The Inverness Business Show is the Highlands of Scotland’s Premier Business Networking Event where you can meet 100’s of local decision makers who have already registered to attend this event.

Designed for decision makers, team leaders, owners, managers and directors from all sizes of business.

There are around 50 companies exhibiting and with a packed programme of 8 fantastic seminars and workshops, networking events and a huge exhibition to browse there are opportunities galore for attendees and exhibitors.

Get full event details and information about speakers, sessions and exhibiting at Inverness Business Show.

The creative and heritage sectors are widely viewed as incredibly fertile spaces for innovation, consistently stepping outside the boundaries of traditional thinking to find new ways of working. As these sectors continues to navigate uncertainly, now more than ever, businesses, organisations and networks are looking to reach their customers in different ways and develop new processes, services and products. However, from identifying possible areas of innovation- to articulation, funding and undertaking R&D – embarking on the journey can seem like a daunting and complicated process.

In this practical workshop, John Mackenzie, Senior Development Manager for Innovation at Highlands and Islands Enterprise (HIE), will break down their range of innovation services, how to access them and talk through the dynamic opportunities it could offer the creative and heritage sectors.

John Mackenzie provides innovation support to both HIE staff and clients providing advice on innovation funding, IP, access to external expertise and support on how to structure an innovation project. He is also HIE’S lead on their partnerships with the Censis and Best innovation centres, the advanced manufacturing cluster builder programme, and Interface.

Lochaber Chamber of Commerce brings you Lochaber Ideas Week 2023, a celebration of thought leadership and innovation! World-class thinkers, diversity experts, politicians, and public servants unite to shape Lochaber’s future. Engage in a week of inspiring debates and discussions ranging from The Digital Revolution: AI, Apps & the Future of Business, to Tourism Day to Around Lochaber in 80 Tables and culminating in Lochaber Ideas Week Gala Dinner.

The DHI Rural Centre of Excellence project in Moray is supporting the delivery of additional educational opportunities, courses, and skills provision – both for people interested in a career in digital health and care and for current and future frontline health and care staff in need of understanding digital ways of working. We also want to raise awareness about the types of jobs, career opportunities, and skills requirements associated with digital health and care.

Digital technology is transforming the health and care sector. This will affect the way health and social care is delivered in Moray and will have an impact on the skills and capabilities required by the workforce.

The event is free to attend, and you can expect to:


Simon Bokor-Ingram, Chief Officer, Health and Social Care Moray
Janette Hughes, Director of Planning and Performance, Digital Health & Care Innovation Centre (DHI)
Sanna Rimpiläinen, Head of Research and Skills, Digital Health & Care Innovation Centre (DHI)
Rosemary McCormack, Head of Curriculum, UHI Moray
Dylan White, Principal Lead, NHS Youth Academy
Ruth Cochrane, Lead Academic, Glasgow School of Art Innovation School
Andrew Ord, Account Executive, Microsoft

There will also be representatives from NHS Grampian, Scottish Care, the Cognitive Assistive Robotic Environments (CARE) Group at Heriot-Watt University, Scottish AI Alliance, Skills Development Scotland, Education Scotland, and the Scottish Ambulance Service.

The Food and Drink TechHUB Business Support Service are delivering a second packaging clinic for Highland council area businesses working in the food and drink sector where you will be able to receive bespoke advice from our panel of packaging experts. The virtual clinic offers individual 20-minute, one-to-one sessions with our team of specialist consultants.

You will receive free tailored packaging advice that will benefit your business. We can offer bespoke advice in any of the following areas.

The panel will be hosted by Alistair Trail, Food and Drink TechHUB Project Manager and will consist of:

There are only 6 sessions available so please register early to avoid disappointment. The registration process includes questions about your business and packaging issues so please provide as much information as you can so the panel can carry out research before the meeting.

Highland Business Week 2023 organised by Inverness Chamber of Commerce will feature an exciting series of events including networking opportunities and seminars along with the well established Highland Spotlight business exhibition and Highland Business Awards lunch.

Highland Business Week will run from Monday 25 September through to Friday 29 September, providing Highland companies with excellent opportunities to make new business connections and celebrate their achievements.

The full programme of events will be published in due course – for further information follow the link below.

Sign up for a day of inspiration, insights, learning and networking. Supply chain resilience, industry 4.0 technologies, leadership & culture, operational excellence and sustainability will all be covered. Find out how the manufacturing sector responded to a global pandemic, how it can recover and how we will reimagine the future.

The conference, previously known as the Scottish Manufacturing Advisory Service (SMAS) National Manufacturing Conference, will arm manufacturing sector and supply chain businesses with the ambition, vision, knowledge, tools and networks to increase productivity and maintain future competitiveness.

Making Scotland’s Future is a partnership between Scottish Government, public agencies, industry and academia that are collectively taking forward a programme of activity designed to secure a strong, sustainable future for Scotland’s manufacturing sector, aligned to the Scottish Government’s ambitions in the National Strategy for Economic Transformation. The power of Making Scotland’s Future lies in harnessing all of its collective networks, channels and support to help drive productivity, innovation and competitiveness, maintain and create high-quality jobs, and attract and develop talent, while embedding low carbon and sustainable manufacturing as its core. The vision is for Scotland to be a country inventing, designing, developing and manufacturing world-leading products and technologies. Through continuing support and investment, we are making Scotland’s future today.

The Making Scotland’s Future Conference is being led by Scottish Enterprise on behalf of the Making Scotland’s Future partnership.

Interface are exhibiting and we’d love to see you there!

This is a collaborative event for everyone interested in engaging in health and life sciences innovation in the Highlands and Islands. Hosted by Highlands and Islands Enterprise, NHS Highland and the University of the Highlands and Islands at the new Life Sciences Innovation Centre on the Inverness Campus.

This event will highlight mechanisms and routes for growing health innovation opportunities throughout the Highlands and Islands. This includes regional expertise, infrastructure, funding and services available within HIE, NHS Highland, and UHI, as well as through relevant regional and national partner organisations.

This event is open to all involved parties in health science (including in MedTech and Digital Health) such as entrepreneurs and third sector organisation interested in health product and service development, evaluation and assessment, as well as implementation for clinical and/or commercial benefit. NHS staff from outside Highland are welcome along with anyone in the health and social care sector.

Join Highland and Islands Enterprise for a networking event with guest speakers Paul Easto of Wilderness Scotland and Clare Campbell of Prickly Thistle. They will discuss how they’ve grown their businesses from inception to expansion, along with the highs and lows of getting to where they are.

Experts from Highlands and Islands Enterprise, Business Gateway, Inverness Chamber of Commerce and the Federation of Small Business will be on hand to explain the different forms of support they offer.

Come along and explore what the possibilities are for your business.

Refreshments will be served and the event will be live streamed.