We are happy to support you with services specifically tailored to your delegation needs and help you to meet the right people, visit the right places and achieve your aims and objectives.


We can introduce businesses to businesses, cities to cities, regions to regions and provide specialist services to help broker the right agreements for new and meaningful business, civic or cultural relationships.


We can provide experience-based consultancy to help develop economic development or international strategies, trigger regeneration, open overseas opportunities and promote Scottish connections around the world.


End to end delegation management for groups visiting Edinburgh, Scotland or UK and for missions travelling from the UK to overseas markets.

Introductions and meeting facilitation with the right people and organisations.

Informed and professional presentations and workshop facilitation

Wider visits to other economic and civic areas of Scotland.

Delegation or mission evaluation, follow-up and brokering on going meaningful outcomes.

Dinners, functions, networking and delegation add-ons


International framework and strategy development

City to city and region to region collaboration development

Memoranda of Understanding, twinning agreements, civic links

Economic Development, Business and Tourism strategy consultancy

Connecting strategies between Culture and Economy


Edinburgh Global Limited provides a range of services to support businesses, local and regional organisations, local government and other organisations to make international connections and build meaningful relationships.

Working closely with the City of Edinburgh Council and Edinburgh Chamber of Commerce & Industry, Edinburgh Global Limited is a key facilitator for Scotland’s capital; bringing Edinburgh to the world and the world to Edinburgh.

Based in Edinburgh but working across Scotland and the United Kingdom our mission is to support links; city to city, region to region, that enable international trade, civic and cultural connections.


Jim Galloway

Founding Director

Jim worked in Economic Development with City of Edinburgh Council for 20 years prior to setting up Edinburgh Global Connections in 2019

Representing Edinburgh and Scotland around the world, Jim has a unique insight into successful strategies to make international connections

Author and principal negotiator of the unique Edinburgh-Shenzhen Dual City Agreement

Following a change of approach the City of Edinburgh Council takes to its international work, Jim has brokered a unique and continuing relationship with the key institutions and partners in the City of Edinburgh to place Edinburgh Global Connections at the heart of the city’s new internationalisation partnership

Specialisms also include: Supporting Creative Industries, Tourism Strategy, Business Development, Organisational Development.

Dr Jiangtao Ma

Director of China

Dr Jiangtao Ma is also the founding director of Doctorate Association (DA), which is a global platform for international doctoral students and scholars to integrate and be involved in local community.

DA is engaged in providing specialist service on education, technology, entrepreneurship and cross-cultural business. He previously worked in the University of Glasgow, University of Edinburgh and Johnson & Johnson

Jiangtao Ma

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Edinburgh Global Connections
40 George Street
Edinburgh EH2 2LE


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