With a population of 60.3 million, Italy has one of the biggest markets in the EU, it has diversified economy and a skilled workforce, it is one of the main manufacturing countries in the world and has good infrastructures and a strategic position, at the crossroads between Europe, Northern Africa and the Middle East (Santander Investments, 2021).  

International exports to Italy account for 2.6% of Scotland’s total international exports, equating to £880 million in 2018. Italy is one of Scotland’s top 15 priority markets; it is open to new ideas, has similar regulations to the UK and is a country where UK brands are trusted (Trading Nation, 2021). 

Building on the strong cultural and historic ties between Inverclyde Region and Italy, we are delighted to invite applications to our next international trade mission, to the Region of Puglia, in October.  

Working in partnership with The Italian Chamber of Commerce and Industry for the UK, we will be facilitating commercial connections and trade links for Scottish businesses interested in entering the Italian market.

Main opportunities have been identified within the following sectors - 

Food & Drink
 Tech and Agri-tech
Manufacturing - "Scotland" products (provenance)
• Sustainable tourism
 Advanced Manufacturing 


Applications from businesses within other sectors are also encouraged, please contact Diana Peralta on for further details.

A one hour Market Overview session will be delivered on Wednesday September 29th to provide an overview of opportunities in the region - please email Diana Peralta on to register for this session. 

Applications for this mission close on Wednesday Oct 6th with the mission taking place (virtually) on Wednesday October 20th.

About this mission

  • This mission is open to all businesses registered in Scotland, whether or not they are Chamber members
  • Due to current travel restrictions, this Mission will be held virtually 
  • Spaces are limited. Apply soon to secure your place

Any questions, or to apply, please contact Diana Peralta on

Puglia, Italy


Start: 20/10/2021
End: 20/10/2021


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If you have any questions about applying for the mission, please get in touch.
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