth specifically for exhibition stands (20 in total) and networking. All the refreshments will be served in this area to ensure maximum footfall to showcase the exhibitors offering and facilitate engagement between delegates. Exhibition stands are allocated on a “first come first served basis” and demand is high.
Please contact us on 0131 526 3104 for more information.
Keynote Speakers in the morning will be given 20 minutes for their talk and then take part in a 20-minute Q&A session with delegates, using a microphone to drill down in to the nitty gritty of their stories.
Attendance & Ticket Prices
The event is taking place on Thursday 27th October, attendees should arrive at 8.45am. We are currently offering a discounted Early Bird rate – so make sure you don’t miss out!
Stand out from the crowd with Sponsorship!
Sponsorship of BIOS represents an excellent opportunity for your organization to establish its presence and increase its visibility in this growing marketplace, both before, after and during the conference. We have designed the packages to offer great exposure ensuring your company will be at the forefront of attendees minds.