The Elite Ayrshire Business Circle

The Elite Ayrshire Business Circle

Tuesday, 27 November 2007

Boost for trade between Ayrshire in Scotland and Hungary

SOUTH Ayrshire Council’s headquarters was the venue for an extravaganza of specialist Hungarian produced food and wine products during a Hungarian trade seminar that was hosted by Provost Winifred Sloan.


[South Ayrshire Council Provost Winifred Sloan is pictured with the delegates at the seminar in the County Hall of the Council’s headquarters. Click on image to view full-size version.]

The Trade Commission of the Embassy of the Republic of Hungary, in association with Ayrshire Chamber of Commerce, ITDH, the Hungarian Investment Trade Development Agency, The British-Hungarian Chamber of Commerce, the Hungarian Agricultural Marketing Centre (AMC) and South Ayrshire Council invited a range of business people to a Hungarian trade seminar.

Provost Sloan said: “With Ryanair’s recently launched flights direct from Glasgow Prestwick Airport to Budapest, business relationships can now be encouraged with our new Hungarian neighbours. The seminar was a showcase for the best food and wine from Hungary, and provided an opportunity for our local business people to establish connections. I am sure that the seminar will be the foundation stone of strong ties that business people from Ayrshire will build with Hungarians in the coming years.”

Several speakers addressed the seminar including: Provost Sloan; Tom Drysdale, Hon Consul for Hungary in Scotland; István Varga, Chairman British Chamber of Commerce Hungary; Péter Horváth, Hungarian Trade Commissioner in the UK; Dr Ray Noble, Research Consultant, Giltech Ltd, Ayr and Edit Szabo, Deputy CEO, AMC, Budapest.

The seminar was arranged to assist:

* companies seeking to access the Hungarian market and the markets of Eastern and South East Europe from a centre in Hungary;
* companies interested in importing Hungarian products, especially companies in the food and wine business, hotels, restaurants, wine merchants etc;
* companies interested in construction, ICT, life sciences and energy projects; and
* tourism-related businesses and tour operators.

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