MP to host China business event in Oban

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Having pledged economic growth and development as one of his top priorities, 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

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 aims to promote the 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 high-growth, 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 also look at finance, logistics, networking, legal and marketing challenges for companies wishing to do business in China.

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.

For those interested in taking part, registration is now open. Bookings can either by made by contacting Mr O’Hara office directly at or 01436 670587. The events can also be booked on Eventbrite.