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Parliamentary Debates and Questions

S5W-21754: Gordon Lindhurst (Lothian)

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

Date lodged: 21 February 2019

To ask the Scottish Government what meetings it had with businesses and sectoral interests to discuss trade promotion opportunities in relation to the First Minister’s recent visit to North America.

Answered by: Ivan McKee 7 March 2019

The First Minister engaged in a number meetings with businesses to discuss trade promotion during her visit to North America. Opportunities across a range of key sectors were discussed, including Technology, Financial Services, Tourism, Renewable Energy and Food & Drink.

In New York, at a Scotland is Now investor lunch, hosted by IBM, First Minister reinforced Scotland’s strengths and assets as a trading partner and investment location to around 50 leading business people. In Ottawa, First Minister hosted an 85 person event to launch the Scotland is Now campaign promoting food and drink exports, promoting Scotland as a great place to work, study, invest, visit and live.