Scotland’s renewable vitality and hydrogen sectors are to be showcased at a serious worldwide commerce truthful, the Hannover Messe Expo.
Scottish Improvement Worldwide has confirmed it’ll lead Scotland’s presence on the five-day Hannover Messe Built-in Power Expo in April 2023 following the UK Authorities’s resolution to not take part. The Expo is among the largest occasions of its sort in Europe, attracting round 1,800 exhibitors.
The occasion supplies a platform to succeed in international audiences, generate new alternatives and construct their enterprise relationships. The 2019 Expo resulted in £27 million of forecast export gross sales for Scottish exhibitors.
Commerce, Funding and Innovation Minister Ivan McKee mentioned: “Guaranteeing a Scottish presence on the Hannover Messe permits us to construct on our current relationship with commerce companions and showcase Scotland’s world main strengths in renewable vitality at one of many largest expos of its sort in Europe.
“Serving to Scottish firms broaden and compete globally is a key a part of the Scottish Authorities’s Export Progress Plan, A Buying and selling Nation. It’s notably necessary that we shine a light-weight on industries and expertise enjoying a job within the vitality transition, akin to these creating inexperienced hydrogen, which have the potential for use all over the world within the struggle towards local weather change.
“World occasions just like the Hannover Messe are much more necessary following Brexit. Our buying and selling relationship with the European Union stays completely central each now and sooner or later.
“Scotland already has sturdy hyperlinks with Decrease Saxony and north-west Germany and this is a chance to construct on this relationship and showcase our experience to different nationwide governments and companies in addition to personal firms.”
Scottish Enterprise’s Interim Director of World Commerce Jan Robertson, mentioned: “Supporting revolutionary Scottish firms within the vitality and low carbon transition sectors to scale up and develop by exports is a precedence for Scottish Enterprise and our worldwide arm, SDI.
“Hannover Messe is among the largest and most important industrial transformation Expos, with a powerful deal with subjects akin to hydrogen and gas cells and carbon-neutral manufacturing and vitality provide. Scotland has appreciable experience in these sectors, so our presence at Hannover Messe will present potential commerce alternatives for Scottish corporations whereas additionally serving to the worldwide journey in the direction of a simply vitality transition.”
The Hannover Messe is among the world’s largest industrial commerce gala’s with exhibitors from expertise and business sectors together with vitality, automation, R&D and engineering. It can happen between 17-21 April 2023.
The Scottish presence on the Hannover Messe shall be led by Scottish Improvement Worldwide (SDI), the worldwide arm of the Scottish Authorities and Scotland’s enterprise companies. SDI beforehand attended the occasion in 2019 the place seven of the 9 firms forecast new enterprise alternatives generated from following up on leads recognized on the present.
In March 2022, Scotland hosted a go to from Minister President of Decrease Saxony, Stephen Weil, and a enterprise delegation. Following on from the go to, Scotland and Decrease Saxony are creating a renewable vitality and hydrogen-specific partnership and intention to carry a joint convention on hydrogen in early 2023.