With so many exciting major events due to take place in Scotland throughout this decade, MEI has been busy behind the scenes growing its network of vital Scottish contacts.

Dialogue has been opened up with Scottish Enterprise, Scottish Development International, BusinessClub Scotland and the Edinburgh and Glasgow Chambers of Commerce to discuss the optimum way forward for our existing and new members.

One of the most important recent developments has been the launch of the Glasgow Business Portal, listing upcoming contracts for the 2014 Commonwealth Games. As well as current opportunities, you can also see what contracts have now closed and already been awarded. Check the portal link now to see if any there are any contracts you should be bidding for! Opportunities are updated on a regular basis so it is worth coming back to. www.glasgow.gov.uk/businessportal

In addition to Glasgow 2014, the following Scotland-based events present further business opportunities:


  • Ryder Cup, 26 to 28 September
  • Gleneagles Homecoming Scotland, all year, countrywide


  • World Artistic Gymnastic Championships, Glasgow Hydro Arena
  • World Orienteering Championships, August, Inverness

Hot off the Press: The British Olympic Association has just announced its support for Glasgow’s bid to host the 2018 Youth Olympic Games, further boosting Glasgow’s reputation as a serious contender on the international sporting stage.

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