Doing Business in the Middle East, International Business Expo, Thursday 6th September 2018

Article Date: 02 August 2018

The Gulf Cooperation Council countries of Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, and the United Arab Emirates plus Iraq (whose non-oil related economy grew by 4.4% in 2017) are eager to trade with Lancashire businesses. Significant non-oil related opportunities exist within these markets for any UK organisation involved in the logistics, tourism, energy, financial services, health care, transportation, jewellery and manufacturing sectors. Did you know there are currently over 20,000 projects in development worth £2.6 trillion?

Come and learn how you can get ahead of the competition with our high-profile line up of expert speakers, who will offer their inside knowledge into not just how best to gain market access but also how to effectively exploit one of the most exciting but challenging pro-British global markets. Our experts will be on hand for informal discussions afterwards and you are invited to visit our comprehensive range of exhibitors in addition to networking and sharing best practice with other leading Lancashire businesses. By attending this event, you should have a better understanding of how to transact with tenacity in this longstanding and rapidly evolving UK trading region.

Javier Soria De Vicente, International Sales Manager, What More UK Ltd who attended our recent Latin America Expo said: -

“Very helpful event. It helped me in seeing new routes to investigate to do business in Latin America, other routes and markets more suitable for my organisation than just the obvious ones”

 Highlights include:

  •  Welcome, Mandy Lockett, International Business Director, East Lancashire Chamber of Commerce
  • The Middle East - a market overview, Abdulsalam El-Idrisi, Head of Trade Services, Arab British Chamber of Commerce
  • Doing business in the Middle East – case study, Laurie Thomas, Group Managing Director, Vision Support Services
  • Qatar and the World Cup, UAE and 2020, Cris Martin St Valery UK Advisor, Links Group
  • Business Opportunities in Saudi Arabia, Freddie Blackman, Senior Consultant, AEI Saudi Arabia
  • Kuwait’s Vision 2030 - projects and tender opportunities Namrata Faheem, Head of Business Development, Aeon Gulf
  • Introducing Iraq, Richard Cotton Commercial Advisor & John Scott Oil and Gas Advisor, Iraq Britain Business Council
  • Etiquette and culture, David Leeming, Recruitment and Resources Manager, School of Language and Global Studies, University of Central Lancashire
  • Compliance, Chris Gunning, Business Development Manager. Government and Trade Services, Intertek
  • Export currency matters, John Sawyer, Financial Advisor Moneycorp
  • Financing your export order, Steve Cowles, Export Finance Manager, UK Export Finance
  • Closing remarks, Mandy Lockett, International Business Director, East Lancashire Chamber of Commerce
  • Exhibition area for networking
  • Networking lunch and an opportunity to have individual meetings with the speakers

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This is a popular fully funded event so please register your interest as soon as possible. If you have been successful you will receive a confirmation email prior to the event. Please contact Stephanie Warrington or call 01254 356473

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