Near & Far Market Trading

New Investment, Export & Partnership Opportunities for your Business

In 2018, OI will once again host a series of international trading sessions for companies attending the event who are looking to build their export potential and establish international trading partnerships with foreign counterparts.

The 'near market' focus will highlight trading opportunities within Europe, followed by similar ‘far markets’ sessions covering trading with countries in the Americas, Asia and the Middle East.

Content will be delivered by an assortment of Trade Commissions and Regional Trade & Industry groups, showcasing opportunities within their country/region, support mechanisms provided to assist trade with the country/region (including inward investment) and ideally, any products, services or companies from the country/region who want to work with OI’s international audience.

  • 2018 Participating Countries

    United Kingdom

    A UK based joint initiative between industry, government and academia is supporting a rolling collaborative development programme, which will raise awareness, and solve technical, practical, legal and social challenges around maritime autonomous systems (MAS).  The aim is to identify common themes and challenges in offshore renewable energy, oil and gas, logistics transport, science and survey, defence and maritime security, deep sea mining and underwater asset management.  In order to exploit the business opportunities emanating from the growth of MAS, the Society of Maritime Industries has created a focussed interest group run by its own Council and which was launched at Oceanology International 2016.



    SDI is the international arm of Scotland's enterprise agencies, a partnership between Scottish Enterprise, Highlands & Islands Enterprise and the Scottish Government. We help foreign companies invest and thrive in Scotland as well as supporting Scotland’s companies to access global markets to increase international trade. Services include finance for investment, property support and specialist advice as well as detailed overseas market information. With 42 offices in 20 countries across the globe we are available to help develop trade and investment opportunities almost anywhere. So if your company is considering Scotland, we can provide a full support service, whether it’s to invest, relocate, partner, trade or expand here.


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Endorsing Associations