May 20th, 2013 by eenscotland
In every show we say that the network contains nearly 600 organisations in more than 50 countries. Nothing demonstrates the strength of our network than the sound of our valued colleagues.
The Enterprise Europe Network Scotland team attend many conferences and where possible we grab some time with valued network colleagues to record interviews to demonstrate to you dear listener, that the network really is full of great people.
Join us at a very noisy event where Liz lost her coat and asked our Italian Colleague Giada Platania about doing business in Italy, where the key sectors are oil, ICT, tourism, construction and agro-food, her top tip for doing business for the first time is be clear on what you want, and her fantastic fact is that not all businesses are the Mafia!
While looking for the toilets (he does drink a lot of water), Anis met Eric Kuipers, one of our colleagues from the Netherlands and in exchange for directions to the toilet he told Anis that the key sectors include food, nano and medical. His top tip for doing business for the first time was bring whisky! His fantastic fact is that the Netherlands is not just tulips and cheese!
Ken went looking for milk for yet another cup of coffee (he does drink a lot of coffee; too much, some would say) and in return for some milk, Stalo Demosthenous from Cyprus told him about the key sectors in Cyprus which are, tourism, financial and legal services and manufacturing. Her top tip for doing business for the first time is contact the EEN in Cyprus and her fantastic fact is that Cyprus has a local ancient wine called Commandaria.
Liz is prone to paper cuts (event when there’s no paper!), got a paper cut (bit of a gusher) and while looking for a plaster, she bumped into Kristine Timberlid from the EEN in Norway. Kristine told her that the key sectors in Norway are Petro-maritime, offshore wind, biotechnology, fish and oil. Norwegian and Scottish companies already cooperate well in these sectors and have a natural rapport, so her top tip for those doing business for the first time is: be yourself. Did you know that the paperclip was invented in Norway? Neither did we!
The Enterprise Europe Network is your local route to developing your business and our services are fully funded by your local organisations and the EC, so they are FREE! While we help Scottish businesses only, we have valued colleagues providing the same services in more than 50 countries in nearly 600 organisations.
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Join us next time for part 2 of interviews in noisy places.