MP is to host China busi­ness sum­mit

The Oban Times - - NEWS -

ARGYLL and Bute MP Bren­dan O’Hara is set to host the first of many ini­tia­tives to pro­mote Argyll and Bute as an ex­cel­lent place to do busi­ness.

As part of Argyll En­ter­prise Week, Mr O’Hara will launch two China busi­ness sum­mits to sup­port eco­nomic growth, in­creas­ing ex­port op­por­tu­ni­ties and en­cour­ag­ing in­ward in­vest­ment in Argyll and Bute.

With the as­sis­tance of China Bri­tish Busi­ness Coun­cil, the Bank of China, Skills Devel­op­ment Scot­land, High­lands and Is­lands En­ter­prise and Busi­ness Gate­way, the event will pro­mote op­por­tu­ni­ties avail­able to busi­nesses, while ad­vis­ing on how to nav­i­gate the cul­tural and bu­reau­cratic com­plex­i­ties of ex­port­ing to China, and ex­plod­ing some of the myths that sur­round it.

Mr O’Hara said: ‘The op­por­tu­ni­ties that ex­ist in the vast high­growth, high-value mark­ers in Asia make these events a must for those con­sid­er­ing branching out into Chi­nese mar­kets.

‘I would be de­lighted for lo­cal busi­nesses in Argyll and Bute to join me and take part in this fan­tas­tic op­por­tu­nity to ex­plore the prospects that may ex­ist for them in the rapidly ex­pand­ing and highly lu­cra­tive mar­kets.’

As well as lec­tures, work­shops and one-to-one ad­vice ses­sions, the sem­i­nars will look at fi­nance, lo­gis­tics, net­work­ing, and le­gal and mar­ket­ing chal­lenges.

The events will be held in the Cor­ran Halls, Oban, on Wednesday Novem­ber 8 and Camp­bel­town Town Hall on Thursday Novem­ber 9. Both events open at 9.30am and con­clude by 1.30pm.

Book­ings can ei­ther by made by con­tact­ing bren­dan.ohara. mp@par­lia­ or 01436 670587.

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