Latin America event

08 Oct 2015

Scotland - Latin America business event, Edinburgh, 28 October 2015

We have unfotunately had to postpone this event as the keynote speaker has had to reschedule. We'll inform you of a new date when confirmed. We apologise for any inconvenience caused.

The Scotch Whisky Association (SWA) and Canning House, the UK's leading forum on Latin American politics, economics and business, is holding a conference on Wednesday 28 October 2015 from 4pm to 7pm at the Scotch Whisky Experience, 354 Castlehill, Edinburgh, EH1 2NE.

This is the first Canning House trade and business focussed forum to be held in Scotland.

RSVP for this event is essential. Please email:
The conference will discuss trade, investment and business opportunities in Latin America for companies based in Scotland. It will share information and help forge meaningful connections to encourage trade between the regions.
The Scottish Government and Scottish Development International are also in the process of formulating a trade strategy for the Americas region. This event will act as a sounding board for some of this policy formulation, or an opportunity to engage with companies interested in the Latin American aspect of Scottish Government Americas policy.
The event will be divided into two sections.
The first is "Overview of the Latin American market - opportunities and challenges."
The second is "What support is available for companies based in Scotland doing business in Latin America and what more needs to be done?"
The event will be followed by a drinks reception in the Castlehill Room. There will be an opportunity to visit the world's largest collection of Scotch Whisky housed at the Experience.
PROVISIONAL AGENDA (final details and additional speakers being finalised in advance of the event)
16:00: Guests arrive - drinks and canapes served
16:30 Welcome:
David Frost, CEO of the SWA
Scottish Government representative
16:35 Opening remarks:
Nestor Osorio, Colombian Ambassador to the UK
16.45: Overview of the Latin American market - opportunities and challenges
17:20: What support is available for UK companies doing business in Latin America and what more needs to be done?
Martin Hatfull, International Public Affairs Director, DIAGEO
Rob Capurro, CEO, Canning House (chair)
18:00: Meeting to finish and drinks reception in the Castlehill Room and break out to commence
1900: Event concludes