Scotland has the potential to stimulate business and enterprise around the globe by capitalising on the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games, according to the event's organisers.
Business and civic leaders will be encouraged to make use of links between the 71 Commonwealth countries which will be created by the Games next year.
Lord Smith, chair of the Glasgow 2014 Organising Committee, will outline the opportunities at a special event in London at The Royal Commonwealth Society, the largest civil society organisation in the Commonwealth.
Speaking ahead of the event in London, Lord Smith of Kelvin said: "Our Games partners have a shared desire to ensure Glasgow 2014 creates a prosperous and shared legacy. The work that is already under way is creating a springboard for jobs and business in Glasgow, across Scotland and around the Commonwealth. The scope to collaborate and exchange skills and knowledge is huge.
"Individuals, organisations and governments all have a role to play in maximising the economic and social potential of our Commonwealth family."
The event - hosted by Glasgow 2014 in partnership with the Scottish Council for Development and Industry (SCDI) and Scottish Enterprise - is part of an economic and cultural programme to mark Commonwealth Week at the Society in London and follows this year's theme of Opportunity through Enterprise.
With 30% of the world's population living in the Commonwealth with a population of 2.1 billion, Glasgow 2014 has the potential to generate a huge audience, according to Peter Kellner, chairman of the Royal Commonwealth Society.
He said: "It is essential that beyond its sporting legacy, the Games looks to foster a broader agenda around peace and prosperity for the wider Commonwealth.
"The Opportunity through Enterprise theme encourages Commonwealth citizens to maximise innovative opportunities and the Commonwealth business, governmental and civil society communities must now harness and celebrate the possibilities that Glasgow 2014 offers."
Jillian Moffat, Scottish Enterprise's head of Commonwealth Games and major project benefits team, said: "During 2014, Scotland has an unprecedented opportunity to showcase itself on the world stage."