Gulf Markets Tour (Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, UAE, Bahrain)

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Tuesday, 19 September, 2017 - 09:30 to 16:00

Gulf Markets Tour (Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, UAE, Bahrain)


Department for International Trade


The National Brewery Centre
Horninglow Street,Burton Upon Trent DE14 1NG
United Kingdom

Join us to explore great opportunities and see how you can grow your business in the Gulf region. Book 1-2-1 meetings and have the chance to talk to the market experts from British business networks in those countries...

1-2-1 meetings can be booked with the representatives listed below:

  • UAE- Joe Hepworth , British Centres for Business
  • Qatar – Peter Cook , British Chamber of Commerce
  • Saudi Arabia - Kabir Rahman, DIT; Freddie Blackman, Adam Hosier, Arabia Enterprise Incubators
  • Kuwait - Simon Williams, DIT
  • Bahrain - Emma Parsons, Economic Development Board

UAE is known for its tourism, renewable energy, pharmaceuticals, education, technology, financial services, electronics and engineering. The British Centre for Business there is a business-to-business professional services company established to provide operational support and market entry services in Dubai and Abu Dhabi to British companies.

Kuwait is the third wealthiest country per capita in the Middle East with multi-billion pound projects in its National Development Plan and private sector opportunities from diversification into non-oil sectors.

Saudi Arabia is the largest economy in the region and the largest source of project opportunities (especially manufacturing, construction, wholesale & retail trade, banking & financial services and transportation) with non-oil growth currently running at 4.5%.

Qatar offers opportunities related to the 2022 World Cup, construction, hotels, restaurants, and insurance, plus engineering, oil & gas, healthcare, education, IT and manufacturing.

Bahrain has the most liberalised economy in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC). The 2015 Index of Economic Freedom ranked Bahrain as having the freest economy in the Middle East and 18th freest in the world, And is an important partner and base for UK companies in the Gulf given its position as a major trading hub in the region.

Important information:

This event is organised by the Department for International Trade West Midlands and is funded through our EU co-financed SME International Growth Project. We therefore require West Midlands attendees to please complete, sign and post back to us the project enrolment form which will be emailed to you following receipt of your event registration.

Your 1:1 appointment schedule will be confirmed via email on receipt of your completed and signed IGP enrolment form. If you have already enrolled for the project please let us know via email. Please note enrolment does not commit you to anything but enables you to attend project funded events and to be considered for IGP Trade Missions and possible modest grant support which your International Trade Adviser can advise you on.

These slots will be allocated on a first come first served basis. Please select only 4 meetings. Additional meetings can be requested on the day and will be subject to availability.

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