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Upcoming Events


November 27,  Edinburgh, Scotland
Doing Business in the USA Marketplace

On November 27, meet USA trade experts for a ‘whistle-stop’ tour of Scotland’s top export destination. Discover which States offer the best opportunities for your products and services. Plus, get practical tips and guidance to help you set up, grow and develop your business. The USA continues to be Scotland’s top international trading partner with around 17.1 % of all our exports entering the States, worth £5.5 billion. Register for the November 27 Edinburgh Doing Business in the U.S. seminar.

November 20, Inverness, Scotland
Doing Business in the U.S.

For progressive businesses with ambitious plans for growth, this lively, informative seminar taking place in Inverness on November 20 offers a rich resource for planning successful international trading partnerships and strategies with the U.S. A mix of knowledgeable advice, expert panel discussions and Q&As, plus first-hand experience from successful exporters provide a strong background to make informed decisions about entering an exciting and lucrative market. Discover how your business can take advantage of opportunities, and what support is available to help you. Register for the November 20 Inverness Doing Business in the U.S. seminar.


November 4-6, London, UK
World Travel Market (WTM) and Travel Forward 2019

World Travel Market London 2019

Taking place from November 4-6, 2019 at the ExCel Conference Center in London, World Travel Market (WTM) and Travel Forward will gather over 60,000 visitors with travel suppliers, tour operators, media, technology providers, and technology buyers from around the globe.

The Commercial Service UK is working to promote the U.S. contingent to the travel trade and to travel technology buyers.



Recent Events


September 10-13, London, UK
Defence & Security Equipment International 2019 (DSEI)

Defence & Security Equipment International (DSEI) is the world leading platform for innovative launches across the whole of the defense and security sector.

DSEI 2019 is expected to welcome 1,600+ exhibitors; 35,000+ attendees; 300+ world class speakers; 50+ countries; and 40+ international pavilions.

DSEI took place from 10-13 September 2019 at the Excel exhibition center in London’s Docklands.


SME Dialogue July 2019

July 9, Bristol, UK

UK-U.S. SME Dialogue

The 4th UK-U.S. Small and Medium Enterprise (SME) Dialogue will be held on July 9, 2019 in Bristol. The SME Dialogue is an ongoing exchange bringing SMEs and stakeholders on both sides of the Atlantic together with government officials to identify ways to deepen UK–U.S. trade and investment ties and strengthen cooperation on issues of mutual interest to SMEs. It also presents a chance to discuss the opportunities and obstacles posed by transatlantic trade. Click here for details and how to register for the 4th UK-U.S. SME Dialogue in Bristol.


British American Business Center (BABC) Greater Birmingham Chamber of Commerce - Transatlantic DivisionJune 27, Birmingham, UK

British American Business Council (BABC) Annual Transatlantic Conference

The Transatlantic conference took place in Birmingham June 2019.  Once a year the British American Business Council (:BABC) Network brings together companies of all its 23 chapters throughout the US, Canada and UK at its Annual Transatlantic Business Conferences.



SelectUSA Investment Summit 2019
SelectUSA Investment Summit 2019

June 10-12, 2019, Washington, DC
2019 SelectUSA Investment Summit

The SelectUSA Investment Summit is a time-saving mechanism for investors who are thinking about establishing or expanding operations in the United States.

The United States is a land of diverse opportunities; our consumer market, our workers, our technology, and our resources are vast and varied. This diversity means there are opportunities for nearly every company – from start-ups to medium-sized enterprises to multinationals.


Infosecurity Europe, London Olympia Exhibition Center
June 4-6, 2019


Everyone and everything you need to know about information and cyber security.  lnfosecurity Europe is the region’s largest and most comprehensive information security event.  Infosecurity Europe features:

  • over 400 exhibitors with the most diverse range of new products and services;
  • a far-reaching conference program and a host of networking events; and
  • over 15,500 infosecurity professionals.

The U.S. Commercial Service supported U.S. exhibitors at Infosecurity Europe including those located in the U.S. Pavilion.


All Business Events

All our Business events can be viewed here in chronological order (newest to oldest).